What should your email say?
There are very effective ways to let your camper know what you are doing, while still being encouraging and supportive of their time at camp. A good letter from home is one that is upbeat and cheerful. Your letters should include an encouraging hello as well as providing a positive report from home that describes general, routine things that are happening around you (i.e. trips to the grocery store, washing the car, getting your hair cut, etc.). We suggest including questions that encourage your camper to write back as well as a reassurance that you will write again soon.
Avoid mentioning that you are miserable without your camper or any sad news. It is okay to say that you miss your camper, but it is important to not make the camper feel guilty that he or she is having such a good time. It is best to save bad news until you can talk to your camper face to face. Unfortunately, there are situations in which it is necessary for your camper to be aware of an issue immediately. In these cases, we expect that you will call camp and relay that information to us. We will decide together the best way to handle the situation while at camp.
NOTE: Cabin lists will be posted on your Camp-In-Touch account by midnight (Eastern) on arrival day.