Camp Tannadoonah has partnered with Bunk1 to provide email service for campers. Bunk1’s secure, easy to use, website services let you stay in touch with your camper while they’re away at camp. Get started today!
- Start by going to Tannadoonah’s Bunk1 website
- Sign in if you already have an account. Or click “register here” to create a new account.
- The invitation code is TANNA2017
- Fill out all the required information.
- Purchase Bunk Note credits (you will need a credit card)
- Then send an email to your camper!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I send a Bunk Note (email) to my child?
After registering, simply sign in and click on the Bunk Notes button. Enter your camper’s name, select their cabin, type your message, and hit the “Send” button.
What do the Bunk Notes cost?
Bunk Note credits cost $1 each (or less) and are purchased in packs of various sizes (6 for $6, 14 for $11.90, or 30 for $19.95).
Why do I have to pay to send Bunk Notes?
Each morning, the Bunk Notes system bundles and sorts the messages for us to print out and distribute to campers. It also protects us from computer viruses and allows us to easily manage these emails. Your payment helps us cover the cost of the system, paper, ink, and labor and, more importantly, frees us to do what we do best – be with your kids!
When are emails delivered?
We print out the emails each day after lunch, and hand them out to campers after evening free swim (around 5:30pm). Your email must be sent by 4pm EDT to be delivered the same day! Emails received after 4pm EDT will be delivered the next day after free swim. Emails received after 4pm on Friday will not get to your camper.
Can my camper send email back?
No, campers do not have access to any electronics during their time at Camp Tannadoonah. We want to provide a technology-free camp experience to give youth a break from the modern world. Parents will be contacted by camp staff if there is a problem.
Can other relatives send email to my child?
Certainly. Once you have set up your account, you will be able to invite other people to access these services.
What do I do if I lost my username and password?
You can get it online by going to Tannadoonah’s Bunk1 website and click the “forgot your password?” link. You will receive an email with your username and password within a few minutes.
Questions or problems?
Email Tips for Parents
- DO write about… Ask lots of questions about camp life. What activities has your camper tried? Which are his favorites? What is her favorite camp meal so far? Ask about bunk mates, school friends, siblings, and new pals. This invites them to write back to you with answers! It’s also great to remind your campers that you can’t wait to hear everything about camp, that you are proud of them, and that you hope they are learning new skills. This is a great comfort, and it reminds your children that you’re happy to send them to camp.
- DON’T write about… Be careful about mentioning what your camper is missing at home, and try not to say “I miss you” too much. Send your love, not your anxiety! To minimize worry and homesickness, save mild bad news for when your camper comes home (for example, if the family pet isn’t doing so well). If you have serious bad news to share, always call us (574-387-6095) instead of including it in a letter.
- If you get a homesick letter… When responding to a letter from your homesick camper, empathize with how they’re feeling, but reiterate that you’re proud of them for going to camp. It’s also important to remember that letters are mostly written during down time – which is when homesickness can occur. More resources about homesickness are available from the American Camp Association.
- Time flies. Remember that by the time you receive a “low” letter, it is already a few days old, and your camper’s concerns have likely already been solved and forgotten about! If you are truly worried, call us (574-387-6095) and we will check in with your camper’s counselors.