5 Types of Letters to Send to Your Camper–And 2 to Avoid
I was a very lucky overnight camper. When I think back on those five summers, I can’t remember a day when I didn’t receive a piece of mail. This was in an era before we knew what email was, and average people didn’t have personal computers and printers in their homes.
Instead of typed notes, I received only postcards from my grandmother written in her distinctive, formal script—and long letters on yellow legal paper from my dad. My mom, though, was the real Mail Maven; she wrote me almost every day. We had a deal: My mom would write me as often as I wrote her. I loved getting letters so I wrote a lot of them.
It wasn’t until years and years later that I realized how difficult it must have been for my mom to write that often and actually get the letters mailed. I believe it’s easier today with most camps accepting emails for campers. Still, it can be challenging to figure out what to say in those notes.