ARRIVAL BY PLANE | Ready for 2pm pick-up at BWI Airport
Flights should arrive by no later than 1:30pm to allow for adequate time to pick up luggage and make it to our designated pick-up point. Campers should pick up their luggage and then head to the Observation Gallery between the B & C Concourses. This spot is outside of security on the upper level, directly behind the American Airlines ticket counter. A camp staff member will meet campers there by 2pm and escort them to our camp shuttle for transfer to the dorm. Camp check-in will take place on the shuttle. Contact information for the camp staff member and additional instructions for travel day will be communicated the week prior to camp.
Please remember that we are unable to participate in the airlines' unaccompanied minor program, so campers must be able to get themselves independently with their luggage to this pick-up point.
ARRIVAL BY TRAIN | Ready for 2:30pm pick-up at BWI Amtrak
Trains should arrive no later than 2pm to allow adequate time to get to the main entrance/exit of the BWI Amtrak Train Station (please note, this is a small train station easy to navigate). Pick-up will be curbside at 2:30pm -- please look for a yellow school bus. A camp staff member will meet campers just outside of the bus at 2:30pm. Check-in will occur on the camp shuttle and campers will be transported directly to the dorm. Contact information for the camp staff member and additional instructions for travel day will be communicated the week prior to camp.
Please remember that we are unable to participate in the trains' unaccompanied minor program, so campers must be able to get themselves independently with their luggage to the bus pick-up outside of the station.
DEPARTURE BY PLANE | Book flights out of BWI Airport no earlier than 3:30pm
Our camp shuttle will depart the Naval Yard by no later than 12:45pm. Flights should depart no earlier than 3:30pm to allow time for check-in and security, as well as possible traffic to the airport.
As a reminder, we are unable to participate in the airlines' unaccompanied minor program, so campers must be able to handle their own luggage and check themselves in for their flight independently.
DEPARTURE BY TRAIN | Book trains out of BWI Amtrak no earlier than 2:30pm
Our camp shuttle will depart the Naval Yard by no later than 12:45pm. Trains should depart no earlier than 2:30pm.
As a reminder, we are unable to participate in the trains' unaccompanied minor program, so campers must be able to handle their own luggage and check themselves in for their train independently. Campers will be dropped off at the train station entrance and will not be accompanied by a staff member.
STADIUM CHECK-OUT | Between 12:45 and 1:00pm
ADDRESS FOR YOUR GPS: 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401
Camp check-out takes place at the Navy/Marine Corps Football Stadium between 12:45 and 1:00pm (same location as check-in, but no need to proceed into the concourse). Please use the address above and enter via Gate 5 off of Taylor Avenue. Let the gate attendant know you are here for the Girls' Rowing Camp and proceed up the hill and park near the Blue Angel. Yellow school buses will be transporting your camper from the Naval Yard to the stadium for pick-up. Campers *must* be picked up by a parent/guardian or approved person by no later than 1pm.
EDIT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 26-30: due to I-Day traffic, please follow the above directions but continue past the Blue Angel and park near Gates C/D (still using Gate 5 to enter off Taylor Avenue as described above).
Please note: all campers, even those with families with military ID, must be picked up from the Football Stadium. We will not be releasing campers from the boathouse or Naval Yard.
CAMP SHUTTLE CHECK-OUT | 12:45pm from the USNA
For campers traveling home alone, we offer a complimentary shuttle to BWI Airport and Amtrak Station. The shuttle will leave by no later than 12:45pm from the USNA. Please schedule flights for no earlier than 3:30pm and trains no earlier than 2:30pm to allow time for security and possible traffic. Please remember that this is a curbside service -- camp staff will accompany campers on the shuttle but will not escort them inside!
Please note that due to staffing and security on the Naval Yard, we are unable to accommodate alternate check-in/out times for individual campers. Please make sure before signing up for camp that you will be able to check in and check out during the below posted times as special exceptions cannot be accommodated.
STADIUM CHECK-IN | Between 2 and 3pm at the Navy/Marine Corps Football Stadium
ADDRESS FOR YOUR GPS: 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401
Camp check-in takes place at the Navy/Marine Corps Football Stadium between 2 and 3pm. Please use the address above and enter via Gate 5 off of Taylor Avenue. Let the gate attendant know you are here for the Girls' Rowing Camp and proceed up the hill and park near the Blue Angel. You will see "Camp Registration" signs directing you to the covered concourse where a number of camp check-ins will be taking place. Please look for our table with staff dressed in hot pink "NAVY ROWING CAMP" shirts.
Our check-in desk will open at 2pm and remain open until 3pm. After checking in, turning in your medical form (if not previously submitted), showing proof of your COVID-19 vaccination, and receiving your room number, campers will board a camp shuttle with their luggage and be transferred to the dorm for official move-in. Shuttles will depart throughout the move-in hour as they fill and the last shuttle will depart the stadium at 3pm.
Parents are welcome to assist their camper with move-in, but must be ready to board the final return shuttle from the dorm at 3:15pm (so if planning to help your camper, please make sure to arrive on the earlier side of the check-in window!).
Families with military ID, please note: campers must check in at the stadium and take the camp shuttle onto the Naval Yard. Military families with ID to drive onto the Yard are welcome to follow the shuttle in their own vehicle but the camper must ride the shuttle. Please note that we cannot guarantee parent parking on the Yard.
CAMP SHUTTLE CHECK-IN | 2pm BWI Airport and 2:30pm BWI Amtrak
For campers traveling alone, we offer a complimentary shuttle from BWI Airport and Amtrak Station. BWI Airport pick-up is at 2pm and the BWI Amtrak pick-up is at 2:30pm. Flights must arrive no later than 1:30pm and trains no later than 2pm! Please read below for more details and instructions to utilize this service.