As a parent of a day camp child you will most likely have many questions concerning the transportation program in camp. This page has been created in hopes of clarifying ARROWHEAD DAY CAMP’S transportation program. It will answer many questions, provide you with information and allow you to become better acquainted with this phase of our camp program.
We personally oversee all aspects of our transportation operation – including routing, vehicle maintenance and staffing. Our entire transportation service is designed with one purpose in mind – to give each child the safest and most efficient ride to camp. We never lose sight that we are transporting very precious cargo – your children! Safety is always our primary concern.
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Due to available space on the vehicles, we do not allow children to go home or be picked up on a different vehicle. If the camper must leave camp early, it is the parent’s responsibility to make arrangements for early pick up. This is done by sending in a note in advance to the office identifying the camper and the time of pick up. All campers must be picked up by 3:00 PM or they will be sent home on their vehicle. If you are dropping your children off at camp in the morning, no child will be admitted before 9:30 AM. Arrowhead does offer drop- off and pick up service from the hours of 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. We provide supervision and activities for those campers electing this option. It is limited in space and must be consistent A.M. and P.M. throughout the entire season. Please feel free to call us for further details.
It is our hope that this informational page has given you a better understanding of our transportation program. We will be most delighted to discuss our transportation service with you in greater detail if you have the need. We look forward to providing you and your child with an excellent transportation experience for the coming summer.
In the interest of SAFETY, we at ARROWHEAD answer your question as to “WHY… SCHOOL BUSES DON’T HAVE SEAT BELTS?”
It seems counter to common sense. If we’re buckling up for safety in our cars, shouldn’t the kids be buckled into their bus seats, too? The answer is no, says the Pennsylvania School Bus Association. Unlike the family car, which carries passengers low to the road and in the same plane as a colliding vehicle, a school bus carries its riders above the impact zone and away from the engine. School buses are designed to carry kids somewhat like eggs in an egg crate – that is, each seat serves a separate padded compartment. The design prevents the seated child from being tossed about, in or out of the bus. Crash tests conducted by the Canadian Department of Transportation found that dummies wearing seat belts on buses actually received higher injury scores than unbelted dummies. The reason: The crash forces were spread out over large areas when the unbelted body struck the rear of the seat in front. Belts caused the dummies to pivot, so that the brunt of the impact was sustained in the head and neck areas. The most dangerous place for a school bus-riding child, says the association, is within 10 feet outside the bus … where they are struck by cars that fail to stop.
To read even more information regarding school buses, seat belts and safety click here.