Staying In Touch

Mother visiting her daughter at one of the top summer camps in NYStaying in-touch while your daughter is away at summer camp will help in her quest to gain self-esteem and confidence. Here are the ways to do that:

Visiting Days

Come visit your camper on July 25th and/or August 16. Check out the Visiting Day Schedule

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Physical and Electronic Mail

Send letters or packages to Camp Jeanne d’Arc, 154 Gadway Road, Merrill, NY 12955. Please mark letters and packages with your daughter’s name and cabin (if you know it). Campers are encouraged to write home every Sunday and Wednesday, unless they are out of camp on a hike or a canoe trip. Let us know if you do not receive two letters per week. Frequent, brief, and positive notes or postcards from parents, relatives, and friends rather than long, occasional letters, are better. Small packages with fun things to do are also welcome, but no more than one per week. These may be purchased at  sites such as  www.thewrinkledegg.com. The regular mail is slow so plan packages accordingly. If food is received in a package, it will be immediately discarded. We do this to keep unwanted critters out of the cabins. Suggestion: Mail a letter to your camper before she leaves so that it will be waiting for her at camp when she arrives!

Parents can send electronic mail via CampMinder. This process will allow you to send and receive correspondence with your camper within 24 to 48 hours. Details of how it works will be sent prior to camp via email, or you can contact Randy Abbott directly for further assistance (Randy’s cell is 704-960-3949).

 

 

Social Media

Don’t forget to follow us on Social Media! You can be that “fly on the wall” by following our Story on Instagram. We also update regularly on Facebook!

 

Daily Newsletter

If your daughter isn’t the best about providing details in her letters home, no fear; we’ve got you covered. Every evening we will publish a brief newsletter about the goings-on at camp on CampMinder. You will be informed about the weather, the food, and the day’s activities. Be on the lookout for camp photos as well.

Secure Online Photo Gallery

We upload new photos 3 times per week to the CampMinder site. If you have not seen a picture of your daughter in a few days, please let us know. Please be patient with us as the internet connection can be somewhat unpredictable up in the Adirondacks. We’ll do our absolute best.

TESTIMONIALS

The Best Decision We Could Have Made

Originally, this was a very tough decision to send our little girl away to camp for weeks at such a young age. These thoughts occurred now many years ago. In retrospect, this was the best decision we could have made for this little girl. She now is a young lady at the age of 16, with worldly experiences and so many accomplishments that occur at camp. By meeting so many diverse and interesting people and being surrounded by loving and caring leaders, has so greatly enriched her life. It has given her perspective about the true meaning and the reality of life to become an independent, thoughtful, caring, insightful, self confident young lady. The happiest moment each year for her is the start of camp, the saddest moment is leaving at the end of camp but within a week she is counting the days till camp next year! The friendships and skills she has developed at camp will last a life time.

Joseph H., Parent from Ohio
Joseph H., Parent from Ohio posed with his significant other in formal attire
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