In addition to old fashioned snail mail, I can send e-mails to my sons at sleepaway camp. You have to buy credits for one dollar per note and you can send a text-only message (no photos) that will likely be read by the camp in the same way that prison guards read incoming inmate mail. The kids cannot e-mail back.
My husband loves to write to them this way. I really don't and only do it when I have an urgent message to get to them. It usually is on the last day of camp when I write " please leave any wet towels or clothing at camp and not place them in the bags for the five day un-airconditioned truck ride that the trunks take from North Carolina to Miami".
Here is today's email to my youngest child...
I know that you have not escaped from camp because I've seen some amazing photos of you on the camp website this week but I have only received one letter from you. I am not mad at you for not writing to me even though I have written to you every single day including the five days before you actually left so that you would get mail during the first few days of camp.
That being said, you MUST write four letters before you leave camp. You must put stamps on these letters and actually mail them. Please write to
I don't care if the letters just say "Camp is great! I love and Miss you". You are going to be in the dog house when you get home if this is not done.
I love and miss you so much honey.