Getting to Camp and Camper Luggage

Getting Your Campers to and from Camp

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Campers and staff arrive at Camp Barney Medintz from all over the United States and the world.

TRAVEL OPTIONS
In order to comply with COVID protocol and keep our campers and staff safe this summer, we are offering limited options for getting to camp and back home.

OPENING DAYS OF FIRST AND SECOND SESSIONS (Sunday, June 6 and Monday, July 5):

  1. CAR: Drive to White County High School in Cleveland, GA and take a chartered coach bus to Camp.
  2. AIRPLANE: Fly into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Please see paragraph below labeled “Flying To and From Camp” regarding adult chaperone requirements.

OPENING DAYS OF OUR Kochavim and Youth B Sessions and Kochavim D Session (Sunday, June 20 and Monday, July 19):

  1. BUS: Chartered Coach Bus to Camp: Drop off at Dunwoody Elementary School.
  2. AIRPLANE: Fly into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Please see paragraph below labeled “Flying To and From Camp” regarding adult chaperone requirements.

CLOSING DAYS OF OUR CBM Experience, Chalutzim Experience, Kochavim and Youth A Sessions, and Kochavim C Session (Friday, June 11, Thursday, June 17, and Friday, July 16):

  1. BUS: Chartered Coach Bus from Camp. Pickup at Dunwoody Elementary School.
  2. AIRPLANE: Fly out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Please see paragraph below labeled “Flying To and From Camp” regarding adult chaperone requirements.

 CLOSING DAY OF FIRST SESSION (Thursday, July 1)

  1. CAR: Pickup at White County High School in Cleveland, GA.
  2. BUS: Birmingham Bus from Camp: Pickup at the Birmingham JCC.
  3. AIRPLANE: Fly out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Please see paragraph below labeled “Flying To and From Camp” regarding adult chaperone requirements.

CLOSING DAY OF SECOND SESSION (Friday, July 30)

  1. CAR: Pickup at White County High School in Cleveland, GA.
  2. BUS: Charlotte Bus from Camp: Pickup at the Charlotte JCC.
  3. AIRPLANE: Fly out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Please see paragraph below labeled “Flying To and From Camp” regarding adult chaperone requirements.

Your decision should be indicated clearly on the TRAVEL FORM that was submitted by you online to the Camp Barney office.


DRIVING TO AND FROM CAMP

DRIVING TO/from Atlanta: We will meet in the parking lot of White County High School in Cleveland, GA or Dunwoody Elementary School in Dunwoody, GA (see below) where we will conduct health screenings, conduct a COVID-19 test, collect luggage, and say our goodbyes. Campers will then hop onto our coach buses to Camp. Campers traveling from/to Atlanta MUST use this option.

We will have assigned, staggered times for drop-offs and pick-ups. You will receive an email with location details and an assigned time when we are closer to your opening and closing day. We are not offering buses to Camp from Birmingham and Charlotte on opening days, but we will have a chartered coach bus to Birmingham at the end of first session and a chartered coach bus to Charlotte at the end of second session.

Please use the following addresses in your GPS to drop your child off on opening day and pick up on closing day:

SESSION OPENING DAY DROPOFF LOCATION CLOSING
DAY
PICKUP LOCATION
First
Session
Sunday,
June 6
White County
High School
2600 US-129
Cleveland, GA 30528
Thursday,
July 1
White County
High School
2600 US-129
Cleveland, GA 30528
CBM Experience & Chalutzim Experience Sunday,
June 6
White County
High School
2600 US-129
Cleveland, GA 30528
Friday,
June 11
Dunwoody
Elementary School
1923 Womack Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Kochavim A, Youth A, Chalutzim
(2 weeks)
Sunday,
June 6
White County
High School
2600 US-129
Cleveland, GA 30528
Thursday,
June 17
Dunwoody
Elementary School
1923 Womack Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Kochavim B
& Youth B
Sunday,
June 20
Dunwoody
Elementary School
1923 Womack Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Thursday,
July 1
White County
High School
2600 US-129
Cleveland, GA 30528
Second Session Monday,
July 5
White County
High School
2600 US-129
Cleveland, GA 30528
Friday,
July 30
White County
High School
2600 US-129
Cleveland, GA 30528
Kochavim C Monday,
July 5
White County
High School
2600 US-129Cleveland, GA 30528
Friday,
July 16
Dunwoody
Elementary School
1923 Womack Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Kochavim D Monday,
July 19
Dunwoody
Elementary School
1923 Womack Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Friday,
July 30
White County
High School
2600 US-129
Cleveland, GA 30528

