Please address all mail as follows:
Cabin Number * (which we’ll send to you)
One Thoreau Way
Thetford Center, VT 05075
Campers eagerly await incoming mail at camp. A few days without a card or letter can be upsetting, especially for younger campers. We strongly advise parents to send one letter several days before the start of the camp session. Please avoid writing letters that dwell on events at home. Write positively about your child’s camp experiences.
Mail Home – We do not force our campers to write letters home. We will encourage them to do so. However, for many of our campers, the process of writing can be stressful. As a parent, you can call or email us anytime and we are happy to provide you with an update. When your camper does send you a letter, please remember that mail often takes around 5 days to get to you as our local post office is a bit slower than others. Because of this delay, a sad letter home may be quite old and the issues addressed in that letter may no longer be relevant! Please call to confirm this with us and trust that we will give you an honest and UP TO DATE report!
Email – Through our summer website, parents can send email to their child at camp. Emails will be printed once each day and delivered with the campers’ regular mail. As you might imagine, we are not equipped at camp to receive an enormous amount of email. Therefore, we request that incoming email be limited to parents only and that parents write no more than once per day. Log in details and instructions will be sent to you before camp starts.
Campers may receive flat envelopes only, up to 11×14 inches in size. Larger packages will not be delivered; this includes Priority, FedEx and Express Mail boxes. They will instead be stored in our office for you to give to your child at the end of camp.
Food of any kind (including drink mixes, candy, gum, etc.) may not be sent and will be discarded. Please share this information with relatives and friends.
If you need to send appropriate camp items (clothing, replacement items, etc.) please call our camp office to let us know a package is coming.
Birthday Packages – Birthdays are very special at camp. birthday packages can be sent to camp, addressed to “[Your Child’s Name], Attention: Office Manager.” Label the package “Birthday Present” and call in advance to let us know its coming. Our office staff will decide with your child’s head counselor and cabin counselors the best time to give the presents — when they wake up, at their cabin birthday party, etc.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation with these policies. They have been made solely in the interest of our campers, the cabin group and the camp community as a whole. Please inform all family members of our package policy.
One of the reasons we have made this Handbook available on our website, rather than sending it by snail mail, is that we anticipate making changes well into the spring, as we learn more about how COVID-19 will affect our plans for this summer. To be clear, camp is definitely opening and we’re ready to keep our campers healthy and safe in any scenario. However, current conditions, as well as guidance from health professionals and the State of Vermont, might affect some of our programs, schedules, policies, etc.