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Arrival Day at TVRC

This summer, Arrival Day will take place from 9am-12pm. Although more casual than last year, we will stick with the drive thru and drop-off model with a health check. As we get closer to Arrival Day, you can expect an email with all of the details for drop-off and traffic flow.

All campers regardless of vaccination status will be required to test within 72 hours of Opening Day and show evidence of a negative test before arrival to the Ranch or prior to being met at the Salt Lake City or Denver airports and transported to the Ranch. Acceptable tests are an FDA-authorized viral COVID-19 test, including a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (such as a PCR/molecular test) or an antigen test that is preferably collected and performed in a healthcare setting or certified testing site. While we strongly encourage testing being done in a healthcare setting, we will also accept negative at-home tests. If submitting a negative at-home test, please take a picture of the test and result along with the name and date of the camper being tested. Campers with a positive COVID test within 90 days of camp are exempt from this requirement but must provide detailed information regarding the positive test to the camp directors. All test results need to be submitted in the forms section in your CampInTouch or Campanion app prior to your camper traveling to the ranch.


Key Details about Opening Day

Campers Flying into JAC

Boys’ Season Campers: Jackson Hole airport will be CLOSED for Boys’ Arrival Day please make alternative travel plans to the SLC airport. Girls season campers are not impacted by the closure and SHOULD plan to fly into Jackson Hole. Call the TVRC office with any questions.

Boys’ Season Campers Flying Into Salt Lake City

For those of you with a camper flying into Salt Lake City and riding on the TVRC chartered bus to camp, our Unaccompanied Minor Liaisons will be Tirzah Fodrie and Nathaniel Boer. For all campers flying Delta please put down Tirzah’s name when you book and for campers flying all other carriers put down Nathaniel’s name. When you are booking your camper’s flight as an Unaccompanied Minor, the airline will ask you for the pick-up person’s address as it appears on their Driver’s License so that they can confirm their identity in the destination airport. Tirzah’s address (for all campers flying Delta into SLC) is: 6870 Lagrange Hill Rd Cordova, TN 38018, and Nathaniel’s address (for all campers flying any carrier besides Delta into SLC) is: 6994 E Cottage Ln NE Rockford, MI 49341. For now, please put the Ranch Line (307-455-2885) down for the contact number for Tirzah and Nathaniel. As we get closer to arrival day, we will update you with the individual phone numbers for each unaccompanied minor liaison.

Regardless of whether your camper is flying as an Unaccompanied Minor, we will have staff in the airport to meet them. If your camper is not an Unaccompanied Minor, staff in TVRC gear will meet them at Baggage Claim 3 and help them collect their luggage before escorting them to the bus.

TVRC has chartered two, 55-passenger busses that will bring campers and staff from Salt Lake to the Ranch on opening day.

  • The first bus is scheduled to depart at 1pm. Please have your camper arriving no later than 12 pm, Mountain Time.
  • The second bus is scheduled to depart at 4pm. Please have your camper arrive no later than 3 pm, Mountain Time.

As we don’t yet know arrival times of all our campers into Salt Lake, we’ve established these bus departure times as a best guess to when we believe that we will capture the most campers. We also MAY adjust bus departure times as we collect more data about when campers are arriving. The sooner parents let us know their child’s flight information, the sooner we can solidify bus departure times. Please understand that we are still trying to hit a moving target.

Both busses will be staffed with a number of TVRC counselors. TVRC will provide snacks, food, and entertainment during the bus ride. The bus ride is approximately 6 hours to camp.

PLEASE HELP US EXPEDITE THE SHUTTLE BUS PROCESS BY SHIPPING ANY BULKY LUGGAGE AHEAD OF TIME. We recommend ShipCamps. Ideally, campers should only be traveling with a carry on/ daypack. With them, they should bring any needed medication, a change of cloths, personal items (toothbrush, glasses, etc), and any Entertainment items (books, cards, Phone, etc).

Some TVRC staff will remain in Salt Lake City until ALL campers are accounted for. Campers that miss the bus due to late, delayed or canceled flights will be transported to Camp as soon as possible in TVRC vans. Depending on the delay or cancelation, this COULD BE the following day. If so, TVRC is prepared to provide multiple staff members for supervision as well as lodging and food.

Campers Flying into Riverton via Denver

UPDATE 3/7/22 - We have learned that the Riverton to Denver afternoon flight has been canceled. Campers and staff have been rolled to the evening flight. At this time, we are recommending families Fly to Salt Lake for transport on the TVRC Shuttle.

Special note to Expeditions 1 Families who are flying The Jackson Hole Airport JAC airport will still be closed upon the completion of your child’s Expedition Trip. We suggest using the Riverton Airport (RIW) as the departure point, as we cannot accommodate a shuttle back to Salt Lake.

  • Regardless of how your camper is arriving, please make sure your camper’s flight/travel information is updated in the form section of CampMinder. Our Parent Coordinator will be contacting parents to confirm their camper’s flight information in the weeks prior to opening day.