Communicating At Camp
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.) Mandatory camper letter-writing days occur twice a week: Mondays & Thursdays.
Please write to:
<YOUR CAMPER’S NAME>
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 their first letter home to you!).
The first letters home from your child will be written, scanned, and emailed home to parents! Other handwritten 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!
The Camp Barney Medintz summer telephone number is (706) 865-2715.
Our office hours are
Sunday – Thursday: 9:00am to 8:00pm (EST)
Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST)
Saturday (Shabbat): 11:00am to 5:00pm (EST)
During Office Hours
You may call 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, you will be connected to the director-on-call. If the director does not answer immediately, please leave a message and a director will call you back as soon as possible.
Parents are not permitted to communicate with campers via telephone unless parents indicate urgency to Camp Management. Parental phone calls often interfere with camper adjustment and scheduled activities and trips.
Reminder: Campers are not permitted to bring cell phones to camp.
We encourage you to send your child “snail” mail at camp. It’s always fun to receive a letter. However, you may also email your child(ren) as often as you want through your Camp Account! (Note: They will not be able to email you back.) Emails are printed twice a day and delivered to campers just like regular mail – each day after lunch. Purchase CampStamps packages in your Camp Account and save money.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY PACKAGES TO YOUR CHILD AT CAMP! Camp Barney’s “no package” policy enables us to properly manage the health and safety of our campers and staff. 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 Medintz reserves the right to use any individual or group photographs of campers taken at Camp during the summer for marketing purposes. Only enrolled CBM families and their invited guests have access to our online photos throughout the summer.
Our staff photographers will photograph campers as they experience the many awesome moments of camp so we can share those moments with you. This summer we will be utilizing a new photo-sharing platform that 20 Top leverages facial recognition technology. This will make it faster and easier for you to find pictures of your camper while helping us to verify that we are uploading pictures of each and every camper. Of course, you’ll still be able to browse through all of the pictures we upload. We will send instructions about how to configure the facial recognition software to recognize your camper.
This summer, we will aim to photograph every camper at least twice per week and upload pictures consistently. Please be patient with us as we do our best to balance the workload required to take, compile, and upload photos with our top priority of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the hundreds of campers at CBM.
Your Camp Account
Use your Camp Account to purchase CampStamps, to send emails to your camper, and to view and purchase photos. This process is designed to be safe and secure by limiting access of our campers’ pictures online and your credit card information.
- Visit campbarney.org.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.