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Arrival Day at TVRC

Arrival Day is one of our favorite days as we welcome faces new and old to the Ranch!

We ask that campers who are being dropped off at the Ranch arrive between 10 am - 12 pm. This process has been intentionally streamlined to help new and younger campers transition into their cabin groups as quickly as possible. We find that when Parents tend to linger, it has a negative effect on homesick campers. Parents can be a huge distraction around camp, even for campers from other families. Your camper will be immersed into camp life as soon as they leave your side. They will have many activities available with other campers in the Dining Hall, on the Green, and in the cabin. They will move into their cabins and choose bunks alongside their cabinmates with help from their counselors and our support team. Parents should not leave the check-in area to visit camper cabins or program areas.

If parents are hoping for a tour of camp and camper cabins, please make arrangements with the office to do so a day or two before our official arrival day. If you are not able to drop your camper off between 10 am - 12 pm, please reach out to the camp office so we can accomodate those arrangements.

Air Travel - Flying to Camp

Many of our families choose to send their campers to Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) without parents. Make sure every piece of luggage your camper brings to the Ranch (including carry-ons) is labeled with the TVRC luggage tag. To help make travel as smooth as possible, please send us your camper’s flight itinerary so that we can be at the Jackson Hole airport to provide the final leg of transportation to camp. If anything changes with your camper’s flights on their travel day, please notify the camp office.

We strongly recommend that campers who are flying to camp alone use the Unaccompanied Minor service provided by the airlines. If your camper is traveling as an Unaccompanied Minor, the unaccompanied minor liaison will be Scott Kuhnle. To receive his contact information contact the office. Once your camper arrives in Jackson Hole, they will be welcomed by several staff members from TVRC, including our Unaccompanied Minor liaison.

You will receive a phone call from the Ranch as soon as your camper is at the airport to inform you of their safe arrival. The staff will help campers retrieve their baggage before boarding our 15-passenger vans for the trip to the Ranch. The drive from the airport to the Ranch is about 60 miles and will take about 1.5 hours. There will be snacks in the van to tide campers over until they arrive at the Ranch.