*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic escorted flights will not be offered for summer 2021
Getting To and From Camp
Parents may choose to either bring their child to and from camp or to fly them into the Reno-Tahoe airport. A charter bus or camp van brings campers to and from the Reno airport. There is no charge (per camper, each direction) for transportation to and from the Reno Airport on opening and closing days. For our camp family’s peace of mind, we will always have a staff member at your camper’s gate of arrival in Reno if they fly as an unaccompanied minor. On the return, we will always provide an escort to the gate and stay with the camper until the flight leaves. Flights into Reno are a great option for parents who do not wish to make the drive to camp, and are a fun way to start a summer camp adventure.
We also offer a staff-escorted nonstop flight to & from Southern California via LAX; please see below for more details about this option.
View our Covid-19 page for additional information on drop-off day.
Our recommended option this year as it affords you the flexibility to account for any potential changes in travel schedules. Please follow the signs to your designated drop-off location where our Directors will greet you. Campers, please stay in the car until a staff member screens and clears you to join the MMR community.
Our new opening and closing day protocols require staggered drop-off and pick-up times, please be prompt and keep to your allotted window. Take the time on the drive to start the goodbye process so that everyone can experience a smooth transition to and from MMR.
Although we cannot welcome camper parents into MMR to get their campers settled and tour the facilities, we hope you will find comfort and a welcome atmosphere at the check-in station. Here you will be able to chat with a Director, take a photo with your camper, and receive some treats for the trip back home!
Pick-Up At Camp on Closing Day
There is no program on closing day of session and the majority of our campers leave early on the bus to the airport. We request planning to pick your camper up between 8am-10am. A drive-by system similar to opening day will be in place and we request that parents do not leave the designated pick-up/drop-off location.
Our physical address is: Mountain Meadow Ranch, 704-950 Wingfield Road, Susanville, CA 96130. Not all GPS applications will get you to camp in the most efficient way. Please refer to our Driving Directions here Driving Directions.
RECOMMENDED LOCAL ACCOMMODATION
The Red Lion Inn – Susanville, CA (530) 257-3450
We will meet you at the Reno-Tahoe Airport, and your camper can join the camp van/bus! We will contact you within one week of the travel day to confirm the exact meeting time and location. Our new protocols require staggered drop-off and pick-up times, please be prompt and keep to your allotted time. Take the time on the drive to start the goodbye process so that everyone can experience a smooth transition to and from MMR.
A staff member wearing an MMR staff shirt will greet your camper at a TBD location and walk with them to the camp vans/bus for a quick drive to camp. Please arrange to arrive/depart the airport before or as close to noon as possible. If there is a time conflict please call to notify us!
Please submit all of your camper’s flight information in the Transportation Form once you’ve made arrangements.
* Note: there may be limited seats available on our shuttles to and from MMR and, if necessary, will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.
More Travel Tips
CAMP VANS TO/FROM AIRPORT
Our camp vans transport campers to and from the Reno Airport on Opening and Closing Day, free of charge. There will be a $75 fee for transportation from the airport on non-travel days. COVID-19 protocol indicates all must wear proper face covering while in camp vehicles unless drinking water. NOTE: All passengers must wear seatbelts at all times while traveling in MMR vehicles. No wrestling, yelling, moving about, rocking back and forth, or bouncing. All passengers must remain seated, face forward at all times, and campers who feel sick or need to use the rest room must tell the driver.
Many airlines now require UM and luggage fees to be paid at the departing airport on the day of travel. Please send your child with a prepaid credit card (minimum balance of $200) to cover any airline fees. Reno-Tahoe Airport does not accept cash, and our airport staff cannot cover these expenses.
Airline companies may require a designated person be identified in order to book for an unaccompanied minor. Please contact the office for this information.
Transportation form due June 1