Drop off / Pick up & Transportation
For our morning, ¾ day and full-day sessions, children may be dropped off starting at 8:50 am. Our afternoon campers may be dropped off starting at 12:50 pm. Children will not be accepted into camp prior to these times.
Parents will receive a colour-coded car pool or pick-up number prior to the start of camp. Vehicles will not be permitted to enter the turnaround before 11:25 am, 1:25pm, and 3:25 pm. In an effort to alleviate traffic congestion on Plymbridge Road, we request that you do not arrive earlier than the stated pickup times.
Upon entering the turnaround, please pull all the way forward in the circle. Drivers are requested to wait in their car with the IGNITION OFF until a counselor or staff member approaches the vehicle with your child. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE UNATTENDED TO RETRIEVE YOUR CHILD FROM THE GATE. Any changes to your child's transportation arrangements must be made IN WRITING OR TELEPHONED INTO THE OFFICE.
We will NOT release any child to an unauthorized party. If your child is being picked up by a relative, friend or with another camper, please ensure that you inform the office of these arrangements at least 1 hour prior to dismissal.
Our turnaround procedure
For parents who drive their children to and from camp, our turnaround procedure has helped alleviate congestion on Plymbridge Road.
Cars are to move to the far right side of Plymbridge Road while waiting on the road to turn into our turnaround area. Please DO NOT block neighbouring driveways and always be considerate of drive-through traffic trying to bypass our line. When exiting from the turnaround, vehicles must STOP before the sidewalk and ensure the sidewalk and roadway are clear before proceeding CAUTIOUSLY.
Your compliance and assistance in ensuring traffic moves safely and efficiently is of utmost importance for the safety and well being of all of our children. Please adhere to posted speed limits (40 km/h) in our community.
Hillcrest Camp is not affiliated with any specific bus company. However since 1997, many families have used The Fun Bus service to transport their children to and/or from camp at their own expense. The Fun Bus provides door-to-door transportation with prices varying depending upon the service provided.
Applications for The Fun Bus are included in our camp packages, solely as a convenience for parents and caregivers.
For more information, please contact The Fun Bus office directly at (905) 417-5559.