Travel & Luggage
There are three options for getting your son(s) to and from camp: plane, bus, or car.
Manitou’s travel agent, Dianne Doucette at Atlas Travel, is happy to assist with any of your travel bookings for trips to Maine. Dianne is also the travel agent for Camp Matoaka and Camp Somerset, so she can coordinate bookings for families with a camper at each camp, and help get brothers and sisters on the same flights to make travel day logistics easier on families.
For those who require a flight, you may send your son on one of Manitou’s escorted group flights (see below) or fly individually. We also list recommended flights which are NOT escorted (unless we have a minimum of 10 campers on the flight). Please contact our travel agent and see the section below for details on the recommended flights.
Manitou offers escorted group flights from the areas listed below. To book a flight, please use the Group Flight Sign-Up Form
- Washington DC
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- Ft. Lauderdale
- NYC & Newark
Other Cities: Please let our travel agent know if you would like to inquire about a group flight from your area (if not listed). If we get enough campers for a region (and session) we will try to organize a group flight.
There will be pick-up and drop-off charges if your son is flying into Portland Jetport ($50) or Logan (Boston) Airport ($105). The charge will be listed on your final bill in March.
Recommended & Individual Flights
Recommended, but unescorted, flights from other parts of the country are available. While not escorted, there are usually a number of other campers on the flight. Our staff will be on hand in Portland to pick up your son as soon as he disembarks. If we end up having 10 campers on any of these flights, we will chaperone the flight! Details for each of these flights can be found by contacting the camp travel agent.
If you would like to fly individually, our travel agent is happy to assist in your booking. We ask that all flights arrive into Portland between 10:00am and 2:00pm on arrival day and depart between 10:00am and 2:00pm on departure day. Once booked, please fill out the Transportation From in your myManitou account.