Communicating At Camp

Mail

A steady flow of mail to/from home can make a world of difference in your child’s positive feelings about Camp and home. (Some parents even arrange for that first letter to be at Camp upon the child’s arrival!) It will be delivered upon their arrival. Camper “letter-writing” days (otherwise known as “meal tickets!”) occur twice a week: Mondays & Thursdays.

PLEASE WRITE TO:

CAMP BARNEY MEDINTZ, CABIN # _____*
4165 HWY 129 NORTH
CLEVELAND, GA 30528-2309

*(Please make sure the camper’s cabin # is written on all correspondence after your child indicates the cabin # in his or her first letter home to you!).

The first letter home from your child will be written, scanned, and emailed home to parents by Wednesday of his or her first week of camp! Other hand-written and mailed letters from campers might take several days to arrive – local post offices are historically slower than bigger city post offices.

Though sometimes the first letter home might indicate a difficult adjustment, homesickness, etc., a more revealing view of your child’s early camp experience could be represented in his or her second letter. Nevertheless, if you’re deeply concerned, please call and we’ll do some quick research!

PARENTS MAY EMAIL your child(ren) as often as you choose! Information about the process and cost are included below. Call us if you have questions!

Online photos, One-Way Email, and News

This form is all about staying in touch with your child(ren) this summer while they’re at Camp Barney! Our system is very easy to use!

ONE-WAY EMAIL:
Faster (for you) to write your child(ren) as often as you want! Email is printed and delivered to campers just like regular mail – each day after lunch. Purchase “CAMPSTAMPS” packages and save money.

ONLINE PHOTOS:
We’ll take pictures throughout the session of kids, activities, and events and post them online for you to see or purchase.

It’s easy to get started and NOW become part of our exciting online community!

  1. Visit www.campbarney.org.
  2. Click on the CBM account login link. This will prompt you to enter your email address and password. This process is designed to be safe and secure – by limiting access of “our” children’s pictures online and your credit card information.
  3. Once you are logged in, you will see our Online Community section where you can view more photos, send your child(ren) one-way emails, and read our weekly online news.
  4. When you click on the one-way email link, the system will guide you through the process of purchasing “campstamps” to send emails as often as you’d like throughout the session to your child(ren). “Campstamps” are priced as follows:
    10 campstamps $10.00
    15 campstamps $14.00
    20 campstamps $18.00
    30 campstamps $25.00
  5. When you click on the photo link, you can view pictures that we’ll post three times a week! To purchase these photos, click on the small shopping cart under the photo.

If you need help with anything regarding your online account, click on the HELP LINK at the top right of the screen and browse the FAQs. If none of these answer your questions, click on the HELP TICKETS LINK and create a help ticket. These help tickets will be sent directly to our technology partner (for online camp applications, photos, email, etc.) CAMPMINDER, and will be answered in 24 hours.

We are so excited to share the summer with you and your family at Camp Barney in 2018 and now, it’s even easier. We’ll “see you” soon!

Getting in Touch with Camp

The Camp Barney Medintz summer telephone number is 706.865.2715. Our office hours are 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (EST) Sunday through Thursday, and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST) Friday and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST) on Saturday (Shabbat). You may telephone us any time during Camp! We may also wish to contact you so that together, we can ensure the most successful experience for your child. Should you need to call during office hours, a return call to you will be made that same day unless you specify urgency, and then the Director or another Camp administrator will be sought immediately. (Remember, we’re a 500 acre facility and camp administrators may be far from the office with campers, at programs, etc. when you call.)

Should you have an urgent need to call after office hours, (8:00 pm), your call will be forwarded to one of our directors’ mobile phones. If the director does not answer immediately, please leave a message and the director will call you back as soon as possible.

Parents are not permitted to communicate with campers via telephone unless parents indicate urgency to the Camp Director. Parental phone calls often interfere with camper adjustment and scheduled activities and trips.

CAMPERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BRING CELL PHONES TO CAMP.