AMC Boston Chapter

Transportation Information for Camp 2018

in the North Cascades (Concrete, WA)

The August Camp 2018 Specifics document contains all information presented on this page in a format suitable for downloading and printing.

TRANSPORTATION

  • Campers flying to Camp will be met at the Seattle-Tacoma airport (SEA) baggage claim. We will use our rental vehicles to take campers to and from the airport on arrival and departure Saturdays only. The vans will depart the airport on your arrival Saturday as they fill, beginning around 11am. If possible, please do not plan to arrive at the meeting place prior to 11am on your arrival day as departing campers need to disembark before we can load up and leave. The meeting place will be at the far north end of baggage claim at Seattle-Tacoma airport (the same location as 2016). Collect your luggage and come find us adjacent to baggage carousel #16, near the escalator. Look for our banner! For those arriving by taxi or limo, ask to be dropped at door #26.
    Camp is about a 2.5-3 hour drive from the airport with no stops. We normally make a QUICK stop somewhere en route for lunch and for people to buy whatever few supplies (e.g. happy hour provisions) they may want for Camp.

If you plan to use our August Camp van transportation to get from the airport to Camp:

  • RETURN the TRANSPORTATION SHEET directly to the TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR. Please include your COMPLETE FLIGHT SCHEDULE, including the record locator. Please do not send incomplete forms. If you are notified of changes in your schedule that will significantly change your arrival time, please notify the Transportation Coordinator (Virginia Campbell, (917-495-2084; augcamptrans@gmail.com) immediately, not the Registrar. Leave a phone message if no answer.
  • Come to the meeting place any time between 11am and 2pm on your arrival day so we can load vans and get you to Camp as soon as possible. We try to accommodate unanticipated flight delays or schedule changes. If arriving by 2pm is a problem, you may need to consider arriving a day early and spending the night near the airport in Seattle (also expedient in this day of lost/delayed luggage).
  • ON YOUR ARRIVAL SATURDAY ONLY: Please call the number given below if your flight has been delayed, changed, rerouted and for other Saturday travel emergencies. This is NOT the emergency number for Camp. Have the appropriate number handy on your travel day. If you call before 10am and get no answer, keep trying as the phone may be en route to the airport and in a no-coverage area.
    • On July 14 and 21: call 401-284-8507 (Barbara)
    • On July 28 and August 4: call 917-495-2084 (Virginia)
  • On your DEPARTURE Saturday, we strongly encourage you to book a flight departing late morning or early afternoon. If you choose to book an early morning flight you might consider booking it for Sunday morning and spending Saturday night in Seattle. Transportation to SEA will not be available on departure Saturdays for flights leaving before 10am.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS AT CAMP

To run our full program of hikes and activities each day, August Camp depends on having a large number of campers qualified as volunteer drivers. However you plan to ultimately arrive at our Concrete campsite, we ask that you very seriously consider being a driver. The vehicles are standard passenger minivans or small SUVs, not big 10-12 passenger vans. To drive camp vans, you MUST fill out the Authorization to Drive August Camp Vans form. This form authorizes the AMC's insurance carrier to review your driving record. These forms must be returned to the TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR no later than May 1st. We LOVE our drivers!

DIRECTIONS FOR THOSE TRAVELING TO CAMP ON THEIR OWN:

The 2018 August Camp will be held in Concrete, WA. From SeaTac airport, take I-5 North 75 miles to exit 230, route 20 east, toward Burlington. Continue 42 miles on 20 East. August Camp is 14 miles beyond the town of Concrete and 5 miles past the junction of Sauk Valley Road (route 530) - just beyond milepost 102. The driveway to Camp is on the right (south side) - look for the August Camp sign. For those so inclined, the GPS coordinates are 48.501506, -121.498149.

                 Have a safe journey and we’ll see you at Camp!

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