A Note From The Directors

Welcome to Summer 2020!

Dear Parents,

The 2020 season is upon us and it's time to prepare for another fun filled summer up in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Preparing for camp is an exciting time for the whole family and the entire Camp Echo staff is committed to making this transition a smooth one for you and your camper. 

Welcome to your Summer of 2020 Parent Pack. Here you will find everything you need to prepare as Opening Day comes closer. We strongly encourage you to share the contents of this guide with your Echoite so they can become familiar with Camp Echo's policies, and preview the amazing activities, events, and surprises we have planned.

We hope this is a useful tool for you and helps simplify the weeks and months ahead.  As always, if you have any further questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact us at any time.

Warm Regards,

Cindy & Jeff

The Official 2020 Parent Handbook Will Be Published in March 2020! 

Important Dates

Summer 2020 Important Dates

May 1st | Check Form Due Dates (in CampMinder)

May 15th | Echo Required Tee Orders Due

May 28th | CampMeds Deadline for Registration (6/28 for August Campers)

June 1st | Physician's Exam, Immunization, and Meningitis Forms Due

June 20th | First Echoes (day at camp for first year campers)

June 27th | International/Florida Campers Arrive 

June 28th | First Day of Camp

July 14th - 16th | 10th Grade Trip to Boston

July 25th | Visiting Day / Last Day of July Session

July 26th | August Session Starts

July 28th - 30th | 9th Grade Trip to Boston

July 29th - 30th | 8th Grade Trip to Hershey Park

July 28th - Aug 3rd | 10th Grade Trip to Florida Florida

July 28th - Aug 4th  | CIT Trip to West Coast

August 8th | Early Departure Date for FL Campers (If Applicable)

August 15th | Last Day of Camp

Parents will receive itineraries prior to all overnight trips.

Required Forms

Completing Your Summer 2020 Forms

Completing your Summer 2020 forms is super easy! To access your forms:

  1. Visit CampEcho.com
  2. Click 'Login to CampMinder' in the upper right hand corner
  3. Enter your email address and password to log in. If you have forgotten your password, simply click 'Retrieve/Set Password" and you will receive an email with additional instructions.
  4. Once logged in, navigate to 'Forms Dashboard' and click on 'Forms and Documents'
  5. Note that each camper has their own forms under his/her name. On the bottom there is a family forms section where there are shared forms and information.

Please note that many of the forms are web based and can be filled out and submitted online. However, the medical forms will need to be printed and filled out by your child's physician.  They should be scanned and uploaded directly into your child's CampInTouch account (this is the preferred method). The due date for each form is noted on the forms dashboard next to each form.      

  

  • Physician's Examination Form (bring to doctor) **
  • Immunization Form (bring to doctor)
  • Meningitis Immunization Form
  • Parent Authorization/Insurance Form
  • Camper Profile
  • Camper Photo (please update annually)
  • Health History
  • CampMeds (if your child will be taking meds while at camp you must read)
  • Camper Account (one per family)
  • Upper Camp Policies (8th-10th Grade only)
  • CIT Policies (11th Grade only)

** We are aware that the date for your child's annual physical may be after the June 1st form deadline. Please get the form in as soon as you have it. It is mandatory that we have it prior to the first day of camp. Do not send forms on the bus.

Rules and Policies

Important Camp Rules and Policies

Please reinforce the following rules with your child before camp begins:

  1. The use of tobacco products, vaping, drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited. Any camper disobeying this rule will be asked to leave after his/her parents have been notified. This includes traveling to pick up your child on a trip. 
  2. Camp Echo follows the motto, “treat others how you would like to be treated.”  Camp Echo will not tolerate any disrespectful or inappropriate behavior to fellow campers or staff members. Camp Echo also has a “no bullying” policy throughout camp.
  3. Any camper caught defacing camp or someone’s private property (with graffiti or by any other means) will be billed for the damages and asked to leave camp.
  4. Absolutely NO NUT PRODUCTS are allowed on camp grounds. Camp Echo observes a nut-free environment as many of our campers have severe nut allergies. Please be respectful of this when you pack snacks for Visiting Day.


