Getting to Camp

~ Please carefully review the information below for the 2022 season ~

We require parents to enter their travel plans into CampInTouch before May 15, 2022 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 CampInTouch account. If you have any questions on travel, please contact Andrea Temple at (207) 656-1150 or email atemple@chewonki.org.

Arriving and Departing by Vehicle

CampInTouch Selection: Car

  • Arrival Day Drop Off: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Departure Day Pickup: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

More specific details will be sent as we get closer to arrival day.

Chewonki Shuttle Services

Camper travel plans and requests for shuttle services must be made by May 15, 2022 to avoid late fees. Chewonki does not provide unaccompanied minor services for the plane, train or bus ride. Campers will be met at (or taken to) their designated handoff by a Chewonki chaperone. Traveling outside of our recommended travel times will likely leave your child without supervision or anyone to meet them. If an unavoidable travel delay occurs please call as soon as possible so that an alternative plan can be facilitated. In turn, we will contact you if we experience any travel delays. Under no circumstances will we leave a meeting place without accounting for every child.

For long trips, please plan to board your child with a healthy bagged lunch and/or snacks. Chewonki will provide water.

A word about unaccompanied minor travel:
Due to heavy travel to and from Maine in the summer months, we encourage you to make your camper’s travel reservations as soon as possible to obtain the best rates and schedule. Most airlines offer or require that you purchase an unaccompanied minor service, which ensures that your child is boarded onto the aircraft, chaperoned during connections, and turned over to the appropriate person upon arrival at their final destination. This will help minimize the challenges that our chaperones face when checking your camper in at their flight. Each travel service has their own policies, rates and services, so please check with the company for specifics. Any “unaccompanied minor” charges that we may have to pay will be reflected on your final bill. In cases of double payments for unaccompanied minor fees, it will be your responsibility to follow up with your airline. We will have paid cash to the airline, and will supply the receipt showing the fees we paid for your child.

COVID-19 Chewonki Shuttle Policies

  • Before boarding the shuttle, participants must have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours and undergo a COVID-19 health screen consisting of questions and a temperature check.
  • Before entering and upon exiting the vehicle all passengers will sanitize hands.
  • All vehicle occupants must wear a mask while traveling in the shuttle.
  • The driver will maintain adequate and reasonable airflow throughout the vehicle without using the recirculating airflow setting.

Shuttle Fees

Parents who request travel-related services must have a credit card on file. Your credit card number may be entered directly into your CampInTouch account or you may call the business office to provide that 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.) Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to avoid being charged. Note: Shuttle Fees are one way
Shuttle Location: Fee
  • Wiscasset, ME: no charge
  • Portland, ME: $75.00
  • Boston, MA: $175.00
  • New York City, NY and New Haven, CT: $250.00
  • Late Booking Fee (after May 15, 2022): $50.00
  • Unaccompanied Minor Charges: cost
  • Baggage Fee: cost
  • Shipping: cost
  • Shuttle Schedule Information

    Shuttle confirmations will be sent 48 hours prior to pickup.
    When booking flights please adhere to the windows provided. We are only able to greet campers at these arrival times. Please do not book trips that arrive at other times.

    Helpful links when planning your travel plans
    Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
    Portland International Jetport (PWM)
    Amtrak Downeaster Train
    Concord Coachlines Commercial Bus
    For information on the Midcoast Maine area.

    Thank you for your careful planning and attention to detail, allowing us to provide safe travel to and from Chewonki. Please be in touch with Andrea Temple at atemple@chewonki.org if you have any questions.

    2022 Shuttle Schedule

    * Check Individual Airlines for unaccompanied minor policies. Additional charges may apply.

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