Bus transportation is limited to the towns of Salisbury, Newbury, Newburyport, Amesbury, Merrimac and West Newbury, with predetermined stops.
- Salisbury bus stop is located at Salisbury Senior Center Parking Lot, 39/43 Lafeyette Road.
- Newbury bus stop is located at the parking lot next to the Fire Station on Morgan Avenue.
- Newburyport bus stop is located at the Port Plaza Parking lot next to K-Mart at the Lowe Street Entrance.
- Amesbury bus stop is located at Rite Aid Drug on RT. 110 – *Pull into parking lot.*
- Merrimac bus stop is located at 32/34 at Broad Street at Osaka Restaurant.
- West Newbury bus stop is located at the Library on Rt. 113.
*Bus transportation fees are not included in the camp tuition or discounts. They must be paid with your camp fees.
** The 2018 bus route times are available on the Online Day Travel Form that must be filled out for each camper. The Online Day Travel Form is located under ‘Forms and Documents’ in your CampinTouch account.
Fees for the 2018 bus transportation are $65.00 per week, per child.
- 2 weeks of bus transportation – $130.00
- 3 weeks of bus transportation – $195.00
- 4 weeks of bus transportation – $260.00
- 5 weeks of bus transportation – $325.00
- 6 weeks of bus transportation – $390.00
- 7 weeks of bus transportation – $455.00
- 8 weeks of bus transportation – $520.00
*If you choose to use bus transportation one way with morning or afternoon Extended Care Hours you will be charged the fee for bus transportation ($65.00 per week) AND an additional $30 per week, per child for your extended care transportation fee.*
Rules for Camper Safety and Behavior on the Bus
We want to do all we can to see that children travel to and from camp on the bus safely and comfortably. The following are rules which the campers are expected to follow if they are to ride the bus.
There are four critical times involved for the campers in bus transportation: the bus stop, boarding the bus, riding the bus, and disembarking. Parents are advised that it is best if campers do not use the bus stop as a play area. Once on the bus, supervision is by the bus driver. As common courtesy and for the safety of all, children are expected to behave in an orderly manner. Misbehavior could divert the bus driver’s attention and cause an accident. For this reason, regulations pertaining to camper conduct on buses are fairly strict.
If your child is a bus rider, please take a couple of minutes to go through these procedures together so that everyone knows what to expect and so that the bus ride can be safe and comfortable for everyone.
1. Be at the Bus Stop Ten Minutes before it’s due – Waiting for the Bus
While waiting for the bus, campers remain at the side of the road. They maintain orderly conduct while waiting for the bus. Campers approach the bus only when the bus comes to a complete stop and the door opens. Never run for the bus.
2. Thumbs Up
Campers should wait for the ―thumbs up‖ signal from the bus driver before crossing the street to board the bus.
3. Seating on the Bus
Campers sit on the bus as directed by the bus driver and /or monitor. Campers sit no more than three to a seat. Drivers and/or monitors may assign seats. The first two rows on the bus may be reserved for those students who require seating accommodations, otherwise, Kindergarten and first grade students (the younger campers) sit toward the front of the bus.
4. Move In
Campers sit on the seat so that space is readily available for a second or third camper to sit in the seat. Moving in makes it easier for others to quickly see that there’s room in the seat. This is also a time saver.
5. Back-to-Back and Bottom-to-Bottom
Campers are instructed that the safest way to sit in a bus seat is with their back to the back of the seat and their bottom to the bottom of the seat. No other way of sitting in a bus seat is acceptable.
6. Back Packs on Lap
All camper belongings are to be held on his/her lap, as this is the safest place, should the bus come to a sudden stop. The bus driver has the right to make the determination as to whether or not large or sharp objects pose a hazard to others. Other transportation arrangements may have to be made.
7. Stay Seated
The procedure means that at all times when the bus is in motion, campers remain seated. Campers are to change seats only at the direction of the bus driver and/or monitor. Campers are also instructed to stay seated until the bus comes to a full stop before leaving the bus. When arriving at camp, campers stay seated until the seat in front of them is empty.
8. Feet Out of Aisle
The procedure refers to having feet, packages, etc. kept out of the aisle so that the aisle is free for others to safely pass through while loading or unloading, or in an emergency situation.
9. Talk Softly
Talking on the bus is very acceptable as long as each person talks softly. The less noise on the bus the better the driver can concentrate on watching the road. Shouting, loud talking, name calling, or abusive language is not permitted.
10. Do Not Throw Anything
Campers must understand that any object thrown on a bus can have a dangerous effect. Other campers may be hurt and/or cause the bus driver to be distracted from watching the road.
11. Do Not Eat
We do not eat on a bus because:
a) You could choke on the food if the bus stopped quickly.
b) Food left on the bus could be sticky or slippery and ruin clothing or cause someone to fall.
c) It makes the bus messy.
d) There are campers who have allergies to food that could be harmful if opened or left on the bus.
12. Window and Emergency Equipment
Keep arms, hands, head and objects inside the bus. Campers open or close windows only with the bus driver’s permission. The emergency door and/or window are to be used as an exit only in an emergency and at the direction of the bus driver.
13. Exiting the Bus
Campers are instructed to stay seated until the bus comes to a full stop before leaving the bus. When arriving at camp, campers stay seated until the seat in front of them is empty. When arriving at their afternoon destination, campers should walk ten feet in front of the bus and wait for the ―thumbs up‖ before crossing the street.
14. Walk To and From the Bus
For safety’s sake, campers walk in single file, being careful not to push or shove anyone, when approaching or leaving a bus.
15. Know your Stop
It is the campers’ responsibility to know which bus stop they are taking to and from camp.
Parents and guardians are responsible for meeting their child/children at the designated bus stops. To the best of our ability, Cedardale Groveland Day Camp will provide timely delivery of the campers to and from camp. Cedardale Groveland is not responsible for campers before they enter the bus, during the bus ride or after they leave the bus, except while on Cedardale Groveland property.
The Camp Directors reserve the right to cancel, sever or suspend a child’s bus enrollment if in their judgment the camper’s behavior interferes with the safety and rights of others and/or is deemed in the best interest of the camp or camper.