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Humor: the top challenge when writing to kids at summer camp

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Did you know that writing funny letters to kids at summer camp is the top challenge for letter-writers? The good news: relief is sight…

One of the best ways to amuse your summer camper is to include a joke or two in your letters and emails.  Following is our updated list of kids joke sites, most of which have clean jokes that you can send to your younger campers.

Jokes are like a gift that keeps on giving: once you share a joke with your camper, they can share it with their friends too.  And it will give you something to talk in your letters as well. Continue reading ‘Kids Joke Sites’

The Funny Letters to Camp Resource List

The ultimate resource for time-strapped parents searching for funny letter ideas!

 Sometimes you just need a quick list of resources, say for writing funny letters to camp. Here it is: the official Letters to Camp Funny Letters Resource List:

Jokes Kids Love

Mix Up Your Letters with CampLibs

Multiple Choice Letters/Fill-In-The-Blank letters

Camp Letter Ideas – Change Your Perspective!

So You Still Need More Ideas?

How to Write Funny Letters to Camp

Write a funny letter to camp.  Your camper will love you for it.

Humor is good.  Funny is easy.  Laughs build bonds forever.

Top letter writing challenges – the Letters to Camp Blog. http://www.LetterstoCamp.net.

For the last year, we’ve been asking folks about their biggest challenge writing letters to camp.  And the number one challenge? FUNNY LETTERS!  Heck, it even beat out homesickness prevention.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ways you can create funny letters to your camper.  Check out the info-edu-graphic for details! Continue reading ‘How to Write Funny Letters to Camp’

Funny Letter 5-Step

Seriously, it’s OK not to be so serious.

It’s the middle of July and, well, your letters may be getting just a bit stale.  How many times can you tell your camper about the wonderful dinner you had, or the not-so-new dress you wore, or the latest goings-on at the neighbors’ house. It’s time to take action!  It’s time to add a little humor to your letters.  And it’s easier than you might think – and you can do it in 5 easy steps!   Continue reading ‘Funny Letter 5-Step’

What Type of Letter-Writer Are You?

It doesn’t matter – your camper will love your letters!

My wife likes to write long, thoughtful and complete letters to our campers.  Me – I’m a get-to-the-point kind of guy – unless I’m writing a funny letter, in which case I become an author or a comedian with a long setup.  Read on to learn about the different types of letter-writers.     Continue reading ‘What Type of Letter-Writer Are You?’

How To Write Letters to Camp

Surprise!  Whether you’re a parent, relative, or friend of a camper, writing letters to camp can be easy, quick and fun.  And you can write letters to overnight or sleepaway camp in just five easy steps!

Of course letters to camp are an ideal way (often the only way) to share the latest news, stories and jokes and to build a special bond with your camper – whether the camper is your own child, grandchild, niece, nephew, cousin or friend.  And most camps will tell you that letters to camp are also a great way to help your camper to have a great summer camp experience
Continue reading ‘How To Write Letters to Camp’

You’re Not Alone

Frustrated with letter-writing?

Let’s face it, this whole camp letter-writing thing does not come naturally in this age of 140-character spurts of insight.  Heck, putting pen (quill?) to paper seems downright, well, medieval!

And the letter-writing requirement only multiplies the longer your child is at camp (our kids spend 7 weeks) – and the more kids you have.  My poor mom wrote 4 letters 6 days a week.  She told me that she spent entire mornings writing them.  The worst part – the more she wrote, the less she had to write about (she couldn’t talk about her mornings after all!)

But it’s OK.  You’re not alone.  We’ve all been there (and if we haven’t, well then something’s not quite right).  Heck, I think of letter writing as a battle of wits.  I spend the entire summer trying to outwit my kids with clever, funny, witty stuff in each and every letter.  By this time of summer, I’m zapped!  Trying to squeeze humor out of routine is tough.  Inventing stories is hard.  It got so bad last year that I left the letter-writing to my dog.

Need ideas for more interesting letters?

Try humor or injecting interesting tidbits or mixing it up.

Although it’s not always easy, letters to camp is not a war or attrition.  It’s an act of love to your camper.  Inject love and humor and authenticity and you’ll have great letters to camp.


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