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Arrival & Departure

Arrival and departure information specific to your camp location and session will be included in your Camper Information Packet. It's important that you review that information thoroughly to ensure a smooth drop-off/ pick-up!

Below, you'll find some general notes as a reference for how and when to drop off and pick up your camper.

Transportation is not provided to or from Bothin—families are responsible for camper transportation to and from camp.

Check-In

Bothin will be open for camper drop off on the first day of your session. Each group has their own check-in window.

  • Imagine: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Explore: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Adventure: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The first meal served at camp will be dinner on the first day, so please make sure your camper(s) eat lunch before arriving for check-in!

Once you arrive at camp, you will be directed where to go. You will be asked to do the following:

  • Staff will direct you to park in a lot.
  • Park and put on your face mask and wait in the vehicle for staff instructions.
  • When instructed to, have you camper grab any medications & waivers and they will head to the health check tent.
  • Adults will stay in the car.
  • After campers have cleared the health check, a staff member will assist them in retrieving their luggage.
  • Campers will say their final goodbyes and join their group.
  • A staff member will come around to collect any camper mail.
  • Adults will wait until staff clears them to head out.


Check-Out

Campers will be ready to go once you arrive, and pick-up should take a matter of minutes. Bothin will be open for camper pick-up on the last day of your session. Each group has their own pick-up window.

  • Imagine: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Explore: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Adventure: 1:00pm - 2:00pm


Once you arrive at camp, you will be directed where to go. You will be asked to do the following:

  • Please check your arrival time carefully and arrive on time to ensure a smooth check-out process for all.
  • Park (must back in), put on your mask and remain in the car.
  • Have your ID ready. A staff member will come around to check it before releasing your camper.
  • After signing your camper out, a staff member will assist them in loading their luggage. They will be given their photo packet and any medications. At this point they can load into your vehicle.
  • Wait until directed by a staff member to head out.
  • If a camper has not been picked up within approximately 20 minutes of the designated time, camp staff will attempt to contact the parents or emergency contact listed on the health form.

If you have an emergency and are not able to pick up your camper, contact the GSNorCal office at 1-800-447- 4475 ext. 2091 during regular business days and hours (M– F 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM). If the emergency is NOT during regular business hours, call our emergency line at 1-877- 636-1912.

Transportation is not provided to or from Hidden Falls—families are responsible for camper transportation to and from camp.

Check-In

Each group has their own check-in window.

  • Violets: 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Sorrel: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Ferns: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

The first meal served at camp will be dinner on the first day, so please make sure your camper brings a sack lunch for the first day!

Once you arrive at camp, you will be directed where to go. You will be asked to do the following:

  • Staff will direct you to park in a lot on Olsen Road. After everyone has gathered a camp vehicle will lead everyone the rest of the way into camp.
  • Park and put on your face mask and wait in the vehicle for staff instructions.
  • When instructed to, have you camper grab any medications & waivers and they will head to the health check tent.
  • Adults will stay in the car.
  • After campers have cleared the health check, a staff member will assist them in retrieving their luggage.
  • Campers will say their final goodbyes and join their group.
  • A staff member will come around to collect any camper mail.
  • Adults will wait until staff clears them to head out.

Check-Out

Hidden Falls will be open for camper pick-up on the last day of your session.

Each group has their own pick-up window.

  • Violets: 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Sorrel: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Ferns: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

You will be asked to do the following:

  • Park (must back in), put on your mask and remain in the car.
  • Have your ID ready.
  • A staff member will come around to check it before releasing your camper.
  • After signing your camper out, a staff member will assist them in loading their luggage. They will be given their photo packet and any medications. At this point they can load into your vehicle.
  • Wait until directed by a staff member to head out.
  • If a camper has not been picked up within approximately 20 minutes of the designated time, camp staff will attempt to contact the parents or emergency contact listed on the health form.

If you have an emergency and are not able to pick up your camper, contact the GSNorCal office at 1-800-447- 4475 ext. 2091 during regular business days and hours (M– F 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM). If the emergency is NOT during regular business hours, call our emergency line at 1-877- 636-1912.

Transportation is not provided to or from Sugar Pine—families are responsible for camper transportation to and from camp.

Check-In

Sugar Pine will be open for camper drop off on the first day of your session. Each group has their own check-in window.

  • Elfins: 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Checkerspots: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Bluewings: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • CITs: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

The first meal served at camp will be dinner on the first day, so please make sure your camper(s) eat lunch before arriving for check-in!

Once you arrive at camp, you will be directed where to go. You will be asked to do the following:

  • Staff will direct you to park in a lot.
  • Park and put on your face mask and wait in the vehicle for staff instructions.
  • When instructed to, have you camper grab any medications & waivers and they will head to the health check tent.
  • Adults will stay in the car.
  • After campers have cleared the health check, a staff member will assist them in retrieving their luggage.
  • Campers will say their final goodbyes and join their group.
  • A staff member will come around to collect any camper mail.
  • Adults will wait until staff clears them to head out.


Check-Out

Campers will be ready to go once you arrive, and pick-up should take a matter of minutes. Bothin will be open for camper pick-up on the last day of your session. Each group has their own pick-up window.

  • Elfins: 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Checkerspots: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Bluewings: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • CITs: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Once you arrive at camp, you will be directed where to go. You will be asked to do the following:

  • Please check your arrival time carefully and arrive on time to ensure a smooth check-out process for all.
  • Park (must back in), put on your mask and remain in the car.
  • Have your ID ready. A staff member will come around to check it before releasing your camper.
  • After signing your camper out, a staff member will assist them in loading their luggage. They will be given their photo packet and any medications. At this point they can load into your vehicle.
  • Wait until directed by a staff member to head out.
  • If a camper has not been picked up within approximately 20 minutes of the designated time, camp staff will attempt to contact the parents or emergency contact listed on the health form.

If you have an emergency and are not able to pick up your camper, contact the GSNorCal office at 1-800-447- 4475 ext. 2091 during regular business days and hours (M– F 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM). If the emergency is NOT during regular business hours, call our emergency line at 1-877- 636-1912.


Questions about dropping off or picking up your camper? Email us at registration@gsnorcal.org, call us at 800-447-4475, ext. 2091, or download our Preparing for Camp guides!