How Do I Communicate With My Child?

How Do I Communicate With My Child?

We know that staying in touch with your child is important to you, just as communication from home is important at camp. Though we do not have visiting days or access to phones for your camper to contact you there are several ways you can be in touch while they are at camp. 

Letters and Packages! We go to the post office every weekday (they are closed Saturday and Sunday) to get letters and packages that you send. Our office processes the mail and sends letters into camp the afternoon we receive them. Packages are given out the next day after lunch. The USPS address is
[Your camper's full name]
Camp Winnarainbow
PO Box 1359
Laytonville, CA 95454

UPS and FedEx is
[Your camper's full name]
Camp Winnarainbow
50350 N. Highway 101
Laytonville, CA 95454

Phone! We are encouraging your campers to be "unplugged" from electronics at camp. Sometimes as parents we just want to talk to our kids! We have seen this cause homesickness where they may not have been having any. We do offer check-ins for you if you give us a call at (707) 984-6507; we will have the supervisor who works with your camper's tipi counselors discreetly check on your child specifically and call you back within 24 hours with an update any time during the session. 

Email and Fax! Email your child at arainbow@mcn.org or fax to (707) 984-8087 we will print the email/fax and send it with the letters from the USPS that afternoon. Please include your camper's FULL NAME (if you know what tipi they're in, include that as well. If not no worries, we do!) in the subject for email, at the top of the page for faxes. 


Care Packages! Care packages are a fun thing to send and a fun thing to get. Page 13 of our Family Handbook has lists of good things to send and things not to send. Keep in mind that any food items should be able to be eaten that afternoon as stored food can attract critters.