We like to stay in touch during the sessions! You will receive correspondence from camp in the form of letters from your son’s counselor and a newsletter from our directors. In letters sent from you to your son at camp, it is generally best to ask about the camper’s experience or to comment on what he has already written. Numerous references to home, family, pets or saying “we miss you” can turn a borderline case of homesickness into a full-fledged outbreak. Check out our Preparing Your Son for Camp Page to find more information on homesickness.
If there are ever any changes to the camp schedule due to unforeseen circumstances, we will contact you by e-mail or phone to let you know of any alternate plans. Likewise, parents will be contacted if their camper spends the night in the infirmary or is seen by a physician.
The camp mailing address is:
Camp High Rocks
U.S. Mail – PO Box 210, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718-0210
UPS/ Fed Ex – 1234 High Rocks Road, Brevard, NC 28712
Campers are not allowed to make or receive phone calls at camp. Due to scheduled activities, out-of-camp trips, and the physical size of our facility it can be very difficult to reach a camper on the phone. If you need to get in touch with your camper, calling our office and having our staff deliver your message is the best option. We will get you in touch with the head counselor, nurse, or director depending on your needs.
How to Email or Fax Your Son
Speedy ways to get a message to your son are to fax your message or send it by email. You may email your son at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please put the camper’s first and last name in the subject line. For example, Mark Smith’s email would be addressed email@example.com with Mark Smith as the subject. Or send him a fax at (828) 884-4612. There is a 75-cent charge to his store account for each fax or email received. We will print out all faxes and emails and deliver them with the regular mail at 12:30 p.m. Campers do not have the ability to send faxes or emails, nor do they have access to computers. We do, however, encourage them to write home often! Campers are not allowed to have cell phones at camp. Campers who arrive at camp by plane and use cell phones during their travels should plan on leaving them at the office until Closing Day.
While we welcome letters and postcards from home, Camp High Rocks has a NO PACKAGE POLICY. We feel that packages interfere with the camp experience and that the focus on their contents can lead to unintentional competition within the cabin groups and sometimes even hurt other campers’ feelings. Therefore, “care packages” are only accepted in the event of a camper birthday. For birthday packages, ask that no food, shaving cream, balloons, or water guns are inside of the package. Often a game that he can play with everyone in the cabin is a hit. All others will be returned to sender, and any costs will be charged to the camper’s store account. Please tell family and friends! NECESSARY items such as a camper’s forgotten shoes, tennis racquet, extra glasses, etc., may be sent to your child c/o Office Manager. Any medications should be sent to the attention of the Camp Nurse. Flat envelopes for sending such items as a magazine or newspaper articles are permitted. Envelopes over this postage amount will be returned to sender.
In the interest of good dietetics, we request that you do not enclose any gum, candy, or food with the cards or letters that you send. Please help us avoid problems in this regard by explaining this request to your son before he departs for camp. We have plenty of food options, scheduled snacks throughout the day, and great desserts available! Interested in what we serve? Check out our Meals At Camp Page!