Gratuities

Camp Echo's policy is that offering “tips” to counselors and staff is prohibited. All of our counselors and staff have been advised of this policy and have agreed to it.

 

Smoking/Pets

Camp Echo is a NON-SMOKING environment. Please do not smoke on the grounds.  Also, we do not allow pets at camp.  On Visiting Day we ask that you respect this policy.

 

Electronics Policy

We understand that many campers like to listen to music during the summer.  At the same time, we feel it is essential to the camp experience that campers are not utilizing electronic devices at camp to play games, watch videos, chat with other devices or access the internet.  Therefore, we continue to have a strict policy about what is permitted and what is not permitted for campers to bring to camp.  

The only electronic devices that are permitted at camp are MP3 players without WiFi and camera capability (ie. iPod Classic, iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle). 

Recommended devices:  Sony NWE93 MP3 player, San Disc Clip Sports MP3 player, Mighty by Spotify, or older version iPod.

All videos, movies, TV shows, games, and apps must be deleted. Only music is permitted. With technology, devices with wifi essentially become phones.

The following devices are not allowed: ANY DEVICE WITH WIFI CAPABILIY--no iPod Touches, iPhones, Blackberrys, cellphones, E-readers (with WiFi), gaming devices or cellular devices. 

Any devices found at camp that do not follow this guideline will be held and returned to     the camper on their departure.  Consequences are at the discretion of the Directors.

CITs are the only campers allowed to bring cell phones to camp.  They will be permitted to use them at designated times only.

Cameras: Our policy is that campers may not take pictures or videos inside the bunks. 


Camper Account / Money at Camp

When off-camp trips are scheduled, Camp Echo has already covered all of the necessary fees. What is not covered is spending money for souvenirs.  A Camper Account is the perfect place to “deposit” money for these instances. When a trip is approaching, each camper will receive an equal amount of money for souvenir spending that will be deducted from his or her individual Camper Account. To add funds to your account, please Click Here (suggested amounts are listed).

 

The Camp Store

"What happens when my camper runs out of soap?"  If you find yourself asking that question, here is the answer!  The Camp Store is the place where your camper can purchase necessary items when they are needed. We have stocked up on items such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste and other hygiene items that your camper may need. Also, we offer replacement stamps and stationery, batteries, flashlights, water bottles to name a few.  Please remind your child that they just need to ask someone if they run out of anything or forgot to bring something.  The items purchased at the Camp Store will be deducted from your camper’s Camper Account.


Valuables

Camp Echo is not liable for any damages to, or losses of, any personal belongings (jewelry, laundry, watches, clothing, iPods, E-readers, etc.)  For this reason we strongly suggest not bringing items that have monetary or personal value.


No Lock Boxes

Lock Boxes are NOT permitted at camp for the safety and security of our campers and staff. As mentioned above, Camp Echo discourages campers from bringing items with significant value to camp. Money should ONLY be sent to camp via a campers Camper Account. 

 

Food

Food in the bunks attracts insects and animals. For this reason we do not permit campers or staff to keep any food, candy, or gum in their bunks. While it may seem fun to try and sneak food into camp, understand that by breaking the rules, you are causing harm and sending the wrong message to your child. On Visiting Day, you may bring food for your child. Anything left after that day, however, will be discarded. Please remember that we are a nut-free facility.

 

Bunk Gifts

Although Bunk Gifts are given with the best intentions, they often become a source of competition. If you bring items for your child on Visiting Day, please bring for your child only.  This includes making matching custom apparel items for the bunk.

 

Lice

As always, lice checks will be done for all campers upon arrival to Echo.  If your child comes to camp with lice, a professional treatment will be performed on your child at your expense.  Professional treatments can cost up to $300. Please be sure to have your child’s head checked before they arrive to camp to ensure lice-free hair. Spending your first days of camp being treated for lice is not fun.

