Door-to-door bus service is available for Highland Park residents, providing convenience for you and the highest quality camp experience for your children.

Home Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Our convenient door-to-door bus service picks up campers from their homes, delivers them to camp, and brings them home at the end of the day. Campers are greeted and supervised by the bus driver and camp staff for the duration of each trip. Campers must be escorted to and from the bus stop by a parent or authorized adult, with no exceptions. Campers must be picked up and dropped off at their permanent Highland Park address Monday-Friday.

Bus Safety

Parents are responsible for ensuring their child’s safety while walking to and from the bus at pick-up and drop-off. 

Please make arrangements in the morning and afternoon to meet and supervise your children at the stop.

Park District camps use the same school buses as School District 112. Backpacks are issued on the first day of camp to identify Park District riders.

Only Park District campers who are registered for bus service may ride the bus. Campers not registered for bus service may not ride the bus home with friends. Campers registered for bus service may not ride a different bus home with friends for any reason.

All buses are equipped with safety belts, receive regular safety inspections, and are air-conditioned.

For safety and accessibility purposes, some addresses may require a nearby alternative pick-up location. If this is the case, the Park District will notify you.

Camp routes are approximately 45 minutes (at maximum) in length to accommodate all riders. 

Campers may not be picked up or dropped off at businesses or organizations other than their home address. No exceptions.

Registering for Bus Service

Bus registration is available only for campers riding the bus in the morning and afternoon. No exceptions.

Registration for bus service may not be combined with Before & After Camp.

Register for the bus transportation option in each camp’s registration section.

Bus Service Registration Deadline

Fri, April 22 at 5 pm. (Applies to first and second session registrations.)

A $125 non-refundable late fee applies for new/changes in bus registrations after 5 pm Friday, April 22-29 at 5 pm. We will make attempts to get your camper on a bus route, but there are no guarantees. The late fee is non-refundable whether we are able/unable to accommodate your request. No busing requests are accepted after this time.

Address Change Deadline:

If you need to change your camper’s home address after registration, it must be submitted by Fri, April 29 at 5 pm (including the second session). Bus service to a new address is not guaranteed.

To avoid a $125 late fee, written notice of address change must be emailed to registrations@pdhp.org.

First Session Bus Service Refund Deadline: Fri, April 22 at 5 pm

Second Session Bus Service Refund Deadline: Fri, June 10 at 5 pm

Bus transportation is available for the following camps: