Sewataro is about 12 miles west of Lexington
There were 3 stops in Lexington in 2016. In the past, we have struggled to keep our promise of keeping the bus ride for Lexington families under 45 minutes due to the number of stops at personal residences and street corners. We had received a lot of feedback from parents that the bus ride has been too long. In 2015, we made the transition to offer only three group stops in Lexington to address this issue. We had hoped that this will be the best solution for our Lexington families as a whole.
As our Lexington population grows, there is a possibility that we will add another bus route for Lexington in 2017. If this is the case, we may choose to have one of the Lexington buses act as an express route, stopping only at the high school and then coming straight to camp. This would allow the other Lexington bus to be able to make more stops for those who need theirs closer to home. This way, Lexington families could choose a route based on their priority – shorter ride or having a stop close to home.
We will be monitoring Lexington bus enrollment throughout the spring and will make the decision in June whether or not to add a second bus and what that will look like. In the meantime, here are the stops from 2016:
- Bowman Elementary School, 7:40am, 4:30pm
- Lexington High School, 7:52am, 4:21pm
- William Diamond Middle School, 8:04am, 4:12pm
Bus 13 traveled from the stops in Lexington directly to Sewataro.
The buses arrive at camp around 8:30 a.m. and depart around 3:45 p.m.
You will be greeted at the stop by a bus monitor. Bus monitors are Sewataro staff members that are responsible for the safety, supervision and entertainment of the children on the bus. During the bus ride, monitors will lead songs and games, making the ride an extension of the camp day. At the end of the day, the bus monitor will check your identification against a list of grownups authorized to pick up your child before releasing your child to you.