Medication / Vitamins

Medication

If your child will need to take medication at camp, please see our policy for all campers requiring any medication while at camp on our website using the link below: 

http://www.campecho.com/echo-families/resources


Vitamins

Over the counter vitamins and nutritional supplements are not dispensed by our medical team as these are not FDA approved.  They are kept in bins that are placed on the bunk’s table in the Dining Hall. These should be mailed to camp a week prior to the beginning of camp to: Camp Echo, ATTN Camp Mom, 210 Echo Rd, Bloomingburg NY 12721.  All vitamins and/or supplements must be clearly labeled with your child's name, bunk number, and session.  If you send vitamins in your child’s bag, there could be a small delay in receiving them.  Prescription vitamins (those containing fluoride) must go through CampMeds.

Medication / Vitamins

Medication / Vitamins

Medication

If your child will need to take medication at camp, please see our policy for all campers requiring any medication while at camp on our website using the link below: 

http://www.campecho.com/echo-families/resources


Vitamins

Over the counter vitamins and nutritional supplements are not dispensed by our medical team as these are not FDA approved.  They are kept in bins that are placed on the bunk’s table in the Dining Hall. These should be mailed to camp a week prior to the beginning of camp to: Camp Echo, ATTN Camp Mom, 210 Echo Rd, Bloomingburg NY 12721.  All vitamins and/or supplements must be clearly labeled with your child's name, bunk number, and session.  If you send vitamins in your child’s bag, there could be a small delay in receiving them.  Prescription vitamins (those containing fluoride) must go through CampMeds.

Clothing and Equipment

Required T-Shirts

Echo t-shirts are worn during the day by all campers and trip tees are to be worn on all trips outside of camp. This eliminates the opportunity for competitive dressing. Campers can choose to wear clothing of their choice after flag lowering.      

These items must be purchased directly through The Camp Echo Store. Please place shirt orders by May 15th.  Additional Camp Echo clothing and supplies can be purchased through CampEchoStore.com.  There are items in the catalog that are recommended, but they are not required.  

Important: Camp T-Shirts are NOT to be altered- no cutting at the neck or on the sleeves. 

You can access both the Camp Echo Store by visiting the "Camp Store" tab in the Our Families section of our website or by Clicking Here.

Have any tips for packing?

When you hear other camp parents saying they packed their campers “trunks” they don't mean a hard wooden or plastic trunk. At camp, the trunks we use are soft trunks and they are much easier to store and to pack. We recommend the use of 1-2 soft trunks.  Soft trunks are available for purchase through The Camp Echo Store.

When it comes to your camper leaving home, they don't need their entire wardrobe for a few weeks at camp. Below are our recommendations on what to pack for your camper’s summer at Echo!  Please remember that over packing only causes clutter in the cabin and will make it difficult for your child to stay organized.  A packing list with a number of recommended items can also be found at CampEchoStore.com.  All items must be labeled.

Shirts and ShortsA mix of white and gray Echo tees to wear everyday and any shorts of your choice to wear. Pack 10 days worth of clothing and a couple of extras just in case. Sometimes your camper may need two changes a day.

Comfy clothingAlthough your camper is always welcome to wear their Echo gear in the evenings, they may want to wear other stuff too. Many campers (mostly girls in 5th & younger, enjoy wearing cozy pajama bottoms (pants & shorts) after shower hour through evening activity.   When packing, make sure to be aware of the messages that the clothing is saying. If it isn't school appropriate, it isn't camp appropriate.

Bathing suits Bikini bathing suits are not allowed at camp. One pieces and tankinis which cover the mid-section, are acceptable.

Footwear – Sneakers, sandals with a heel strap (i.e. Crocs), rain boots, and dressy-ish shoes (ladies please no heels or platforms as our natural environment isn't very friendly to this type of footwear). Many choose to wear flip flops in the shower and to aquatic areas.

