DEPARTURES by PLANE
Friday is the last ski day of each session. Saturday
is the departure day. Schedule your flight home to depart
Portland International Airport between 10:30AM and 2:00PM.
If your plane leaves before 10:30AM, we will send you to the
Airport via an early morning airport shuttle service. The early
morning airport shuttle service starts at $120.
"Unaccompanied Minors" are those children deemed by the airlines
as too young to travel without an escort. Each airline has their
own fees and policies. The airlines will require that one of
our camp employees get a security pass to meet the unaccompanied
minor at the gate, at which time they release the child to our
supervision. From the gate, our staff person will take the
minor to the baggage claim to get his/her bags and then over to
our usual camp meeting place near baggage claim #2.
Unaccompanied Minors must arrive between 10:30AM and 2:00PM.
If you arrive and depart during our normal airport pickup
times (10:30AM - 2:00PM), there are no extra fees. If we
are required to send one of our camp counselors to accompany a
departing unaccompanied minor who needs to be checked in
outside our standard times, be prepared to pay $120
counselor fee plus extra airport shuttle service
fees. Call the camp ahead of time if your child is being
Our counselors meet unaccompanied
minors at the gate, help them get their luggage, then
lead them to our meeting place near baggage claim #2.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE ADDED
Most of our campers that travel to camp by
plane, arrive at the Portland airport on arrival day or depart
from the Portland airport on departure day, between our required
time of 10:30AM and 2:00PM (Pacific time). There
are no additional fees for those arriving or departing between
DAY EARLY ARRIVAL
If you absolutely can't find a flight that falls into that time
slot, are you stuck at the airport with no way to get to camp? No, but there are some significant added travel related fees
that are added to your camp costs. Arrival day added
costs: Say your flight doesn't arrive on Sunday until
after 2:00PM. Our camp vehicles are no longer there to bring you
to camp. You can catch a airport shuttle service that will take
you from the Portland airport directly to our camp lodge for an
*If you arriving by CAR on Saturday (a day early), you should
plan to arrive between 4:00 pm and 6:00 PM.
Arriving on Saturday, a "day early", is
an option that many campers take advantage of. By coming
to camp a day early, you can get in an extra day on the hill to
freeski or snowboard and become acclimated to summer snow
conditions and high altitude. The additional fee to
arrive a day early does include your lift ticket for skiing/snowboarding on
Sunday. We can be a little more flexible with pickup times at
the airport on Saturdays. We can pick you up on Saturday as
late as 6PM. In the long run, you may save money with the day
early arrival plus get in an extra day of skiing/snowboarding.
**The "day early" arrival is only available for the
Spring and Summer sessions.
You cannot arrive a day early to any of our Fall or Winter camp
If you are planning to arrive or depart at a time different
than everyone else, please contact the camp office at
1-503-337-2230 for instructions.
Departure day added costs: If your departing
flight leaves BEFORE 10:30AM, we will send you to the
Portland airport on a airport shuttle service. Cost is $120.
If you an unaccompanied minor doing this, add $120 for the cost
of one of our camp counselors to travel with you, plus another
$40 to cover the cost of that counselor to ride in the limo.
If you flight departs AFTER 2:00PM, there are no additional
costs. You'll just be waiting in the airport longer than
everybody else before your flight leaves Portland. If you have
a late departing flight and you are an unaccompanied minor, then
you need to pay the $120 counselor fee, which is paying for us
to stick around and check you at the gate to the airline
How much extra
does it cost? Use the chart below to add up YOUR additional
additional travel fees am I paying for?
Cost of airport shuttle service
one-way trip to or from Portland Airport
Unaccompanied minor fee to cover
the cost of our camp counselor traveling with child
Cost of airport shuttle service for
our ride-along counselor traveling with child
Unaccompanied minor fee with late
departing flight, to pay our counselor to check you in
Are there group discounts when several campers share the same
added fee situations? Yes, the airport shuttle service costs
can be divided, but keep in mind that the shuttle service
charges additional fees for each additional person.