Communication at Camp
How can I be in touch with Gilboa campers?
The most successful camp experiences occur when a child is fully immersed in camp. Therefore, most direct communication with campers will happen in writing, via old-fashioned snail mail - just send your letter to:
Your Camper's Name
P.O. Box 1532
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315-1532
Parents can also send emails to MyCamper@campgilboa.org, which we print and deliver at the same time that mail is delivered.
What can I send to camp?
We encourage family and friends to write as much as they would like, but recommend sending no more than 1-2 packages per session. We encourage those who send packages to send items other than food - items like books, games, and photos are always exciting and appreciated!
What kind of communication can I expect from Gilboa staff?
The Gilboa blog is updated a few times a week, and it is the main window into camp activities’ descriptions and photos. It will give you good insight into what your child has been doing and what Gilboa and Habonim are all about. In addition, Gilboa staff is always available to talk with you when your child is at camp, and messages are answered within the same day.
Here's when you can be sure to hear from us:
If you are a parent of a new camper, you should expect to hear from us within the first days of camp with an update on how your child is doing. Of course, you are welcome to contact us before.
If your child is very homesick, we will let you know. We'll call to consult and decide together what is the best course of action.
If your child is not feeling well, is running a fever or stays in the health center for more than just a few hours of rest, we will update you.