Can parents talk to campers on the phone?
One of the many wonderful experiences campers have at camp is gaining independence. A chance to be away from home, to make new friends and try new things, and gain a sense of independence, confidence, and responsibility. It is best done by completely participating in the camp program and putting all the camper’s energies into making new friends from other countries, learning new skills in the activities they are participating in, and enjoying their new found independence. Staying in touch with home by phone only discourages this opportunity.
We do encourage campers to write letters or postcards two to three times per week. We also appreciate parents communicating with their children throughout the session by letters, postcards, or email. In special cases, such as birthdays, it is possible to speak with your child if pre-arranged with the camp administration.