TRAVEL AND SHIPPING

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Canteen Accounts

Each camper has a canteen account, through which they may purchase camp memorabilia and t-shirts, postage stamps, needed toiletries, or get small amounts of money for special outings. Canteen deposits must be made through CampDoc prior to opening day. We will not accept canteen deposits on opening day of your child’s session.
We can only accept credit card deposits (via CampDoc.com as an “Add-on” on the Registration tab of your camper’s profile– if you have any trouble accessing these Add-ons please contact Molly by email at molly@enf.org or by phone at 336-761-1040. The deposit amount is optional, though we recommend:

• $30 for one-week session
• $60 or $75 for two or three-week sessions
• JCs: an additional $35 for the JC outing (except for Session IV)
• An additional $20 for travel cash (if flying)
• An additional $100 if planning to ship a trunk without a return label

We will do our best to ensure campers do not exceed their initial canteen deposit. If you do not want your child to purchase more expensive items (ex: Crazy Creek camp chairs, Hoodies), please check the appropriate box on the Camper Canteen Form on your CampDoc account. Please note: Charges incurred by Eagle’s Nest for items like shipping and prescriptions/medical co-pays are also handled through camper canteen accounts and are considered over and above the amount deposited for general canteen purchases.

Refunds will be processed through CampDoc two weeks after the close of your child’s session unless you opt to donate them to the scholarship fund. Outstanding balances are due upon receipt of invoice. Refunds of $10 or less will be donated to the camp scholarship fund unless otherwise requested.

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Photographs

Please upload a recent photo of your child to your CampDoc profile. Photos help us recognize your child on opening day and greet them with familiarity.

Shipping Luggage to Camp

Luggage and trunks may be shipped one week prior to the opening of the session via UPS or FedEx. The camper’s name should be marked clearly on the outside of the item. Please do not store return shipping labels inside the trunk. Return shipping labels should be uploaded to your CampDoc account under “Applicant Information” and Camper Canteen Form.

If your camper is flying, we strongly recommend that you ship their baggage to camp. Ship luggage to:

Eagle’s Nest Camp
Camper’s Name
43 Hart Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

Shipping Luggage Home from Camp

Parents or guardians may ship their camper’s trunk and other luggage home by providing Eagle’s Nest with a prepaid UPS or FedEx label. Please upload return shipping labels to your camper’s profile on CampDoc.com under “Applicant Information” and Camper Canteen Form. Using a prepaid return label is a great way to make sure your child’s trunk is shipped to the address you want, with the insurance coverage you need, and by the carrier you prefer.

Detailed instructions for creating return labels are available on the UPS and FedEx websites, or by calling their customer service lines.

Parents or guardians who wish to ship their camper’s trunk but do not provide a return shipping label must complete the Camper Canteen Form under “Applicant Information” on CampDoc.com. Add the $100 shipping deposit Add-on via your camper’s profile under Registration. We will take care of shipping your camper’s trunk via FedEx only. We will add a $5 insurance fee, which covers $200 in value of the contents of the trunk but not the trunk itself. After the trunk has been shipped, we will send you an invoice or refund depending on the final cost of packaging and shipping through the store.

**Please Note: Eagle’s Nest is not responsible for any luggage lost or damaged in transit to or from camp.

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Opening Day

This day is both exciting and challenging. We are so excited to welcome campers to campus this summer, and anticipate that each Opening Day will be filled with joy, and a lot of nervous energy from parents, campers, and staff alike. This year, in order to help mitigate risks with COVID, we will be doing a drive-thru drop-off.

Drop-off times are as follows. Last name beginning with the following letters:

P-Z  9:00AM—10:00AM(EDT)

A-G  10:00AM—11:00AM(EDT)

H-O  11:00AM—12:00PM(EDT)

Our staff will greet you at the entrance to Eagle’s Nest upon your arrival and direct you through the check-in process, which includes a temperature check and symptom screening. At the end of the process, you will transfer your camper to our care.

We know that it is difficult to say goodbye in the car and not have the opportunity to escort your child to their cabin. This process was smooth and comfortable last summer. Please help with this process by reviewing it with your camper and making a plan for saying goodbye before you arrive on campus and stick to it. We can help with suggestions.

Closing Day

Closing Day will also be a drive-thru experience similar to Opening Day.

Pick-up times are as follows.  Last name beginning with the following letters:

P-Z 9:00AM—10:00AM(EDT)

A-G 10:00AM—11:00AM(EDT)

H-O 11:00AM—12:00PM(EDT)

Travel by Air

Your child may travel to and from camp by car or commercial airline. All campers must arrive and/or depart at the as-signed time between 9:00 and 12:00PM(EDT) on Opening and Closing Day of their session.

When booking tickets, please select the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) or the Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport (GSP).

Your Camper’s Flight Must:
Arrive between 9:00AM and 11:00PM (EDT) on Opening Day
Depart between 9:00AM and 11:00PM (EDT) on Closing Day

Junior Counselors must arrive between 2:00PM and 4:00PM(EDT) on the day before the session starts (excluding Session IV, when JCs arrive on opening day of camp in the 9:00AM slot). Junior Counselors may only fly into Asheville Regional Airport (AVL).

Once travel is booked, please upload a copy of your child’s itinerary to your CampDoc account on the Camper Travel Information Form.

Unaccompanied Minors: Most airlines have a mandatory Unaccompanied Minor (UM) program for children under 15 years-old and traveling without an adult. The age limits and fees vary from airline to airline.

Depending on the airline, the UM ticket may not be available through online reservation; you may need to call the airline to set up the UM arrangement. Please pay all UM fees (both ways) directly to the airline.

*Please contact Molly, the Camp Registrar, at molly@enf.org, for the camp staff name and phone # to provide the airline for your camper’s unaccompanied minor pickup.

Airport Shuttles: Eagle’s Nest provides a shuttle to and from the Greenville/Spartanburg Airport (GSP) and the Asheville Airport (AVL). The shuttle fee is $50 per camper each way ($100 round trip) for the Greenville/ Spartanburg Airport. The GSP Shuttle Fee can be paid as an “Add-on” via the Registration tab on your camper’s pro-file on Camdoc.com. There is no charge for the shuttle to or from the Asheville Airport. Please note: the Greenville/Spartanburg Airport is about 1.5 hours from camp, and the Asheville Airport is 45 minutes from camp. De-pending on the arrival/departure times of other campers, your camper may need to spend a couple hours in the airport accompanied by our staff, then incur travel time in the van.

If your child is flying, we strongly recommend shipping your camper’s trunk to and from camp.  This way, your child only needs a carry-on bag, which saves time at the airport waiting for luggage and avoids fees for baggage. We suggest that campers who are flying wear an Eagle’s Nest t-shirt at the airport. Our staff will wear Eagle’s Nest t-shirts as well.

Travel Money: We recommend adding $20 in Travel Money to the Canteen Account for campers who are flying. This can be done as an “Add-on” via the Registration tab on your camper’s profile on CampDoc.com. Travel Money is intended to be used by campers to make purchases (e.g. snack, call home) at the airport while traveling.

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