Staying In Touch

At Chippewa we believe one of the most important aspects of growing up is developing independence. Part of that process is managing the way we communicate during the summer. Of course we want you to be in touch with your daughter, but at the same time we want her to experience being away from home in an independent way.

With that in mind, we ask that campers use writing as a tool to communicate during the summer. Chippewa girls write home twice per week at a minimum, but they can (and typically do) write more often.

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Parents can use a convenient one-way emailing system to communicate from their end, but campers are restricted to old-fashioned handwriting!

We do find it important to provide our parents with a window into their daughter’s camp experience so here are some other ways to keep up with what is going on during the summer.

  1. Follow our updates on Facebook, Instagram, the camp blog, and our podcast.
  2. Check out photos every day! We put up hundreds of photos daily. You are sure to see your daughter having a blast at camp multiple times each week. Photos typically go up in the late evening so be sure to enjoy them with your morning coffee!
  3. Contact US! We make a point at Chippewa to be reachable. Lisa, Sari, or Cliff personally contact new camper parents within the first week to let them know how their daughter is doing. We only ask that you be patient with us. If we are not accessible at the moment of your call we are likely out taking care of your daughter and will get back in touch ASAP.

Whether you are new to Chippewa or not, we want you to feel “in the loop” and be able to share your daughter’s experience in as many ways as possible. On the other hand, feel free to relax, travel and enjoy your summer without a care; your daughter will be in great hands!