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The majority of our campers are driven to camp by their family/guardians. The drive time from Richmond and Raleigh is about 2 hours, Washington DC is 4 hours and Philadelphia is around 6 hours.
Check-in for AstroCamp is always SUNDAY between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Please do not arrive before 1:00 p.m. as camp staff are completing preparations for the session. Lunch is not provided on arrival day.
AstroCamp pick up is always SATURDAY at camp between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Please do not arrive before 9:00am as you will interfere with luggage, dorm check-outs, and camp staff preparing for your arrival. Any camper not picked up by 11:00 a.m. will be charged a late fee of $50.00 per hour or any portion of time thereof at the discretion of the Camp Director. This charge must be paid upon pick-up of camper.
If your camper is driving their own vehicle to camp, it must be left in main office parking lot and the keys MUST be handed to staff at check-in. AstroCamp, Camp CHOP & Camp Motorsport does not accept any responsibility for the loss, damage, or theft of or from personal vehicles.
There is a $40.00 charge each way which can be added through the additional options form in your camper account. Please follow the guidelines below.
PLEASE MAKE E-TICKET RESERVATIONS TO PREVENT LOSS. FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS ARE TO BE MADE FOR THE FIRST AND LAST DAY OF CAMP ONLY. Flight arrangements are to be made only to Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU), where a camp staff member will meet your camper at the gate and escort them to camp. Our staff members will wear identifiable “ASTROCAMP, CAMP CHOP & CAMP MOTORSPORT STAFF” clothing as well as carry personal identification with them to meet your child. In some cases RDU does not allow our staff to go though security for arrivals. Please prepare your camper for this prior to departure and instruct your child to walk to baggage claim. Our staff will meet the campers at the security exit near baggage claim. If you have any questions or concerns about this process then please call our summer camp registrar at 1-888-836-1212.
According to the US Department of Transportation, anyone between the ages of 8 and 11 is considered an unaccompanied minor (UM) when flying without a guardian and is therefore required to follow all UM procedures outlined by the airline you have chosen. Some airlines require anyone age 8-15 to travel as an unaccompanied minor. Please check with your airline to determine your camper’s flight status. There is a fee issued by the airlines for children traveling under the UM status (typically this fee is between $100 and $150 each way). If your camper is flying UM status then you MUST pay that fee for the return flight as well. This can be done when you check your child in for their flight to camp. The airlines will require a name and contact number for the individual picking your child up from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). Please provide them with the name John Swanwick and phone number (434) 454-4059. Approximately three days prior to camp, we will contact you with the accurate name and phone number of the staff member who will be picking up your camper.
All flight arrivals must be made to Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM on the first day of camp. Flights outside of this time frame will result in additional fees and must be approved by the director.
All flight departures must be made from Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) between 12:00 Noon and 3:00 PM on the last day of camp. Flights outside of this time frame will result in additional fees and must be approved by the director.
ALL FLIGHT INFORMATION MUST BE UPDATED IN YOUR ONLINE PROFILE TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO CAMP STARING. IF YOU HAVE BOOKED FLIGHTS LESS THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE SESSION START DATE, YOU MUST CONFIRM THESE DETAILS WITH THE SUMMER CAMP DIRECTOR.
Most airlines charge baggage fees for all checked baggage. Parents are responsible for paying all costs associated with checked baggage. Please pay these fees in advance of incoming and outgoing flights. If your specific airline does not allow for the prepayment of baggage fees for the return flight, please provide your child with the appropriate amount of money to cover the expense. Please note your camper should bring their medication in their carry on and give it to the counselor upon arrival at the airport. When your child arrives at camp, a staff member will collect and hold their cash and valuables until they depart from camp, at which time all items will be returned to the camper. Please contact our camp registrar at 1-888-836-1212 if you have any questions.
Please clearly mark your camper’s luggage with the information below:
AstroCamp, Camp CHOP & Camp Motorsport, If found please call (434) 454-4059
YES! Campers attending more than one consecutive session of camp can indeed stay at camp from one session to the next. Campers will take part in special activities and be fully supervised during this time. The price of a weekend stay is $150. You will need to indicate your wish for your camper to stay over on your travel form. On the travel form for the first session attending please select stay over for the departure and select stay over for the arrival of the second session attending. If you have any questions about this process please contact our business office at 1-888-836-1212.
1 Hour: Farmville, Lynchburg, Danville
2 Hours: Charlottesville, Richmond, Roanoke, Greensboro, Raleigh-Durham Airport
3 Hours: Williamsburg, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Charlotte
4 Hours: Northern Virginia, Washington DC
5 Hours: Baltimore, MD
6 Hours: Philadelphia, PA
We have tried to provide the most direct highway routes, with the least number of turns and/ or “country roads,” however, there are many alternative routes to get to camp. Please note that some of the roads to which GPS or internet maps may direct you, are country roads, which may be curvy, narrow or un-paved.
From 360, you will be turning onto Roger’s Chapel Road/Route 607 (landmark: there is a cell tower at the top of the hill). From 360 West this will be a right turn, from 360 East this will be a left turn crossing the divided highway. Continue 4.9 miles until 607 ends at a “T” stop. Turn left at the “T” stop on to Mt. Laurel Road/Route 746. After 3.9 miles, the camp entrance will be on your right at the large rock. If you cross the Staunton River, you have gone one mile too far.
Follow I-95 South through the Richmond city center, heading toward Petersburg. Merge onto route 460 West. Follow 460 West until it merges with 360 West. Follow the directions from 360 West above.
Follow Route 58 West to South Boston where it intersects with US 360 East. Turn onto Route 360 East and follow it for approx. 10 miles. From there, follow the directions from 360 East above.
Follow Route 501 South to Brookneal, bear left (east) onto Route 40. Go approximately 12 miles through the town of Phenix. Two miles after Phenix, turn right (South) onto Scuffletown Road , Route 746 (becomes Mt. Laurel Road ) for about 14 miles. Once you cross the Staunton River, camp is one mile on your left at the large rock.
Route 20 South to Route 15 South. Stay on Route 15 South until it merges with Route 360 West. Follow the directions from 360 West above.
501 from Roxboro to South Boston. At the intersection of 501 & 58, turn right, and then get in to the left lane. Turn left on to 360 and follow the directions from 360 East above.