Getting Your Camper to Write Requires Cleverness – Or Does It?
A father’s ploy to get more letters. If you wrote over a hundred letters to your four children at camp each summer, you might want to hear back from them every once in a while. You know, a quick note so you’d know your kid was OK. Having fun. Meeting new kids, etc. Continue reading ‘A Father’s Tale’
Published July 25, 2009
Letter-writing advice , Letters FROM Camp , Letters to camp , Links to other sites
Tags: Advice, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Funny, Letter-writing advice, Letters FROM Camp, Letters to camp, Life on the C Train, Links to other sites, Mike Sacks, Motherlode, New York Times, Parent Talk Today, Parenting, Summer Camp Handbook
I started this blog because it’s so hard to find ideas about writing letters TO camp. But there’s no shortage of parental advice and concern about letters FROM camp. Check these out:
- Decoding letters from camp. A recent New York Times post, “Letters from Sleep-away Camp,” included Randy Wedin’s decoding of his kids’ letters and their evolving sentiments.
- No news… The Summer Camp Handbook advises that “No news is good news when it comes to kids at camp. If you don’t receive any letters from your child while she’s at camp, you’re not alone.”
- Downs and Ups. In the blog, Life the C Train, Clare’s “Letters from Camp” chronology perfectly summarizes the parent/child letter-writing experience. If your child has never been to camp before, this is a must-read.
- Letters = Love. Amy Howorth guest-wrote for Parent Talk Today. She told how she dutifully to her kids at camp, which her kids did not of course reciprocate. But all was forgotten when her son wrote, “Thanks for sending me the letters mom. It made me feel loved.”
- Letter from a shopaholic. If you’re a shopaholic, it’s probably a safe bet that your kid is one too, even at camp. Check out Camp Letters – An SOS Letter from Summer Camp.
- Visiting Day. A touching story from several years ago. Every parent will relate to this story of letters and visitng day.
- Funny letters back and forth. Mike Sacks’ funny — and very sarcastic — letters to and from camp – I recently linked to this funny post too.