CAMP TRANSPORTATION

Campers may be driven by car to camp by a parent/guardian (listed as an authorized pick up person) or campers may register for and ride the camp bus on one of our two routes.  We encourage you to register for the bus early as all spaces will fill up! All Camps begin on a Monday or a Thursday. Please check your registration to ensure you are dropping off on the correct first day of camp.

Driving Your Camper by Car
Please ensure you allow yourself plenty of time to get to camp.  Traffic can be particularly busy on Fridays; please give yourself time and be patient.

Approximate Driving Times:

Main Route - Victoria/Langford

Day campers who travel to and from camp each day are automatically registered for the main bus route.  You will be asked to indicate during registration your bus stop.  Overnight campers may register for a fee for the bus to camp on their first day of camp and/or from camp on their last day of camp.

Bus Stops and Departure/Arrival Times

Downtown YMCA-YWCA 851 Broughton St

  • Leaves the Downtown Y at approximately: 7:50am
  • Arrives from camp approximately at: 5:10pm

Langford Westhills YMCA-YWCA 1319 Westhills Drive

  • Leaves the Langford Westhills Y at approximately: 8:30am
  • Arrives from camp approximately at: 4:30pm

Please note due to traffic arrival times may vary. We appreciate your patience. Be prepared to sign in and out your camper by showing photo identification.

Ferry/Airport Route

Campers arriving from outside of Victoria can register and take the bus from the Ferry Terminal or Airport in Sidney, BC.  This is route is available for OVERNIGHT campers only.  We strongly suggest parents/guardians review the airline/ferry policies for unaccompanied minors prior to making travel arrangements.

Bus Stops and Departure/Arrival Times

BC Ferries Swartz Bay Terminal

  • Campers must take the 7:00am ferry to Swartz Bay Terminal.
  • Campers will depart on the 4:00pm ferry.

Victoria International Airport (YYJ)

  • Campers arriving by air must arrive by 9:00am on the first day of camp.
  • Departing flights should be booked to leave AFTER 4:45pm.

Bus Cancellation/Refund Policy

Bus fees are only refundable if we can fill your campers’ space on the bus. After May 1, fees are non refundable.

DROP OFF AND PICK UP

Drop Off Times
Anyone picking up or dropping off will be required to present photo ID and sign in/out their camper. To make changes to your authorized pick up people see the section below.


Camp Program Driven by Car to Camp By Bus from the Downtown Y By Bus from the Westhills Y
Day Camp 9:00am 7:50am 8:30am
Explorers/Pioneers 9:00am 7:50am 8:30am
Outpost/Leadership 9:30am 7:50am 8:30am
Pick Up Times
All Camps end on a Friday. Please take into account heavy traffic on your route to camp for pick up on Friday.


Camp Program Driven by Car at Camp By Bus to the Downtown Y By Bus to the Westhills Y
Day Camp 3:30pm 5:10pm 4:30pm
Explorers/Pioneers 3:00pm 5:10pm 4:30pm
Outpost/Leadership 2:30pm 5:10pm 4:30pm

UPDATING YOUR AUTHORIZED PICK UP INFORMATION

We understand that you may need to update your authorized pick up person.  Please update your information online.  After logging in, in your “My Account” screen, click “Change Question Answers” under the Account Settings.

If it is less than 24 hours before pick up time, please phone/email the Outdoor Centre Camp Thunderbird directly.

REGISTER FOR BUS TRANSPORTATION

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS – TO CAMP

  • Day campers do not need to register for busing.

Dates Fees Bus Route
July 2 TBA To Camp – Main RouteView Online
July 6 TBA To Camp – Main RouteView Online
July 6 TBA To Camp – Ferry/Airport RouteClick & Email for More Info
July 13 TBA To Camp – Main RouteView Online
July 13 TBA To Camp – Ferry/Airport RouteClick & Email for More Info
July 20 TBA To Camp – Main RouteView Online
Aug 3 TBA To Camp – Main RouteView Online
Aug 3 TBA To Camp – Ferry/Airport RouteClick & Email for More Info
Aug 10 TBA To Camp – Main RouteView Online
Aug 10 TBA To Camp – Ferry/Airport RouteClick & Email for More Info
Aug 17 TBA To Camp – Main RouteView Online
Aug 24 TBA To Camp – Main RouteView Online

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS – FROM CAMP

  • Day campers do not need to register for busing.

Dates Fees Bus Route
July 10 TBA From Camp – Main RouteView Online
July 17 TBA From Camp – Main RouteView Online
July 24 TBA From Camp – Main RouteView Online
July 24 TBA From Camp – Ferry/Airport RouteClick & Email for More Info
Aug 7 TBA From Camp – Main RouteView Online
Aug 14 TBA From Camp – Main RouteView Online
Aug 21 TBA From Camp – Main RouteView Online
Aug 21 TBA From Camp – Ferry/Airport RouteClick & Email for More Info
Aug 28 TBA From Camp – Main RouteView Online

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