Arrival and Departure

Opening Day

On Opening Day, check-in will take place between 9:00am and 12:00pm. Parents will be able to take a shuttle with their camper into Crestridge to help them get settled before the session begins!

If your camper is flying in, or you are interested in learning more about having your daughter fly in, please scroll down to the "Airport Arrival" section.

If, for some unforeseen reason such as traffic, you are going to be arriving late, please contact our office at 828.669.2613 and notify the camp leadership what time you plan on arriving.

What to expect: Please follow the directional signs once you get off the interstate. You will be directed to the back gate at the Ridgecrest Conference Center. After a temperature and forms check, we will unload your luggage for you. Please read our Camp Crestridge COVID Guidelines for more information about the required forms. Then, you will follow the signs to the location where you can park. Then, follow the signs to the shuttle area where a bus will take you to Crestridge. The shuttle service does not allow dogs on the buses, so please do not bring your dog on the trip. The shuttle will drop you off at the Barn where your camper will receive their lice check and have an opportunity to change skills. You can then head up the hill to your daughter's cabin to get her settled. One your way, stop by the Beehive to visit our clothing store! We ask that parents depart camp by 12:00PM. The last shuttle will leave Crestridge at 12:00PM. Campers will eat lunch soon after check-in closes. We will not be providing lunch for parents or other family members.

If you are staying at the Ridgecrest Conference Center before Opening Day, please follow the same instructions as above.

Closing Day

Please follow the same traffic pattern as Opening Day. The gates will be open from 9:30AM-11:30AM.

What to expect: Please follow the directional signs once you get off the interstate. You will be directed to the back gate at the Ridgecrest Conference Center. Before entering the gate, our camp staff will ask to see your ID so we can verify you are the one who is supposed to pick up your child. Then, our camp staff will direct you through the gate to luggage pick-up. Your luggage will be loaded into your vehicle for you. After getting your luggage, follow the directional signs to park and load the shuttle. Each village will have a specific pick-up location in camp. You will receive that information on closing morning as you load the bus. There will be no closing program. The Beehive will be open during this time. Visit the clothing store one more time before you head home! We ask that all campers be picked up by 11:30AM.


Starter Camp

On Opening Day, check-in will take place between 10:00am and 12:00pm. Follow the directional signs to Crestridge. Camp staff take your camper's temperature and check required forms from inside your vehicle. We will then take your camper's luggage straight to the cabin. Campers will eat lunch at 12:30PM.

If, for some unforeseen reason such as traffic, you are going to be arriving late, please contact our office at 828.669.2613 and notify the camp leadership what time you plan on arriving.

On Closing Day, the gates will be open from 9:00am until 11:00am. Follow the directional signs to Crestridge. Please arrive by 11:00am, as we will begin shutting down camp for the season at that time. There is no closing program for Starter Camp.

Airport Arrivals and Departures

The camp does not assume responsibility for arranging transportation to camp, but we are eager to assist. Consult your airline agent for schedules. Your child will need to fly into the Asheville/Hendersonville airport (AVL). Campers should plan on flying in on the Sunday of Opening Day, and flying out on the Friday of Closing Day.


Campers will be met at the airport if we are notified in advance of arrival times. You may do this by filling out the arrival/departure form online. All luggage should be clearly marked on the exterior for easy identification in the terminal. If your child is young, you may need to use an unaccompanied minor form, so that they will be helped by airline personnel. If you choose to do this, please make sure that you pay for this service, traveling both to camp and returning home as well. Check with your particular airline for rules/regulations concerning unaccompanied minors. Some airlines do not allow younger children to fly alone. If they request a name for the camp person picking your child up, please indicate Sharon Silva, PO Box 279, Ridgecrest, NC 28770. You can give them the camp phone number for her number at (800) 968-1630.

Camp representatives will meet each child at the terminal, help gather their luggage, and transport them to camp. The camp will also transport the child back to the terminal upon departure, and will make all necessary luggage arrangements. It's a very easy process as long as we get the proper travel information from the parents.

Here is a helpful suggestion when coming to camp by plane: Since we have so many children coming by plane each summer, we have to transport the luggage at one time during the day. If a camper arrives by plane, her luggage may not arrive until the late afternoon. She may want to carry a change of clothes or bathing suit with her on the plane to have when she arrives at camp.

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