Posts Tagged 'Overnight 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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More Camper Tips

Advice from an experienced camper

Today we talk with an experienced camper to get her take on letters to camp.  Check it out.

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Need Ideas? Ask a Camper!

Wondering what to write your camper?  The best way to find out what they want to hear about is…. to ask them!

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The Letters to Camp Packing List

What to pack in that first letter

This week, our oldest left for camp.  So of course we immediately dashed off our first letter.  Hard to say why, but that first letter is always a mind-bender.  It had been 10 months since I’d written my last camp letter.  And as usual, I had such a big packing list filled with things I had to say in that special, first letter:

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I’m looking for YOUR Advice

How would you like to be a guest contributor to the Letters to Camp Blog – the first blog dedicated to writing letters to overnight campers?

Over the “winter” (as in fall, winter and spring) months, I’d like to invite YOU to share your own tips on writing letters to your overnight camper(s)! Continue reading ‘I’m looking for YOUR Advice’

The Last Letter Should Never Be A “Z”

It’s hard to believe but this morning, I actually sent my last email for the season. I think I’m going to miss the morning rush to craft an interesting letter filled with humor, support and daily updates – all by 9 am, 6 days a week.

I’ll admit, I had to resort to some unorthodox practices… fill-in-the-blank and form letters, letters from my dog (some translated, some not – as in wuff wuff wuff); crazy dog adventures (the dog thing seems to come up a lot in my letters); new and amusing spin on my daily activities; barely legible 8-point font so that I could include material from my wife, my dog, my son and myself;  new jokes to include (see my last two posts 1 2), and a lot more. Yes, every day has been quite action-packed – before the 9 am deadline. And through it all, I worked hard to make sure that my letters – from first to last – never ended with a zzzzzzzzzzz!

So the last letter has been written for the season.  But summer 2010 awaits! I know you’ll want to be thinking about next year’s letters (which could number as many as 50), so we’ll continue to write through the “winter” months – the seemingly endless stretch between summer camp this year and next.  So when next summer rolls around, you’ll be more ready than ever to write well-crafted, supportive, meaningful, and humorous letters to camp.

And if you’d like to add your own advice, let us know by commenting below.  We’ll contact you so you can contribute a post.


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Finally – Help for Parent Letter-Writers

Challenged to write great letters to your camper(s)? Help is here! The Letters to Camp Blog will help you to write better letters. More

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