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For campers who need to fly commercially or by private plane to camp, we do offer a shuttle service to and from the Asheville, NC Regional Airport (AVL airport code), which is about a 30-minute drive from camp. The Asheville airport is currently served by Allegiant, American, Delta, JetBlue, SunCountry, and United airlines.

Unaccompanied Minors (UM) Most airlines require children to be 15 in order to fly by themselves. For children 14 and younger, they must fly as an unaccompanied minor, meaning they will be escorted by an airline employee the entire length of their trip. There is also an extra fee for this, which varies by airline but can be upwards of $150 each way. Some airlines also restrict whether unaccompanied minors can have connecting flights or if they must travel on a nonstop route. It is best to call your preferred airline to inquire about their policies and make reservations. When making reservations, you’ll often need to give the name and contact information for the person who will pick up your daughter. Please use Stacey Rice and our phone number, 828-884-9125. If you have any questions regarding flying your daughter to and/or from camp, please give us a call and we’re happy to chat with you. Please arrange your camper’s flights within the timeframes listed below:

Arrivals: Asheville, NC airport: your camper’s flight should land by 12 pm

Departures: Please book your child’s flight to depart between 10 am and 1 pm on Closing Day. Please do not book a flight departing any earlier than 10 am, as it requires a very early departure from camp!

Once you’ve made your daughter’s airline reservations, please complete the transportation form, which you’ll find in the “forms and documents” section of your CampInTouch account. It is extremely important that we have all of your daughter’s flight information, including her confirmation code (and UM pin, if needed) a week before Opening Day. If your daughter is of age to fly by herself and not as an unaccompanied minor, our staff will meet her right outside of security wearing a Keystone Camp staff shirt. Campers who fly will leave their electronics in the camp office during their session. We will have them charged and ready for the flight home.

Flying with your daughter to camp Alternatively, parents may choose to fly with their camper and rent a car to get to camp. The Asheville airport has rental car agencies readily available. The summer is a busy tourist season here in western North Carolina, so we recommend making rental car and lodging arrangements in as much advance as possible. We cannot provide shuttle service to and from the airport for parents, as our schedule on Opening Day is quite rigid.