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Contacting Your Child

We strongly encourage sending letters to your camper. Care packages may be sent as well, and will be opened at lunch time in the dining hall. Food is not allowed in the cabins (rodents and bugs dislike this rule!). Additionally, space in our dining hall is limited. If you send food, please only send what can be consumed that day. Letters and care packages, with names and dates to be delivered, can be left on opening day to be delivered to your child during the session.

Kids are not allowed to call home because it disrupts the camp experience. We can get a message to your child in case of an emergency, but encourage the use of our parent e-mail service or a good old-fashioned letter instead. Please do not send faxes or emails to the office e-mail address.

E-mailing your camper is a great way to communicate with them quickly. Strong Rock has a secure e-mail service and summer photo gallery provided through the CampInTouch account that you create when registering for camp. For a small fee, you can email your camper and download photos. Emails are printed each day at 11:00am and are delivered at lunch. When emailing, you will have the option to request an E-Letter response. If requested, your child will have the opportunity to hand write you on barcoded stationary that will be uploaded to your private account when your child responds.

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Why do we have a no phone call/no cell phone policy?

The very nature of camp is that of a closed environment, a physically and emotionally safe “bubble” where amazing spiritual growth, maturity, and independence can happen. Phone calls interrupt the flow of the day, and can be very distracting for campers. We encourage parents and campers to leave all items of value at home, and cell phones are not only an interruption but a temptation for other campers who do not have one. Strong Rock’s directors understand and empathize with the many reasons a parent would want to speak with their child, including being able to tell if they “are truly okay and happy from the sound of their voice.” Most parents are satisfied that their children are doing well when they see them in the pictures that are posted to the website daily. We place great value on the trust you have in us to take good care of your child, and will certainly call you if the need arises.

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Useful Links:

The Wrinkled Egg

The Wrinkled Egg has been featured in Southern Living, NY Times and the Wall Street Journal and is a great place to purchase customized care packages for your child.

Sealed With A Kiss

Sealed With A Kiss shipped it’s first summer camp care packages June 2, 1984. Since that time they have grown to become the largest summer camp care package provider in the country while remaining a family owned business. The same commitment to service and quality merchandise that made their camp care packages famous is in every care package they ship

Camp Pacs

Camp Pacs has been packing up innovative, custom care packages filled with high quality products while keeping your childs preferences in mind for over two decades. At Camp Pacs, toys and gift packages are all the rave. When your child is away at camp, they are your one stop shop!