Mail becomes very important to girls away from home. Mail service to camp can be slow. We suggest you send a letter the day before she leaves for camp, so that it arrives before she heads home. Mail is delivered after lunch during the camper rest period. Because the first day of camp schedule is different, no mail is delivered to campers on the first day of the session, except for the Camp Comfort kits sold by the Girl Scout Shop.
Please address mail for USPS delivery to:
c/o General Delivery
Camp Connell, CA 95223
Session #: [Program Name]
The Session # and Program Name MUST be on the envelope to ensure the camper receives her mail.
Positive, upbeat letters help to prevent homesickness. Save the less cheerful news until she returns home. Include self-addressed, stamped envelopes and postcards in her luggage so that you will receive mail too!
We CANNOT receive UPS packages. If you need to send a package to your camper please contact camp to make arrangements or use the bus mail box. Healthy snacks are provided, so please do not send packages of goodies (our year-round resident campers, the four-footed variety, like your snacks too!).
Bus Mail Box
SAVE YOURSELF POSTAGE!
A mailbox will be available on check-in day for your camper’s mail (name, session # and program name must be on the envelope). Please make a note on each envelope which day you want the letter delivered (day 2, day 3, etc.).
eCamp-one-way e-mail and photos
Camp Menzies uses an internet program created and managed by eCamp, a camp based technology firm. Parents can log on to a password protected website to see pictures and news from camp for free. Each unit has a camera that camp staff uses to take pictures of their unit throughout the session. The staff’s first priority is caring for the campers and providing camp program, pictures are secondary to their responsibilities to their campers. There are group photos posted on the first and last day of the session and candid photos posted throughout the week. There are days that due to technical difficulties with our computers, or with the cameras, we do not get photos posted. We cannot post photos of campers on our travel sessions until they return to camp from their trip. Although we try our best, we cannot guarantee that we will get a picture of every camper, every day. For a small fee, parents can set up a one-way e-mail account for their camper through the e-camp website. E-mails are printed once a day at 10 a.m. and distributed during mail call after lunch, e-mails sent after 10 a.m. will not be printed until the following day. Girls will not be able to receive e-mails when they are out of camp on trips. Only parents with campers registered for camp will be able to sign-up for these services. Click here for the eCamp website.