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Parents

We’re committed to providing your child with an exciting and rewarding camp experience, beginning with preparation for the summer.

We are aware of the great responsibility we have undertaken and we appreciate the trust you place in us by sending your child to Camp Skyline.

Sending Your Daughter to Camp

Most children adjust to camp very quickly. It is important that parents begin to prepare their daughters before the camp season actually begins. The following are some ideas and suggestions.

  • Talk about camp a lot, especially about the new friends and fun activities that she will enjoy. Prepare her for going away by encouraging her to spend a night or weekend with friends or relatives prior to camp.
  • Reassure her that you will write often and keep that promise! Short, cheerful letters are best. It is a real boost for a camper to have mail waiting for her upon her arrival at camp. No packages please.
  • The more your daughter knows about Skyline the more secure she will feel. Seeing pictures of camp, watching the camp DVD, or even scheduling a camp tour helps her get familiar with the camp surroundings and facilities. Our Mother/Daughter Weekend is a great way for both mom and daughter to become more familiar in all things camp!
  • Meet other girls going to Camp Skyline from your local area
  • Make sure your daughter knows all about the summer plans of those at home. If you will be out of town, please let the camp know when and where you can be reached.
  • Spend extra time with your camper, choosing outfits, discussing grooming habits, making the bed, folding clothes, etc.
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Cabinmate Requests

We encourage new camp friendships at Camp Skyline. In order to do that, we ask that you request only two cabin mates. Their age and grade level should be similar and all parents of campers should request one another. We strive to honor non-conflicting camper requests although we reserve the right to make final assignments. We will put no more than four girls from the same hometown or school together so that no group of girls overwhelms a cabin. All cabin requests need to be on the application or in writing by May 1. No cabin changes will be made on Opening Day.

Packages

Camp Skyline has a no-package policy. Letters only — in a No. 10 envelope or smaller — will be delivered Monday – Saturday through our camp post office. All care packages (including oversized envelopes and padded envelopes, as well as boxes) will be returned to the sender.

The only exceptions are birthdays and necessary items, which will need prior approval. Care packages will not be accepted on Opening Day or Mini-Closing Day.

Cell Phones

Cell phones and phone usage are prohibited at camp. Campers are not allowed to receive or make outgoing calls during camp, either from the office phone or by cell phone. If a camper is found using a cell phone, it will be confiscated and there will be consequences.