Staying Connected | Timber Lake Camp

Staying Connected

Mail
Your children are anxiously awaiting your letters.   To speed the process, please address the envelopes as follows:

Camper’s Name

Timber Lake Camp

354 Timber Lake Rd

Shandaken, NY 12480

Division: (You will receive this prior to Opening Day)

Email
You may email your child at camp via your CampInTouch Account. We print out email daily and distribute them with the regular mail. E-mails received before 9:00 am will be distributed with the same day’s mail. Campers are not allowed to send email.  Please remember that campers love receiving “regular mail” too!

Through your CampInTouch Account, you may designate additional family members and friends the ability to email your children.  Click on “Guest Accounts” to set this up.

Phone Calls
All campers will be allowed to make four phone calls to their parents. Each camper may make only ONE call on their assigned night (unless parents do not live together).  Make sure both parents are home at that time.

Campers who have birthdays during the summer may also call home on that day; however, we cannot allow for extra calls for a parent or sibling birthday.

Phone calls will be scheduled by DIVISION in order to facilitate our campers’ program and leagues. Calls will be made between 6:15 PM and 8:30 PM. You will be notified prior to the summer of your campers pre-scheduled calling dates. Sunday morning calls for our 1st Year Teens will begin immediately after breakfast, starting at 9:00 AM. 2nd Year Teens have Open Calling after one week of camp at designated times.

If the day of the week we’ve assigned is not a convenient time for you, you may make a permanent change to a different night.

If you must change your phone call night for a particular week, we will accommodate the request only once during the summer.

We cannot accommodate a specific time for your child to call unless you are on vacation, in which case we will arrange for you to call in to our office at a specific time. If you are going to be away, it is important that you provide us with your trip itinerary.

Packages
In the interest of focusing on activities and building friendships, packages are not permitted.

Books, magazines and stationary are fine to send as long as they are sent in a flat envelope (8×11 or 11×14). We reserve the right to check all incoming envelopes. Any envelopes that contain items that are not permitted in camp will be discarded.

As always, we will accept packages with essentials for your child. Essentials are limited to: essential clothing, toiletries and/or sports or activity equipment. Please speak with the Office prior to sending the item.

Birthdays
We know that Birthdays are VERY important to you and your child and they’re equally important to us!  We want to make it as HUGE as possible for the birthday boy or girl.

If your child has a birthday while at camp…

  • The entire camp will sing to them at dinner!
  • They will receive an in bunk movie party at bed time with their bunk!
  • They will get a personalized cake to share with their friends!
  • They will have a phone call with you. We just ask that you schedule the time in advance similar to regular phone calls.
  • They are allowed to receive a Birthday Package (please no food, candy or bunk gifts).  Please write “Birthday Package” on it and we will hold it in the office until we deliver it on your camper’s birthday!