10 Fun Letters to Send Your Camp Kid

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Letters for Kids at Summer Overnight Camps in California


Writing daily letters to kids at summer overnight camp can be an overwhelming and repetitive chore for some parents. But getting letters from home is a treat that most campers at overnight camps look forward to. Here are a few ideas for planning a summer’s worth of letters to your campers at summer overnight camps in California.


Types of Letters

1. Letters from grandparents

Talk to grandparents ahead of time, and get them to write some interesting letters to your campers. Subjects can range from what they did during the summer as kids, to funny stories about the camper’s parents.

2. Letters from friends at home

Talk to some of your kid’s friends (and friend’s parents) and collect some letters from their friends to send to them while they are away at summer an overnight camp in California.

3. Letters from pets

Out of interesting things to write about? Try writing a letter to your overnight camper from their pets. Even a goldfish. Include drawings. Sometimes a shift in perspective is all you need!

4. Letters from siblings

If you are busy or pressed for time, press stay-at-home siblings into service. Have them make drawings and write notes to send to the summer overnight camper.

5. Letters with self-addressed, stamped postcards included for sending back

Pre-write the postcard, with “fill in the blank” answers to send back. This way you will be more likely to get an answer to your letters!

6. Serial Letters

Avoid boredom by sending a series of letters with cliffhanger endings…

7. Letter from a secret admirer

Who says all the letters have to be from known friends and family. Everyone loves to get a note from a secret admirer.

8. Guess-the-answers letter

Try sending a quiz-style letter to your camper. They will enjoy trying to guess where you went out to dinner, what you named the goldfish, who’s coming to visit, etc.

9. Letters in secret code

Make up a code, and send the key along with the letter.

10. Origami mail

If all else fails, pick up a book of origami and some origami paper. Your summer overnight camper can look forward to unfolding cranes and frogs to read the message you have crafted.

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