Getting to camp is the beginning of the adventure – enjoy the journey! There are a few ways to get to camp:
This affords you the chance to see camp, meet a Director, and meet one of your camper’s cabin staff at check-in. Please follow the signs to the designated drop-off location where a Director will greet you. At this time, our opening and closing day protocols require staggered drop-off and pick-up times, please be prompt and keep to your allotted window as much as possible.
We schedule drop-off windows between 9am-12pm with a later window after lunch from 1-2pm. Please specify if you have a preferred time on your Transportation form. We will send out confirmation of your window and more detailed drop-off instructions 2 weeks before your camper’s arrival day.
We are delighted to welcome parents back to camp this summer, with a few protocols in place to ensure our camp community remains as healthy as possible:
- Lunch is only available for our campers and staff.
- We are unable to welcome parents to lunch at this time, but we will have refreshments available at check-in. We recommend planning to grab a bite before or after you drop-off.
- Masks are required for parents when indoors (including your camper’s cabin).
- Check-in is closed from 12-1pm for lunch. Please do not arrive during this time. If you find yourself in the area early, there are a couple local coffee shops and lunch spots we recommend:
- Artisan Coffee – local baked goods and artwork for sale
- Joe’s Coffee – local baked goods, small lunch bites
- Stonehouse – sandwiches, we recommend calling your order in
- Courthouse Cafe – classic diner spot
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!
RECOMMENDED LOCAL ACCOMMODATION
Comfort Inn & Suites Susanville, CA (530) 257-3450
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Susanville, CA (530) 257-4123
#2 Airport Drop-Off
We will meet you at the Reno-Tahoe International 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, likely between 9-10am near baggage claim.
#3 Solo Flight
A staff member wearing an MMR staff shirt will greet your camper at their arrival gate in Reno, assist them in retrieving their luggage, and walk with them to the camp vans/bus for the drive to camp. Please arrange to arrive/depart the Reno-Tahoe International Airport before or as close to noon as possible. See below for recommended flights and times from LAX and SFO. If there is a time conflict please email or call to notify us!
Please submit all of your camper’s flight information in the Transportation Form once you’ve made arrangements.
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. 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 restroom 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. If any additional expenses are incurred on departure day, these will be charged to the credit card on CampMinder.
Airline companies require a designated person be identified in order to book for an unaccompanied minor. Staff are assigned this position at a later date. In order to book, please use the following contact as a placeholder* :
Anna Ellena – (530)310-9281 – email@example.com
* We will send the updated contact information of your camper’s designated pick-up person the week before their travel day. You will need to update this information prior to your camper’s flight.
WHY SHOULDN’T I MAKE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE RECOMMENDED TIMES?
Opening day at camp is an exciting time when connections start and campers are able to familiarize themselves with the camp environment. Arriving at camp before 3pm is vital to ensuring your camper has the most successful start to their camp experience. Closing day is a travel day and we do not have program for this day. The shuttles to the airport leave MMR between 7-9am and all other campers will have departed camp by 11am. We understand that life happens and so are happy to accommodate extenuating and emergency situations for arriving or departing outside of these times on a case by case basis.
Please call us to verify any travel plans that deviate from our recommendations.