Parents of resident campers can send traditional mail and/or utilize the online mail feature called Bunknotes via their camper account. Bunknotes is a one-way mail system and allows parents to send digital letters that are printed and delivered alongside the rest of the daily mail. Parents can also create guest accounts via their camp account to allow other trusted people to send their camper Bunknotes.
Campers are able to mail letters home. We encourage you to send your camper with stationery, envelopes, stamps, and a reminder of your full home mailing address. Counselors can help your camper learn how to address and write a letter!
International campers can turn in letters to be scanned and emailed. These letters are collected from our international mail trays in each dorm. We email these letters to the parent/guardian listed on your camper account. We are unable to scan letters daily, so we collect letters to be scanned three times per week: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
Campers may receive a maximum of 1 care package per week. Care packages are optional, and not all campers receive them. Great options for fun care package items include books, crosswords, and other items your camper can use at rest. Campers receive three snacks a day and frequently buy treats on field trips, so food items in care packages can easily be limited. Any food that campers receive must be turned into their camp-provided labeled storage containers. This process must be followed in order to keep our dorms ant and pest free and to ensure no peanut or tree nut food items are brought into the dorms. Please note that it is a safety issue if your camper does not turn in snacks. Items that cannot fit in the designated storage bin will not be stored, and our staff greatly thank you for your donation.
If your camper needs an item for a class or something vital to their success at camp (forgotten swimsuit, medication, etc.), these items can be mailed and will not count toward the care package total. Please be sure to coordinate with the camp office.
Please address all mail and packages as follows:
(Camper First and Last Name)
Summer at Santa Catalina: (Group Name and Grade)
1500 Mark Thomas Drive
Monterey, CA 93940