Care Packages

Dear Winnamocka Families,

Our care package policy is very easy to manage.  We would love for you to discuss it with your children to prepare them and manage expectations.

  1. We will allow ONE package per week your child is at camp. We will keep a running list of who has received a package. Once your camper has received their allotted package, any other packages sent will be kept in our office for the duration of their stay and handed to their guardian at check-out.
  2. We will allow an unlimited number of large flat envelopes up to 12”x15” for magazines, photos, or books, no more than 1” thick. Lumpy envelopes more than 1” thick will count as a package.
  3. Campers celebrating a birthday at camp receive a birthday cookie and a celebration at meal-time. Celebrating a birthday is special and unique at camp, but we do not believe it’s necessary to celebrate with an extra package. Parents are welcome to provide a birthday treat for the entire cabin, if they so desire.
  4. Should you forget to send your child with an item (I.E. sandals or a tooth brush), exceptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis. This can be coordinated directly with the Winnamocka directors.

To avoid potential frustration, please share this policy with your camper, other family members and friends, and grandparents. We encourage you to send an occasional book, magazine, or gift but remember that an interesting and interested letter or email is the best ‘care package.’ You can send emails through your Bunk1 account. This policy puts us in line with the policies of many other camps. We are grateful for your cooperation. Thank you in advance!

From Fort Jackson,

Niki, Dex, Cam, & the rest of the Winnamocka Crew