Keeping in Touch


We know that being away from your child can be difficult. That’s why it’s so important to understand how to best keep in touch with her, and us, during the session.

Phone Calls and Emails:

The use of a phone or email is not available to our campers during the session. Campers are not permitted to have cell phones in camp.

It is important to remember that camp is an ideal place for your camper to increase self-confidence and independence. Phone conversations can significantly impede this growth and development, and despite best intentions, direct phone contact with campers nearly always escalates or intensifies homesickness. Additionally, if we let every camper call home even once, the phones would be tied up, and we need our lines open for everyone’s safety.

For those reasons, phone calls to your camper are strongly discouraged. The best way to communicate with your camper directly is through postal (snail) mail.

contact by email

You are always welcome to call or e-mail the camp directors to check on your child’s well being or to discuss any questions or concerns that may arise. The office is open from 8:00am to 10:00pm while camp is in session. The phone number is (845) 942-4508. During meals or all-camp activities an answering machine may pick up your call. We’ll call you back as soon as we are able.

In the event of a public emergency, you will be contacted by camp officials via a blast email. We will use the parent/guardian emails we have on-file through our registration software - so please be sure this is an email account you check often. If you have any questions, please check our website - emergency information and updates will be posted there. If you need further information or need to get a message to camp, please call the registrar at 631-351-1657. Please do not call camp. Incoming calls will block our communication system and jeopardize our ability to manage the situation at camp.

Sending Mail and Packages:
send a package

Everyone loves a care package! However, please do not send food, candy, or gum to camp. Magazines, comics, and games are just as appreciated, and these items don’t attract wildlife or insects. Any food sent to campers will be confiscated and not returned.

UPS and FedEx are able to make deliveries directly to camp – so please send heavy and large packages through either of these two services. ONLY UPS and FedEx can deliver to the Bear Mountain address! One of our staff members picks up the mail from the PO Box in Sloatsburg during weekdays only.

Use this address for LETTERS and Amazon packages sent by US Mail (USPS):

Your Camper’s Name
Your Camper’s Cabin or Tent Number
Camp Ma-He-Tu
PO Box 195
Sloatsburg, NY 10974

Use this address for PACKAGES sent by
FedEx or UPS:

Your Camper’s Name
Your Camper’s Cabin or Tent Number
Camp Ma-He-Tu
520 Seven Lakes Drive
Bear Mountain, NY 10911

No Visiting:
send letter

Visiting camp during the two-week session is not permitted. Camp Ma-He-Tu and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission prohibit visits from parents during a camping session.