Communicating with Your Camper
In a two-week session campers write two mandatory letters home. The first is a mandatory postcard that is written within the first few days and a mandatory letter is written at the end of the first week. Those are the only two letters your camper has to write home. We at Camp Foley say that no news is usually good news because your camper is having too much fun to write home. Please call the office if you haven’t heard from your camper or have any other concerns.
We strongly encourage you to write to your camper! New campers often feel comforted by receiving mail from home within the first few days. Some parents write their camper a letter and send it a few days before camp so they have mail when they arrive; we think that’s a great idea!
Mail & Email
Most campers prefer to get real mail over email, but campers can receive both. Please note that campers can ONLY write letters and will not have access to email. Although we do not allow our campers to email their parents, international campers may bring one page letters to the office to be scanned and emailed home to the email address we have on file. We will NOT send emails to any email address other than the address listed for the parents in our files, so please be sure that we have accurate information.
To Send a Letter
9303 Father Foley Drive
Pine River, MN 56474
To Send an Email
Parents will be given access to our email system to send emails to their camper. An email will be sent to you prior to your camper's session with instructions. Of course let us know if you are having trouble or do not receive this email.
Campers cannot receive packages! If we can, we will return anything that comes in a box or over-sized/padded envelopes to the sender. If we cannot return the package to you, the contents may be donated to charity and will not be given to your camper. Please learn about sending birthday mail.
Campers are not able to call home nor are you able to call your camper. You may call the camp office to inquire about your camper’s adjustment to camp – the directors and office staff have no problem sharing news with you about your camper!
Communication from Camp Staff
You will receive news of your camper from Foley counselors over the course of the session:
- Campers that are 12 years old or younger AND are staying for two or four weeks have a brief report emailed home within the first three days.
- Campers that are attending a two or four-week session have a final report mailed home at the end of the session.
- Campers that are attending a one-week session have a brief final report emailed home at the end of the session from their counselor.
In Case of Emergency
The best place to check if severe weather is an issue is our website. On the homepage we will post a message about any severe weather emergencies.