Staying in Touch
Parents may call the camper’s barracks to speak with the Commandant and hear how their child is doing. In addition, campers are permitted to call home during free time by asking permission of their counselor. If the camper has a cell phone, he or she will be permitted to use it only during designated times. See our new cell phone policy.
Telephone Calls: If you would like to check in on your camper, it is best to contact your camper’s Commandant directly, not the camp office. Campers are all over the campus during the day and we ask that during the camp day parents do not call unless it’s a true emergency. Calls are better suited during the evening hours 7pm and 9:30pm.
Campers should come prepared with pens or pencils, stationery, and self-addressed stamped envelopes to write home about their adventures. Remember that your camper has a busy schedule. Do not be surprised if their letters are brief. You can show your love and care for your camper by sending return letters and/or packages. Remember to label all packages appropriately with their name and camp (e.g. Raider, Fitness Ranger, etc.). Mail will be distributed to the campers once daily, either at second mess (lunch) or third mess (dinner), depending on their activities.
Homesickness: Feeling homesickness is normal for young campers while they are adjusting to their new environment. Parents need to be prepared and remind the campers of all of the fun and adventure that they will be experiencing while at camp. Remember, camp is not a punishment but a rewarding experience! Our counselors are caring men and women who will help and encourage your child with their adjustment into camp life.