How Will My Child Get to Camp?
The first day of camp is an exciting start to the summer. We want to make sure that your camper arrives to a welcoming staff member and starts developing relationships from the start. There are three different ways to come to and from camp:
- On a Bus from the Chicago Suburbs
- On a Plane to either Chicago O’Hare or Milwaukee’s Mitchell Airport
- In a Car that’s driven by a family member or friend
The Chicago Suburbs bus picks up and drops off at the same location: We will determine our Summer 2020 location and announce with our Parent Packet in February.
No luggage will be allowed on the Suburban bus. All luggage must be sent up on one of the free Chicago luggage trucks or dropped off up at camp. See details in the luggage truck section, below. A few notes on luggage:
- Campers will be allowed one small carry-on for the bus.
We understand and appreciate that by choosing Beber Camp, many parents are also making a decision to send your child a great distance. The partnership between parents and camp is essential in helping to ensure that everyone has a safe, positive summer experience. We are committed to working with your family to make getting to and from camp as safe and easy as possible.
Escorted Flight Options
Beber Camp provides staff escorted flights from our Cleveland (First Session), Denver (First and Second Session), New York (Second Session), and Louisville (First Session) communities, as well as our Pioneer Israel Trip. Our staff will meet you and your camper at the airline check-in counter, bring the group through security, and fly to Milwaukee or Chicago with the campers. They will then take the bus up to camp with other campers and staff. At the end of each session, your camper will fly with the group back home and the staff member will bring the campers to baggage claim.
Non-Escorted Flight Options
If flying into O’Hare your child will be met at baggage claim unless they are flying as an unaccompanied minor. You must provide your airlines with the name and contact information for the Beber Staff member meeting the flight so that we can get our staff through security if your camper is flying as an unaccompanied minor.
Bus transportation is provided at no additional charge between Chicago O’Hare/Milwaukee’s Mitchell Airport and Beber Camp.
Arrival and Departure Times
Due to the logistical realities of transporting 120+ Campers to/from the airports and Camp, we need to fill buses with Campers and staff before they can get sent up to Camp. This is why it is critical you book travel for your Campers between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. We ask this to help streamline our process and assure a smooth travel day for all of our campers and staff.
Driving to Camp
Driving up to camp is a great way to see your child’s bunk, meet some of their counselors and get a sense of what camp looks like and what your children have been writing home about!
- Drop off is between 12:00 Noon and 2:00 PM on the first day of the session.
- Pick up on the last day of camp is between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon.
For directions to camp please see check out our directions page.
Getting Your Luggage to Camp
Beber provides luggage trucks up to camp from Cleveland First Session, Chicago (City and Suburbs) Both Sessions, and Louisville First Session. All luggage must be dropped off at the truck on the Friday prior to the session starting, or it can be driven up to camp. Please note Campers will be allowed one carry-on on the bus, but there will be no room for additional baggage.
Shipping Your Luggage
Families who are interested in shipping their camper’s luggage to camp have the option of doing so through Print Pack and Ship in Mukwonago. Please ship all luggage to the following address:
Attn: Camper Name/Beber Camp
215 Bayview Road
Mukwonago, Wisconsin 53149
If you are interested in having some or all of your camper’s luggage shipped home from camp, you must contact Print Pack and Ship to arrange payment and shipping information. Beber Camp will ensure that your camper’s luggage gets to Print Pack and Ship in a timely fashion at the conclusion of the summer, but be sure to notify your child that they will be shipping luggage and indicate this on your transportation form.
To allow our staff the opportunity to prepare for Second Session, we need all First Session campers picked up. 8-Weekers are not permitted to stay at camp during intercession. Campers attending both sessions can spend the inter-session weekend at home or with a Chicago-land family. If you live outside of the Chicago area, we would be happy to act as matchmaker and connect an “out of town” family with a Chicago-land family for weekend accommodations. Laundry services are provided for campers attending both sessions and they are encouraged to leave the bulk of their luggage at camp.
NEW FOR 2020: CIT’s will be returning to camp the Saturday of intersession to help our staff prepare for our campers’ Second Session arrival and participate in their own professional development training. Please reach out to us with any questions.