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The Importance of Letters to Camp

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As your camper begins his or her stay at summer camp, you are about to embark upon one of the greatest adventures of being a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother, sister, cousin, or friend.  The adventure?  Writing letters to camp of course! Continue reading ‘The Importance of Letters to Camp’

Welcome Back!

Can you believe that it’s time for camp?  We’re about to open up Letters to Camp for the season, filled with great tips for parents who want to write better letters to their sleep-away campers!  Can’t wait to share the latest but I do hope you’ll check out the great posts that are already on the site – covering everything from joke and bible sites to sample letters, fill-in-the-blank letters, and even CampLibs (just like Mad Libs but to your camper).  It’s going to be another great season – can’t wait for you to join us!

Check out the tags for links to more great posts!

7 Point Font & Other Acts of Desperation

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By now, you’re a seasoned letter-writer.  Your letters to camp are masterful.  Funny.  No, hysterical.  Engaging.  Illuminating.  Pieces of fine art.  World-class prose.  On par with those of John and Abigail Adams.  But if your letters are too long, how can you shorten them?

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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.

Introducing CampLibs!

A silly fill-in-the-blank letter!

This will really add some zing to your next letter to camp!

Let’s face it, it’s the middle of the summer, and you’re probably tapped out. There’s only so much you can write about waking up, washing, cleaning the house, going to work, eating dinner etc! And that’s where CampLibs ™ come in. CampLibs are just like MadLibs only you, the adult, fill them in and then your kids get to read them.

Imagine your camper rolling on the floor laughing at your CampLib. They’ll be reading them to their bunkmates – they’ll be the hit of the cabin. And you – well, YOU will be the coolest parent of all. Because who else sends a CampLib to their campers? Until now, NO ONE. So jump right in. This CampLib is guaranteed to make writing a letter as fun as reading it. And let’s face it, the price is r-i-g-h-t (as in free)!

Download the CampLib from our website, or click the button on the far right of the box above to sign into Slideshare to and download it there!

If you like this CampLib, please Tweet about it or pin a CampLib.

So what do you think? Should we write more CampLibs? Let us know!

More Funny Letter to Camp Secrets

More Funny Letters to Camp Secrets

Picking up from the last post, here are more secrets to funny camper letters!

#1: Transform the mundane into the amusing. Let’s face it, your home life is probably a lot less interesting than your camper’s experience.  So spice yours up.  Search out funny details.  For example, my daughter left an old orange in her gym bag for a month.  Let’s just say that it had changed color and shape.  We got some good mileage out of that one for months.

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4 Secrets to Funny Letters to Campers

You’ll be writing funny letters in no time!

Many visitors to this blog ask how to write a funny letter to their campers.  The reason is obvious: they just paid umpty-nine-bazillion dollars (plus fees) to send their campers away and they intend to keep them there!  Or they just want their kids to have a great summer.  Either way, humor is good.  So letters to camp should be humorful, er, funny!

Following are a few suggestions that will help you to write funny letters that may keep you kids [happy] at sleep-away camp.

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