Camp America Arrivals Hotel

Camp America operates an Arrivals Hotel 30 minutes from New York City and Newark airport, where first time applicants can stay FREE for one night (returners pay just AUD$68 for one night’s stay, and any applicant can stay extra nights at the cost of AUD$68 per night – charged to your ‘mycampamerica site’). Please note that you are not required to stay at the Camp America hotel. In fact, we only recommend that you stay at the hotel if it is convenient for your travel plans and if your camp is within reasonable travelling distance of the New York area.

This year our Arrival Hotel is located at:
The Crowne Plaza Fairfield – 690 Route 46 East, Fairfield, New Jersey 

DATES HOTEL ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE:
Our Arrivals Hotel is open from 27 May 2014 (first day for arrivals) to 30 June 2014 (last day for arrivals). Check in time is from 11am to midnight. Please go directly to the Camp America office in the hotel to check-in instead of the hotel lobby desk.

If you wish to stay in the Camp America Arrivals Hotel please email the Sydney office on info@campamerica.com.au  to request a date (extra nights can be requested at the price of AUD$68 per night). In the email please state your plans to travel from the arrivals hotel to camp i.e. times of train, plane, bus you need to catch and where it departs from (e.g. 10.30am train from Grand Central station), and if you will need to use our shuttle service. There will be a bus service from the hotel to central New York (cost US$15) that runs 3 times in the morning.

Please read the following information very carefully. Camp America strongly recommends that you investigate all of your options prior to booking your night at our Arrivals hotel. Keep in mind that although the Arrivals Hotel is free (first time applicants only), you may find that it is easier and less expensive, if you pay for your own night’s accommodation in an area that is more convenient for you if you are flying into JFK airport (the hotel is approx 30 mins from Newark airport). In addition, we strongly recommend that your arrival time into New York City is before 6pm if you are flying into JFK airport. Be aware that bus drop-offs vary during the evening hours and may not drop you off as close to the hotel as anticipated.

If you have, or wish to make a reservation for one night at the hotel, please note the following:

- You must call Camp America at least 48 hours prior to your arrival to confirm that you still need your hotel room. If we do not hear from you within 48 hours of your hotel room. Please phone the Arrivals Hotel – 1-475 882 0483 – and ask for the Camp America office or email camphotel@aifs.com
- If you already have a room reservation and then decide it is not necessary or convenient for you please contact your local office (see above for email address).

Please do not show up at the hotel without making a reservation. In June the hotel is completely full and unfortunately, if you don’t have a reservation, we will not be able to accommodate you. Once Camp America has booked you into the hotel information will appear on your Outward Flight page on your My Camp America site.

HOW TO GET TO THE ARRIVALS HOTEL
State Shuttle is the easiest and most direct way to get to the hotel form both Newark and JFK airports. They drop you right at the hotel. The State Shuttle shared van (minibus) charges are US$50 per person from Newark Airport and US$114 per person form JFK airport.

If you wish to take public transport from either airport please follow the instructions below. PLEASE NOTE: the free hotel shuttle (details below) only runs at certain times of the day. So if you are landing outside the hotel shuttle times you should take the State Shuttle service (details above). And make sure you have a working phone that you can call the hotel for their shuttle service!

FROM: Newark Airport – Take the Olympia Newark Airport Express Bus to Port Authority Bus Terminal (central New York). this costs $16. The bus departs from every terminal every 15 minutes during the day and takes about an hour to get to Port Authority.

Once you’ve arrived at Port Authority Bus Terminal take a NJ Transit bus to Willowbrook Mall Shoppers Stop. You can take bus routes #193, 194, 197 or 198. The buses run every 10-20mins. Please get the gate information from the NJ Transit ticket counter in Port Authority to find where the bus departs from. The ride is about 30 minutes and costs US$7.50.

There is a free hotel shuttle that will pick you up from this location at certain hours of the day – Monday to Friday 7am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 6pm). Please call the hotel on 1-973 227 9200 to request to be picked up.

FROM: JFK Airport – Take the New York Airport Service bus to Port Authority Bust Terminal (central New York). This costs $20. You can book online in advance on www.nyairportservice.com. They depart from all terminals every 20 minutes. The ride to Port Authority should take about an hour.

Once you arrive at Port Authority Bus Terminal take a NJ Transit bus to Willowbrook Mall Shoppers Stop. You can take bus routes #193, 194, 197 or 198. The buses run every 10-20mins. Please get the gate information from the NJ Transit ticket counter in Port Authority to find where the bus departs from. The ride is about 30 minutes and costs US$7.50.

There is a free hotel shuttle that will pick you up from this location at certain hours of the day – Monday to Friday 7am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 6pm). Please call the hotel on 1-973 227 9200 to request to be picked up.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION
In the case of an emergency upon your arrival in the US please call: 1-475 882 0483 – direct line to CA staff at the hotel or free phone: 1 866 222 2074 for CA office in US.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST – Remember to email/call your camp with your arrival time and date. Do NOT assume that your director knows exactly when you will be arriving.

Have a safe trip and enjoy your summer!!