You are encouraged to send mail. Be positive in your letters as they can trigger homesickness.

It is recommended that you send self-addressed, stamped envelopes with your camper. Keep in mind that lickable envelopes don't do well in humidity.

It takes 3–4 days for mail to arrive at camp. Send mail ahead of time, and we’ll save it for your camper when they are here.

Address mail to:

Your Camper’s Name
YMCA Camp Icaghowan
899A – 115th St.
Amery, WI 54001


Campers love to receive packages! We ask that treats be in single serving sizes and that there is enough for the entire cabin group. The simple act of sharing treats from a package encourages cabin unity.

Avoid snacks with peanuts because of possible allergies in the cabin. Please waive the signature for express packages.


We highly encourage written letters. If you send an email to your camper, it will be printed and put in with the regular mail. Your camper will not be able to respond.

Please, no attachments.

Parent Handbook