Travel & Transportation
Travel & Transportation
In a few months, your daughter will be off to Camp! We hope that the following information will be helpful to you.
Of everything we do at Camp, driving your daughters on the open road is the most dangerous. For this reason, whenever possible, we ask that you please book your daughter’s arriving flight into Portland, Maine (PWM) to minimize the time spent on the road and to help facilitate a smooth travel day to Camp.
Please review the “recommended flights”posted. You will find that we have chosen flights from different locations based on arrival times that are convenient for us – we strongly recommend that you choose one of these flights. You are required to book your own flights.
You will find that our recommended flights arrive into Boston’s Logan Airport and Portland’s Jetport. From there, your daughter will be met at the gate by a Fernwood Cove Staff member and will be transported to Camp in one of our vans. Please have your daughter(s) wear a Fernwood Cove shirt/fleece to make her easily identifiable by our Staff and new Campers and their families.
When booking your daughter’s flight please ask the airline to note in her record that:
“She will be met at the gate of her final destination by a Fernwood Cove Staff member with a letter from the Director, Jim Gill.”
This is VERY IMPORTANT! By adding this line to your daughter’s record, it insures that our Staff will be able to attain a gate pass to meet your daughter. The airline will insist on knowing who is meeting your daughter. Please tell them you will update them with the name 3 to 5 days prior to your daughter’s departure – we will email you this information.
If you find that you cannot use one of our flights or we haven’t recommended a flight from your city, please schedule your daughter’s arrival between 9:30 am. and 12:00 pm. If this is not possible, please contact us at the Office to discuss other arrangements. Please keep in mind the following commute times to accommodate your daughter’s timely arrival at Camp:
- Boston Logan to Fernwood Cove = 3 + hours.
- Portland, Maine to Fernwood Cove = 1 hour.
- If you are dropping your child off at Boston Logan, please have her at the American Airlines baggage claim in Terminal B Arrival (at door B102) no later than 12:00 noon.
Unaccompanied Minor and Airline Assist:
If you choose to have your daughter fly as an unaccompanied minor, please note that airlines have varying policies on who qualifies as an unaccompanied minor. If the airline you are using says that your daughter is too old to qualify as an unaccompanied minor; 1st try speaking with a manager to resolve the issue; 2nd ask about “airline assist”. All airlines have airline assist, where an airline/airport employee will escort your daughter from the plane to connecting flights. There is usually no charge for airline assist.
For our overseas and West Coast families or children traveling more than 3 hours by plane:
Please plan to have your daughter travel to Camp a day early. Her flight should arrive into Boston Logan Airport between 1:00 pm. and 3:00 pm. or Portland Jetport between 10:00 am. and 5:00 pm. She will then be met at the gate by a Fernwood Cove Staff member and transported to Camp in one of our vans. This policy assists those Campers traveling across time zones who may experience jet lag or extreme weariness.
If you find that you cannot use one of our flights or we haven’t recommended a flight from your city, please schedule your daughter’s arrival between 9:30 am and 12:00 pm. If this is not possible, please contact us at the Office to discuss other arrangements. Please keep in mind the following commute times to accommodate your daughter’s timely arrival at Camp:
Boston Logan to Fernwood Cove = 3 + hours
Portland, Maine to Fernwood Cove = 1+ hours