Package policy

Package Policy

The dramatic rise in food allergies among Campers has made the elimination of food from home and food-based packages a camping industry best practice.

Specifically:

• 1 in 13 children suffer from one or more food allergies
• 2 of every 5 affected children have a severe food allergy

Therefore, in our continuing effort to keep our camps and campers safe, our Camp Post Office will gladly accept parcels that are in an envelope that is no larger than 12” x 15” x ¾” and do not contain any food items.

Some examples are:

• A USPS Bubble Mailer
• A UPS Size 5 Envelope
• A FedEx Large Pak

Packages larger than the ones described above or any package containing food cannot be given to the Campers.  In keeping with these safety guidelines, please also remember not to pack any food items on opening day.

Should a package be received that does not meet these guidelines, our Post Office staff will send the Camper’s parents a postcard indicating the return address of the sender. This will serve as reminder to pick up the package on closing day. 

We encourage you to let relatives and friends know about this policy to avoid any disappointment that an undelivered package may cause.

Please don’t worry about your Camper being hungry!  We have canteen often and snack times daily, with more food choices than ever.

Thank you in advance for your support of our policy!
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What happens if my Camper needs something from home that won’t fit into this size package (e.g. replacement glasses, retainer, sweatshirt)? 

Please send it! Mail to either Camp Louise or Camp Airy with the package addressed to The Camp Office-Forgotten Item. Inside the package, leave a note with your Camper’s name and bunk number. We will open the package in the Post Office and a staff member will deliver the item to your child. Should inappropriate items (food) be included, these items will be discarded.

Do you have any suggestions about what I can send that fits the requirements? 

Puzzles, Mad Libs, markers, coloring books, playing cards, jacks, pictures, books, magazines or comic books, word games, pillowcase for autographs, stickers, stationery, or sports cards.

For more flat item ideas that fit within the parameters of 
our policy, check out www.eswak.com and 
www.Camppacs.com, or be sure to check out our pinterest board for ideas. 

My Camper has a special diet. Can I give them food?

Please call the office for arrangements on a case-by-case basis.

Can I send my Camper with food on opening day?

No.  We will ask parents to take home any food that is brought on opening day in keeping with our policy.  

Can my Camper bring bottled water and sports drinks?

No. It is not necessary to bring bottled beverages. All Camp water fountains are now refrigerated so that cold water is readily accessible. Please send your child with a water bottle or Camelbak/Hydration backpack clearly labeled with their name that s/he can refill regularly during their time at Camp. 

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