Camp Echo provides charter bus transportation for all campers registered to attend camp. Departures and arrivals occur at the McGaw YMCA in Evanston where a number of experienced Camp Echo staff and volunteers will be waiting to assist you and your camper. Below you will find information about the check-in and check-out process, tracking your camper’s journey to and from camp, and the procedure for pick-ups and drop-offs at Camp Echo.
Campers turn in their bus pass when they board the bus. Every camper should board the bus with his or her bag lunch in hand. Luggage need not be on the same bus as the camper. Once campers board the bus, they may not get off. Parents who wish to view the bus interior may do so between 8:00 and 8:30 am. Parents may not board the bus once campers begin boarding at 8:30 am.
Buses depart at 9:00 am sharp. Buses are air-conditioned and restroom-equipped. Camp Echo staff members serve as monitors on each bus. Campers who miss the bus must provide their own transportation to Camp Echo.