Transportation

 

ARRIVAL BY AIR

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

Options to get from Pittsburgh International Airport to Emma Kaufmann Camp or vice versa:

  1. To Main Event Only: Take Mosaic Shuttle on Thursday, August 30, 2018, to camp. Click HERE for details.
  2. From Main Event:  Take Mosaic Shuttle on Monday, September 3, 2018, to the Airport. Click HERE for details.
  3. To Pre-Trip: Arrive Tuesday, August 28, 2018, to attend the pre-trip. We will get you to camp as part of the pre-trip. Click HERE for details.
  4. Take the Gray Line Shuttle Bus just outside Ground Transit Door 8 to Morgantown, then take a Taxi/Uber/Lyft to camp. Click HERE for details.
  5. Rent your own car and drive. We might be able to help you with carpooling. Check out the RIDESHARE.

Alternate Morgantown Municipal Airport (MGW)

  • Distance to/from camp is 7 Miles / 15 Min
  • Direct flights from Washington D.C. Dulles (IAD), Baltimore (BWI) and Pittsburgh (PIT) Airports via Southern Airways Express
  • Transport from the airport to/from camp via Taxi/Uber/ Lyft will cost approx. $15 > $25
  • It is possible to fly cheaper and faster than driving to camp via Baltimore or D.C airports.
  • Flights from PIT to MGW are as low as $30 one way. 

MOSAIC SHUTTLE

COST:  $64 round trip/$35 one-way USD.

ARRIVALS

Planning on taking the Mosaic Shuttle from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to the main event? Please arrive by 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 30th. You must pick up your luggage and meet the group to load the Mosaic Shuttle for a 2:32 p.m. sharp departure from the airport.

DEPARTURES

The Mosaic Shuttle to the airport will leave camp at 9:32 a.m. Please book your flights AFTER 1:30 pm for domestic flights and after 2:00 pm for international flights on Monday, September 3rd from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).

1.5 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 (as per the airport’s website)
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4 to 4.5 Hours between leaving camp and the departure of your flight

Toronto Shuttles

Travel from Toronto to either the Pre-Trip on Tuesday, August 28th (then on to camp on the 30th) or directly to camp on Thursday, August 30th. On the return trip, both vans will travel together, leaving camp at 9:15 am on Monday, September 3rd and returning to Toronto late that evening. The vans may stop at a place of interest (TBD) 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, one small personal bag.

Note: A  Bedding Rental Package will be included in the price of Van to help conserve luggage space. You are welcome to buy Towel Purchase Package if you want to save additional space in your luggage. 

Border Crossing

Only those with a valid Canadian passport will be permitted to sign up for the van. See Tips on Border Crossings and Documentation Required for Border Crossings. Anyone stopped at the border will be left behind and will need to make their arrangements from that point forward. Mosaic will not be responsible for anyone in this situation.

Cost: USD 95

Flying vs. Driving

  • We estimate it will cost you around USD 350 to fly to Pittsburgh and then catch the Mosaic Shuttle. There are about USD 250 savings riding the van.
  • We estimate between arrival to the airport, pre-flight, post-flight and then Mosaic transport you will spend about seven to nine hours getting to camp if you fly. Total drive time in the van is estimated around nine to ten hours. Almost the same time frame.

Lottery for the Van

We anticipate demand for the vans from Toronto to be high.  For that reason, we will be holding a lottery to determine who will have a seat in one of the vans.  Select Canadian Van A and/or Canadian Van B to sign up for the lottery for a seat in one of the vans. We will hold the lottery drawing the weekend of June 23rd extened to Thursday June 28th.  Notification via e-mail will be sent to those that were selected. You will then have a limited amount of time to accept the seat (and be charged $95 US).

Pre-Trip Toronto Shuttle

Join your fellow Torontonian in a 12-passenger van as we shuttle round trip to/from the event in Morgantown via the Pre-Trip in Pittsburgh. This shuttle will depart at 9:00 am Tuesday, August 28th from central Toronto (near Bathurst / Hwy 401) to enjoy the Pre-Trip in Pittsburgh from Tuesday to Thursday. On Thursday, August 30th you’ll use the same van to travel to the main event at Emma Kaufman Camp. On Monday, September 3rd you will be transported back to central Toronto by late evening.

