Letters, Packages, & Email
Everyone loves to get mail! Letters can be sent to your child addressed to:
Camper’s name (Cabin if known)
YMCA Camp Al-Gon-Quian
P.O. Box 4188, Burt Lake, MI 49717
You may even wish to send a letter early for your camper to receive the first full day of Camp. Please remember to keep your letters cheerful and supportive! Campers are encouraged to write home during the session. Pre-addressed and stamped envelopes with stationary are helpful. Please remember when sending mail that we are in a rural area and mail coming in or going out can take an extra day or two to reach us. Do not worry if you do not receive mail—it means your child is active and happy.
Campers often look forward to receiving care packages.*Books, crossword puzzles, playing cards and magazines are all suggested items to include in a care package. Camp Al-Gon-Quian does allow campers to have a reasonable amount of snack food, but only if it is stored in an airtight container. Boxes full of treats are an invitation for mice, raccoons, skunks or chipmunks. Their sense of smell is much more sensitive than ours, and packages containing food are easy targets for hungry animals. Airtight containers keep animals and insects out of the food and away from our buildings. Camp Al-Gon-Quian will not provide storage containers or be responsible for lost or stolen food items or packages destroyed by animals. UPS, USPS and FedEx all deliver daily to Camp, but packages must be sent to Camp’s street address:
Camper’s name (cabin if known)
YMCA Camp Al-Gon-Quian
9928 M-68, Burt Lake, MI 49717
*Please be mindful that care packages are often a source of cabin conflict. Keep packages modest in size and content. Encourage your child to share with his/her cabin-mates.
Note: We sometimes get confused with Camp Algonquin in Hastings, MI. Please make sure to follow our mailing address guidelines for letters and packages to ensure that your camper receives their package.
Found on your CampInTouch Account, you can choose to purchase CampStamps to send one-way emails to your camper, which are printed daily and distributed at the same time as regular mail. Additionally, you can set up guest accounts for relatives and friends to join in on the experience of viewing camp photos and sending email through a password-protected account.