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About the Transportation Form – Whether you are traveling to/from Chewonki on your own, or wish to use one of our shuttle services, please complete the Transportation Form before May 15. The Transportation Form may be found in the Forms & Documents section of your CampMinder account.
PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR TRANSPORTATION FORM ONLINE BY MAY 15
There are only two initial options to choose on the Transportation Form. If you are arriving by car, choose the CAR option and tell us who is coming and what time. If your child is traveling alone and you wish to use one of our shuttle services, choose BUS and click on the shuttle you are requesting.
IMPORTANT: All flight and bus travel itineraries should be emailed separately to Leslie Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to use our shuttle services please read the information below. Airport and bus station pickups are limited to designated travel dates/times and subject to availability.
Please note: Parents may need to make arrangements for a private limo service for flights or buses traveling outside of our shuttle windows. Communicate directly with Leslie Hunter on international flight times.
For families arriving at camp by car:
- On designated ARRIVAL days, plan to drop your child off between 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm.
- DEPARTURE days, please plan to pick your child up between 8:30 am – Noon
Good communication between parents and Chewonki is important.
Unaccompanied minor policies vary greatly between airlines and buses. Regulations have been getting progressively stricter, with new rules popping up frequently.
For children traveling alone to/from camp, Chewonki offers shuttle services on the following dates:
- June 25 – For international and west coast traveling participants ONLY, subject to pre-approval. Contact Leslie.
- June 26 – Opening Day, Session One, all programs
- July 9 – Arrival for 5-week wilderness trips – service to bus stations and Portland Airport only
- July 18 – Closing Day, Session One, Adventures for Girls and Wilderness Trips
- July 19 – Closing Day, Session One, Boys Camp
- July 21 – For international and west coast traveling participants ONLY, subject to pre-approval. Contact Leslie.
- July 22 – Opening Day, Session Two, all programs
- August 1 – Closing Day, Girls Camp 10-Day. Service to Portland Airport only
- August 13 – Closing Day, all programs, including international participants
Bus – Chewonki chartered New York City bus – June 26 This chaperoned shuttle is scheduled to run from New York City to Chewonki only on June 26. This is a direct shuttle with no other scheduled stops. The bus meets in front of the Hilton Grand Central Hotel, 304 East 42nd St. at 7:30 am. Shuttle fee: $250.00.
Bus – Concord Coach Lines – Boston South Station to Wiscasset Maine – Arrives in Wiscasset at 3:10 pm.
The Maine Coastal Route departs Boston at 11:35 am and arrives in Wiscasset at 3:10 pm. We are only able to greet campers at this arrival time. Please do not book bus trips that arrive at other times. The Wiscasset shuttle is free. Note: Must be 12 and over, ID now required.
Bus – Concord Plus Coach Lines – New York City to Portland Maine – Arrives in Portland at 2:30 pm.
Concord requires unaccompanied riders be aged 16 and over and reservations must be made in advance. Chewonki will pick up participants for the bus arriving in Portland at 2:30 pm ONLY. Shuttle service fee for Portland: $75. Note: Must 16 and over, ID now required
Air – Portland International Jetport (PWM) (50 mi from Chewonki)
Book flights on arrival days to arrive between 9:00 am (EST) and 3:00 pm (EST). Shuttle fee: $75.00.
Air – Boston Logan Airport* (BOS) (150 mi from Chewonki)
Book flights on arrival days to arrive between Noon (EST) and 7:00 pm (EST). Shuttle fee: $175.00.
NEW FOR 2018: We are only able to provide transportation from Boston’s Logan airport for our INTERNATIONAL AND WEST COAST camper flights. All others should fly into Portland.
A NOTE ABOUT BOSTON LOGAN AIRPORT – Shuttle travel time between Boston and Chewonki is a minimum of 3 ½ hours each way. Adding time for customs (if international) and the likely event of waiting for other participants to arrive/depart, you can count on a long day of travel for your child.
Bus – Chewonki chartered New York City bus – August 13 (350 mi from Chewonki) This chaperoned shuttle is scheduled to run from Chewonki to New York City only on August 13. This is a direct shuttle with no other scheduled stops. The bus meets parents in front of the Intercontinental Barclay Hotel, 111 East 48th (one-way east) at 2:30 pm. Shuttle fee: $250.00.
Bus – Concord Coach Lines – Wiscasset Maine to Boston South Station – Arrives in Boston at 1:25 pm.
The bus departs Wiscasset at 9:50 am and arrives in Boston at 1:25 pm. We are only able to board campers at this departure time. Please do not book bus trips that depart at other times. The Wiscasset shuttle is free. Note: Must 12 and over, ID now required
Bus – Concord Plus Coach Lines – Portland/New York City – Arrives in Manhattan at 6:00 pm
Concord Plus Coach Lines has direct service between Portland, Maine and New York City. Seating is limited and reservations must be made in advance. Chewonki will drop off participants for the bus departing Portland at 12:00 Noon and arriving in NYC at 6:00 pm ONLY. Shuttle service fee for Portland: $75 (For participants age 16 and over. ID required)
Air – Portland International Jetport (PWM) (50 mi from Chewonki)
Book flights on departure days to depart between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm (EST). Shuttle fee: $75.00.
Air – Boston Logan Airport* (BOS) (150 miles from Chewonki)
Book flights on departure days to depart between Noon and 8:00 pm (EST). Shuttle fee: $175.00.
* NEW FOR 2018: We are only able to provide transportation to Boston’s Logan airport for our INTERNATIONAL AND WEST COAST camper flights.
Girls 10-Day – August 1 – Portland flight departure window 9:00 – 3:00
Please note: Parents may need to make arrangements for a private limo service for flights departing outside of these times. Communicate directly with Leslie Hunter on international flight times.
Travel plans and requests for shuttle seats must be made by May 15. Arrangements made after May 15 are subject to availability and will incur a $50 late booking fee. Parents who request travel-related services must have a credit card on file. Your credit card number may be entered directly into your account on our website (CampMinder) or you may call the business office to provide this information. Fees for all travel-related services, including no shows, will be automatically charged to that credit card on the day service is provided. (These fees include, but are not limited to, transportation, unaccompanied minor charges, transit baggage fees and shipping.) Note: Chewonki is not responsible for carrier delays and schedule changes.
Summary of Chewonki shuttle fees (to and from):
Wiscasset: no charge
New York Bus (June 26 and August 13): $250.
Late Booking Fee (After May 15th): $50.
Luggage shipped to camp should arrive no more than two weeks prior to the start date of the program. Please note when selecting baggage options from Chewonki: We do not ship internationally without proper documentation and prepaid shipping tags.
For information on the Midcoast Maine area, including local transportation and lodging, please visit their website.
If you have any questions on travel contact Leslie Hunter, Summer Program Assistant at (207) 882-7323 x-104.