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Get Ready For Camp, Issue 3: Communications

Updated: Mar 29, 2021

Welcome to the second post in our pre-summer series! Information in this email is related to all things COMMUNICATION, including:


  • Communicating with campers while at camp

  • How to be in touch with Gilboa staff

  • Care packages policy

  • When you can expect to hear from us

  • Cell Phone Policy

  • The Gilboa Blog

Communicating with Campers

Chanichimot (campers) love to get mail. Please write! Keep in mind that it takes longer for mail to arrive to camp, so write early. You may even want to send the first letter before your child leaves for camp, so they will receive it on the first or second day. 


Summer Camp Mailing Address:

Your child's name 

Camp Gilboa

P.O. Box 1532

Big Bear Lake, CA 92315-1532


You can also email your letters to:

MyCamper@campgilboa.org


IMPORTANT: If you're emailing your child:

  • Write your child's name in the subject line.

  • Please do not include any photos or other attachments. We have limited internet at camp, and emails that contain attachments may impede on our ability to use the internet for other important uses such as posting photos on the blog.

Getting in Touch with Gilboa Staff

If you have any questions or concerns and wish to talk with us, we will always return your call the same day. However, note that we are out of the office often - attending camp activities and spending time with campers.

The best way to communicate with camp is to send an email, iMessage, or WhatsApp to Elana asking to be emailed or called back, along with the issue you'd like to discuss, and the best phone number to reach you. Emails are checked throughout the day, and you will get a response within a few hours.


Contact info:

Elana - elana@campgilboa.org, 323-605-8485 (iMessage & WhatsApp are best)

Dalit - dalit@campgilboa.org, 323-371-3026

Care Packages Policy

While we encourage you to write frequently, we recommend sending no more than one or two packages per session. Sending more than that creates disappointment for campers whose families aren’t able to have a similar care package schedule. It’s important to set expectations with your child as to how often you will write and whether you’ll send a package - it’s always easier for kids to know what to expect.

You can send care packages to the same address noted above. Please note that we encourage you to send a board game, cards or other fun game that your camper can play with friends during chofesh (free time), a book, a journal, markers, etc., as opposed to candy packages. If you do send candy, please note that your camper will be expected to share with his kvutza (age group - and more on that in a future email).

IMPORTANT: Please do not send any