We have a “no cell phones” policy at our camp. We believe camp is a great opportunity for children to be independent from their parents, in a safe and supportive environment, for a short period of time. Camp, for most kids, is the one time when they handle issues directly with their peers and counselors without relying on their parents. The boost of confidence the campers gain from these experiences is one of the most valuable things they will take away from their time at camp.
Communication with your child and knowing how your child is doing are both very important. We encourage you to write letters and send emails to your child at camp (learn how below!) We will also encourage your camper to write you letters while they are here. We agree to call you if your child is experiencing a problem at camp and you are welcome to call our camp office with any questions or concerns you have about your camper.
Camp Stamps: One-Way Email Communications
Using your account, you are able to stay in touch with your camper(s) by sending one-way e-mails that we print and deliver on a daily basis. Every camp family has been credited with 5 emails per camper, per week that you may use to send while your camper is at Farm Camp.
- Simply visit our website and click on the ‘Login‘ button on the home page: www.farmcampca.com
- Type in your email address and your password and click log in.
- Follow the ‘E-mail’ link at the top of the page to send an e-mail to your camper
Emails are printed at noon every day and passed out to campers with the daily mail call after lunch. Please keep in mind that campers cannot respond via email and can only respond via written letters mailed home.
To make it easier for your camper to write back to you, please send along postcards and envelopes that are pre-addressed. We also provide postcard and letter writing materials to campers as needed at the office!
Mailing Letters to Your Camper
We welcome families to mail letters to their camper. Mail is distributed daily after lunch; please keep in mind that it can take 3-5 days for mail to arrive.
Camper’s name (and unit if known)
34285 Kruse Ranch Road
Cazadero, CA 95421
We ask that you don’t send care packages! While letters and encouraging words from home are vital to a camper’s experience, we have found that care packages can often be distracting and isolating for campers that may not receive them. They have also led to a lot of trash being left around camp. For these reasons, Farm Camp will not allow care packages and encourage you to instead write letters to your camper. Care packages will be confiscated and not returned.
If you camper has forgotten something essential, please email [email protected] to make arrangements.