Our first priority is the safety of the children we have been entrusted. Per Colorado Child Care Laws, we are not allowed to release campers to anyone without first checking identification and matching it with the child’s paperwork. Before we check ID’s, we will keep the children safe on the bus and we cannot allow anyone on the bus, regardless of weather. We ask our parents to be patient as we follow safety protocols.
Bus transportation is offered on opening and closing days of each session from Exit 259 (Golden/Morrison) on I-70, the Hogback Jurassic Park-n-Ride Woolly Mammoth Lot, Row HH.
Opening day is Sunday and check-in for the bus starts at 11:30 am with the bus leaving by noon. Two staff members will ride the bus to camp and answer any questions your camper may have.
Closing day is Saturday and the bus will arrive at Exit 259 between 12:15 and 12:30 pm. Two staff members will always accompany the campers on the bus for safety. When you arrive, please have your ID ready to be checked to make the process smoother. By State Law we are not allowed to release a camper without proper ID from the person picking them up (be sure to place any friends or family on the pickup list you give permission to collect your camper). If any changes happen to the bus time, we will contact the parents to let them know.
Please call the camp office within 10 days of arrival with any changes to bus transportation.
Detailed flight information must be in the camp office 10 days prior to arrival. It is required that the parents of any campers arriving or departing through DIA call the camp office 1 week prior to your campers flight to confirm details.
Campers must have a photo ID and a ticket (Must carry copy of e-ticket if not a paper ticket).
Campers should use their day pack as their carry-on. Any money, ID, tickets, cell phone, medications or paperwork should be kept in this bag. Limit checked luggage to 1 piece and your sleeping bag/gear as a second piece.
Time spent in DIA will vary widely depending on flight changes and/or delays. DIA is a 2.5 hour drive to and from camp, expect a long day!
You MUST pay the unaccompanied minor fee for both arrival/departure in advance if your camper is 12 or under for us to accompany your camper to and from their gates. If your airline allows an exception for this service, please call the office and let us know.
Upon arrival, your camper will be expected to turn in their cell phone to the office. Medications will be turned in to the nurse.
DIA Arrivals and Departures
Campers should arrive at DIA between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on Sunday. Upon arrival, follow the signs to Baggage Claim/Terminal. CCO staff (in staff shirt and name tag) will be waiting at the top of the escalator near the statue in the main terminal and take your camper to retrieve their luggage.
All departures should be scheduled for between noon and 3:00 pm MST on Saturday. CCO staff will accompany your camper to the ticket counter and to the security check point. Campers, once through security, will board the train to their respective gate. Terminals and gates are marked clearly and there are food options, restrooms and phones on each level.