Compact camping chair – A floppy, foldable camping chair is perfect for the nights when your camper will be sitting on the ground or even for lounge time in the cabin. You can look online for the “Crazy Creek Chair” to get an idea of the sort of chairs our campers like.

We provide all athletic equipment for campers although we do recommend you bring your own shin guards, cleats, and baseball glove if you have them.   Bringing your own equipment is  optional (don't forget to label it).

Laundry is done once per week.  It is sent out to an outside company and is returned the next day washed and folded.  

Towel Service

Camp Echo provides towel service for all campers. Each day campers will receive fresh towels for showering and separate towels when visiting our pools and lake. Towels will be washed and dried each day by our laundry and housekeeping staff and a new set will be delivered daily.

Please do not pack shower or pool towels. Our towels are 30 x 60.

Download Your Packing List

Download Camp Echo's Summer 2020 Packing List by Clicking Here

What are this summers Special Event/Theme Days?

Throughout the summer, we have special “theme” days, which are celebrated with coordinated music, movies, games, and evening activities—and campers dress to match the mood!  Remember to pack clothing, costumes, and accessories that your camper may want to wear. While some campers pack for all the themes, others are content with just a couple of items...we always figure it out at camp.  Below are just some suggestions.  It may be helpful to pack items for each theme in an individual Ziploc bag and label with the corresponding theme (especially if your child isn't helping you pack).  If dressing up as a group, please remember to include the entire bunk!

In 2020, we will enjoy:

July Session

Board Game Day  - Dress like your favorite board game character or theme! 
Red/White/Blue Day -  Red, white and blue or stars and stripes!
Jersey Day - Wear your favorite team's jersey or shirt
College Week - Blue, Red, Green, & Yellow - Campers will be assigned a team with a corresponding color. Since he/she will not know what team they are on until College Week begins many campers find it helpful to pack a T-Shirt of each color and share with friends on other teams.
Banquet - This is a "dressy" event of the summer.  Bring a “dress casual” outfit for an evening of dinner and dancing.  If you don't want to get dressy, that is absolutely fine!

August Session

Echo County Fair Day - Think Western-wear or Bohomian vibed.    
Halloween - Will you dress in a scary or silly costume? **
Neon Night – The brighter the better.
Olympics - We definitely can’t give you the dates for this! Blue and White Everything – face paint and clothing!
Banquet - This is a "dressy" event of the summer.  Bring a “dress casual” outfit for an evening of dinner and dancing.  If you don't want to get dressy, that is absolutely fine!

** 10th and 11th Grade will NOT be at camp for Halloween as they will be on their August session trips. 


Equipment

Eyeglasses:  If your camper wears eyeglasses, please send an extra pair to camp. Prescription sports goggles are strongly encouraged. If your camper wears contact lenses, please send extra contact lenses and solution.

Footwear: Echoites live an active, outdoors lifestyle! Therefore, all camp footwear should be safe and stable on uneven or soft ground. Comfortable sneakers (that can get dirty) and sandals with heel straps, such as crocs, keep our campers happy and ready to take on the variety of terrain.    

Athletic Equipment:  We have already stocked the camp with all the athletic equipment you will need for almost any sport or game. However, if there's a sport you'd prefer to bring your own equipment for (say, a hockey or lacrosse stick or a tennis racket), you can feel free to do so. We do suggest that every camper have their own baseball glove (if you have one), cleats, and shin guards for soccer.

Tennis

If you are interested in your child receiving private tennis lessons in addition to our regular program, please fill out the tennis form.  It can be found in the forms dashboard section in your CampMinder account or by using the link below:

 https://campecho.formstack.com...

Packing Tips

Have any tips for packing?

When you hear other camp parents saying they packed their campers “trunks” they don't mean a hard wooden or plastic trunk. At camp, the trunks we use are soft trunks and they are much easier to store and to pack. We recommend the use of 1-2 soft trunks.  Soft trunks are available for purchase through The Camp Echo Store.

