In order to allow campers and staff to fully enjoy and benefit from camp, we do not allow campers to make or receive phone calls and do not allow campers to have cell phones. Follow the instructions below to send your camper mail and online notes.
Send Mail to Your Camper
Everyone loves to get mail at camp! Write to your camper as frequently as you’d like during their stay. Happy mail—not worrisome news or information on what they are missing out on—is the best type of mail to send. Please do not send food to your camper as it attracts bugs and other critters. If a camper receives food, it will be kept in the kitchen until departure.
On arrival day, you’ll get the chance to drop off any pre-written cards & letters you have for the week. After arrival day, mail should be addressed as follows: After arrival day, mail should be addressed as follows:
YOUR CAMPER’S NAME
Camp Elk River
10775 237th Ave Northwest
Zimmerman, MN 55398-8725
YOUR CAMPER’S NAME
12303 Lakamaga Trail N
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Camp Care Packages
Camp Trading Post Bucks
- Girl Scouts River Valleys shops
- Girl Scouts River Valleys resident camps
- Council approved day camp
- Official service unit encampments
- Council-sponsored events
- Girl Scout of the USA membership dues and lifetime memberships
- Girl Scout of the USA travel destinations
- Council-approved Girl Scout Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador extended troop trips
- Completed Girl Scout Bronze Award projects
- Approved and completed Girl Scout Silver and Gold Award Projects
If your camper will be using electronic credits, please be prepared to provide the electronic code and the balance on the electronic account. In addition, please tell the Camp staff what dollar amount your camper can spend during their stay.
The Camp Trading Post is a fun camp experience and for some provides a sense of independence, getting to select items with their hard-earned program credits. For others it is a fun filled shopping experience alongside their fellow campers. The Trading Post has a variety of merchandise priced from $5.00 to $50.00. The types of products range from Tee Shirts, Hoodies, LED camp lanterns, flashlights, jewelry, games, books, puzzles, plush, the list is endless!
Trading Post Bucks, cash, checks, credit / debit cards like other personal items are securely held by Camp staff for all campers.
Online Notes & Pictures Using Bunk1.com
Bunk1 provides a secure, easy way to send notes to your camper. Only use this service while your camper is at camp—double-check their camp dates before sending. This is a one-way email service. Campers will not be able to email you back. Campers receive their notes after lunch and before bed.
There is $1 per note charge that covers the cost of running a secure website as well as the costs of printing and distributing the notes to campers. Once you have set up your account, you will have the option of inviting relatives to write notes to your camper as well.
We also use Bunk1 to share our camp pictures with you. We will try to upload our pictures once a day, but please be patient with us as sometimes other pressing needs do arise. We do our best to capture everyone in at least one photo, but beyond that we can’t make any promises. We do not send a camera out on our wilderness trips to avoid damage.
Instructions for New Users
- Visit www.bunk1.com
- Click “Register Here”
- Add the appropriate approval code (you’ll receive this in your pre-arrival e-mail and on check-in day)
- Fill in the required information
- Purchase Bunk Note credits ($1 per message; credit card required)
If you forget your password, use the “Need to reset your password?” link on www.bunk1.com and you will be guided in creating a new password.
If you need additional help, contact Bunk1 Customer Service at 800-216-9472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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