How to get to camp


Parents must provide their own transportation to and from the camp.

Amtrak Train:

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 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. 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 taxi.

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.

*NEW - Amtrak's policy is that no child under the age of 14 can take the train without an adult.  

Amtrak has a MAXIMUM luggage weight of 50 lbs. and does not allow trucks.

We can only provide transportation on Registration Days & Pick Up days for CAMPERS ONLY!!

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 at the 20 MPH curve 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 - 5-6 hours, from Rochester - 4 hours.

GPS Address: Camp Turk, 6461 Round Lake, Road, Woodgate, NY, 13494.

There is a $20.00 fee for pick up at the train station and a $20.00 fee for returning a camper to the train station.

Departure Information

Pick up is on Saturday at 10 am. Parents are asked to remain at the gate until 10 am when the campers are released. Please be sure to be on time.

Please remember to go to the Infirmary and pick up your child's medication or it will be destroyed within 7 days. Medication WILL NOT be mailed.

On-time pick up of campers is extremely important. Staff needs as much time as possible to prepare for the next session or clean and close camp after the last session.

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 - must be over 18 years of age). That person must show a PHOTO IDENTIFICATION to camp when picking up your child.