Travel by Plane

Travel by Plane

*As we lead up to Summer 2022, we are continually assessing our procedures and updating them as COVID-19 and New York State Department of Health guidelines and procedures evolve. Arrival and departure times will not change.

Parents/Campers are responsible for making their own plane reservations.

Once the reservation is made, it is the responsibility of the parents/guardian to notify the camp office of the camper’s travel plans by filling out the Travel Form online at Any changes in travel should be handled directly with the Camp Office.  (Please note, we advise you to purchase accident, baggage and trip cancellation insurance.)  The travel form will be enabled in Spring 2022. 

Please remember to bring the appropriate identification for your child.  Please consult your airline for the different types of permissible identification. 


All flights, including those from the West Coast and international, must be scheduled to arrive into Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) between 1 pm and 4 pm on the first day of the Bloc.  Parents of West Coast and International campers, please contact the office to discuss alternative arrival options if necessary. Buses will take campers from Newark Liberty Airport to Camp Tel Yehudah. 

Please note: due to the long hours of traveling to Tel Yehudah, we recommend that all campers who are traveling by bus or plane come with their own prepared snacks.  There will be food provided at camp once the campers arrive to camp.


All flights must be scheduled to depart from Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) between 1 pm and 4 pm on the last day of the Bloc.  No camper should depart before 1 pm.  Buses will take campers from Camp Tel Yehudah to Newark Liberty Airport. 

Our staff will assist campers with check-in of luggage and will assist them in getting to their departure gates (as much as Airport Security will permit.)  As some flights leave later than others, staff will wait at the airport until all flights have departed.

In case of an emergency, make sure that your child has the following camp telephone number and instruct him/her to call camp at 917-595-1900.

It is highly recommended that each camper be given an additional $25 to be turned into the Camp Office so he/she/they has money for the return trip home.  This money will be returned to the camper before departing camp on the last day of the Bloc.

Unaccompanied Minor Fees:

Please notify Camp Tel Yehudah if your child will be traveling as an officially designated “unaccompanied minor” with your airline.  We will provide you with the identifying information of the person who will be greeting your child at the gate.  This information will be required by the airline.  It is the responsibility of the parent to arrange payment of the “unaccompanied minor” fee directly with the airline for both arrival and departure.  If Tel Yehudah must pay these fees on the return trip, parents’ credit cards will be charged.

*Please read the Unaccompanied Minor article:


Clearly mark each bag on the outside and inside, with the camper’s name and home address.  In order to be courteous to other campers in the bunk, whether you plan on driving your child to camp or if he/she/they is flying, each camper’s belongings should fit into two pieces of luggage. Please note that campers are not allowed to bring trunks to camp. 

Please check with your airline in advance about additional checked baggage fees and make arrangements to pay these fees in advance. Tel Yehudah is not responsible for such fees. If Tel Yehudah must pay these fees on the return trip, parents’ credit cards will be charged.

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