Please Do

  • Write letters, by hand.

  • Address the letter with the camp session and camper's name.

  • Be creative.

  • Take time to do a good job, a good letter can take time to write!

  • Send an occasional email if you like, not as good as a letter but still good.

  • Write often, as much as you can.

  • Have your friends and relatives write as well.

  • Allow plenty of time for "snail mail" to work. Send the first letter several days before camp opens... that way there is a letter waiting for them when they arrive (make sure you write the camp session on these early letters, since we need to hold them for your arrival).


Please Don't

  • Give your camper a cell phone, these are not allowed!

  • Ask your camper to email you, they can't!

  • Send lots of packages (see note below).

  • Send any food other than fresh fruit.

  • Send more than one package to your camper.


Campers love to get letters! There is something special about a hand-written letter that sets it apart from emails. We strongly encourage you to send hand-written letters for your camper to cherish at mail call (every day after lunch). Since "snail mail" can take three to five days for delivery, preparation (send letters even before camp begins) -but a hand-written letter is often kept for years, while emails are thrown away quickly. Take the time to write a letter; we think this is one of the most memorable parts of a camping experience. 
Example: Letter Address

Camper Name / Session #
Camp Peniel
397 Peniel Path
Marble Falls, TX   78654


Hand written letters are what campers most love, but we also deliver emails at mail call (if received by 10:00 a.m. Monday - Friday). Only registered family can send campers email through our password protected photo and email service. Email can be sent to your camper for an addition cost.  You can purchase "Camp Stamps" once you have logged in to your account.  Be sure to use all that you purchase. There will be no refunds for unused email. You will also want to be sure that you have not given out your user name and password. Anyone who has your user name and password would be able to send emails on your account. You will have the ability to change your user name and password if such a problem occurs.  Remember:  Campers are not able to respond to email.  They are busy having fun outdoors!