Getting to Camp

Driving

Most of our families drive to camp for Opening Day, and love the thrill of the gates opening and the excited campers coming into camp.

You can find us at:
Camp Chinqueka, 1519 Bantam Road, Bantam, CT
We recommend Google Maps, Apple Maps or Waze.

We are located about

  • 2 hours from Manhattan
  • 2.5 hours from Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1.25 hours from Westchester, New York
  • 3 hours from Princeton, New Jersey
  • just over an hour from the Greenwich/Westport/Darien/New Canaan area of Connecticut.

Flying

We have many families that fly to camp, whether from across the US, Canada, France, or many other countries around the world! Campers flying from within the US can fly into Hartford Bradley International Airport (BDL), located 1 hour from camp. For our international campers, we offer the International Camper Package providing airport transportation to and from JFK Airport, linen and trunk rental during their stay with us and any toiletries that the camper may need, should they run out.

Chinqueka staff members in camp uniform will greet your child at JFK airport to pick them up. A bus will take staff members and new campers to camp, where they will be greeted by their cabin counselor and new cabin mates. Their bed will be made with fresh linens and a trunk/foot locker can be used to keep their clothes in while at camp.

Note: All International Campers are required to schedule their flights to arrive at JFK Airport in New York City between 12pm and 5pm on the Saturday before their session begins. This allows the campers to be picked up from the airport, get a meal, head back to camp, call home to say they have arrived safely and get some rest before the rest of the campers arrive the next day at 1:30pm when the session begins.

Campers flying home will travel to the airport in a chartered bus with Chinqueka staff. The staff members will escort the camper to the airline check-in, where they will be sure your daughter gets on their departing flight as an unaccompanied minor, in the care of the airline.