If parents are providing transportation for their camper(s) and not using Early Care, they may arrive for the camp start at 9am. Please see First Day Check-In for further details. Camp ends at 4 p.m. each day. For the safety of each camper, the person picking up the camper must walk to the camper’s assigned group and sign the child out with the child’s counselor. Every person picking up a child must show a photo ID.
Please enter on Black Point Road and exit on the Spurwink Road (Rt.77 ) entrance. Please observe these measures to keep all children safe at Camp Ketcha and help with traffic flow.
Two buses provide service from convenient locations around Greater Portland (see the schedule below.) Each bus has a staff member with cellular phone access. Qualified drivers from Custom Coach of Portland operate our buses.
Please arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to the listed time. If you are late in either the morning or afternoon you may catch the bus as the next stop so it is helpful to have the schedule with you. Additional charges apply if children are not picked up at the last stop in the afternoon.
SUMMER WEEKS 1-8, June 26- August 18
Transportation is not offered June 12-16, June 19-23, August 21-25 and August 28-September 1
BUS ROUTE 1
|Northgate Shopping Center, Portland||7:45 A||5:10 P||91 Auburn St, In Shaw’s Lot, by fire station|
|Falmouth Shopping Center||7:55 A||5:00 P||251 US Rt. 1, Near ATM Kiosk|
|Presumpscot School, Portland||8:10 A||4:50 P||69 Presumpscot St, In Bus Circle|
|Cathedral School, Portland||8:20 A||4:40P||172-184 Cumberland Ave.|
|Brown School, South Portland||8:35 A||4:25 P||37 Highland Ave, In bus circle|
|Cape Elizabeth High School||8:45 A||4:15 P||345 Ocean House Rd, Front of building|
|Camp Ketcha||8:55 A||4:00 P|
BUS ROUTE 2
|Narragansett School, Gorham||7:40A||5:30P||284 Main Street, In Bus Circle|
|Westbrook Warren Church||7:50 A||5:20 P||810 Main Street, In Back Lot|
|Longfellow Elementary School||8:00 A||5:05 P||432 Stevens Ave, Portland|
|King Middle School||8:10 A||4:55 P||92 Deering Ave, Portland ,In bus circle|
|Westgate Shopping Center||8:20 A||4:45 P||1364 Congress Street, Portland by ATM|
|UNUM HO1||8:30 A||4:35 P||2211 Congress St, front of building|
|Camp Ketcha||8:45 A||4:15 P|
BUS RIDER POLICIES
All campers MUST be met at the bus stop by a parent/guardian or a person designated in writing by the parent/guardian unless they have prior written arrangements with Camp Ketcha. (See below). Every person picking up a child MUST show a photo ID. If the child is not picked up at the last stop at the designated time the parent will be charges a $1 per minute late fee for under 10 minutes. If the child is not picked up after 15 minutes and before 30 a $50 fee will be charged. If the child is not met, she/he will be returned to camp and a $50 fee will be charged. If you feel that your child can safely walk home from the bus stop without a parent/guardian, than you must fill out and sign our Bus Stop Authorization form. To obtain one please visit the Transportation page on our website.
Conduct While Attending Camp
We work to maintain an atmosphere of mutual caring, respect, and understanding at Camp Ketcha. Proper participation and conduct by your child is expected and includes the following rules:
- Respect others feelings and property
- Cooperate with each other
- Listen to the camp staff
- Stay with your group
- No fighting, yelling or inappropriate language
- Tell a counselor if someone/something is bothering or upsetting you
- Clean up after yourself
- All camp rules apply when riding the bus in addition to the rules listed below:
- Remain seated with seat belts on (if provided) during bus trips
- Keep all body parts and objects inside of the bus.
Please discuss and reinforce these behavioral expectations with your child.
If you feel your child is ready to walk home from your designated bus stop please read through the following policy and return to Camp Ketcha.