Travelling to Camp

Camp Nominingue offers several options when arranging transportation for your child this summer. The following will assist you in choosing the option that best fits your needs. After April 15th, you will be asked to complete the follow-up form online, where you will be asked to confirm your travel choices to and from Camp.

It is important that you notify the Camp office immediately, in writing, of any changes to the initial travel arrangements. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office at any time if you have any questions related to travel arrangements.

Bus Service

Campers travel to and from Camp in air-conditioned coaches and occasionally in our air-conditioned Camp vehicles. The following information will outline the travel procedures used to ensure your child arrives safe and sound at camp. The cost of bus transportation is $100 both ways or $50 one way.

Loading and Unloading Sites

Montreal – Fairview Shopping Centre

Located in Pointe Claire, at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Boulevard St-Jean. Buses will load and unload under light standard #4, at the eastern end of the shopping centre near The Bay.

Ste-Agathe

The parking lot at the north end of Ecole-Fleur-des-Neiges, corner of Avenues St-Paul and Ste-Agathe. Boys in the Laurentian area should meet here and bring their baggage with them to be loaded onto the bus.

Ottawa – St. Laurent Shopping Centre

We use the Additional Parking Lot, just west of the Sears multi-level parking at the west end of the St. Laurent Centre, off of Coventry Rd.

DEPART MONTREAL AND OTTAWA SITES AND TIMES – 2018

Saturday June 30th
J26, J15, 1J8, JA43, JA54, LITJ
Saturday July 7th
2J8, J19
Saturday July 14th
J12, JA40
Saturday July 28th
A26, A15, 1A8, LITA
Saturday August 4th
2A8, A19
Saturday August 11th
A12
Departs Fairview
9:30am
Departs Fairview
9:30am
Departs Fairview
2:00pm
Departs Fairview
9:30am
Departs Fairview
9:30am
Departs Fairview
2:00pm
Departs Ste-Agathe
10:30am
Departs Ste-Agathe
10:30am
Departs Ste-Agathe
3:00pm
Departs Ste-Agathe
10:30am
Departs Ste-Agathe
10:30am
Departs Ste-Agathe
3:00pm
Departs Ottawa
9:00am
Departs Ottawa
9:00am
Departs Ottawa
1:30pm
Departs Ottawa
9:00am
Departs Ottawa
9:00am
Departs Ottawa
1:30pm

ARRIVAL IN MONTREAL AND OTTAWA SITES AND TIMES – 2018

Saturday July 7th
1J8
Saturday July 14th
2J8, J15
Wednesday July 25th
J12, J26, J19,LITJ
Saturday August 4th
1A8
Saturday August 11th
JA43, A15, 2A8
Wednesday August 22nd
A12, A19, A26, JA40, JA54, LITA
Arrives Fairview
approx 12:00pm
Arrives Fairview
approx 12:00pm
Arrives Fairview
approx 3:30pm
Arrives Fairview
approx 12:00pm
Arrives Fairview
approx 12:00pm
Arrives Fairview
approx 3:30pm
Arrives Ste-Agathe
approx 11:00am
Arrives Ste-Agathe
approx 11:00am
Arrives Ste-Agathe
approx 2:15pm
Arrives Ste-Agathe
approx 11:00am
Arrives Ste-Agathe
approx 11:00am
Arrives Ste-Agathe
approx 2:15pm
Arrives Ottawa
approx 12:30pm
Arrives Ottawa
approx 12:30pm
Arrives Ottawa
approx 3:30pm
Arrives Ottawa
approx 12:30pm
Arrives Ottawa
approx 12:30pm
Arrives Ottawa
approx 3:30pm

Travelling by Car

For many campers, the adventure begins on the charter bus from either Montreal or Ottawa. However, some parents find it more desirable or convenient to drive their son(s) to Camp. When driving your son(s) to Camp, it is best to arrive between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., but please arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. When you arrive, you will be met at the bottom of the paved hill by a staff member who will take you to your son’s tent. Please be sure to stop by the office before departing. If, by any chance, there is no one to meet you, please go directly to the office. On this day, it is possible that you may not meet your son’s counsellor. He may be in Montreal with the buses or involved in another camp program. Visitors’ Day arrivals and departures are exceptions. Please refer to visitors’ day information.

On departure days, your son(s) will be ready to leave before lunch between 10:30 am to 12:00 noon or after lunch at 1 p.m.

Please deduct transportation charges from your statement – $50.00 one way or $100.00 return if you choose to travel by car.

Air Travel

In recent years, an increasing number of families have chosen Nominingue as a summer destination for their sons, to give them the opportunity to experience our traditional, yet unique summer camp program. Some boys require pick-up from the airport in Montreal (Montreal-Trudeau Airport). The camp provides service, with our own driver and vehicle, for such arrivals and departures. In order that we may plan accordingly, please let us know the flight details at least fours weeks in advance.
Flights arrive at the Montreal-Trudeau Airport (Dorval), which is not far from where our chartered buses depart. If possible, it is preferable for a family friend to bring your son(s) from the airport to the bus departure site. If not, please try to have your son’s flight arrive by 8:00 a.m. This gives us time to transfer him to our chartered bus departing at 9:30 a.m. Please ensure that you arrange to have your child travel as an unaccompanied minor. Uniformed Camp staff will greet your child at the airport. While at camp, your child’s airline tickets, passports and cell phones are stored in the Camp office for safe keeping.

The charge for these services is $175.00 (return trip).
Arranging flights is not easy. We do our best to ensure that the airport wait for your son is kept to a minimum. However, with heightened security, airline demands, summer construction and traffic, travel day for both arrival and departure for your son is a long day, and don’t forget the additional two hour drive up to camp! When you book your flights to and from Montreal-Trudeau Airport, please aim to schedule the arrival and the departure between 10 am and 7 pm.

If you are unable to arrange flights within these time-frames, a surcharge of $50 may be added and in extreme cases, we might have to arrange an overnight stay in an airport hotel. The cost in such a case is usually $50-$100 per boy, depending on the number of campers travelling that that hour.

If you have any questions, please contact the camp office.