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Getting to Camp by Bus

We offer bus transportation to and from our northern camps (Shadow Rim, Camp Maripai, and Willow Springs), and recommend parent/guardians send their campers on the bus to help reduce congestion at our facilities. This gives campers a chance to meet other campers and get acquainted before they arrive. Buses are air conditioned, equipped with bathrooms, and are supervised by bus chaperones. We will reduce the capacity on the buses in 2021 due to COVID-19 policies. Campers, bus chaperones, and the driver wear masks during transportation.

Reservations must be made in advance. It’s easiest to purchase bus transportation while reserving your camper’s session. The cost is $35 one way or $70 round trip. To add this service closer to your camper’s session date, contact Customer Care at 602-452-7030 or reghelp@girlscoutsaz.org. If you do not indicate that you wanted your camper to ride the bus upon registration or have not contacted us via phone, or email, your camper is not registered to take the bus.

See general logistics below. A more detailed confirmation packet with maps, directions, COVID-19 and other safety procedures will be sent to bus riders one week before the session starts.  

Bus Stop Locations
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Central Phoenix – All Camps

Central United Methodist Church
1875 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
 

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North Phoenix – Maripai and Willow Springs

Sportsman's Warehouse
19205 N 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027
 

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Fountain Hills – Shadow Rim

Wendy's
17218 East Shea Boulevard, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Drop Off
CHECK-IN TIMES

If signing up for a session that begins on a weekday, the bus will depart early.  Check your email for your designated times.

DAY CENTRAL Check-In CENTRAL Departs NORTH/ F. HILLS Check-In NORTH/ F. HILLS Departs ARRIVES at Camp
Sunday 9:00 am 10:30 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 1:00 pm
Weekdays 6:45 am 7:30 am 8:00 am 8:30 am 10:15 am
Pick Up

The person picking up the camper is required to show photo identification. There are no exceptions to this policy – even parent/guardians must show ID. This is for your camper’s protection. All authorized pick-ups must be listed in camper’s registration forms. If you know you are not able to pick up your camper, and/or need to add an additional authorized person, you must log into your Ultra Camp registration account, and add the person’s name and contact information. Please contact the camp director as well.


PICK-UP TIMES

Times are approximate and dependent on traffic flow.

  • North Phoenix Bus Arrives: 5:30pm
  • Fountain Hills Bus Arrives: 5:30 pm
  • Central Phoenix Bus Arrives: 6:15pm

Luggage will be removed from the storage area and placed in piles by each bus. Please take time to find your camper’s luggage, laundry bag, sleeping bag, pillow, stuffed animal, etc. Luggage may have expanded—check thoroughly. It’s much easier to take it all home rather than make a trip to pick up lost & found items from the Girl Scout Service Center.

Questions or Changes?

Call 602-452-7030 or email campbus@girlscoutsaz.org

It is NOT possible to plan for someone to stay with your camper beyond the bus check-out time. If a change occurs and buses will not be returning to Phoenix on time, we will make every attempt (via email and phone) to contact you and be present at bus stop to answer questions.

Want to be a bus chaperone?

We are always looking for volunteers to chaperone our buses. If your camper rides the bus and you volunteer as a chaperone, they can ride for no cost! You must register and pay for bus transportation in advance and a bus refund will be issued after the trip is completed. All chaperones will start the journey from our Central Phoenix stop. Official confirmation will be emailed the week before the trip.

You're welcome to volunteer for trips even though your camper is not attending a session. We’d love your help! Reimbursements will ONLY be given to those who have reserved a spot. Reimbursements will be processed and returned to the card used after the trip is completed – amount will not exceed amount of bus trips per girl.