Bus to Camp

COVID UPDATE for our Bus in 2021:

Hello Everyone!

We are SO EXCITED to welcome your campers to Camps Kahdalea and Chosatonga this summer! Spring is coming confidently forward in the Carolina mountains and it is raising our spirits as a brand new summer draws near. We are so grateful we get to share this place and wonderful experience with your families! We are also delighted to announce that we we’ll provide bus transportation to and from camp this summer for your campers!  Please note that the bus runs at the beginning and the end of our June and Main sessions, so if your camper is signed up for a Junior or mini session, only one of their dates may align with a bus trip.  The cost is $185 each way.**

There will be COVID precautions in place, as recommended by our local Health Department and the CDC, which may primarily  include running the bus at half capacity (23 campers/bus) so that we can social distance.  As being directly dropped off at camp, passengers on the bus will also need to arrive with their negative COVID test (a PCR test done within the last 5 days) and their daily screening document.  On arrival, we will do a short symptoms and temperature check and possibly a COVID-19 rapid test before we begin boarding.  We will board the bus from back to front and campers will be seated by camp (Kahdalea or Chosatonga) and by cabin, or they may sit with family members.  We may ask parents to pack a “school lunch” style meal for your camper’s breakfast on the drive up so we can avoid stopping at a food court.  We will also have snacks available.

Starting off the summer safely and healthily is paramount and these steps will help us get there, but most important is the help of our campers’ parents and families!  Please be diligent. A healthy camp community starts at home!

You can reserve your camper’s spot on the bus HERE or by logging into your account at www.twofuncamps.com, clicking on the “Forms and Documents” link, and filling out the Transportation Form.  Payment can be completed online as well.

As the summer approaches, we plan to communicate with families signed up for the bus via text as well as email.

Lastly, be assured of our prayers for you and your families. We are excited to see what the Lord has in store for us this Spring and Summer, and we’re praying for your families as we prepare a place for your campers this summer.

We love you!

The Trufants and the CKC Staff

** As in years past, as if we add additional busses the pricing may adjust depending on the demand.  If we don’t have enough passengers, the bus may not be an affordable option. In which case we will likely propose a different price and see if this system can work for your campers.

The EFFORTLESS way to come to camp!

A coach (maybe 2) will leave from Baton Rouge. There will be a stop along the route to pick up campers in Mandeville, LA. Other stops may be arranged in MS and AL.

There are general rules and information regarding the motorcoach. Please be familiar with this page. To learn more about your specific location and travel schedule, visit: LOUISIANA PLAN MISSISSIPPI-ALABAMA PLAN.

Sign up! One price: $165 (meals included!) each way!

To sign up: your payment signs you up (send it to camp) or call in a Visa, Master Card or American Express number (credit costs just a little more).

If you sign up in May, call to confirm that your spot has been secured. If you change your plans, just call us a week before the trip for a full refund. Luggage is the limiting factor. Campers bring so much luggage that only the first 40 may carry-on their trunks. Sign up quickly. Please tell your friends about this.

Email is our primary means of communicating to you regarding bus transportation information. BE SURE we have your up-to-date email address.

Real-time arrival time updates will be posted on line. If for some reason you can’t follow the arrival time information (i.e. You are driving to make the pick up.), please make arrangements with a friend who can check it for you. If necessary, call the camp.

We find these motor coaches are somewhat unpredictable due to traffic, weather, meals, road construction, etc. Motor coaches can run later than the estimates. On departure day we post adjusted arrival time information on the plan page for your state. See the red letter samples there to make your pick-up easier.

Luxury Motor Coaches reservations and details are handled through the camp office. The professional coach company is New Orleans Tours. They should be equipped with stereo, PA system, video players and monitors, luxury seating, etc.

RULES:

  • Be there early. The bus might leave on time.
  • You are responsible to see that your camper is ready and on time. There are no refunds for missing the bus.
  • Carefully see that all of your luggage is aboard. Double check.
  • Carefully see that your camper(s) is on board and stays on board. Double check.
  • You are responsible to get all of your camper’s belongings and luggage off the bus at the end of camp.
  • Campers choosing not to ride must notify the camp office prior to 10 days before departure in order to get a refund.

LUGGAGE:

Luggage is our limiting factor. You should bring no more than 1 standard footlocker, one duffel bag and a small carry-on. Put the footlocker and duffels below and save a “squishy” carry-on for the overhead shelf or under the seats. Ship some ahead if you can. We had some luggage space problems on the June trip mostly because people used some oversized trunks and duffels. If your child has oversized luggage, please consider shipping one ahead of time. If you are above the number 40 on the list, it is unlikely that we will be able to fit your luggage. Plan to ship it. (However, if we take 2 coaches – likely in June – we will have more room.).

SUGGESTIONS:

MEALS are INCLUDED. No travel money is needed. We recommend a good dinner before departure and a few small snacks and a water-bottle for the trip. We should calm everyone down around 11:00 for some snoozing. Very quiet talking will be ok as long as it is not disruptive. Personal stereos (w/headphones), small travel games like chess, etc are ok for the trip. We can store electronics in the office at camp for the trip back. Books and reading material are recommended.

More about pricing…

We had a full bus for the June Session last year! We provide the meals and snacks (always hoping to serve). So the price is all inclusive. You need not send travel money. We are glad to keep the price so low! Our Thanks to New Orleans Tours for their competitive prices and efficiency.

The Transportation company is New Orleans Tours of New Orleans, LA. Call or email our office, (828) 884-6834, anytime regarding questions about the trip.

Camps Kahdalea and Chosatonga are acting as facilitators for the parents who have begun the ball rolling on buses to camp. We are the logical clearing house for passing on information and handling the financial arrangements, rather than have a camp parent arrange this at home. As always, for the record, parents are responsible for travel arrangements to and from camp. Our office handles the details and we are happy to act as facilitators.

The price is subject to change, but we will work to keep it low. Thanks

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