Transportation Details

Deposit, Payments, Refunds

Deposit

No additional deposit (beyond your camp week deposits) is required to register for our Transportation Program. Once you enroll in our bus program you have a guaranteed space on the bus you have selected as long as final payment is received by 1 May. We anticipate a lot of interest in this Transportation Program and encourage families to enroll in the program as soon as they are confident in their needs.

Payment

Payment is due in full by 1 May for any bus transportation enrollments. IF a family has enrolled but has not paid in full by 1 May, we will not be able to confirm a space on the bus selected. As a result, the family will be un-enrolled from the Transportation Program without refund. In order to secure a refund, Camp families must contact the Camp Office in writing/email prior to 1 May to request a change to their account.

Refunds

Before May 1

Payments for bus transportation made before 1 May ARE refundable. Camp families must contact the Camp Office in writing/email prior to 1 May to request a change to their account and receive a refund of monies paid for the bus program in their entirety.

  • Switching Bus Routes: We offer 4 Bus Routes (Beacon Hill, Concord, Forest Hills and Stoneham). Up until 1 May, the enrollment on one of these bus routes IS changeable as long as there is space on the preferred/new bus route. After May 1, no changes can be made to your enrolled bus route as it will be critical for our staff to prepare the busses and rosters in time for the start of camp.
  • Switching Bus Stops: We offer at least 3 stops on each of the 4 bus routes. Up until 1 May selection of your specific bus stop IS changeable. After May 1, no changes can be made to your enrolled bus stop as it will be critical for our staff to prepare the busses and rosters in time for the start of camp.

May 1 to June 1

Bus transportation payments are NOT refundable but ARE transferable from 1 May to 1 June. For all the options listed below, Camp families must contact the Camp Office in writing/email to request a change to their account before 1 June.

  • Transferrable: If a change to your schedule is required, you may do so by contacting the camp office. We will modify your bus enrollments on your account but will not be able to refund any fees paid. We WILL be able to transfer your bus enrollment payment to a camper “friend or family” interested in the bus program. Transfer will be on the same bus route the donating family originally enrolled. If the accepting family would rather choose a different bus route they may do so IF there is space available on the desired route. Unfortunately due the number of campers we serve, our Camp Office cannot be involved in matching families for this purpose.
  • Donations: Up until 1 June… Should you not have use for your bus program enrollment you may opt to donate your bus enrollment to a financial aid family. Our financial aid program only provides support for camp weeks purchases and does not provide support for transportation expenses. Camp families interested in donating their enrollment and associated fees, will need to contact the Camp Office in writing/email prior to 1 June to request a donation to our Financial Aid program. The donating Camp family will consequently be un-enrolled in the bus program and our staff will connect with our financial aid families to offer your bus enrollment to them. Donation will be to the same bus route the donating family originally enrolled. If the accepting family would rather choose a different bus route they may do so IF there is space available on the desired route.

After June 1

Unfortunately, after June 1, no changes to bus enrollments, routes, or stops can be made as it will be critical for our staff to prepare the bus routes and rosters in time for the start of camp.

 

Partnership

Transportation Partnership

BB&Ns Transportation Program is a partnership between the School, students, and parents. The goal of that partnership is to provide safe and efficient transport for students to and from BB&N. To that end, the participants in the partnership agree to undertake the following responsibilities. Failure to uphold these responsibilities will result in the following:

  • First offense – Parents will be contacted – 1-3 day suspension from our Transportation Program­
  • Second offense – 3-5-day suspension from our Transportation Program
  • Third offense – Possible expulsion from our Transportation Program and/or expulsion from any future camp weeks of the summer

The decision of BB&N in this regard will be final. No refunds will be made as a result of this decision. For the purposes of this agreement, a bus is defined as any vehicle operated by the School that transports children.

Camper Responsibilities

  1. To follow all directions given by the bus driver, and to understand that the driver is in full charge of the bus and of all students riding on the bus at all times.
  2. To respect the rights and privileges of others.
  3. To behave appropriately at all times – no yelling, use of profane language, smoking, roughhousing or fighting.
  4. To arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled stop and cooperate in keeping the bus on schedule.
  5. To take a seat immediately upon entering the bus and remain in that seat at all times while the bus is in motion.
  6. To wear seatbelt at all times in vehicles that are equipped with seatbelts.
  7. To remain on the bus until it reaches BB&N or the student’s designated bus stop.
  8. To refrain from drinking or eating on the bus.
  9. To keep the aisle, stairwell, and doors clear of legs, arms, bags, lunch boxes and any other objects at all times.
  10. To keep all body parts inside the bus.
  11. To not tamper with the emergency doors, windows, vents or any other part of the bus.
  12. To not throw any items inside or out of the bus.
  13. To treat the bus with respect and take responsibility for any damage done to the bus.

Driver Responsibilities

  1. To drive in a safe and responsible manner in keeping with state and federal laws.
  2. To conform to the approved bus routes and not deviate from the established route or schedule and make every effort to arrive at the bus stop at the designated time.
  3. To wait until all students are seated before starting the bus in motion.
  4. To ensure that the bus is kept clean and free of debris and to report any mechanical issues immediately to the Director of Transportation.
  5. To walk the aisles after every bus run to verify that the bus is clear of passengers and baggage.
  6. To report any behavior or discipline issues immediately.

BB&N Responsibilities

  1. To provide safe and reliable transportation to BB&N.
  2. To designate drop-off and pick-up locations that are safe, well-lit, and that provide adequate room for students and parents to wait for the bus.
  3. To ensure that the bus arrives at the designated stops on schedule as traffic allows.
  4. To require bus drivers to conform to the approved bus routes and not deviate from the established schedule.
  5. To communicate any changes in schedule or service to parents as soon as possible.
  6. To respond to reports of behavior or discipline issues.