Summer Camp

Drop off and pick up information


Summer CampThe Cayuga Nature Center is located at 1420 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, New York. The Nature Center is just five miles north of the Hangar Theatre on Route 89, and three miles south of Taughannock Falls State Park.

Please enter the Lodge through the camp entrance to the left of the main entryway. All parents must always check-in with staff at the camp office window before dropping-off or picking-up a camper.

Camper check-in is between 8:00-9:00 am. Please arrive no later than 8:55 am on Mondays as staff will need to check that the proper paperwork, including insurance and immunization information, are on file for your camper.

Pick-up is between 4-5 pm. Please notify our camp office to arrange early pick-ups (any pick-up before 3:45 pm) so that we can assure your camper is ready and waiting at the time of your arrival. Pick-ups after 5 pm may incur a late pick-up fee.

Drop-off and Pick-up for TCAT bus service at Boynton Middle School:

Please arrive no later than 8:20 am to check-in your camper with our bus staff. As our staff will be occupied signing-in other campers and answering any questions, we ask that you please wait with your camper until the bus arrives at the middle school.

The bus will arrive at 4:55 and any pick-ups after 5:10 pm may incur a late pick-up fee (see Finance Policy page).

Please note that we will be holding camp during our regular hours on July 4th, however, the TCAT bus service will not be available this day or during the last two weeks of our camp.

(Note: bus times are based on TCAT Route 22 schedules from previous summers. We will notify our bus parents of any time changes after the route schedule is published by TCAT in the spring. As the TCAT is a public transportation system, arrival and departure times may vary slightly. We will notify parents by phone in the event of a significant delay at pick-up time.)

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