Bus to Camp

Covid Update: The information below has not been updated for 2021.  Currently we are hopeful and optimistic about having our bus run from LA but we are waiting further guidance from the state and our health department before moving forward.  It is likely that our bus will be limited to a 50% capacity of 23 campers and that the cost will be approximately $185 each way.

If you would like your camper(s) to ride the bus, please reach out to our office and add your name to our list of interested families so that you can be the first to know when it becomes available: office@kahdalea.com or 828-883-2267.

If the bus is made available, we still encourage families to drive to camp if at all possible to minimize exposure between campers.

Thank you so much and we are excited to have you join us for the summer!

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.


  • 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 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.).


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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