Date published: April 26th, 2017 | By Matthew
Hello 2017 Parents!
This is email #5 in the pre-camp series. It's about transportation and shipping. You will find a corresponding form in your CampMinder account.
The campsite address is 6565 Creek Rd. Newport PA 17074. Please use this for GPS, for luggage, and for camper mail.
The business address is 6514 Creek Rd. Newport PA 17074. Please use this for business purposes.
(It's not a big deal if you mix them up.)
You have four travel options: car (i.e., you drive), plane, train, and the Longacre Bus (which is actually a minivan). We charge fees for the plane, train and bus, which you can find in CampMinder.
You are welcome to bring your child here by car, and we encourage you to do so if you can. Click here for location information.
In our rural area, GPS can lead drivers astray within one mile of camp, so please bring driving directions even if you do not intend to use them.
Please plan to arrive between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Plane (choose "Bus" in CampMinder)
For domestic flights, we will happily meet your child at Harrisburg International Airport (MDT).
Please schedule arrivals between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and departures between 9:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m.
When your child's plane arrives, we will be waiting on the other side of security (not at your child’s gate). We will text you a picture of the counselor the day before your child’s arrival.
Train (choose "Bus" in CampMinder)
If coming by train, we will meet your child at the Harrisburg Amtrak station. Please schedule arrivals between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m and departures between 9:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m.
When your child's train arrives, we will be waiting in the main lobby (not on the train platform). We will text you a picture of the counselor the day before your child’s arrival.
The Longacre Bus (it's actually a minivan)
The Longacre Bus picks up and drops off at:
- Tarrytown, NY (for Connecticut and New York City) at Double Tree Hilton Hotel, 455 S. Broadway.
- Saddle Brook, NJ (for Northern New Jersey) at Garden Plaza Hotel, 129 Pehle Ave.
- King of Prussia, PA (for Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey) at Red Lobster, 425 W. DeKalb Pike.
- College Park, MD (for Baltimore and Washington) at IKEA, 10100 Baltimore Ave.
Here are the pickup and drop off times:
LocationBus Departs for LongacreBus Arrives from Longacre
Tarrytown11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Saddle Brook12:30 p.m.11:30 a.m.
King of Prussia11:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
College Park11:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Please arrive a few minutes early so as not to hold up the bus.
You may bring one carry-on and one bike.
You must ship trunks and duffles via UPS or FedEx because the minivans are stuffed to the gills with six kids, a driver and everyone's carry-on luggage.
If you are traveling by car, of course you can bring your luggage with you.
Otherwise, you must ship your trunk or duffel (via UPS or FedEx). We do not have room in the minivans for everyone’s trunks and duffles. This includes train and plane passengers.
When you ship, please make sure both the student’s name and “Longacre Leadership Camp” are clearly printed on your luggage.
To ensure your items arrive on time, please ship them five days in advance.
Questions? You can always reach me at 717-567-3349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owner / Director
Longacre Leadership Camp
Here are all the links to the Pre-Camp Email Series and to CampMinder.