Your daughter's mailing address while at camp is:
Your Daughter's Name (first and last name)
101 Keystone Camp Road
Brevard, NC 28712
When you write your daughter, it is generally best to ask about her experiences at camp or to comment on what she has already written. Numerous references to home, family, pets or saying "we miss you" excessively can turn a borderline homesickness case into a full-blown case. If you have concerns about the letters you receive, we are happy to help. You can call the camp office, which is open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For additional news from camp, you will receive a letter from your daughter's counselor during the session.
No Package Policy
Our philosophy is that allowing packages creates a competitive environment with campers trying to receive the best package or the most packages. With this in mind, the only packages accepted at Keystone Camp will be fruit baskets containing only fresh fruit in its natural state (unpeeled and unprocessed). Main Street, Ltd. in Brevard prepares and delivers beautiful fruit baskets. Their phone number is 800-248-2267. If you choose to send fruit on your own, be sure that the contents are written clearly on the outside of the box. ALL OTHER PACKAGES WILL BE RETURNED TO SENDER UNOPENED. We consider a package to be anything bigger than a standard sized envelope. Envelopes must also be flat, so please no magazines, books, pens, charms, or other trinkets. Absolutely no candy or gum please. Please help us by letting any appropriate friends and family know about this policy.
If your camper has forgotten something essential from home, our Tuck Mom can purchase overlooked necessities in Brevard. Thank you for your support on this tough subject.
Since our phone facilities are very limited, we do not permit campers to use the phone except in the case of an emergency, and then the director must clear the call. If you have concerns about your daughter, please feel free to call Page or Deb at 828-884-9125.
Faxes can be received from 8:00 a.m. until noon, Monday through Friday and will be included with the mail after lunch each day. We ask that you adhere to the 8:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. hours for sending faxes so that we are able to use our fax machine for other business purposes each afternoon. The charge for receiving a fax will be $1.00 per page and will be taken out of your daughter's Tuck Shop account. The fax number at Keystone is 828-883-8234.
Keystone offers a one-way email service in which parents are able to send emails to their camper through your account on our webpage. The emails are printed daily and are delivered to your camper's mailbox. Emails are $1.00 each and are charged to the Tuck Shop account.
Food & Packages
Our philosophy is that allowing packages creates a competitive environment with campers trying to receive the best package or the most packages. With this in mind, the only packages accepted at Keystone Camp will be fruit baskets containing only fresh fruit in its natural state (unpeeled and unprocessed). Main Street Limited in Brevard prepares and delivers beautiful fruit baskets. Their Phone number is 1-800-248-2267 or online at Camp Pacs. If you choose to send fruit on your own, be sure that the contents are written clearly on the outside of the box. ALL OTHER PACKAGES WILL BE RETURNED TO SENDER UNOPENED. We consider a package to be anything bigger than a standard sized envelope. Envelopes must also be flat, so please no magazines, books, pens, charms, or other trinkets. Absolutely no candy or gum please. Please help us by letting any appropriate friends and family know about this policy.
If your camper has forgotten something essential from home, please call the camp office to have it approved before being sent. If it is not approved, it will be returned unopened. Also, our Tuck Mom can purchase overlooked necessities in Brevard. Thank you for your support on this tough subject.
Attending camp provides an extraordinary opportunity for campers to gain the selfreliance, self-confidence, and independence important to a young girl's development. Therefore, the camp program should not be interrupted with visits by parents and relatives. We highly recommend parents visit on opening and closing days of the camp session. At this time, parents are encouraged to meet the staff and view the camp facility. There are no facilities for housing or feeding guests at camp.
If you are new to Keystone and would like to visit camp before the summer season, we would be happy to give you a tour. Simply call the camp office to make an appointment.
Please be aware that the week before camp, as well as the day between sessions are busy planning times and are not convenient.
Non-discrimination Policy & Civil Rights Fact Sheet
As a permit holder for group activities on public lands (Pisgah National Forest, etc.) we comply with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: and Title IX of the Educations Amendments of 1973; and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975:
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."
I never got to be a camper as a kid. My only experiences of camp have been in the role of counselor at Keystone, and given how much I love it I can only imagine being a camper is that much better. Helping to make camp fun, seeing campers achieve goals they never thought possible, being part of an amazing community, and so much more make summers at Keystone the best part of my year.
Working at Keystone Camp is like being part of a family. You always have endless support and encouragement from all staff members any time of the day. Being a part of this family has given me the opportunity to form life-long friendships, learn new skills, and make a lasting impact on campers’ lives. At camp you are always encouraged to be the best version of yourself, to be there and to love one another and I think that’s what makes Keystone such a special community.
For me, Keystone was a place where I was able to step out of my comfort zone, and finally find a place where I belonged. I met amazing people and built everlasting friendships that I will be forever grateful. Keystone will always be a special place for me, and I cannot wait to spend another summer there!
I think what you all do, and the things that you stand for, are incredible.
Reading Page’s blog over the last 4 weeks and watching daily photos, not only I felt I was there, but I also realized it was more than a job, but your true caring commitment in building our child.
The girls had an excellent experience with the fun activities, learning opportunities, and terrific friends and role models!
Madeleine went on and on about the food…NEVER has she been that excited about food!
I am forever in your debt for helping my daughters grow, keeping watch, showing them right from wrong, building that self-confidence, allowing them to become self-aware and loving them.
In Grayson’s short week at Keystone you returned to us a more confident, independent girl.
Your daily blog and photo meant the world to this nervous mama!
Grayson speaks fondly of Keystone on a daily basis! She is begging to go back for two weeks next year.
We are very proud of Morgan’s independence, willingness to try new things, and being accepting of others.
We know Keystone played an important role in the foundation of her success.