Camper Transportation


    Complementary bus service to camp is provided from Newark Airport, New York (Queens, Manhattan and Purchase), Philadelphia and Framingham. Buses depart at 12 noon, EXCEPT FOR MANHATTAN WHICH WILL DEPART AT 1PM.


    All campers leave camp by 9am on departure day. Many children conclude their session by departing with their parents after the child’s last performance. For those desiring return bus service only, there is a one way, non-refundable fare of $25. Reservations must be made within the first seven days of the session. Seats requested after that date are offered on a space available basis and are billed at $75. Fees must be paid at the time of booking.


    Complimentary bus service to and from camp will be provided for campers flying into and out of Newark International Airport. Campers who require John F Kennedy Airport will incur a supplementary fee. Prior to making reservations for any non Newark Flights, please consult the French Woods Travel Department.

    Campers should arrive between 11am and 6pm. Campers west of the Mississippi River and International Campers can fly in one day prior to the start of the session.


    Departures for all camper flights should be made between 11am and 8pm. If the John F Kennedy Airport is the point of departure, an additional fee will apply. Consult the French Woods Travel Desk for further details.


    Please consult the airlines' rules for carriage. If an UM form is utilized, be certain all fees are paid on a round trip basis. We will email you the staff member’s name greeting your child’s flight 48 hours prior to departure. When your camper arrives, a French Woods Staff Member will welcome them and escort them to baggage claim and onward to the awaiting chartered motorcoaches. A brief call from your children will be made to allay your concerns. Campers over the age of 15 should proceed to their respective baggage claim carousel.


    For those campers using bus service, luggage can either be brought on the bus or shipped in advance. No more than two pieces of luggage, musical instruments, and sports equipment. See our Packing List for more information.

    We have set up a relationship with Camp Shippers ( This is the most efficient means to ship your campers luggage. If you choose to use another service, be certain each piece is marked.


    NEW JERSEY (google map link)
    Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Newark Airport. Upon entering the airport stay to the right and follow signs to “On Airport Rental Car Returns.” Follow signs to the Budget rental car area and look for “Air Train Station P2”. The buses will be parked here. Please do not park in this area. If you would like to park your car, leave the rental car area and follow signs for Air train parking P3. Once in Air train parking P3 it is a short walk to Station P2.

    PHILADELPHIA (google map link)
    The Philadelphia bus leaves from the Plymouth Meeting Mall. Take PA Turnpike to exit 25 (Norristown/Plymouth Meeting), pay toll, and follow signs for Plymouth Rd. At light go left, go to the next light and make a right on to Germantown Pike West (RT 422), the mall is located 1 block up on right. We will meet in the parking lot directly in front of the AMC Movie Theater.

    MANHATTAN (google map link)
    The bus will leave from Amsterdam Avenue between 62nd and 64th Streets on the east side of the street. This is the back end of Lincoln Center. Please plan to arrive at 1:00 PM. The bus will depart promptly at 1:30 PM.

    QUEENS (gogle map link)
    This year’s Queens pickup will once again be at Alley Pond Park Tennis Center parking lot on Winchester Blvd. directly across from the Creedmoor Hospital. Heading southbound on the Cross Island Pkwy, take Exit 28B (Union Turnpike). Make a right turn at the stop sign, and follow to Union turnpike. Make a left turn onto Union Turnpike. Follow for 1/4 mile to 1st traffic light. Make a right turn onto Winchester Blvd. The parking lot is on the left. For those of you heading northbound on the Cross Island Pkwy, take Exit 28B (Union Turnpike). Make quick right on 81st Ave to stop sign. Make a left onto Commonwealth Blvd. Follow to Union Turnpike. Turn left on Union Turnpike. Follow to the second light and turn right onto Winchester Blvd. The parking lot is on the left.

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY (google map link)
    The Bus will leave from The Performing Arts Center, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase College, Purchase, NY 10577 in the West 1 Parking Lot lot. From the Hutchison River Parkway, take exit 28 for Lincoln Ave. toward Rye Brook/Harrison. Turn right onto Anderson Hill Rd. Make your next left into SUNY Purchase. Make a left on E Rd. and drive around the west side of the campus until you see the performing arts center on the right

    MASSACHUSETTS (google map link)
    The Massachusetts pick up will be at the Framingham Service Plaza & Rest Area, which is located on the westbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) between exits 12 and 13.

    All departures for camp are scheduled for 12 noon. Please check in with our staff by 11:30 am. You can also plan to pick your child up at the same location at approximately 12 PM on the day your child returns home.


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