Attention Flying Campers

Now that 2015 is here, many of you are starting to think about camp and your children’s travel plans.  In order to facilitate a smooth travel day, we’d like all flying campers to arrive and depart from NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT within the same time frame, as close to 12 o’clock noon as possible.  By keeping flights within these parameters we are able to ensure that our campers are at the airport for a minimal amount of time.  Please contact Wendy prior to booking your children’s tickets to confirm flight times: or 954-688-9527.  Upon booking your children’s flights, please e-mail Wendy a copy of their tickets.

All South Florida campers should fly from Fort Lauderdale to Newark together on the same JetBlue flights.  We have not yet decided whether we will have an adult escort the children on Opening Day (June 27th), but we will let you know once a decision is finalized.  If your children are flying to camp on a changeover day (July 16th or August 4th), there will be no escort to fly with them so please book your children as unaccompanied minor if under the age of 15.  On dates of travel with no escort, our staff will meet your children at the arrival gate at Newark Airport.  We will have staff names for you closer to the date of travel.  Same details apply for return flights from Newark to Fort Lauderdale.

More airport details will follow in the spring.  For now, we’d like you to book your children’s flights before the rates increase and the seats fill.  The Florida flights are as follows:

TO CAMP:  Ft. Lauderdale to Newark  Jet Blue Flight #306  Depart 9:35am & arrive 12:30pm        FROM CAMP:  Newark to Ft. Lauderdale  Jet Blue Flight #505  Depart 1:30pm & arrive 4:22pm

UNACCOMPANIED MINOR:  When booking flights, please make any necessary “unaccompanied minor” arrangements for children under the age limit specific to each airline.  Children who fly as unaccompanied minors are permitted to be escorted by an Island Lake staff member from their gate upon arrival and to their departure gate for their return trip.  We will provide a staff member’s name for you in June.   If your children are older and there are no unaccompanied minors on your children’s flight, our staff will meet those campers at the security checkpoint upon their arrival.

Please send Wendy a copy of your child’s itinerary once you have booked the flights and unaccompanied minor reservations.  You can reach Wendy at or  954-688-9527.  In June, we will send additional information along with Island Lake t-shirts for your children to wear on the plane to camp.  We look forward to making the travel days as smooth as possible.  Thank you!

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