A word about mail
Mail is SO important to campers. Being one of the few who doesn't get mail is SO disappointing for your daughter. It is heartbreaking when that happens. Our counselors keep very close watch on this, and if a camper doesn't get mail for a few days, they will write to your daughter. But it's a poor substitute for a letter from YOU!!! Try to write enough letters or postcards so that she gets something every day! Encourage friends and family to write letters too. And by the way, you WILL get mail from her!
Yes, you can send her a care package, but no food or snacks please. Our campers get PLENTY of food at camp, including snacks and desserts. Critters, storage, and enough-for-everyone issues make food care packages a real problem. What can you send? Comic books, coloring books, puzzle books or small toys are all welcome treats.
How long does it take mail to get there
Mail is a little slow to reach us, so please allow several extra days mailing time. Start writing and mailing before she leaves for camp. You can even send all of your letters early and mark the outside of the envelopes: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. We deliver mail Sunday through Friday. You can also hand a package of letters to your camper's staff when you drop her off - you know they will make it and you save the cost of postage!
camp mailing address
Camper's Unit (e.g. Mariners)
Camp Butano Creek
P.O. Box 459
Pescadero, CA 94060
Please do NOT send your camper's mail to our Pleasanton office address - it will NOT reach her there!