We understand that it’s hard to to drop your child(ren) off at Camp for the first time. We encourage first time Treetops parents and families to accompany their child(ren) to Camp on arrival day.

Between 1:00 – 3:00 pm parents will have the opportunity to meet counselors, visit their child’s summer tent-home, meet nurses and medical staff to discuss health concerns or medications, and tour the camp property.

Getting Here

Camp Treetops is located in Lake Placid, NY, and is easily reached by car, plane, and bus.

By Car

If traveling by car, please plan on arriving at Camp between 1:00-3:00 pm.

For driving directions, please click here >>

By Air

A Camp Treetops staff member will meet your child at the Albany International Airport in one of our camp vehicles.

Please note:

  • We will provide you with the name, address, and cell phone number of the staff member meeting your child.
  • The fee for transportation from Albany Airport to Camp is $90/child one-way.
  • We will email you when your child arrives at Camp to let you know he/she has arrived safely.

By Chartered Bus

Camp Treetops offers a chartered bus for opening day of both sessions and closing day of the seven-week session (not available for closing day of the four-week session).

Please note:

  • Bus departs from Manhattan Country School.  Driving directions here >>
  • Bus departs promptly at 9:30 am on opening day of Camp.
  • Children should come with a bag lunch.
  • Two Camp Treetops staff members will chaperone each bus. They will formally check each child onto the bus, collect medications and outstanding paperwork, and ensure that all campers have a safe, enjoyable trip to Camp.
  • The fee for the chartered bus to Camp is $125/child one-way.
  • We will contact you via email when your child arrives at Camp Treetops to let you know he/she has arrived safely.

* Extra fees apply to transportation needed for children who are arriving at Camp on a different day. Please contact the Camp office to make arrangements.
* In the event of a change on opening day, parents will be called and notified individually. 

Going Home

While we like to think that coming to Camp is “coming home,” we realize your children have to head back to their true homes at some point.

We will send detailed information about departure day throughout the summer. However, we must have indication on the travel form of who will be picking your child up at Camp or meeting your child from the bus in New York City. If your plans change, we will need written verification of any changes.

By Car

If traveling by car, please plan on arriving at Camp between 9:30 am – 12 noon.

We will need detailed information about who will be picking your child up from Camp prior to closing day. If your plans change, we will need written verification of any changes.

Please note:

  • Please do not arrive before 9:30 am.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to provide lunch for guests on closing day.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guests before closing day, other than on our scheduled Visitors’ Weekends.

For driving directions, please click here >>

By Air

A Camp Treetops staff member will transport your child to the Albany International Airport.

Please note:

  • The staff member will ensure your child is checked-in.
  • The staff member will ensure your child boards the plane safely.
  • The fee for transportation to Albany Airport from Camp is $90/child one-way.
  • Our staff will notify the Camp office if a flight is delayed. The Camp office will notify parents affected by delays.

By Chartered Bus

Camp Treetops offers a chartered bus to New York City for closing day of the seven-week session. Please note that this option is not available for closing day of the four-week session. However, we will provide transportation to the Albany Airport in one of our camp vans for four-week campers. Parents of four-week campers may choose to either meet their children at the Albany Airport or pick them up at Treetops.

We will need detailed information about who will be meeting your child at the bus in New York City prior to closing day. If your plans change, we will need written verification of any changes.

Please note:

  • Bus departs from Camp and arrives at Manhattan Country School. Driving directions here >>
  • The bus should arrive at the Manhattan Country School at 2:30 pm (barring delays).
  • When the bus arrives in New York City, all luggage will be stacked at the curbside. Please be sure to collect all of your child’s luggage (including hand luggage and duffels).
  • Staff will remain at the drop-off point until all children have been picked up.
  • The fee for the chartered bus from Camp is $125/child one-way.
  • Our staff will notify the Camp office if a bus is delayed. The Camp office will notify parents affected by delays.

Lodging Information

For those dropping their children off/picking their children up from Camp or visiting during our designated Visitors’ Weekend, there are many recommended inns and hotels in and around Lake Placid and Camp.

In Lake Placid, NY

Crowne Plaza | 877-570-5891
Art Devlin’s Olympic Motor Inn | 518-523-3700
Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort | 518-523-3353
High Peaks Resort | 518-523-4411
Comfort Inn | 518-523-9555
Whiteface Club and Resort | 518-523-2551
Whiteface Lodge | 518-523-0500,
Courtyard Marriott | 518-523-2900,
Hampton Inn and Suites | 518-523-9500
Maple Leaf Inn | 518-523-2471
Mirror Lake Inn | 518-523-2544
Placid Bay Inn | 518-523-2001
Lake Placid Summit Hotel | 518-523-2587
Lake Placid Lodge | 518-523-2700
Best Western Mountain Lake | 518-891-1970

On Route 73, NY

Econo Lodge | 518-523-2817
Spruce Lodge B&B | 518-523-9350
Cascade Inn Motel | 518-523-2130
South Meadow Farm Lodge | 800-523-9369
Schulte’s Family Lodge | 518-532-3532

In Keene Valley, NY

Dartbrook Lodge | 518-576-9080
Keene Valley Lodge | 518-576-2003
Trails End Inn | 518-576-9860

Visit www.lakeplacid.com for additional travel and lodging information.