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Keeping in Touch with Camp Friends Outside of Camp

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Hey, Camp Fans!

After the summer camp season comes to a close, the campfire stories may fade, the canoes may be docked, and the bunk beds may lie empty. But the spirit of camp, the friendships forged, and the memories created endure long after the final bugle call. While the physical camp may be tucked away for the winter, staying connected with camp friends and the camp community keeps the camp spirit alive in your heart all throughout the year.

From heartfelt letters and phone calls to video chats and social media, technology has made it easier than ever to bridge the miles that may separate camp friends. Whether it's seeking advice, celebrating successes, or simply lending an understanding ear, knowing you have camp friends to lean on can be a tremendous comfort. Here’s how staying in touch can help you year round.

Be sure to keep in touch with camp friends--call, write, text, videochat, whatever means of contact you have with camp friends!

Relive the Adventure

Remember that epic canoe trip, the thrilling rock climbing session, or the unforgettable talent show performance? Reliving these cherished moments with camp friends keeps the adventure alive. Sharing stories, photos, and videos not only brings joy but also creates a shared narrative that binds campers together. Staying connected ensures that future camp adventures are planned and eagerly anticipated as well.

Lifelong Learning

Summer camp is an educational experience in disguise. It fosters independence, resilience, leadership, and problem-solving skills. Staying connected with camp friends helps you continue to learn from one another, share insights, and keep growing together. Your camp buddies are some of the best teachers you'll ever have!

A Camp Family

It’s not uncommon to be close enough with camp friends that they become an extension of your family. They're there through the ups and downs, the challenges, and the triumphs. In many ways, they're your camp family. By staying connected, you're nurturing these familial ties that offer unconditional support and a sense of home away from home.


Camp isn't just a place; it's a spirit. It's the feeling of unity, the thrill of the outdoors, and the joy of discovery. Keeping that camp spirit alive throughout the year brings a sense of belonging and excitement. Camp-themed gatherings, virtual campfires, or even sending each other camp care packages can rekindle the campfire within.

Camp may be a seasonal adventure, but the friendships and connections you make endure, making every day a little brighter with the camp spirit. Now go give one of your best friends from summer camp a phone call and see how they’ve been! Till next time, thanks for reading and, as always, Happy Camping!


- John


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