Thursday, 11 August 2016 00:41

Write the Perfect Letter to Your Child at Jewish Summer Camp

Here at Camp Louemma, the best way to stay in touch with your son or daughter during the summer is by writing a letter! Yes, we know that you miss your child and can’t wait to be reunited, but with all of the fun and excitement, there isn’t any time for children to call home. Plus, phone calls often cause campers to miss home a lot more than writing a letter does. So to help you, we have come up with a few tips to help you write the perfect letter to your son or daughter at Jewish summer camp in New Jersey next summer!

  1. In your letter, ask questions and say things that initiate a response. Find out what your son or daughter does on a typical day at Jewish sleepaway camp or who their new friends are. The more questions that you ask, the more they think and the more likely they are to answer with a longer letter.
  2. If you want to give an update of what is going on back home, make it short. Feeling homesick at Jewish sleepaway camp is impossible to avoid. And if you talk about things that are happening back at home, your child may feel like they’re missing out on something while they’re at camp.
  3. Did you go to camp when you were a child? Talk about your experience and all of the fun Jewish sleepaway camp activities that you participated in.
  4. Add a photograph to your letter! The bunks and cabins may not always feel like home to your son or daughter. But a great way for them to personalize it is by hanging some pictures up.
  5. We try to give our campers time to respond and read letters during their summer. But don’t be offended or concerned if your child doesn’t respond right away. Here at Camp Louemma, our campers are having so much fun and constantly learning something new, so there isn’t always enough time in the day to sit down and write a letter. But remember, your son or daughter appreciates every single letter that you send, so keep ‘em coming!

If you’re interested in sending your child to the best Jewish summer camp in New Jersey, contact Camp Louemma today! Call us at 973-875-4403 (summer) or 973-287-7264 (winter) for more information or to schedule a tour now!

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