When it comes to your camper leaving home, they don't need their entire wardrobe for a few weeks at camp. Below are our recommendations on what to pack for your camper’s summer at Echo!  Please remember that over packing only causes clutter in the cabin and will make it difficult for your child to stay organized.  A packing list with a number of recommended items can also be found at CampEchoStore.com.  All items must be labeled.

Shirts and ShortsA mix of white and gray Echo tees to wear everyday and any shorts of your choice to wear. Pack 10 days worth of clothing and a couple of extras just in case. Sometimes your camper may need two changes a day.

Comfy clothingAlthough your camper is always welcome to wear their Echo gear in the evenings, they may want to wear other stuff too. Many campers (mostly girls in 5th & younger, enjoy wearing cozy pajama bottoms (pants & shorts) after shower hour through evening activity.   When packing, make sure to be aware of the messages that the clothing is saying. If it isn't school appropriate, it isn't camp appropriate.

Bathing suits Bikini bathing suits are not allowed at camp. One pieces and tankinis which cover the mid-section, are acceptable.

Footwear – Sneakers, sandals with a heel strap (i.e. Crocs), rain boots, and dressy-ish shoes (ladies please no heels or platforms as our natural environment isn't very friendly to this type of footwear). Many choose to wear flip flops in the shower and to aquatic areas.

Compact camping chair – A floppy, foldable camping chair is perfect for the nights when your camper will be sitting on the ground or even for lounge time in the cabin. You can look online for the “Crazy Creek Chair” to get an idea of the sort of chairs our campers like.

We provide all athletic equipment for campers although we do recommend you bring your own shin guards, cleats, and baseball glove if you have them.   Bringing your own equipment is  optional (don't forget to label it).

Laundry is done once per week.  It is sent out to an outside company and is returned the next day washed and folded.  

Towel Service

Camp Echo provides towel service for all campers. Each day campers will receive fresh towels for showering and separate towels when visiting our pools and lake. Towels will be washed and dried each day by our laundry and housekeeping staff and a new set will be delivered daily.

Please do not pack shower or pool towels. Our towels are 30 x 60.

Camp Echo Packing List

Download Your Packing List

Download Camp Echo's Summer 2020 Packing List by Clicking Here

Special Event and Theme Days

What are this summers Special Event/Theme Days?

Throughout the summer, we have special “theme” days, which are celebrated with coordinated music, movies, games, and evening activities—and campers dress to match the mood!  Remember to pack clothing, costumes, and accessories that your camper may want to wear. While some campers pack for all the themes, others are content with just a couple of items...we always figure it out at camp.  Below are just some suggestions.  It may be helpful to pack items for each theme in an individual Ziploc bag and label with the corresponding theme (especially if your child isn't helping you pack).  If dressing up as a group, please remember to include the entire bunk!

In 2020, we will enjoy:

July Session

Board Game Day  - Dress like your favorite board game character or theme! 
Red/White/Blue Day -  Red, white and blue or stars and stripes!
Jersey Day - Wear your favorite team's jersey or shirt
College Week - Blue, Red, Green, & Yellow - Campers will be assigned a team with a corresponding color. Since he/she will not know what team they are on until College Week begins many campers find it helpful to pack a T-Shirt of each color and share with friends on other teams.
Banquet - This is a "dressy" event of the summer.  Bring a “dress casual” outfit for an evening of dinner and dancing.  If you don't want to get dressy, that is absolutely fine!

August Session

Echo County Fair Day - Think Western-wear or Bohomian vibed.    
Halloween - Will you dress in a scary or silly costume? **
Neon Night – The brighter the better.
Olympics - We definitely can’t give you the dates for this! Blue and White Everything – face paint and clothing!
Banquet - This is a "dressy" event of the summer.  Bring a “dress casual” outfit for an evening of dinner and dancing.  If you don't want to get dressy, that is absolutely fine!

