Rules & Travel

TELEPHONE CALLS
Since camp is intended to be a developmental and independent experience for campers, we discourage incoming and outgoing camper calls. This does not apply in case of emergency. If we think a call to or from home will enhance the experience of a camper, we will certainly not hesitate to use this avenue. Calls concerning applications and financial matters, dial: (413) 739-7211 Ext. 102. Leave a voice mail and a staff member will return your call. Non-business calls while camp is in session dial: (508) 867-6916.

MAIL
During July and August all camper mail should be sent to Camp Atwater, 20 Shore Road, North Brookfield, MA 01535. Prior to June 24th and after August 18th, all mail should be properly addressed to Camp Atwater c/o Urban League of Springfield, Inc., One Federal Street, Building 111-3, Springfield, MA 01105.

PARENT VISITATION
Sundays are designated as Visitors’ Day between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. All visitors must register at the campus office. Campers will not be permitted to leave the camp grounds with any visitor(s) without written or telephone approval from a parent or guardian.

BAGGAGE
Luggage should be limited as much as possible. Parents are responsible for making arrangements for luggage to and from the camp. Parents should identify specific carriers for luggage, and arrangements must be made and pre-paid prior to delivery or pick-up. Please address luggage to campers c/o Camp Atwater, 20 Shore Road, North Brookfield, Massachusetts 01535 and notify the camp office.

TRANSPORTATION
Parents/guardians must arrange transportation for campers to and from camp. Camp Atwater will provide, for a fee, service to campers from specific terminal points to the camp. (The Camp does not provide transportation to parents/guardians to or from transportation center.) The transportation fee must be paid in advance, and we must receive all arrival and departure information at least 7 days prior to departure dates. Fees represent round-trip fare for campers. Transportation for campers is provided from the following:

Round-trip Fares $100:

Bradley International Airport
Worcester Bus Terminal
Springfield Bus Station
Springfield R.R. Station (Amtrak)

Check-in/Departure Times
Between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on scheduled day of arrival or departure.

Directions
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By Train: From New York and points south-Take the train to Worcester.

By Bus: From New York and points south-Take the bus to Worcester,MA.

From Boston- take the bus to Worcester, MA.

By Car:
From Boston: Route 90 West (Mass. Pike) to Exit 9 (Sturbridge). After toll booth, take Exit 3A, which will put you on Route 20 East. Route 20 East to Route 49 North, left turn onto Route 49 North. At the end of Route 49, left turn onto Route 9 West – travel one half mile and make a right turn onto Harrington Street. Follow the road to the end. Take a left onto Shore Road. Camp Atwater will be 1/2 mile on the left; enter thru the second entrance, and park next to the tennis courts.

From Albany:
Route 90 East (Mass. Pike) to Exit 9 (Sturbridge). After toll booth, take Exit 3A, which will put you on Route 20 East. Route 20 East to Route 49 North, left turn onto Route 49 North. At the end of Route 49, left turn onto Route 9 West-travel one half mile and make a right turn onto Harrington Street. Follow the road to the end. Take a left onto Shore Road. Camp Atwater will be 1/2 mile on the left; enter thru the second entrance, and park next to the tennis courts.

From New York City Area:
Route 95 North to 91 North to Route 84 East Take 84 East into Massachusetts. Once you cross, the Massachusetts line, take Exit 3A which will put you on Route 20 East. Route 20 East to Route 49 North, left turn on Route 49 North. At the end of Route 49, left turn onto Route 9 West-travel one half mile and make a right turn onto Harrington Street. Follow the road to the end. Take a left onto Shore Road. Camp Atwater will be 1/2 mile on the left;enter thru the second entrance, and park next to the tennis courts.

From Springfield:
Route 90 East (Mass. Pike) to Exit 9 (Sturbridge). After toll booth, take Exit 3A, which will put you on Route 20 East. Route 20 East to Route 49 North, left turn on Route 49 North. At the end of Route 49, left turn onto Route 9 West – travel one-half mile and make a right turn onto Harrington Street. Follow the road to the end. Take a left onto Shore Road. Camp Atwater will be 1/2 mile on the left; enter thru the second enrtrance, and park next to the tennis courts.

If lost, call the camp telephone number: Camp Atwater (508) 867-6916