Main Event Toronto Shuttle

Jo Anne C and Raymond O have volunteered to drive a van from Toronto directly to camp on Thursday, August 30th and then return to Toronto at the end of the main event on Monday, September 3rd. This shuttle will depart as early as 6:00 am from a location TBD in Toronto to arrive in camp around 4:00 pm.

Please contact JoAnne or Raymond for more details.

GRAY LINE BUS

This shuttle will get you from the Pittsburgh Airport to Morgantown. You will then need to take a taxi/uber/lyft to camp. 

Cost $25 for bus only + Approx $25 for Taxi = $50 each way

Schedule (Subject to change Please confirm the latest schedule on vendor's website):

Southbound (Pittsburgh Airport > Mountaineer Station, Morgantown, WV)

Monday > Friday 10:00am > 12:45 pm*

Sunday > Friday 9:10pm > 11:00 pm

Saturday > Sunday 10:00am @ Pittsburgh Airport > 12:30 pm @ Westover Terminal, Morgantown, WV
  (no transfer)

*Note: Arrives 12:30 pm at Westover Terminal then transfer to get to Mountaineer Station

Northbound (Mountaineer Station, Morgantown, WV > Pittsburgh Airport)

Daily: 8:15 am > 10:00 am

Friday > Saturday 2:05 pm > 4:15 pm

Sunday > Friday 5:40 PM > 7:25 pm

At the Pittsburgh Airport:

Gray Line Drop off is at Departures / Gray Line Pick Up - Outside Ground Transit Door 8

At Mountaineer Station, Morgantown, WV

The Mountaineer Station is 8 Miles/ 20 Mins from Camp which will cost approx. $15 > $30 via Taxi/Uber/ Lyft

At Westover Terminal, Western, WV

The Westover Terminal is 10 Miles/ 25 Min away from camp and will cost approx. $20 > $35 via Taxi/Uber/ Lyft

GREYHOUND BUS

Greyhound stops at the Mountaineer Station which is 8 Miles/ 20 Mins from Camp.  The cost is approx. $15 > $30 via Taxi/Uber/ Lyft

Direct bus lines from:

MegaBus 

MegaBus Co. stops at the Mountaineer Station which is 8 Miles/ 20 Mins from Camp.  The cost is approx. $15 > $30 via Taxi/Uber/ Lyft 

Direct bus lines from:

AUTOMOBILE

Arrivals by Auto

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 p.m. 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; 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, August 30th. After 6:30 p.m. the camp will close the roads, and you will be forced to park in the parking lots (which are at the top of the hill at camp). Any car that is on campgrounds not in a parking lot after 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 30th will be subject to being towed.

Go to the Attendee Info Page for complete driving directions.

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

Departures by Auto

Please plan on leaving camp AFTER 9:30 am on Monday, September 3rd to allow the vans and buses to load and depart safely. Everyone must be out of camp by 11:30 am. 

Ride Shares

A note about Ride Share:
Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America wants to make every effort to cut down the amount of automobile emissions traveling to and from the event. You can find a list of people looking for ride shares by clicking: RIDE SHARE DIRECTORY after you are registered. Ride Share arrangements are your responsibility. Please reach out and contact anyone on the list that might be a good fit for you. 

LINK TO RIDE SHARE DIRECTORY

The Ride Share directory will list Name, Email, Arrival/Departure Transportation Plans, Flight Information and if you are attending the Pre-Trip or Post-Trip.

You will be listed in the directory as long you select "Willing to Ride Share." Once you have a full car, please make sure change your profile to something else. Switching to "my ride is full,' will take you off the list in the directory. 

You will need to complete your registration to have an active account in the system before you can view the directory. 

This directory is dynamic and automatically updates as people register. Please check back to see updates. 

We will assume that this Ride Share arrangement is a round trip setup unless you are traveling to/from Pittsburgh Airport. If for some reason it is not, please let us know.

Please try to secure a ride on your own. If you do need assistance find a ride, please contact our ride share helper at rideshare@mosaicoutdoor.org

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!!! 

PRE-TRIP TRANSPORTATION

Please find details about the Pre-Trip Transporation on the Pre-Trip Page

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