FLYING TO AND FROM CAMP

FLYING INTO/OUT OF HARTSFIELD-JACKSON ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:

For flights with 8 or more campers, we will seek (and reimburse flight expenses for) a chaperone to supervise and escort the campers. If your camper is on a chaperoned flight, you will be required to ship your luggage unless you are the chaperone. If your camper is on a flight that is not chaperoned, we are requiring that an adult fly with the camper and escort the camper between the gates and our buses. You may choose to have that adult handle your camper’s luggage or ship their luggage directly to Camp (see below).

We have identified a list of flights for cities with a large number of campers already registered for this year.   Be sure to check First Session Flights or Second Session Flights for your city.  If you are flying from one of these cities, we require that you book the flight on the list.  If your city is not on the list, please email fran@campbarney.org once you’ve identified the flight you would like to book so that we can get as many campers on the same flights as possible.

All families will get email reminders several days before their travel date with details on how we are expecting your camper(s) to travel and the time and place for your drop off or pick up.  Be sure to read that email carefully and let us know if your plans have changed.

Please instruct your child to give his or her ticket and all receipts to our staff when met at the bus on the first day of Camp. They will be stored in our Camp safe and returned to campers as they check in on the last day of Camp.


Getting Your Stuff to Camp Barney

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Campers must pack belongings into duffel bags or other types of soft-sided luggage.   For helpful reminders on what to pack, see our What to Bring List.

We strongly encourage you to use bags that measure no more than 40 x 40 x 20 inches when packed to avoid paying some really high extra fees. Due to an increase in e-commerce as a result of COVID, the shipping carriers have been overloaded and are struggling to keep up with demand. As a result, they have added extra fees for bags that are oversized and overweight this year. Staying within the 40 x 40 x 20 size should ensure that you don’t exceed the various size limits that result in extra fees that can get up to $125 per bag per trip.

If your child flies to Camp on a chaperoned flight, your luggage must be shipped.   If you or another adult are flying with your child, you have the option of shipping your luggage to camp or bringing it on the plane.   If you choose to bring your luggage on the plane you will be responsible for getting the luggage to and from our buses.  Please be aware of the airlines’ ever-changing luggage size and weight policies!   You are welcome to ship your luggage to Camp in order to avoid the airport hassle and extra fees.

LUGGAGE SHIPPING OPTIONS:

  1. We have again partnered with IFL to make it easier and more cost effective to get your bags to Camp and back home again. They work with UPS directly and get better fees than you would get on your own. www.shiptocamp.com/campbarney
  2. You can ship directly with FedEx

Luggage being shipped to Camp should be set up to arrive on the Wednesday before opening day.

Session Opening Day Luggage Arrival

First Session
Kochavim A
Youth A
CBM Experience

Sunday, June 6 Wednesday, June 2

Kochavim B
Youth B

Sunday, June 20 Wednesday, June 16
Second Session
Kochavim C
Monday, July 5 Wednesday, June 30
Kochavim D  Monday, July 19 Wednesday, July 14

Luggage pickup at the end of your session should be scheduled on your last day of Camp at 3pm or later.

All families will be provided with color-coded luggage tags to assist our staff with getting the right bags to the right kids!