Directions To Camp
Parents must provide their own transportation to and from the camp.
From East or West, take New York Thruway to Exit 31, Utica, New York. Travel North on NYS Route 12 to Alder Creek. Bear right at Alder Creek on Route 28 North to Woodgate (blinking caution light.) Continue one mile North on Route 28 and bear off to the left on to Round Lake Road. Continue 2 1/2 miles to the camp; follow the signs.
Approximate travel time from Albany - 2 1/2 hours, from NYC - 5 hours, from Rochester - 4 hours.
GPS Address: Camp Turk, 6461 Round Lake, Road, Woodgate, NY, 13494.
You are responsible for making all arrangements for your child if they will be arriving or departing the camp by train. The camp must be notified at least one week in advance if your child plans to arrive or depart by train so we can make arrangements to pick them up and / or return them to the station. No one will be there to pick up your child if you do not notify us they are arriving by train. The cost for picking up a camper at the train station is $25.00 and the cost to take them back to train station is $25.00. This fee can be paid when you register for camp online.
The train arrives and departs from Utica, New York. Camp provides transportation from Utica to Camp upon arrivals and Camp to Utica for departures for those who notify camp in advance. Confirm all reservations and prices with the train station and camp. Plan to arrive in Utica around 12:00 NOON and depart around 10:00 am. DO NOT book an earlier or later train without calling us first! Call the camp prior to booking any tickets since we have limited space in our vans. We DO NOT have room to pick up parents and bring them to camp and return them to the train station. If you plan on coming by train with your child and want to come to camp you will need to arrange for a Uber or other transportation.
Notice: Amtrak fills up quickly so please try to make your reservations a few weeks before camp. Also, many times there are delays on the train. On arrivals please call the train station and let us know of any delays. On departures, please call the train station to make sure they will be arriving at their destination on time so you do not have to wait. Amtrak (800) 872-7245. Check with Amtrak on the age limit for minors traveling alone before booking tickets.
Amtrak has a MAXIMUM luggage weight of 50 lbs. and does not allow trunks.
Pick up is on Saturdays at 10 a.m. The camp gate will remain closed until 10 a.m. so please wait outside the gate. On-time pick up of campers is extremely important.
The safety of our campers is very important to us. For any child to be picked up from camp, we need to have an authorized adult name on camper application (including parents) and that person must show a PHOTO ID when picking up the camper. ALL campers must be signed out at the office. Campers CANNOT be released to anyone under the age of 18.