STADIUM CHECK-IN |2 - 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. Check-in will consist of:
We will have at least two shuttles running throughout the check-in hour, with the first departing as soon as it fills. Depending on your arrival time and when you get through check-in, you may have to wait for the next shuttle. The final shuttle will depart the stadium promptly at 3pm so please make sure to plan ahead for typical Sunday beach traffic!
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; however, 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 BWI Amtrak Station (pre-registration required!). 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.
STADIUM CHECK-OUT | 12:45 - 1:00pm at the Navy/Marine Corps Stadium
ADDRESS FOR YOUR GPS: 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401
Official camper 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.
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.
Note: there will likely be an edit to this for the June 25-29 week due to I-Day traffic. Information to follow closer to the start of camp!
4/28/23 UPDATE - families may now visit the boathouse at check-out!
Camper families are welcome to arrive early for camper check-out and join us at the boathouse for the final hour of camp. Families will be shuttled over to the boathouse to meet up with their camper, tour the boathouse, and join our final camp closing ceremony. Unfortunately, due to our schedule and setup, we are not able to invite families to watch our final row but we are excited to invite families to share in our final wrap-up!
This is completely optional and if parents choose to not attend or their schedule does not allow, they can still pick their camper up between 12:45 and 1pm at the football stadium.
CAMP SHUTTLE CHECK-OUT |12:45pm from the USNA Boathouse
For campers traveling home alone, we offer a complimentary shuttle to BWI Airport and BWI 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 note that this is a curbside service -- camp staff will accompany campers on the shuttle but will not escort them inside!
IMPORTANT NOTE: 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.
Check-In and Check-Out Details
Camp Shuttle Information
PRE-REGISTER FOR SHUTTLE PICK-UP AND/OR DROP-OFF
Each camp offers complimentary shuttle service to/from BWI Airport and BWI Amtrak, but pre-registration at least 1 week prior to the start of your camp is required (if we do not have campers registered, we will cancel the bus). Please register for pick-up and/or drop-off here. Your flight/train details will be collected.
UNACCOMPANIED MINORS POLICY
We are unable to participate in neither the airlines' nor trains' unaccompanied minor programs, so campers must be able to navigate the airport/train station independently for both pick-up and drop-off. For arrival day, campers arriving at BWI Airport will be met inside the airport, but outside of security (details below), but all other pick-up/drop-off service will be curbside and camp staff will not be able to sign off on any unaccompanied minor paperwork.
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.
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.
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. Campers will be dropped off curbside as close to their departing airline's desk as possible.
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. Campers will be dropped off curbside at BWI Amtrak.
***IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING TRAIN STATION PICK-UPS/DROP-OFFS -- we only offer service to/from BWI Amtrak. Penn Station out of Baltimore is a *different* train station and we do NOT offer pick-ups/drop-offs there! Please make sure to double-check your itinerary!***