Flying to Camp

Flying Unaccompanied

Sam Giffin is our Travel Coordinator. Sam is a current camp parent and a Birmingham-based travel agent. His family currently resides in Homewood, Alabama, and he will be taking the lead on travel for us this year. Please be sure to contact Sam regarding your son’s travel information. He will be able to help you find the appropriate flight for your son(s). His contact information may be found below:

Sam R. Giffin
(205) 613-1209

FLYING TO CAMP: Some parents choose for their son(s) to fly to and from camp; others send their son(s) to camp via plane but then pick them up at the end of the session (and vice versa). We will meet campers at their gate upon arrival and accompany them to their gate for departure at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. We only service the Birmingham airport.

Campers arriving by plane will be met on Opening Day by Sam and an Alpine Camp staff member. Alpine counselors will be wearing dark green Alpine Camp shirts and khaki shorts so that you can recognize them easily. Our staff will help load luggage on to the bus. Campers may board the bus upon arrival and a counselor will take care of them from that point forward. Campers are to stay seated on the bus whenever the bus is moving and are to conduct themselves in an orderly manner and follow the rules given to them by the Alpine staff member serving as Bus Captain.

Campers flying into Birmingham need to arrive between 9:00 AM CDT and 12:00 AM CDT on opening day and departures should be scheduled after 9:30 AM CDT on closing day. We will have staff members at the Birmingham Airport meeting flights on opening day and delivering boys to their flights on closing day. We will provide bus transportation to and from the Birmingham airport. If you don’t see a flight that works, please email Sam and he can double check for you. The charge for the bus is $180.00 roundtrip and $90.00 one way. Please provide your son’s complete itinerary including airline, flight number, and time of arrival/departure, including all connecting flight information on the travel form and reconfirm all travel information with Sam a week before your son(s) comes to camp. If you have an e-ticket for your son(s) please forward a copy to Sam Giffin .

Campers may not arrive at camp prior to opening day.