This week’s New Camper blog is going to be especially parent-focused as we look at how to communicate with your daughter during the summer. It’s a question all new parents want to know – how do I show my daughter “the love” when I am not with her, and in the same vein, how I do not go crazy when I am away from her for so long?!
First off, let’s talk about letter writing. We think writing letters is the BEST way to communicate during the summer – there is just something special about receiving that hand written letter while at camp…it is something your daughter will remember for years to come.
Here are a few different things to know about letter writing:
The proper way to address a letter is: Camper’s Name, Cabin Number • 21 Camp Greystone Lane • Zirconia, NC 28790
Another way to communicate with your daughter is by sending her an email (they are free!). You can do this through your Greystone account, making this an easy way to shoot a quick note to your camper. We deliver these by 11 a.m. each day (except Sundays), so send them early in the day, and your daughter will have the email that day at Rest Hour Read some more about emails on our Contacting page of our website.
Campers can send and receive faxes, and many parents will do this if they are out of the country. There is a fee associated with these (added to your Greystone Store account - $1 to receive and $3 to send). If you would like your daughter to fax you, please make sure she has your fax number when she comes to camp.
Another more “one-way communication” with your daughter is looking at our camp photos during the summer. We post thousands of photos each day, and it is fun to see your daughter in action at camp. You can view and download (for free!) any of our camp photos from your Greystone account. We are going to be sharing some tips on making your way through photos in a few short weeks.
Because you won’t be able to talk to your daughter while she is at camp (we don’t allow girls to talk on the phone or email), if you do have any questions or concerns, the best thing to do is just give us a call: 828.693.3182. Our office staff can help with many questions you have. Also, your daughter’s age group will have a Group Leader assigned to oversee her cabin; this Group Leader would be happy to help answer any concerns you may have about your daughter. On Opening Day, you’ll receive a Welcome Letter that will list your daughter’s Group Leader with contact information.
Communicating with your daughter at camp can be fun and exciting. We hope you receive many letters (encourage your daughter to write before she leaves) and we hope her letters are filled with many fun stories from life at camp!