Campus Kids allows campers to call home. At our New
Jersey camp, campers can call once a day. Our CK-Minisink (NY)
campers can call home once or twice a week.
Calls are usually made around
supper time or bedtime. They are brief -- no more than five minutes --
and allow the camper to speak to his/her parents to tell them the fun things
that happened at camp that day. Calling home is not required.
Some campers call every day, others once or twice a week, others not at all.
Families who know about
traditional sleep-away camps realize that our calling home policy is
unusual. Most other resident camps allow much less calling than this,
if any at all.
Our decision to allow calling
at Campus Kids is based on our desire to give families choices. Giving
choices is an important part of the Campus Kids philosophy and program.
While we understand and support the philosophy of camps not allowing phone
calls, we want to offer the choice because it supports the needs of many
of our campers and their parents.
Does allowing phone calls
aggravate homesickness? We've been doing this since 1991 and the answer is a
clear "no". Just as phone call restrictions at other camps don't work
for a few campers, our more liberal policy sometimes doesn't work for a
particular camper. However, we find that it works for the vast
majority and, in fact, gives certain campers the comfort
level to even try sleep-away camp in the first place.
WANT TO TALK ABOUT CAMP?
Don't hesitate to call us. Our directors would love to speak with you.
Campus Kids-NJ: 800-633-7350
Campus Kids-Minisink (NY): 888-621-2267