Posts Tagged 'summercamp'

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’

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Kids @ Home

My kids came home from camp on Thursday.  Each year that day has a certain rhythm to it.  So I’d like to share that day with you: from silence to chaos and back again.  Here goes.

6:20 am.  Silence.  The dog nestles up to me – for him, I’m just another warm body.  “Honey, time to get up so we can leave at 7:15.”  Still quiet…

6:30 am.  Sniff, sniff: I smell nothing but broken plaster around the new windows in the kids’ rooms.

7:23 am.  Leaving the house to pick up our camper.  GPS says we’ll be there at about 9:18 am, 18 minutes after the gates open for final pickup.

8:00 am.  Discussing with my wife how our kids feel that this is their worst day of the year, since they have to leave camp.  We’re happy to have them home but I’m not sure I’d say this is our best day.

The kids’ best day is the day they go to camp.  And that’s why that day is our worst day.  Although after ten summers, we’re kind of used to it by now.  Or numb – not sure which.

Continue reading ‘Kids @ Home’

The Last Email

It was now 9:55 am on Wednesday, August 17, and the daily email was due by 10 am or it wouldn’t make the cutoff.

Type, type, click, click, send. Off it went. Seconds later, I received notification that the email to our camper had been received by camp. And that, well that, that was it. The final email letter of the summer. Our tenth summer. Continue reading ‘The Last Email’

An e-Visiting Day

Your Camper, Reconnecting to the E-Grid for Visiting Day

I spend a lot of time thinking about how parents and campers communicate with each other.  We just got back from visiting day yesterday, which put a whole new spin on parent/camper communication…

Ah, summer camp… the ideal opportunity to make new friends, develop new skills, and grow – all in a more natural environment removed from the electronic stresses of modern life such as Facebook, texting, and cell phones.

Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it?  Your child, tucked away in a nature preserve, airing out their brain for the summer.  Gaining a new appreciation for nature.  Living a more relaxed existence.

Alas, you can take the electronics away from the kid, but you can’t take the electronics out of the kid.  Continue reading ‘An e-Visiting Day’

Asking Family & Friends to Write Your Camper

Send a Quick Email

Every year, my sisters send great emails to family and friends so that everyone knows when their respective kids will be at camp, where to write and what is acceptable to send.

This is a great idea because it gets the camper’s extended family engaged in letter-writing – without the typical confusion of having to figure out the camp address, guessing what the camp will allow etc and only remembering to write after the camper comes home. Continue reading ‘Asking Family & Friends to Write Your Camper’


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