** 10th and 11th Grade will NOT be at camp for Halloween as they will be on their August session trips. 


Equipment

Equipment

Eyeglasses:  If your camper wears eyeglasses, please send an extra pair to camp. Prescription sports goggles are strongly encouraged. If your camper wears contact lenses, please send extra contact lenses and solution.

Footwear: Echoites live an active, outdoors lifestyle! Therefore, all camp footwear should be safe and stable on uneven or soft ground. Comfortable sneakers (that can get dirty) and sandals with heel straps, such as crocs, keep our campers happy and ready to take on the variety of terrain.    

Athletic Equipment:  We have already stocked the camp with all the athletic equipment you will need for almost any sport or game. However, if there's a sport you'd prefer to bring your own equipment for (say, a hockey or lacrosse stick or a tennis racket), you can feel free to do so. We do suggest that every camper have their own baseball glove (if you have one), cleats, and shin guards for soccer.

Tennis

If you are interested in your child receiving private tennis lessons in addition to our regular program, please fill out the tennis form.  It can be found in the forms dashboard section in your CampMinder account or by using the link below:

 https://campecho.formstack.com...

Luggage Transport

Luggage With Camp Trucking

Camp Echo is thrilled to be working with Camp Trucking to offer a door-to-door luggage service from your home to camp and back. Camp Trucking has been serving camps in the eastern part of the country for over 40 years and provides luggage options for campers across the United States.

Camp Trucking will pick up your luggage at your home for delivery to camp in either June or July and back home at the end of each session. Unlike other shipping carriers, there are no size or weight restrictions, nor do you have to be home to sign for any baggage being picked up or dropped off.

The prices for Round-Trip and One-Way service are based on 1 or 2 pieces of luggage per individual camper as listed on Camp Trucking’s Summer 2020 Form which can be found by Clicking Here.

You can register for Camp Trucking online by visiting www.camptrucking.com or filling out a paper form downloadable at the link above.

In order to provide you with the best possible service, Camp Trucking has an application deadline of May 8th for July-Session or Full-Summer camps and June 5th for August-Session campers.  Prices increase after above dates.

All camp families must utilize the Camp Trucking Service. Unfortunately, we will not permit camp families to drop off/pick-up luggage.

Echo July Campers: Can pick-up their bags on Visiting Day OR use Camp Trucking.

Communications

Updated: July 2nd, 2022

Where do we send letters?

Your camper anxiously awaits your letters!  To speed the process, please address the envelopes as follows:

Name and Bunk # (this information will be sent to you)

Camp Echo

PO BOX 105

Burlingham, NY 12722

It is important and highly recommended that you send a letter to your camper within the first two days of camp. Plan accordingly, as mail will take at least three days to get to camp. Don't think you won't be getting mail either!  Most campers are very zealous letter writers so you will be receiving letters from your camper about their experiences at camp!

Please bear in mind that some letters you receive will be filled with love and joy, while others might be quite the opposite. Children's letters are generally subject to oversimplification as well as exaggeration. Please do not panic when trying to interpret the meaning behind the letter. Letters that are sent during the first week of camp may frequently be negative due to natural adjustment and re-adjustment for campers. If you are concerned...call us. You have placed an enormous trust in our ability to work with your children, and we will do what we can to help them through their adjustment period.

Packages

Packages are NOT allowed to be sent to your camper (this includes flat envelopes).

Packages tend to remove the emphasis on camp activities, programs, and friendships, while potentially creating unwanted competition and disruption within a cabin. Bunk gifts are not permitted for the same reasons. We have supplies for all of the children’s needs at camp.  If your child has forgotten an essential item at home and you need to send it to camp, please contact the office for approval to send to camp. If you do not have pre-approval to send the package, it will not be opened and it will be returned to your camper on Visiting Day or their departure day.  Please respect this policy when you have friends visiting camp and do not ask them to bring items for your child.  See the Camp Store information to learn how many camp necessities and popular items can be purchased at camp. Campers who have birthdays while at camp may receive one package on their birthday.  A pre-addressed package label will be mailed to you in June.

