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Transportation

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Flying vs. Driving

Trying to figure out if you should fly or drive to the event? It is about 6 to 7.5 hours minimum travel time plus flight time to get to camp via flying:

  • ½ - 1 Hour travel to the airport on average.
  • 2 hours pre-flight for international flights (to/from the USA and Canada)
  • 1 to 2 hour(s) minimum time in Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) (Travel from gate to baggage claim to meeting location, then waiting for Mosaic Shuttle to arrive)
  • 2.5 hours for travel time for the Mosaic Shuttle between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and camp without traffic. Add a little for the traffic.

The bottom line Ohio is closer to drive over flying. CT, DC, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NYC, OH, and PA, the drive time to camp is almost the same as flying or just a little more. Check out the attached spreadsheet for more details: Flying vs. Driving Spreadsheet

Arrival by Air

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

Distance to/from Camp is approx. 218km / 135 Miles / 2.5 Hours (w/o traffic)

The following Airlines have direct flights between Pearson Airport and Canadian or USA locations:

Map of Airport

Options to get from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Camp George and Vice Versa

To and From Main Event
  1. Mosaic Shuttle: Take Mosaic Shuttle on Thursday, September 3, 2020, to camp. See the Mosaic Shuttle details.
  2. Rent a car and drive. We might be able to help you with carpooling. See the Ride Share details.
To Hotel for Pre-Trip

Go to Pre-Trip information for details about transportation to and from the Pre-Trip.

Alternate Airport: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)

Distance to/from camp is 147 Miles (236 KM)/ 2.5 Hours (w/o traffic)

  1. Porter Airlines has direct flights from Boston, Newark, NJ, Chicago
  2. Air Canada has direct flights from Montreal

Map of Airport

No Mosaic Transport to or from Toronto City Airport

Options to camp once at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport:

  1. Rent a car once you arrive at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to camp.
  2. Find alternative option to and from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Camp George in Orville.

Mosaic Shuttle

Cost: $85 US /$100 CA Round Trip or $45 US / $54 CA One-Way

Arrivals

Plan on taking the Mosaic Shuttle from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to the main event? Please arrive BEFORE 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 3rd 2020. You must pick up your luggage and meet the group to load the Mosaic Shuttle for a 2:04 p.m. sharp departure from the airport. Total drive time 2 to 2.5 hours pending traffic.

Departures

The Mosaic Shuttle to the airport will leave camp at 9:00 a.m. Please book your flights AFTER 2:00 pm for domestic flights (within Canada) and AFTER 2:30 pm for international (including flights to the USA) flights on Monday, September 7th, 2020, from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

  • 2.5 Hour = Distance from camp to airport without traffic
  • 1 Hour = Buffer for holiday traffic and other issues
  • 1.5 Hour = Pre-Flight for Domestic or 2 Hour Pre-flight for International
  • 5 to 5.5 hours between leaving camp and the departure of your flight

Pre-Trip Transportation

Go to the Pre-Trip page for more details.

Toronto Shuttle

12 Passenger Van

Cost: $34 US / $40 CA Round Trip or $25 US / $30 CA US One Way

  • Travel about 2.5 hours from Toronto directly to camp on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020.
  • Vans will leave camp around 9:30 am on Monday, September 7th, 2020 and return to Toronto that afternoon.
  • The vans may stop at a place of interest on the way home. Let us know if you have a stop in mind.
  • Limit of eight people per van to allow for luggage.
  • Luggage will be limited to one large bag and one small personal bag per person.
  • A Bedding Rental Package will be included in the price of Van to help conserve luggage space. You are welcome to buy a Towel Purchase Package if you want to save additional space in your luggage.

Ottawa Shuttle

Mini Van

Cost: $63 US / $75 CA US Round Trip or $34 US / $40 CA US One Way

We are offering van transportation from Ottawa to Camp on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 and returning to Ottawa on Monday, September 7th 2020. Transportation will be via an eight-person mini-van, but limited to five people total. You can sign up for this within the registration system.

USA Shuttle

12 Person Van

From New York City, New Jersey, Boston or Chicago

We are looking for anyone willing to drive from NYC, NJ, Boston or Chicago areas via a 12-Person Van and take passengers to and from the event. Please contact us to let us know if you are willing. Price TBD.

Automobile

Arrivals by Automobile

If you are driving to camp in your own car or rented car, you will not need to pay for any shuttles. Check-in at camp opens at 3:00 pm on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020. Please be kind to the organizers and do not arrive beforehand (we will turn you away at the door if you do). Keep in mind that there may be heavy traffic on Thursday afternoon. If you arrive between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. go directly to the dining hall and leave your stuff in the car for later. You will be able to drive your car to your cabin to off-load your things if you arrive before dinner on Thursday, September 3th 2020. After 6:30 p.m. the camp will close the roads, and you will be forced to park in the parking lots (which may not be near your cabin). Any car that is on campgrounds and not in the designated parking lot after 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 3th 2020 will be subject to being towed.

Go to attendee information for complete driving directions.

Please let us know if you would be willing to pick up people at the airports, bus or train station. Mileage/gasoline reimbursement is available.

Departures by Automobile

Please plan on leaving camp either BEFORE 7:00 am or AFTER 9:30 am on Monday, September 7th 2020 to allow people, vans and buses to load and depart safely. Everyone must be out of camp by 11:30 am.

Ride-Share

Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America wants to make every effort to cut down the number of automobile emissions traveling to and from the event. Mosaic will help you find a ride-share. You will be given a way to contact people whom have registered for the event and are looking for a ride-share. Ride-Share arrangements are your responsibility. Please reach out and contact anyone on the list that might be a good fit for you.

PLEASE NOTE: Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America is acting solely as a referral service for potential car/van poolers and does not assume any liability, and makes no representation that any driver is qualified, competent or insured. By agreeing to participate in a ride-share you hereby release Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America, any Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America affiliate or Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America representative or officer from any liability, claims and demands for personal injury, loss, theft, or damage to personal property, loss of income, consequential damages resulting from delays or absence of the driver or passenger. Any loss, liability, or injury shall be the personal responsibility and liability of the driver or rider and not of Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America, their affiliates, officers, and agents.

Please consider ride-share as an option

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