Writing Letters: Staying Connected to Your Camper
Every year, across the nation, campers anxiously wait the day they get to come to camp. They’re excited to see their friends make memories and have fun for the summer, but there’s no better feeling than receiving a letter! Once the excitement and adrenaline from arriving at camp has settled down, it’s nice to receive a little love from home.
Here at Lonehollow, we encourage kids to write letters home to their families so they can keep them up-to-date on their daily activities. By writing letters home, our families are able to experience Lonehollow alongside their campers. Additionally, when campers receive letters from their families, it can make the campers feel connected to home.
Writing letters to your campers helps build Family Support (Asset #1). It lets campers know that even though they’re away, they still have the support system of their family at home. This can also lead to Positive Family Communication (Asset #2) because it shows your camper that they are able to share their camp experience with you. In the long run, this helps your camper be honest about how they’re really feeling. Check out this video for more information on letter writing and some tips from our Director, Adrienne Grubb, for getting a letter back from your camper.
And while a simple letter or email goes a long way in making your camper’s day just a little bit brighter, nothing beats the excitement that comes from receiving a care package!
You can order pre-made and custom care packages online at the camp store website, Lonehollow Outfitters . Care packages can include everything from t-shirts to toys to toiletries. If you order a care package from the Lonehollow Outfitter, we will put it together and deliver it to your camper’s cabin with a handwritten note. If you would like to send your camper a care package from home, please remember to use a padded envelope. Boxes will not be accepted unless it is for a camper’s birthday.
You can also order other items online for yourself and we will mail them to you! Show up on Closing Day wearing the latest Lonehollow gear or support your camper’s crew in a Columbia PFG !
Feel free to call the Camp Store with any questions at 830-966-6609!