Tall Pines provides transportation to most areas of South Jersey, the Jersey Shore and Center City Philadelphia. The majority of our campers ride in new, 15-passenger air-conditioned Ford Transit vans. The vans are driven by certified and experienced drivers and booster seats are provided. All drivers are Tall Pines employees and the Director hand selects each Driver and Van Counselor. Each year we perform a criminal background check and driver abstract on all drivers. If you do not see your area listed please contact our office.
Campers in South Jersey are picked up at their door in air-conditioned,
Campers that live relatively close to camp may be picked-up in a Senior Staff member’s vehicle if van transportation is not available.
Campers in Marlton, Medford & Moorestown and Camden counties are picked up between 8:00 and 8:30 AM and dropped off between 4:30 and 4:45 PM.
Campers in Gloucester County are picked up between 8:15 and 9:00 AM and dropped off between 4:20 and 4:45 PM depending upon your proximity to camp.
In Philadelphia there are twenty vans that pick up at central stops throughout Center City Philadelphia including: Northern Liberties, Society Hill, Queen Village, South Philadelphia, Washington Square, Rittenhouse Square, Fitler Square, Naval Square and Fairmount.
All stops are within a few blocks of our camp families homes’. Campers are picked up between 8:00 and 8:30 AM and dropped off between 4:20 and 4:45 PM.
At the Shore [Daily Transportation]
Campers in Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate, Longport, Linwood and Northfield are picked up at their door in air-conditioned, 15-passenger vans.
Campers are picked up between 8:00 and 8:15 AM and dropped off between 4:30 and 4:45 PM depending upon your location.
Campers in Ocean City are picked-up and dropped-off at an express stop at 8th & West Sts. in air-conditioned vans at approximately 8:15 AM and 4:45 PM.
The Shore Shuttle [Weekend Transportation]
For those parents that need a little “R & R” on the beach before the kids get home, or if you want to extend your weekend, family time at the beach then the Shore Shuttle is for you.
The Shore Shuttle [an air conditioned school bus] travels to the Margate Library on Friday PM, Monday AM and during entire July 4th holiday week.
The Shore Shuttle drops off campers at 4:45 PM on Fridays afternoons.
The Shore Shuttle picks up campers at 8:15 AM on Mondays mornings.
During the July 4th holiday week the Shore Shuttle runs every day.
Each trip on the Shore Shuttle costs $15 per child.
The Shore Shuttle frequently sells out on Fridays.
Make sure to book it in advance when possible by calling the office or using the Shore Shuttle Form.
Extended Hours [In Lieu of Transportation]
For those families that need to get to work a little earlier or won’t be home in time to meet their child’s driver we offer Extended Hours at camp.
Families are welcome to drop-off their child as early as 7:30 AM.
Campers are welcome to stay as late as 5:30 PM until their family picks them up.
You are welcome to use both the AM and PM Extended Hours or just one.
If you use only one half of the extended hours program Tall Pines will provide transportation for the other half.
As always, campers are well supervised by Tall Pines staff members.
For those families that live near camp and wish to drop-off and pick-up their children we offer a discount.
A discount of $40 per week per camper is offered for those families choosing the Self Transportation option.
If you choose to do either the AM or the PM a discount of $20 is provided.
Campers may be dropped off between 9:10 AM and 9:25 PM and must be picked up by 3:45 PM.
Second Seat [When transportation to two locations is needed.]
Some of our campers reside in more than one home or need to be picked up or dropped off at a parents work location.
A “Second Seat” can accommodate those families that require transportation to a second location.
A fee of $220 covers any enrollment period of four weeks or less.
A fee of $440 covers any enrollment period of five weeks or more.
Please call our office to make sure that we provide transportation to either homes or business locations.