Sending the very best to your li'l camper
Every camper loves to get mail. Here are a few tips to help you make sure your camper isn’t left out during mail call.
When to send it?
Timing is essential. Keep in mind that camp mail must often be sorted and transported to the campers, an added step that may add a day or two to delivery time.
What to put in it?
- Food and candy: The most obvious, and often the most appreciated, choice. Check with the camp administration before sending food items in a care package to see if it’s allowed.
- Photos: Pictures allow campers to share their family — the one they’ve been telling all those awful stories about — with everyone at camp.
- Money: Many camps provide access to snack machines and video arcades, both of which require lots of quarters. Instead of sending bills, consider sending a roll of quarters.
- Reading Material: Just about every camp builds quiet time into the daily routine.
If every parent could see the faces of hopeful campers as they gather around for the day's mail, the U.S. Postal Service would be delivering a lot more care packages this summer!