Camper Travel
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Driving to Camp

Camp’s gates will open at 8:00 AM on Opening Day (June 7th and July 5th). Cabin Assignments will be given out at 8:30 AM. Parents should leave Camp by 10:30 AM. (Camp operates on Central Time.)

On Closing Day (July 2nd or July 30th), we ask that you pick up between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM. If someone other than a parent is picking up your camper, the camp directors must have this information in writing prior to the beginning of the term. In addition, we need in writing any late arrivals, early departures, or mid-term absences by your camper. Please email Bill Berry at bill@campdesoto.com with this information.

Flying to Camp

If your camper is going to fly to Camp, you should book her ticket to the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM). A Camp DeSoto Staff member will meet arriving campers at the baggage claim area of the Birmingham airport, and they will ride the bus back to Camp.

The fee for the bus is $85 one way or $170 round-trip. This fee will be included on your invoice at the end of Camp.

For ARRIVING flights on June 7th or July 5th, please book a flight that land at the Birmingham airport between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

For DEPARTING flights on July 2nd and July 30th, please make reservations that depart from the Birmingham airport between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon).

Please call the Camp office if you need to make reservations outside of these time constraints.

Meeting the Camp Bus

Campers who are not flying may also be dropped off or picked up by parents at the Birmingham airport. If you would like your daughter to travel to Camp on the shuttle bus from Birmingham, you can take your camper to meet the Camp bus at the baggage claim area at 10:00 AM. on June 7th or July 5th.

If you would like to meet the Camp bus in Birmingham to pick your child up from Camp, you will need to meet the Camp bus at the baggage claim area of the Birmingahm airport on July 2nd or July 30th at 10:00 AM.

The fee for the bus is $85 one way or $170 round-trip. This fee will be included on your invoice at the end of Camp.

You will be provided with the name and cell phone number of the staff member in charge one day prior to travel. On the day of travel, please check in with the staff member directly for updates.