Driving Your Camper to Camp
On the first day of the session, campers being driven to the camp may be checked-in between 1PM and 5PM. If arriving earlier, parents/chaperones are welcome to join us for Liturgy at 10AM, with brunch following for $5 per meal (this is not a regularly scheduled meal of the camping session). Arrivals at any other time must be approved in advance by the Camp Director. Chaperones are welcome to stay and visit the camp grounds until 5 PM.
Registration will take place in the Metropolitan Philip Welcome Lodge (Camp Office). The process will include being introduced to your camper’s counselor, meeting the nurse to discuss any health issues and/or turning over all medications which will be dispensed then from the Health Center, and collecting all cash to prevent loss during the session. Any funds not spent in the bookstore will be given back at the end of the session.
Driving Your Camper Home from Camp
For the two-week sessions, camp ends on Friday morning and all campers must be picked up between 8 AM and 11 AM. Please pick up your child no later than 11 AM, as our staff must prepare for the next group of campers arriving. Please note that for any pick-ups falling after 11 AM, an extended supervision fee will be charged, at a rate of $25.00 per hour, per camper.
For the one-week session, camp ends on Sunday afternoon and all campers must be picked up between 2 PM and 4 PM. Parents or chaperones are welcome to join us for Liturgy on Sunday morning at 10 AM, with brunch following for $5 per meal.
For Iconography Camp, camp ends on Monday morning and all campers must be picked up between 10 AM and Noon.
Lodging Accommodations for Drivers
You may contact the Conference Center for lodging the night before or after check-in or check-out day by calling (724) 238-3677 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Antiochian Village Heritage and Learning Center offers a special Camp Parent rate, so be sure to ask about this. On Check-in Day, all drivers must leave the camp grounds by 5 PM, and no return visits will be permitted.
Sending Campers by Plane, Train or Bus
While we encourage families to drive their camper(s) to Antiochian Village in order to see the camp and meet those who will be entrusted with the care of their child(ren), we realize that in some instances travel by plane, train or bus might be necessary.
Antiochian Village provides round-trip ground transportation for campers arriving into the Pittsburgh airport, or by bus or train to Johnstown. All travel information, including airline, flight number, arrival and departure times must be received in our office at least one month prior to arrival. If information is received after the one month deadline, we may not be able to guarantee ground transportation. If we are able to provide transportation for travel information received late there will be a $50 late fee assessed. Campers will be met at the gate by uniformed Village Staff members, as well as escorted to the gate at departure. In the event that there are any changes or emergencies that would affect the camper’s pick-up or drop-off time or location, a staff member of the camp will call the parents/guardian to inform them of any necessary changes.
Authorized Arrival and Departure Times:
Pittsburgh Airport (PIT), Bus or Train Station
Arrival Day (Sunday) 10am – 4pm
Departure Day – 2 wk. session (Friday) 9am – 2pm
Departure Day – 1 wk. session (Sunday) 2pm – 6pm
Johnstown Train Station (JST)
Arrival Day 6:00 pm (this is flexible as train schedules sometime change)
Departure Day Train departures 9:04 am (this is flexible as train schedules sometime change)
*Any deviation from these times must be requested in writing and approved by the Camp Director to guarantee that ground transportation will be provided. Please note that for arrival and/or departure times approved, an extended supervision fee will be charged, at a rate of $25.00 per hour, per camper. An Antiochian Village staff member or representative will stay with your child until his/her departure.
Safety Rules for Van or Bus Transportation
Staff members will review safety and evacuation procedures with the campers before departing. At least two staff members will accompany each van or bus. Campers will be asked to refrain from unsafe behavior to ensure that the driver is not distracted (being out of seats while van/bus is moving, hands out of window, etc.), remain seat-belted at all times in vans, and load/unload the van/bus in a safe and orderly manner.