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Communication with Your Camper

Letters + Postcards

How can you stay in touch with your camper during the summer? MAIL! MAIL! MAIL! Campers LOVE to get mail. There’s simply nothing better than receiving an old-fashioned, handwritten letter in the mail from someone back home. Whether you’re asking about their favorite activities or offering love and support, we strongly encourage you to write your child. You might just be surprised to see how much they treasure your handwritten letters (and find yourself equally delighted by their return letters home!) Our mailing address is:

42 Dalton Road, Mills River, NC 28759

Additionally, campers are required to write their parents a postcard once a week during their session. These postcards are provided by camp and allow each camper to say hello while highlighting their favorite activities/events. Each cabin counselor will also send home a postcard in the first week updating you on the progress your child is making.

Bunk Notes

We understand that being able to communicate with your camper is extremely important, so we partner with Bunk1 to make sure you stay connected!

Be the first to know what’s happening this summer with the Camp Highlander private photo gallery, then send and receive messages using Bunk Notes & Bunk Replies. No need to wait for snail mail; Bunk1 makes it easy to communicate with your child and receive handwritten responses direct to your Bunk1 account.

GET STARTED! Go to Bunk1.com. RETURNING PARENTS will login using their email address and password. NEW PARENTS will click “New Here? Get Started” button and complete the basic form.

The Invitation Code for Camp Highlander is: CH2021.


You will be prompted to select a bundle for access to your Parent Portal. Bundles include credits for you to send Bunk Notes and enhance your notes with borders, photos, sports scores, and puzzles.

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Phone Calls

Campers cannot make or receive phone calls to/from home. We ask that communication to or from home be restricted to letters, bunk notes, and cards while at camp. Important lessons of independence and self-reliance are nullified by a quick call home. If there is an emergency at home, please call the camp office and ask to speak with a member of the Leadership Team.

You will, however, receive a phone call from your child’s cabin counselor during the first few days of their session. This provides an opportunity for you to ask questions and hear first-hand how well your son or daughter is transitioning into life at camp.