We strive to make your day camp experience a very enjoyable one. Since busing is a significant part of your Scout's day, here are few guidelines to help things run smoothly and efficiently.
Remember, buses run at the whim of traffic. We cannot control construction or traffic problems. The bus drivers are experienced,
and will do their best to arrive on time.
Please be at your designated bus stop at least 10 minutes before drop-off
and arrival times. If your child is scheduled to take a bus, please do not drive him to camp on the first day.
Bus drivers are not allowed to leave a child unattended at the bus
stop. They will wait 5 minutes and then continue on their route. The driver
will then return to the stop of the child still on the bus. If the parent/guardian
is still not at the stop, the child will be taken to the local police
Please do not change
your child's bus stop
on your own. Remember, changes can only be made up to two weeks prior
to your son's camp date
. Changes are made through Council Camping Department. 973-765-9322
ext.222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If your emergency backup person is picking up your child, notify the
camp in writing. Photo ID of the emergency person must be shown to bus driver.
If it is necessary to pick your child up at camp, please notify the
office at the camp he is attending. They will notify the bus driver. Please do not take your child home without signing
him out at the camp office. Buses are not allowed to leave until every
Scout is accounted for.
- Camp Wheeler Cub Scout Day Camp - 973-347-4877
- Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp - 908-654-4510
- Camp Somers Trailblazer Boy Scout Day Camp - 973-347-2240
- Patriots' Path Council Camping Department, Cedar Knolls - 973-765-9322 x222
Please call this number for busing situations after camp hours
We ask your assistance in helping us provide the best bus
service possible. In past years, there have been many phone
calls from parents changing bus stops or taking boys off buses entirely.
Almost all of these requests have been made during the week of camp. All
bus information is given to both the bus company and the camp director at least a week before
your son's camp date. Any changes made after that time can create errors, and a
potential safety nightmare. Therefore, please research your bus stop in advance.
Find the bus stop that is most convenient to your home,
We recommend that you drive from this stop to the camp itself. If you
feel the time on the bus is too long, find another stop, or make arrangements
to drive your son to camp. Please don't wait until your son is already
at camp to decide the time element is wrong. Remember that the bus makes
other stops on route to and from camp. Camp begins at 8:45am and ends
at 4:00pm (Watchung) or 4:15pm (Wheeler & Trailblazer). Drop off and pickup times are given for each stop.
If you are car pooling, or your son is going with a friend, please decide
on a stop convenient to all.
Please note: All buses do not run all weeks; especially
for Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp. Make sure your camp date coincides with your bus
We will accept bus changes up to two weeks prior to your
son's camp date; no changes will be made during his week at camp. There
will be a limit of two bus stops a week per camper.
For changes, call 973-765-9322 x222 or email email@example.com.
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