Do you already send postcards to past campers?
Instead of a preprinted message on the back, why not kick it up a notch with personalized handwritten postcards? Here’s what has worked for us.
On the first day of camp, take group photos of cabins or the whole camp and email the pictures and camper addresses off to a local print shop to be made. Pick up the postcards later in the week. After campers leave, summer staff then divvy up the postcards and write a personal message to each camper sharing something specific that happened during their camp week. Store the postcards for sending nearer registration in the spring time. Campers will love getting a personal, specific note from their favorite counselor.
Joel Wilke serves as the Director of Camp Horizon in Arkansas City, Kansas. He grew up going to camp at Horizon and now he and spouse Lindsay are raising their own 3 camp kids there. Joel also serves on the UMCRM Board of Directors representing the South Central Jurisdiction.