We require parents to enter their child’s travel plans into CampMinder before May 15 – whether you are traveling to/from Chewonki on your own or wish to use one of our shuttle services. The transportation form may be found in the Forms & Documents section of your CampMinder account.
PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR TRANSPORTATION FORM ONLINE BY MAY 15
NEW FOR 2017: 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. You will no longer have the option of putting in flight information. All travel itineraries should be emailed separately to Leslie Hunter at email@example.com
If you would like to use our shuttle services please read the information below. Airport and bus station pick ups 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.
On designated arrival days, plan to drop your child off between 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm. (Please refer to your specific program for the arrival day.)
Arrival Shuttle Information:
Where we can pick up your child(ren):
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 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: $150.00.
*A NOTE ABOUT AIRPORT TRAVEL – when considering which airport to fly thru please keep in mind that travel by van 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, could mean an extra half day of travel for your child. Regardless of which airport you choose, you must book flights that arrive between the windows listed on this sheet.
On Departure days, please plan to pick your child up between 8:30 am – Noon. (Please refer to your specific program for the departure day.)
Departure Shuttle Information:
Bus – Chewonki chartered New York City bus – August 14 (350 mi from Chewonki)
This chaperoned shuttle is scheduled to run from Chewonki to New York City only on August 14 and is subject to minimum ridership. 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 now 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: $150.00.
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 Portland: $75. Boston: $150. New York Bus (August 14): $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.
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. If you have any questions on travel please contact Leslie Hunter, Summer Program Assistant at (207) 882-7323 x-104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good communication between parents and Chewonki is important.
Unaccompanied minor policies vary greatly between airlines, buses and trains. Regulations have been getting progressively stricter, with new rules popping up frequently. For children traveling alone to/from camp, Chewonki offers limited shuttle services on the following dates:
- June 26 – for internationally traveling participants ONLY, subject to pre-approval
- June 27 – Opening Day, Session One, all programs
- July 19 – Closing Day, Session One, Adventures for Girls and Wilderness Trips
- July 20 – Closing Day, Session One, Boys Camp
- July 23 – Opening Day, Session Two, all programs
- August 14 – Closing Day, all programs, including international participants
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.