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 before the child is! If you choose to do so, 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 letters home from your child will be written, scanned, and emailed home to parents! Other hand-written and mailed letters from campers may 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 on the following page. Call us if you have questions!

Care Packages

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY PACKAGES TO YOUR CHILD AT CAMP DURING THIS ONE UNIQUE SUMMER! If you have an urgent need (i.e., a forgotten pillow or teddy bear), please contact our office staff at 706-865-2715. Camp Barney’s no‑package policy this summer enables us to properly manage the health and safety of our campers and staff.

Online photos & One-Way Email

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

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

ONLINE PHOTOS:
This summer, we will continue to take photographs of campers, experiences, and awesome moments throughout each session. Note: We will post photos two or three times per week. While parents love to see all the action almost in “real time,” this approach in 2021 will enable our staff to focus on the health and safety of our camp community while still enabling parents to catch a glimpse of some of the magical moments at Camp Barney this summer.

It’s easy to get started and NOW become part of our exciting online community!
This process is designed to be safe and secure by limiting access of “our” children’s pictures online and your credit card information.

  1. Visit www.campbarney.org.
  2. Click on the Account Login link. This will prompt you to enter your email address and password. Use the same login and password that you did when you registered your child for Camp.
  3. Once you are logged in, you will see our Online Community section where you can view photos and send your child(ren) one-way emails.
  4. When you click on the 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 throughout each week! To purchase these photos, click on the small shopping cart icon 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 within 24 hours.

We are so excited to share the summer with you and your family at Camp Barney in 2021 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 9:00am to 8:00pm (EST) Sunday through Thursday, 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST) Friday, and 11:00am to 5:00pm (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. (Please remember, we’re a 540-acre facility and Camp administrators may be far from the office when you call— with campers, at programs, etc.)

Should you have an urgent need to call after office hours (8:00pm), you will be provided the name and number 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.