You will be receiving an email regarding your bus information. It will include your campers bus number.
Everyone is required to be ready by 7:15 am on the first few days and at 4:30 pm at least for the first few days though your pickup and drop off times may be different.
PLEASE ALLOW YOUR CAMPER TO TAKE THE BUS ON THE FIRST DAY. IF YOU DO NOT, YOU WILL NOT KNOW WHEN THE BUS ARRIVES AND THEREFORE CANNOT SCHEDULE AS SUCH.
We will be using yellow school buses and vans for service. Vehicle type will depend on your area of pickup. All buses are air-conditioned. Door to door pickup and drop off may not be available in some areas. If door to door pickup is not available you will be notified where to meet the bus such a corner stop. This will help shorten the length of the run and the time your campers will ride on the bus.
Please NOTE IT WILL TAKE several days FOR bus service to get a consistent schedule in place, so please make arrangements to allow for extra time during this adjustment period. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CAMPER READY VERY EARLY and BE HOME EARLY TO GREET THEM UNTIL THE SCHEDULE IS CONSISTENT.
Once a regular schedule is in place, please have your camper ready approximately 5 ‘ 10 min prior to your scheduled pick up each day. Once the bus arrives, it will wait about 3 minutes for a camper before departing. Once the bus leaves, it will not return on that morning to pick up your child.
If your child is not coming to camp on a particular day, you DO NOT NEED TO CALL THE CAMP OFFICE. If your child will not need bus service home on a particular day, you must call the camp office before 3:00 PM to let us know so as to not put your camper on the bus.
In the evening drop off, please make sure to have someone waiting to receive your camper. If no one is there to greet them, the bus will wait about 3 min before leaving for the next stop and your camper will have to remain on the bus for the duration of the run before being returned to the camp office where they will have to be picked up.
Mill Basin Day Camp bus counselor(s) will be on each bus for morning pick up and evening drop off. Please introduce yourself to them. Their responsibilities include bus attendance, safety and supervision. All Pioneer campers will be seat belted in. Someone will need to hand your child off to the bus counselor and/or to receive your child off the bus each day. A bus counselor cannot and will not leave the bus to escort campers across the street or into homes or buildings. This is done to ensure the safety of the campers remaining on the bus. There are no exceptions to this rule.
If your camper has special requirements for bus transportation or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the camp office so we can pass the information on to the bus company.
If your camper has permission to get off the bus and go into your house or apartment with no one to meet them, we MUST have written permission from you stating such.