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When you are organising a summer camp for a group of kids apart from location and activities which we will speak a little about later, one of the most important considerations is transport.

How are you going to safely and efficiently move a group of teenagers and all of their luggage which can often be described as an exercise not too unlike ‘herding cats’.

One of the easiest and most economical ways is a bus charter services which will collect everyone either from their respective homes or from a pre-arranged pick up point.

The types of vehicle available normally range from 8 seat minibuses up to full size 60 or 70 seat coaches and of course are priced accordingly. You can include transport in the pricing of your summer camp and I would recommend nailing down your price as early as possible as you will take a hit if the price of transport increases after you have advised parents of the camp prices.

You should also bear in mind, that bus drivers do have restricted hours and can only drive for a maximum of four hours before having to take a 45 minute break and this should be planned into your itinerary. It should also be noted that they can only drive for a maximum of 9 hours in one day and even a few minutes over this would result in severe penalties for the driver and bus company so please don’t expect them to exceed their driving hours.

When sending out your pre-camp rules, include bus etiquette as part of the rules. Most charter companies will stipulate that food and drink cannot be consumed on the buses, passengers must remain seated and no loud music should be played. Most modern charter buses do have on board entertainment including DVD players and sound systems for use at the driver’s discretion.

The final point that I would like to make is to remind everyone to be ready on time! There is nothing worse than getting a journey off to a poor start by having to wait for people to arrive who had been pre-advised of the meeting time. If you want your trip to get off to a great start (secretly) tell everyone to be ready 30 minutes before the time you actually need them and hopefully then nobody should be late.

Hope this article helps and that y’all have a great summer camp!