There's nothing quite as heart-warming as a hand-written note, is there?
We know many campers don't regularly keep in touch this way so it may be a new experience for them to write letters home during camp. You can help your camper prepare in a few ways:
- Pack pre-addressed AND stamped post cards or stationery. Be sure to tuck in a pen and remind your camper that it's in their bag!
- Is you child not a yet a confident or expansive writer? Thanks to a terrific camper alumni parent, we have lots of fill-in-the-blank letters for you! You can download and customize them for your camper before camp. Then simply print them out, tuck them in a pre-addressed, stamped envelope and pack them in your camper's bag.
- Talk to your camper about writing letters at camp. Let them know they will be expected to write a letter twice a week and help them envision whom they'll write to and how.
- Is writing not your camper's strong suit at all? Pack drawing paper and whatever they like to draw with (plus those pre-addressed, stamped envelopes!) and reassure your camper that you'll be thrilled to receive a drawing in place of a letter.
We recommend taking some time in the days before camp to send your camper a letter so that they'll have an encouraging, upbeat message of love from home waiting for them in that first mail delivery. It is best to send those initial letters about a week before your camper arrives.
Address letters to your camper as follows:
Eden Village Camp
392 Dennytown Road
Putnam Valley, NY 10579