Parent Handbook – Transportation and Baggage

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Procedures at departure point

 

  1. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure time. Check in with the Trip Leader and have your child go directly to his or her assigned bus with any carry-on luggage. 
  1. Please provide your child with a bag lunch, including a drink. Please do not send excessive food or sweets on the bus. Any food unconsumed on the bus is thrown away upon arrival at camp.   As we have campers with allergies riding the bus, please do not send any foods containing nuts. 
  1. Please limit carry-on luggage to one piece per child. ALL CARRY-ON LUGGAGE MUST HAVE CAMPER’S NAME CLEARLY PRINTED ON THEM. 
  1. If you should miss the camp bus, please call camp immediately at (518) 623-9635 for further instructions. 
  1. We have bus staff at the bus departure point to ensure that all campers get a seat on the bus.  We ask parents to stay off the bus so that our staff can help get the children into seats and settled.
Baggage Instructions

All campers must pre-ship their baggage to camp.

CEL Baggage (Metro NY, NJ, CT, Montreal):  CEL Baggage is a baggage service we operate and provides regional baggage drop-off and pick-up service at convenient locations around the NY metro area and Montreal. It is the most economical way to ship baggage too. As this service is provided by Echo Lake personnel, and baggage goes directly to camp, there is no need to lock any baggage.

Camp Trucking (Entire United States and Canada):  Camp Trucking provides door-to-door pick­up and drop-off service. You will receive information from Camp Trucking about their service at the end of April and they will advise you around June 1st as to the exact date of your pick-up. We suggest that all baggage shipped via Camp Trucking be locked. Please make sure we receive your child’s baggage combinations at office@campecholake.com by June 15th.

Please remember to submit your child’s baggage method in the forms section of the parent dashboard.

CEL Baggage times and locations

Please note, these are TENTATIVE times and locations for 2017.

CEL Baggage Stop June 18th Pick Up August 15th Drop-off Location Map
Paramus NJ 12:00pm–12:15pm 5:00pm – 5:30pm NIA – 66 Route 17 Main Parking Lot in Paramus is 1/3 mile north of the intersection of Routes 4  17 on the Northbound side of 17 just north of the Holiday Inn. [map]
Chappaqua NY 11:30am – 11:45am 5:00pm – 5:30pm Robert E. Bell Middle School – South Greeley Avenue.  Exit Saw Mill Parkway at Exit 32 to Route 120 South/Quaker Road and follow it to the end staying to the right when it splits.  Turn right at the stop sign onto South Greeley Avenue.  School parking lot is on the left after the athletic field. [map]
Livingston NJ 11:45am – 12:00pm 7:30pm – 8:00pm Livingston Mall – Walnut Street & South Orange Avenue. Truck will be in the Park and Ride lot closest to the Walnut Street entrance. [map]
Manhasset NY 9:00am – 9:30am 6:00pm – 6:30pm TGI Friday’s- 1445 Northern Boulevard just east of Shelter Rock Road. [map]
Montreal Canada 11:00am – 11:30am 5:00pm – 5:30pm Hampstead Elementary School at 83 Ave Thurlow Hampstead Quebec. [map]
New York City 9:00am – 9:30am 5:00pm – 5:30pm West End Towers – On 63rd St. just west of West End Avenue. [map]
White Plains NY 9:00am – 9:30am 7:30pm – 8:00pm Congregation Kol Ami 252 Soundview Ave White Plains NY 10606 [map]
Transportation To Camp

TO CAMP – SATURDAY, JUNE 24th 2017

Bus Stop Departure Time Address Map
Long Island  10:30 AM T.G.I. Friday’s at 1445 Northern Boulevard Manhasset [map]
Manhattan  10:30 AM Fifth Avenue between 85th and 86th Street on the west side of the street [map]
Montreal  11:00 AM Hampstead Elementary School at 83 Ave Thurlow Hampstead Quebec [map]
Westchester / Connecticut / Riverdale / Rockland 10:30 AM Congregation Kol Ami 252 Soundview Ave White Plains NY 10606 [map]
New Jersey  11:00 AM Paramus Catholic 425 Paramus Rd. Paramus NJ 07652 [map]

Any family not covered by this transportation schedule or any family making special transportation plans should contact our office prior to June 1st.

Transportation Home

FROM CAMP – SUNDAY, AUGUST 13th 2017

Bus Stop Approx. Arrival Time Address Map
Long Island  12:45pm – 1:15pm T.G.I. Friday’s at 1445 Northern Boulevard Manhasset  [map]
Manhattan  1:00pm – 1:30pm Fifth Avenue between 85th and 86th Street on the west side of the street  [map]
Montreal  12:15pm – 12:45pm Hampstead Elementary School at 83 Ave Thurlow Hampstead Quebec  [map]
Westchester / Connecticut / Riverdale / Rockland 12:45pm – 1:15pm Congregation Kol Ami 252 Soundview Ave White Plains NY 10606 [map]
New Jersey  12:45pm – 1:15pm Paramus Catholic 425 Paramus Rd. Paramus NJ 07652  [map]

Any family not covered by this transportation schedule or any family making special transportation plans should contact our office prior to June 1st.

IntroductionImportant Dates | Health and Medical | Transportation and Baggage | Visiting Camp 
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