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Travel

Camp Pemigewassett is located in Wentworth, New Hampshire and is easily reached by car, plane (we provide chaperones to/from camp for two airports), and a chartered bus for the NY / CT area (for opening and closing days, not mid-season).

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The Travel Form, with details about your son’s arrival and departure plans, is due 4 weeks before his session starts, even for those who are driving.

Arrival Day Travel

We will keep you informed through timely blast emails, but always feel free to be in touch with questions.

Note: PLEASE do not arrive earlier than specified, unless you’ve received permission from a director, as our staff will be extremely busy with last-minute tasks.

Returning camper families should plan to arrive at Pemi between 10:30 AM and 12 noon to reunite with old friends, have lunch, and prepare to greet our new campers. Parents are invited to drop by the Lodge to say hi!

New camper families should plan to arrive at Pemi between 2:30 PM and 3:15 PM, with an optional meeting for parents of new campers scheduled for 3:30 PM.

Families with both returning and new campers may choose from above, and don’t hesitate to be in touch if we can help you decide which time frame to choose!

Parents, please discuss the following ahead of time with your son, so that he knows what to expect: when you arrive at the cabin, take as much time as you need to meet your son’s counselor and speak with him. We ask, however, that you depart quickly once your son’s baggage has been delivered to the cabin, and we request specifically that you do not help him unpack and make his bed. His counselor is eager and prepared to do this. Unpacking and making his bed is your son’s first opportunity to bond with his counselor and cabin mates, and it will greatly enhance his initial adjustment to let this occur. Difficult though it may be, a short, unemotional farewell from the cabin is recommended. Avoid the last walk back to the car! Once you have deposited your son at his cabin, you are invited for a reception (or meeting) in the Lodge, where the directors and senior staff very much look forward to saying hello and chatting. Refreshments will be served. Tissues will be provided.

Pemi offers chaperoned travel to and from Boston Logan and Manchester, NH airports. Camp Pemigewassett staff will meet your son, and we will provide chaperones’ names and cell numbers a few days ahead. There is a fee for this chaperoned travel service, which includes snacks and meals (see below).

US campers should fly to Manchester, NH (MHT) and should try to schedule flights to arrive between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

International campers should fly to Boston Logan International (BOS) and should try to schedule flights to arrive between 12 noon and 4:00 PM.

Notification: After supper, we will PHONE you to let you know your sons have arrived safely. If you’d prefer an email due to time difference, just let us know.

Airport & Bus Chaperone Fees:
Manchester, NH Airport Shuttle$50 (one-way)Fee applied per family.
Boston Logan Airport Shuttle$150 (one-way)Fee applied per family.
NY/Stamford Chartered Bus$150 (one-way)Fee applied per camper. Available only on opening and closing days. There is no July bus.

For First and Full Session campers only. There is no bus in July.

Pemi offers a chartered bus for opening and closing days, but not mid-season. There is a fee for this service (see below).

The bus, a standard coach with the name “PREMIER COACH” clearly marked on both sides, stops in NYC and Stamford CT.

NYC: The bus and chaperones arrive at the NYC pick-up point (West 65th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus) by 8:30 AM. Planned departure time is 9:00 AM.

Stamford CT: The bus should get to the Fairway Market parking lot, 699 Canal Street in Stamford, CT by 10:15 AM with departure scheduled for 10:45 AM.

Chaperones: Two staff members accompany the chartered bus. We will provide you with their names and cell numbers a few days ahead of time.

Notification: We will contact you by EMAIL regarding your son’s safe arrival to Pemi. In the event of substantial delays, we’ll do our best to keep you informed. We appreciate your patience with the vagaries of Interstate transportation.

Airport & Bus Chaperone Fees:
Manchester, NH Airport Shuttle$50 (one-way)Fee applied per family.
Boston Logan Airport Shuttle$150 (one-way)Fee applied per family.
NY/Stamford Chartered Bus$150 (one-way)Fee applied per camper. Available only on opening and closing days. There is no July bus.

Departure Day Travel

We will keep you informed through timely blast emails, but feel free to be in touch with questions. We’d like to remind you that tipping of counselors is not done at Pemigewassett (including gift cards). The best way to express your appreciation for a counselor’s care and hard work is a friendly conversation and a warm handshake, or consider a donation to the scholarship fund in his honor.

First Session Only: You may pick up your son between 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM.
Second and Full Session: You may pick up your son between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Please do not arrive earlier than 9 AM as the chartered bus will be loading in front of the Lodge.

Pemi offers chaperoned travel to and from Boston Logan and Manchester, NH airports.There is a fee for this service (see below).

We print boarding passes at Pemi using the information you provide on the Travel Form. Camp Pemigewassett staff will accompany your son to one of two airports, help unload, check in, and get to the gate. Chaperones remain at the airport until the plane has left the ground. We will provide chaperones’ names and cell numbers a few days ahead.

US campers fly out of Manchester, NH (MHT) and should try to schedule flights to depart between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM for chaperoned travel.

International campers fly out of Boston Logan (BOS) and should try to schedule flights to depart between 12 noon and 4:00 PM for chaperoned travel.

Airport & Bus Chaperone Fees:
Manchester, NH Airport Shuttle$50 (one-way)Fee applied per family.
Boston Logan Airport Shuttle$150 (one-way)Fee applied per family.
NY/Stamford Chartered Bus$150 (one-way)Fee applied per camper. Available only on opening and closing days. There is no July bus.

For Second and Full Session campers only. There is no bus in July.

Pemi offers a chartered bus for opening and closing days, but not mid-season. There is a fee for this service (see below).

Our chartered bus (PREMIER COACH) is scheduled to leave Pemi at 8:00 AM with our Pemi travel chaperones.

Stamford CT: The bus should arrive at the Fairway Market parking lot, 699 Canal Street, around 12 Noon. Please plan to arrive by 11:45 AM so the chartered bus can stay on schedule.

NYC: The projected arrival time in New York (West 65th between Columbus and Amsterdam on the Lincoln Center side) is 1:30 PM. Please plan to arrive by 1:15 PM.

Notification: In the event of substantial delays, we’ll do our best to contact you! We appreciate your patience with the vagaries of Interstate transportation.

Airport & Bus Chaperone Fees:
Manchester, NH Airport Shuttle$50 (one-way)Fee applied per family.
Boston Logan Airport Shuttle$150 (one-way)Fee applied per family.
NY/Stamford Chartered Bus$150 (one-way)Fee applied per camper. Available only on opening and closing days. There is no July bus.