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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.


We’re striving to bring parents closer to their camper’s experience, and in summer 2023 we will be using an amazing new app called Campanion to do just that.

The best things about it? It not only helps with all of your pre-camp preparations, but you will receive fun updates and photos of your camper and be able to write emails to your camper. We’ll also upload handwritten messages from your camper, which you can read right in the app.

Closer to summer 2023, you will receive detailed pre-camp instructions on how to access the Campanion app and how to get started.

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.