We realize that you may have reservations about sending your child unescorted on a flight to/from a camp far from home, but it’s actually quite safe and easy for them. We’ve never missed a camper arriving into PDX or DIA over the three decades we’ve been making pickups and we’ve never missed a drop-off either.
Campers arriving by air are met at PDX or DIA on the first day of each session – Arrival Day. They are returned to PDX or DIA on the last day of the session – Departure Day. Please schedule flights for arrival before 3 PM and departure after 10 AM. Other flight times can be accommodated at a cost of $150 per person.
Upon arrival at PDX or DIA, campers should proceed to the baggage carousel for their flight and our representatives will meet them there. Our staff will be identifiable by NASC branding on their jackets/hoodies/shirts and a NASC sign. They will also likely be with other campers with ski equipment.
For children under 13 traveling alone, the airlines provide an unaccompanied minor escort service for a fee. Please call the camp office two days prior to arrival to obtain the name of the person who will be meeting the child at the gate. The airlines require ID for the pickup of unaccompanied minors.
For departures of unaccompanied minors, there will be an additional $100 charge as the airlines require us to remain with the child until boarding and at the gate until after the flight departs. This is often an all-day affair for the person doing the drop-off. Although we wish to provide for the needs of every client, we are not a transportation/escort service and must charge extra to staff this service. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Arrivals or departures on non-scheduled days are not recommended but can be accommodated by special arrangement at a cost of $150.