Travel Options and Shuttles to Camp Fareta

If you’re coming to camp from far-off lands, whether New York or Japan, the nearest airport is in Fresno, which is a little over an hour's drive from camp. We will provide a shuttle to camp from the Fresno Airport on the date camp begins at approximately 2 pm and leaving camp at approximately 2pm on the last day of camp. The shuttle fee is $35 each way for those days and times.

Most other shuttle trips (even if you intended to take a different shuttle but your flight changed due to circumstances beyond your control) will incur a $60 fee per person, and we might not be able to pick you up as quickly as you would like. The truth is that running a shuttle for just one person or even two is a big strain on our operations and our vehicles, and gas is very expensive. Camp is a very busy place, and our wonderful shuttle driver has many other responsibilities. If you are the only person arriving at a particular time but someone else is arriving an hour later, you will have to wait; with only one shuttle vehicle and a 3-hour round trip, it's not feasible for us to do two separate shuttle runs.

Also please know that we cannot guarantee we will be able to run a shuttle for early or late flights. If you have a flight arriving after 6pm or leaving after 8pm or before 11am, and we have a shuttle driver who is willing to drive at those hours, that fee is $75. You might need to head to the airport in a much earlier shuttle if you have a late departure, and you might need to find a hotel in Fresno the night before a very early departure. You could also explore what Uber or Lyft would charge.

All of this is to say that we highly encourage you to arrive on the first day of camp and catch the main shuttle to camp, stay until the end of camp and take the main shuttle back to the airport, or find a friend at camp who is willing and able to be your shuttle driver.

Please let us know your flight plans when you register online (online registration includes a shuttle form), or fill out the shuttle information form if you prefer to mail in your forms. We understand that when you sign up online, you might not have booked your flight yet; please understand that it is your responsibility to remember to get your shuttle information to us, preferably more than a week before camp starts. We will be dealing with a million other details the week before camp, and we might not notice that you did not send us your shuttle information. Also if we don't get your shuttle information until the last minute, you may have to wait a lot longer to get a shuttle because we will have already created our shuttle lists and the early shuttles might be full.

Many airlines fly into Fresno. Depending on your location and times of travel, it could be cheaper to fly into Oakland, San Francisco, or Los Angeles and share a rental car with friends. Make a real vacation of it and see more of California!