Letters from Home – A Camp Tradition
Girls do not have access to computers or telephones while at Chewonki, but they can write letters home. There is something truly special in this age of electronic communication about holding a letter in your hands that was written by those you love the most.
Parents are encouraged to write regularly and to write supportive letters that reinforce your love for your child. Aim to time the arrival of your first letter for the first or second full day of program. News from home is fine, but should downplay all the special events that the child may be missing back home such as family reunions or 4th of July festivities. Letters that focus on the child’s camp experience can be particularly helpful. Please be sure to include your child’s group name in the address.
Parents should note that our trips take place in remote wilderness areas and trippers will not be in close contact with office staff, except in case of emergency. Trippers can send and receive mail during their re-supply, which occurs midway through the trip. During program, our senior staff will answer parents’ emails and field all phone calls, but please be understanding of the time it may take us to respond during this busy time. We want to work with all parents to ensure that each camper and tripper has a safe and enjoyable summer experience, and chooses the program that best suits her needs.
Send mail to:
Name of camper/program name
Camp Chewonki for Girls
485 Chewonki Neck Road
Wiscasset, Maine 04578
In cases of family travel, international families, or other circumstances that make it difficult to mail a letter, email may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. These messages will be printed and delivered to your child, but your child will not be able to reply by email. Please limit these emails to 3 per week.