Bus Transportation


Each camper must be signed out on a release form. Only those persons designated (on the Camper Profile) to pick you up from camp or the bus will be permitted to do so. Camp must be notified of any changes in plans before the departure date.


Dates, Times, and Locations

If you have selected the bus for your transportation, the dates and times are listed below. If you need to make any changes, contact Gerri Wilson at 612-991-3124.

To Camp (Sunday)                Back Home (Friday)        

June 16                      June 21

June 23                     June 28

June 30                      July 5

July 7                       July 12

July 14                      July 19

July 21                   July 26

July 28                 August 2

 Bloomington                        Elk River

    (departs 8:05am)                        (arrives 6:15pm)

 Northtown                           Northtown

    (departs 8:55am)                             (arrives 6:55pm)        

 Elk River                                  Bloomington

    (departs 9:35am)                           (arrives 7:35pm)

Please be on time!

For those picking up campers from a bus stop, please be on time! The bus driver needs to stay on schedule for the remaining stops, but will not leave a child unattended. If no one is present to pick up a camper at the Elk River or Northtown stops, the child will be taken on to the Bloomington stop and may be picked up there.

If the child is not picked up at the final stop, he or she will be taken to the Voigt Bus Co. terminal in Fridley (1240 Osborne Rd.) and can be picked up there.

If you’re going to be delayed, please call the dispatcher at 1-800-227-1240 and ask for the bus driver’s cell phone number so you can notify the drive of your delay.

Lunch Along the Way

Bus riders, you may bring a bag lunch or cash to buy lunch (usually at Burger King) on the way to camp. Please don’t bring more food or snacks than you’ll eat on the ride because food cannot be stored in cabins.

        The bus will also stop for a snack on the way home on Friday (usually at McDonald’s). Five dollars of your camp spending money will automatically be set aside for this at check-in if you’re scheduled to ride the bus. Talk to the Tuck Shop manager if you’d like to set aside more or less than this amount.     


Bus Stops

BLOOMINGTON: The bus stops at the Evangelical Free Church Headquarters parking lot, 901 E. 78th St. It’s on the south frontage road of Hwy 494 between Portland Ave. and 12th Ave. next to Denny’s Restaurant and Microtel Inns and Suites.

NORTHTOWN: The bus stops in the Northtown Mall parking lot near the Northtown Transit Hub. It’s on the southwest side of the mall close to University Avenue.

ELK RIVER: The bus stops at Ralphie’s Minnoco on Hwy. 10 in Elk River.

Items Left on the Bus

If you leave an item on the bus on Friday, you may pick it up on Sunday at any of the scheduled stops (except after Boys Week 2). If not picked up on Sunday, the item will be returned to camp. All lost-and-found items are kept at Camp Cherith until September when they are donated to a charity. Contact Gerri Wilson at 612-991-3124 if you have lost any items.

Updated 12/2018