Part of the summer camp experience is being away from the home and the family. It is at times more difficult on the parent than it is on the child. For this reason, phone use is permitted only at the discretion of the camp director. As difficult as it sounds, once your child arrives here at camp, you will have no way of talking directly with him/her, except via US mail. If there is an emergency that arises, please ask to speak with the director.
Mail on the other hand is an integral part of your child’s stay. Letters should be sent regularly and should be cheerful in nature. Mail is distributed daily to the campers on the same day that we receive it. Veteran camp parents mail their campers letters even before the camper has arrived at camp, knowing that a letter will be waiting for their child when they arrive. Please mail all camp mail to:
Camper’s Name; Camp Rotary; P.O. Box 270; Boxford, MA 01921
Children are encouraged to write home. Feel free to help us encourage your child by packing stamped, self-addressed envelopes for them to use. Each day during siesta, the campers are given time to write home if they so choose. Please be aware that campers in despair will write letters about, “rotten food, crummy counselors, or cold lake water!” Several popular paperbacks have been published of those very letters! By the time you receive such a letter, your child has probably forgotten about it and is busy and happy with another camp adventure. Please feel free, however, to call and speak with your child’s counselor or unit head to make sure that any temporary adjustment problems have passed.