How do I Keep in Touch with My Camper While She is at Camp?


Sending your child to camp is an exciting adventure for both parents and campers alike. While it’s essential to allow them the independence and growth that comes with the camp experience, staying connected is crucial for peace of mind. While Alleghany is a technology-free environment, there are several ways to stay in touch. 

Understanding Camp Alleghany’s Communication Policy

Before delving into the available options, it’s essential to grasp our communication policy. The Camp Office phone is reserved for camp business only, and campers are not allowed to make or receive phone calls. Exceptions are made only in the case of emergencies as determined by the Camp Directors. This policy is designed to create an engaging and immersive camp experience.

Sending Letters to Camp


One of the most cherished ways to stay connected is through old-fashioned letters. Camp Alleghany loves to receive mail, and your camper will undoubtedly appreciate the effort you put into sending a heartfelt letter. 

Use the provided mailing address:

Camper’s First Name and Last Name

428 Camp Alleghany Road

Caldwell, WV 24925

Remember to include the camper’s full name to ensure the mail reaches the right destination. Be patient when waiting for a response- while we do ensure that all of our campers send out letters during their time at Alleghany, we don’t control the frequency, content, or recipient of their letters! 

One-Way E-mail Through Camp Stamps

Camp Alleghany has embraced technology, to a certain extent, by allowing one-way e-mails through CampStamps in your CampMinder account or the Campanion app. This is a convenient and relatively quick way to send your camper a message, and it will be delivered within 24 hours. While it may lack the tangible charm of a physical letter, it provides a timely and efficient means of communication.

Be Patient with Postal Service in Rural Areas


Understanding the rural setting of Camp Alleghany is crucial when sending and awaiting camper mail. Postal service in these areas might be slower than what you’re accustomed to in the city, so exercise patience. The anticipation of receiving mail is part of the camp experience, and the joy it brings is well worth the wait.

More Questions?

Follow along on our Blog this spring as we answer more of our Frequently Asked Questions! Or if you want more answers, visit our FAQ page or email us with specific questions.