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

Camper’s Name
Camp Foley
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.

If you need to send an item forgotten at home, we ask that you This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the Camp Foley Office prior to sending the package so that we know to open it immediately. The package will be opened in the office and the contents will be taken to your camper.

Phone Calls

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.

We want you to feel confident with how your camper is doing at Foley, so feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (218) 543-6161 at any time. However, as a parent, you should prepare yourself for the separation. Each summer we talk to more “child-sick” parents than we do homesick campers. Be assured that the camp staff contacts you when it’s necessary.

In Case of Emergency

If there is a family emergency, such as a death or serious illness, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Executive Director. Marie will help set up a phone call, provide support for your camper and will help make any necessary travel arrangements.

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. 


Login to your Camp Foley account to fill out the Travel and Health Forms. If your child has specific medical needs please check here for additional forms. Email or call (218) 543-6161 if you have questions. 

Camp Foley will reach out to you via email if you have not yet completed a necessary form. 

Parent Guide

The Parent Guide is the #1 resource for new and returning Foley Families.

It can answer your questions regarding Communication and Health & Safety. It also provides you information on Cabin Placement, the Camp Store, Homesickness, Community Living, Visiting Camp, etc. 

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