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Transportation

Safety is of the utmost importance during the transportation of our campers to and from camp. Therefore, our transportation policies are set in accordance with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and the American Camp Association. These procedures are designed to provide all travelers with the safest and most efficient bus transportation possible.

Buses At Rolling River Are:

  • Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) inspected
  • Air Conditioned
  • Mini Buses seating a maximum of 20 individuals
  • Fitted with seat belts
  • “Coach” buses with air conditioning, bathroom and a DVD player to show age appropriate movies when transportation is needed for extended day, off-campus trips (eg. Splish Splash, N.Y. City attractions)

Bus Drivers And Bus Counselors

Each bus driver is licensed, qualified, of an appropriate age and trained by members of our Transportation Team. The bus drivers’ primary responsibility is to drive the bus and focus on the road. Each bus includes a Rolling River  bus counselor whose primary responsibility is to attend to the needs of the campers.

Bus Drivers at Rolling River:

  • have Commercial Drivers Licenses
  • are drug tested before and during the camp season
  • are trained extensively by our Transportation Team
  • are required to continue an ongoing driving practice program led by the Transportation Supervisor
  • are at least 21 years old
  • are hired from professional bus companies if we do not have enough Rolling River staff to cover our transportation needs

Rolling River Extras

To maximize safety and comfort we:

  • always have a minimum of ONE Rolling River staff member whose job it is to be a bus counselor on EVERY bus that leaves our facility
  • keep our morning and afternoon bus runs as short as possible
  • have all parents and campers review a copy of “Bus Blurbs”; a clear, comprehensive listing of rules, policies, procedures and expectations for all individuals when riding on our buses
  • have bus driver and bus counselor conduct a pre-camp visit/orientation to each individual home to introduce themselves and give them an approximate time of pick up and drop off

Pick Up Locations

The Rolling River Fleet services many towns in the surrounding neighborhoods around East Rockaway & Oceanside.  Door-to-door pick up towns include Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Valley Stream, Long Beach, Hewlett, Woodmere, Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Island Park, Baldwin, Malverne, Franklin Square, Floral Park, Atlantic Beach, Lido Beach, Garden City, West Hempstead, Freeport, Merrick, Bellmore, Hempstead and Elmont.

Central pick up and drop off locations are also available along our “Brooklyn Bus” route.  The Brooklyn Bus services Brooklyn neighborhoods including Park Slope, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill and Queens neighborhoods including Broad Channel, Howard Beach and Woodhaven.