Camp Sweyolakan is no longer offering bus transportation to/from Independence Point in Coeur d'Alene. Due to the low number of bus riders it is no longer a service we can provide. We encourage campers to carpool when possible. If you are experiencing difficulties getting your camper to the city dock for boat transportation please contact us, we may be able to offer suggestions or connect you with another camper.
Drop Off: This year, to minimize large numbers during check in we have staggered arrival times; please do not attempt to check in prior to your designated time. Check in times are as follows:
• 7:40am – 9th-12th graders (includes CITs)
• 7:50am – 7th-8th graders
• 8:00am – 5th-6th graders
• 8:10am – 1st-4th graders
If you are checking in more than one camper, please arrive at the youngest camper’s check-in time.
Adults will be asked to leave immediately once their camper has completed the check in process to reduce the gathering of large numbers on the dock.
When you arrive at Independence Point you will park your car and pay for parking.
• We request that only one (1) adult, and no other persons, accompany the camper for the check-in process to limit the number of interactions for our campers and staff. Please leave all others at home or in the car.
• Put on your masks and approach the table to the right of the gangway to be screened by a nurse. Please maintain 6 ft distance from other families as you wait in line. One of our healthcare staff will be happy to begin your check-in process.
Pick Up: On the last day of each session, the “Big Boat” will transport all campers from Camp Sweyolakan to the Independence Point Dock in Coeur d’Alene and will arrive at 10:15 am. Our staff will ask to check your photo identification and verify that you are listed on our Authorized Adults list. You will be asked to present your ID at pick-up, so please be prepared.
Directions: From I-90 take NW Boulevard south all the way downtown, turn right at Lakeside Drive into the parking lot.
Please review the following guidelines with your camper to prepare them for a fun and safe boat ride:
Delays can happen; sometimes there is an event on the lake that delays our boat, but it can be merely the time it takes to change campers from the beach to the boat and move the luggage! In the event of delays, camp will be in communication with the Camp Fire Office. Every attempt will be made for a staff member to be stationed at the pick-up/drop-off location(s) to inform our campers' adults of the situation and the estimated time for the boat to arrive.