Camp Talk Summer Camp Parents

Letters From Camp

By Stacie Hoppman February 12, 2015

Every parent hopes to get a letter from their child while they are away at camp. You hope to hear about all the new friends they’ve made, the activities they got to do, and the new foods they tried. Perhaps the most famous “letter from camp” is Allan Sherman’s Camp Granada. It’s the letter every parent dreads getting!

While Allan writes home about missing campers, alligators in the lake, and poison ivy outbreaks, here at Camp Wyoming, we’d like to imagine that the letters from camp that kids write home are a little less scary. Here’s what we think Allan’s letter home would have sounded like if he had come to Camp Wyoming!

Hello family! I am writing
From my bunk at Camp Wyoming
Camp is very entertaining
We went caving even though it has been raining

I went hiking with Joe Spivy
My counselor showed us Poison Ivy
Now I know that I shouldn’t touch it.
And I also learned to pack my own first aid kit.

All the counselors love to worship.
They sing and dance and talk ’bout friendship.
We have campfires and tell stories.
I think my favorites are about God and all his glories.

There is something I have to tell ya.
My favorite counselor is from Australia.
He’s the coolest. And so friendly.
He slid all the way down the slip ’n slide on one knee.

Can I stay another week here?
I’m okay! I love this place! We’re
Sleeping out under the stars tonight.
I might bring my flashlight.

Can I stay another week here?
I’m just fine! I really want to go zip line.
Please tell me I can stay!
For one more week I pray!

Dearest faddah, darling muddah,
How’s my precious little bruddah?
Maybe next year he can join me.
I would even let him go kayaking with me.

Wait a minute, it’s time for dinner!
Did I tell you? I’m a great swimmer?
At doing archery, I’m getting better.
Muddah, Faddah, I sure hope you liked my letter!

What do you think? What kind of letters from camp have you received or mailed yourself?