Taking the Bus to Camp
One of the best things about Mountain Camp is our remote location, on Ice House Lake, in the Eldorado National Forest. We’re about 3-4 hours from the Bay Area and many parents delight in coming all the way up the mountain with their campers for check-in and check-out. But there’s another way to get to camp too. The BUS!
About half our campers take the bus to and from camp, and for these kids, the camp experience starts the moment they board. We’ve recently improved our bus systems for drop off and pick up, and have added an extra staff member on each bus to improve the experience for parents and kids. We have 3 locations for pick-up and drop-off in the Bay Area: Lafayette, Palo Alto, and Larkspur. We charter 55 passenger motor coaches, complete with bathrooms and screens for our (almost) famous, yearly bus video. Although we avoid screen time once kids arrive at camp, the Mountain Camp Bus Video gives kids a sneak peek of the adventure they are about to embark upon.
We shoot and edit the video during our staff training week so that it includes all of the staff that the kids are about to meet face to face. Our media coordinator, Ian, has put together a great video this year, and we are excited to share here. Enjoy!