Birthdays

We love celebrating birthdays at camp!!  Your child’s birthday is a big deal. Their entire village will sing to them, they will receive a phone call from home, they get to “pie” a staff member in the face, they will receive a balloon delivery, they will get a cake to share with their friends, and they will receive one package from home (please do not send gifts for the entire bunk)!!  A pre-addressed package label will be mailed to you in June. Please do not send any food products! Please call the camp office to arrange a time for their birthday phone call.

Phone Calls

Did you ever just miss the sound of your camper’s voice?  Well, that won't be a problem. Camp Echo has set aside certain days where we have campers call their parents!  While calls are ten minutes long, we ask that you plan to be near a phone for the entire period listed on the schedule below, as your camper may be calling at any point. Do not worry if you miss your child's call.  We will have them call back again.  Please refrain from calling the office as they are calling from a different location and we can't transfer the calls.

The phone call schedule is as follows:

July Session Calls

August Session Calls


Campers entering 1st through 8th grades - While we try to schedule phone calls during convenient times, we understand that these times may not work. We always call the home number first, and then the parents cell phone(s) until we get an answer.  If you need to reschedule your call, you must contact the camp office at least 24 hours prior to the time you'd like your child to call.


Senior Phone Call Privileges – 9th & 10th graders will have access to make weekly calls during the following times:

     10th Grade: Saturdays from 12:20-2:00 PM & 5:00-7:00PM

     NO calls on July 25th (Visiting Day) or August 1st (FL Trip)

     9th Grade: Sundays from 12:20-2:00 PM & 5:00-7:00PM

     No calls on July 26th (Visiting Day Weekend)

If you miss a call, please do not call back as they could be calling from many different locations in camp and we will not be able to connect you back to them.  We advise campers that if they do not reach their parents on the first try, they should try a second time or wait and try again during the later time frame.  Because this is camp, sometimes unexpected things come up (Mystery Trips, special events, etc.) that may interfere with these designated open phone times. 

If your camper has a birthday during camp, please call the camp office to arrange a time for their birthday phone call.

Photos/Videos/One-Way Email

Bunk1

Bunk1 is a program devoted to sharing camper photos and videos with Camp Echo families and to enable parents to send "Bunk Notes" (one-way e-mails) to your camper.  The fee for this service is included in your tuition.  You can choose upgraded packages for a fee, if you would like to attach pictures, puzzles, borders, and baseball scores to your camper’s bunk notes.  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Can other relatives use these services?

Absolutely! As soon as you login, you will notice a button under the heading “Quick Links” to “Invite Family Members”. Click that button, enter their details and they will be sent an email. PLEASE NOTE: this will prompt them to set up their own account. It does not provide them access to your account OR your Bunk Note Credits.

What do I do if I have lost my password?

Go to www.bunk1.com and click “Need to reset your password?”. You will be prompted to enter your email address and will then receive an email containing a link to reset your password.

Accessing Bunk1 from a mobile device?

The Bunk1 website is mobile optimized. Accessing Bunk1 from a mobile device or tablet will look differently than it does on a computer screen. At the top of the screen, you will see 3 lines on the right-hand-side. The lines provide access to the Bunk1 menu screen. Click this to navigate to photos and Bunk Notes.

Questions or Problems? Please call Bunk1 at 1-888-465-2267 or email support@bunk1.com

Google Chrome is the preferred web browser for using the Bunk1 System. 

How To Login

  • Go to Bunk1.com
  • Returning parents will login using their email address and password.
  • Net Parents will click "Need an account or have an invitation code?" and complete the basic form. The invitation Code for Camp Echo is: ECHO1924
  • You will be prompted to select a bundle for access to your Parent Portal. Basic text notes are FREE. You will need to purchase credits if you wish to add photos, borders, and puzzles to your notes. 


Download The Bunk1 Parent Letter by Clicking Here