Staying in Touch With Your Camper
Sending and receiving mail at camp is a time-honored tradition. We encourage campers to write home at least once a week, and encourage campers to share their camp address with friends and family so they can stay connected during their time at camp.
If you don’t hear from your camper, or if you receive a sad or unhappy letter, please let us know.
For all letters, envelopes and packages, please include your child’s full name, camp (High Trails or Big Spring), living unit and the appropriate address based on your delivery method:
For the USPS (standard mail) delivery, please use:
Camp (BS/HT), Living Unit
PO Box 167
Florissant, CO 80816
For UPS or FedEx delivery, please use: Camper Name Camp (BS/HT), Living Unit 2000 Old Stage Road Florissant, CO 80816
If your child is flying, we will e-mail you by 8 p.m. MST of Opening Day to let you know that your camper has arrived safely at camp and to provide the name of his/her living unit. It is important that we have an accurate e-mail address. Please login to your Camp InTouch account to update and confirm your current contact information.
Counselor reports, which contain information concerning participation, citizenship, health, and personal happiness will be emailed to parents throughout the term. Please keep directors informed if you have any concerns about your child’s experience. Our website includes a general report each week about the program at camp and photos of camp activities.
On the enrollment form, all parents signed the following release:
The camps will be photographing and filming campers and activities during each camp session for promotional purposes. If you object to the use of photos and/or videos of your child, please notify the directors in writing.
The camps post photos into Camp InTouch account on Sunday night. Due to our individualized program and a wide variety of trips, we cannot promise that all campers and staff will be included in each week’s photo upload.
We will again offer a one-way e-mail service through the Camp InTouch Online Community. To begin to send emails, you must first purchase “Camp Stamps” by adding a credit card under the “Credit Card for Email and Photos” link on your Dashboard.
Most emails only require one “Camp Stamp” to send, though special stationery, games and photos will require more “Camp Stamps”.
Emails are printed each morning then delivered with the regular mail. Emails sent after 8 a.m. MST will be printed and delivered the following day.
If you have email questions that cannot be answered using the “Help” link, please call us at 719-748-3341.
If you plan to send a parcel to your child, please keep in mind that books, games, stationery, toys and other inedible items are acceptable. Please communicate with other family members and limit packages to one per week, per child. Do not send items of great personal or monetary value or anything shipped in packing peanuts.
Campers have a choice of treats at the camp store, which is amply supplied. Birthdays in camp are celebrated with decorated cookie cakes that are shared at informal unit parties. Therefore, please DO NOT send food to campers that is not required as a supplement to previously supplied allergy or gluten-free foods.
An excess of sugary or “empty calorie” foods like candy, chips, and processed snack foods have been shown to have a negative impact on a child’s immune system and energy levels, which lead to more visits to the Health Center and less enjoyment of the camp experience.
All parcels should be sent before the end of the first week in July for First Session campers, and before the end of the first week of August for Second Session campers. This will allow your child to enjoy their care package and help alleviate packing problems on closing day.
Non-Food Care Package Item Ideas Include:
- Card Games/Travel Games
- Funny/Unique accessories (hats/socks/etc.)
- Bunk/Tent decor (photos, posters, wall hangings)
- Shareable items (ie: package of glo-necklaces, kazoos, funky glasses)
- Cool outdoor equipment (tent light, new mug)
- Coloring books/pens
- Zany outdoor games (ie: light up frisbees)
- Hammocks and hammock straps for hanging
- Multi-use costumes (onesie pajamas, funny warm hat, feather boas, last year’s Halloween ensemble)
- A “treasure trove” of things from the Dollar Store
- Special craft kits (friendship bracelet thread,paracord, stamp-sets, etc.)
Phone & Email
Phone service at camp is limited to one business/emergency line at each camp.
- 719.748.3341 at Big Spring Ranch for Boys
- 719.748.3451 at High Trails Ranch for Girls.
Directors welcome calls but may not be available immediately. They are also happy to receive and respond to e-mails!