Camp Check-in/out Day

SUNDAY CHECK-IN
Residential campers check-in will be on Sundays with a schedule to allow for staggered arrival of campers by age group:

  • Senior Line campers (grades 9th and up) will check in between 2pm-3pm
  • Upper Mid Line campers (grades 6th through 8th) will check in between 3pm-4pm
  • Lower Mid Line campers (grades 1st through 5th) will check in between 4pm-5pm

Please do not arrive prior to your check-in time, as our staff is preparing for your arrival up to the time of 2pm. If you arrive in South Hero early you can always stop at Seb’s snack shop or Allenholm Farms for a creemee or other tasty treats! Families who are unable to arrive during their camper’s designated check-in time must contact Camp Hochelaga prior to check-in day to make alternate arrival plans. If families are checking in multiple campers in different age groups, they should arrive during the earliest designated check-in time.

Check-in will take place by vehicle in the same fashion as in 2021. A staff member will be at the corner of Hochelaga Road and Larrow Lane to meet you. Please do not drive into camp without checking in with the greeter first and please do not block the gate entrance. Upon arriving at Camp Hochelaga, families will be required to remain in their vehicles and to follow signs along the drive to the check-in stations including medical check-in, head lice check, paperwork confirmation, luggage unloading, and camper drop-off. Please note, family members will not be permitted to leave their vehicles at any point during the check-in and camper drop-off process. Members of the Camp Hochelaga staff will be there every step of the way to support the check-in process, answer questions, and provide support when saying goodbye. Camp staff will carefully unload camper luggage, facilitate each camper’s goodbye with their family member in their vehicle, and walk each camper to their cabin to help them settle in and introduce their counselor and fellow cabin-mates. Please prepare your camper in advance for this process and remember we are happy to provide a facility tour for you and your family before our camp season begins.

SATURDAY CHECK-OUT

Residential campers check-outs will be on Saturdays with a schedule to allow for staggered arrival of campers by age group.

  • Lower Mid Line campers (grades 1st through 5th) will check out Saturdays between 10am and 10:45am
  • Upper Mid Line campers (grades 6th through 8th) will check out Saturdays between 10:45am and 11:30am
  • Senior Line campers (grades 9th and up) will check out Saturdays between 11:30am and 12:15pm

If families are checking out multiple campers in different age groups, they should arrive for camper pick-up during the earliest designated check-out time.

Check-out will take place by vehicle. A staff member will be at the corner of Hochelaga Road and Larrow Lane to meet you. Please do not drive into camp without checking in with the greeter first and remember to not block the gate entrance. Upon arriving at Camp Hochelaga, families will be required to remain in their vehicles and to follow signs along the drive to get to where the campers will be waiting. Staff will be with the campers, will give family members any medication leftover from the session, and will assist with loading luggage into the car. Please clear a space out in the trunk or back seat for the luggage as family members will not be allowed to exit the vehicle. Family members will be required to provide photo identification matching the name(s) on their camper’s Pickup Authorization Form.

IMPORTANT: Following the set timetable for check-in and check-out creates a smooth and efficient process without necessitating a long wait in your car on the road.