Opening Day and Buses
We are requiring all campers to take the bus to and from camp. There are various bus stops that will be convenient for everyone. This is a time for campers to start forming friendships and creating memories. We also feel that having vehicles coming and going interferes with our regular camp day.
We have made this process very easy, On our website if you click on our forms page, you will see a link for the bus, Click the link, fill out it out, hit send and we are all set. If you have more than one camper,
you must do this for each one.
Those coming the First 4 weeks will take the bus to camp from one of our 4 designated spots below and going home they would take the bus back to Woodbury commons at the end of their 4 week stay. Those coming for the last 3 weeks of the summer will take the bus from Woodbury Commons to Camp on their opening day and then take the bus home to one of the designated spots below. Parents will not pick their kids up from camp after 4 weeks or bring their kids to camp for the last 3 weeks.
Vehicles will not be allowed on campus during the summer.
Below are our bus pickup locations on opening day, specific morning times will be noted on our Bus Choice Form. On our last day of the summer, we will also use these locations as our final bus drop off points.
- Long Island – Macy’s Manhasset – Parking Lot -1100 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY – (Macy’s borders Community Drive as well)
- Central New Jersey – JCPenney Parking Lot – Woodbridge Center Mall, Routes 1and 9, Woodbridge, NJ (Parking lot is next to Route 9 Marquee across from JCPenney)
- Northern New Jersey – Montvale NJ “Park & Ride” at Garden State Parkway Rest stop, Montvale, NJ (4 Miles North of Exit 165)
- Westchester – Office Complex Parking Lot at 555 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY
What happens at the bus stop?
Please plan on arriving at least 30 minutes early to the bus departure location you have chosen.
Each bus will be staffed by a bus captain and a staff of Lakota counselors.
When the buses arrive please check in with the bus captain.
If you have brought any medication that requires refrigeration, please bring this directly to the bus captain. Other, non-refrigerated items which need to be stored in the infirmary should be turned in to the bus captain as well. Please be sure all medication is sealed in a Ziploc bag with your child’s name.
Please listen carefully to the announcements made by the camp’s administrative staff . Your cooperation at the bus stop will go a long way in ensuring a smooth departure.