The Camp Mom Expert: How to Send (and Receive) Mail from Your Camper

By: abbyw@cho-yeh.org

Posted: 5.30.18

When my kids are at camp they LOVE to get mail. Letters and packages serve as a small reminder that I’m thinking about them and that can be such a reassurance to your camper, especially if you are worried about your camper getting homesick while they are away.

Everyone knows that sometimes the post office isn’t the quickest at getting mail out. So one of the things that you can do on opening day at Cho-Yeh is to drop off pre-written mail at our mailing station! This is a surefire way to make sure your camper receives a piece of mail every day at lunch.

Another way to contact your camper during their session is to email them using a “camp stamp.” All you do is log into your parent account, write to your camper through the email feature, we print out the emails at 10:00 each morning, and then your camper receives mail at lunch. Your camper’s registration comes with two free camp stamps but you can buy 5 more for $5. Camp stamps don’t expire, so if you have leftover ones you can use them next summer!

A super fun way to show your camper some love is to send them one of our pre-made care packages! There are 8 different care packages to choose from and each one comes loaded with tons of different Cho-Yeh swag. You can order these in your parent login under “goodies.” Here’s one of the options for care packages!

Now, the hardest part of having a kid at camp is waiting for them to write you a letter! Sometimes, they are having so much fun that they don’t want to slow down and write, but one way that I try to make it easier is to give them pre-addressed and stamped envelopes. This way, there is no excuse for them to say they couldn’t remember the address or that they didn’t have a stamp. This works wonders for younger campers and makes the odds of you receiving a letter from your camper much greater!

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