Transportation at Camp
Transportation by Camp
You will be happy to know that we can drive your children to and from camp each day as part of your tuition. Your child is not only guaranteed to make it to camp on-time but it’s also hassle-free for you.
Getting to and from camp is our first important activity of the day. The camp day truly begins when your child is picked up and does not conclude until he/she is safely returned to your home. We have concentrated on providing a safe and efficient camp transportation program since 1973 through our door to door service. We carefully select the best type of vehicle for each geographical situation and route. SSDC utilizes school buses, school bus vans, approved 2018 or later 14 passenger Transit Vans, and staff owned vehicles.
Buses are driven by Commercial Drivers Licensed (CDL) drivers. All camp drivers must be 21+ years of age. All drivers must have a safe personal driving record and pass the camp’s insurance server’s stringent protocol for safe driving. Driver license and background checks are verified through the bus company or by camp. All vehicles used by camp for transportation are fully licensed and insured.
In addition to the professionally trained and experienced bus drivers, SSDC provides a Bus Counselor on all school buses. The role of the Bus Counselor is to take attendance, be sure that the children are seated, provide leadership to assist the campers in every way possible and help to ensure the safety of all campers.
We provide transportation throughout Bucks County, Montgomery County, and some areas of Philadelphia. Some of our stops include, but are not limited to: Huntingdon Valley, Holland, Ivyland, Richboro, Newtown, Warrington, Upper Dublin, Hatboro-Horsham, Abington, Cheltenham and Jamison. We cannot accept requests for specific drivers or modes of transportation. Your transportation may not necessarily be the same from summer to summer. You will be notified approximately one to two weeks before camp begins concerning your child’s pick-up time by the driver or bus supervisor.
Special Notes about Transportation:
- Choice of transportation mode for all campers is made by the Transportation Supervisor in conjunction with the camp’s Executive Director.
- All campers are picked up and returned to the same address each day in the same vehicle.
- Based on PA State regulations, some children must be placed in special seating (car or booster seats).
- Any requests for extra transportation accommodations may result in additional costs.
- Changes in the mode or location of your child’s transportation must be approved by the Transportation Supervisor.
Our job is making sure our campers enjoy every part of their day and their ride to and from camp is no exception! Our Transportation Supervisor will be happy to help you with any questions or concerns about transportation.
Parent Transportation (Parent Self-Trans)
In addition to Camp Transportation, we offer a Parent Transportation Option. The Parent Transportation Option (Parent Self Trans) allows you to drop-off/pick- up your child at camp. If you choose this option, you will be entitled to a transportation rebate. You will receive detailed instructions prior to the first camp day regarding drop-off and pick-up procedures.
The following constitutes Parent Self Trans:
- Campers must be dropped off at camp between 8:30am and 9:10am
- Campers must be picked up between 4:05pm and 4:15pm
- A detailed information packet will be mailed to you prior to camp.
Give us a call if you have any specific questions about transportation to and from your area.
SSDC’s PARENT RESOURCES
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