While we believe space and freedom are important for the overall camp experience, we also desire for parents to feel connected with their children during camp. And obviously campers love to hear from parents to know that they are loved and missed. Here are some ways you can stay connected while your camper is with us:
SEND LETTERS AND CARE PACKAGES FROM HOME
We strongly encourage you to send letters and care packages to your camper at our camp address. Wondering what to send? Check out The Makings of a Great Care Package. In case you’re wondering, unfortunately we are not able to accept letters or care packages on Opening Day to be stored and delivered at a later date.
USE YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT TO VIEW PHOTOS, SEND EMAILS, AND SEND LLYC CARE PACKAGES
To access all these features, log into your account and visit your camper’s itinerary.
Photos: We upload photos daily so you can take a peek at what’s happening during your camper’s session.
Emails: We offer a feature called Bunk1 that allows you or your family and friends to email your camper an encouraging message that we will print and deliver like regular mail. If campers want to reply to an email, they will need to send a handwritten letter via standard mail. In rare instances, we reserve the right not to deliver emails that we deem inappropriate for any reason at our own discretion.
LLYC Care Packages: We offer the ability to purchase and send your camper a care package from our camp store, the Sugar Shack. We offer lots of fun goodies ranging from apparel to granola bars.
POLICY ON PHONE CALLS & VISITS:
We do not encourage phone calls to your camper or allow visits. We have found that this disrupts the camp and camper experience. Please contact your camper as directed above through letters, care packages and emails through your account.
Echo Valley offers an on-site general store, the Sugar Shack, where campers are given the opportunity to purchase candy, snacks, clothing, and other merchandise. Spending money is not included in the registration fee, but parents or family can add money for their campers by visiting My Account. On average, campers spend $2-$4 per day on snacks and drinks. Campers are discouraged from bringing cash to camp for camp store purchases.
Unlike Echo Valley, Singing Hills campers receive snacks and drinks from the Cantina in monitored, modest amounts as part of the daily camp program. The cost for these snacks and drinks is included in the registration fee at Singing Hills. Note: The Singing Hills Cantina also offers clothing and other merchandise on Opening and Closing Days for parents.