Blue Chip 225 will be held on the Amherst Campus of the University of Massachusetts. Amherst is located in Central Massachusetts, approximately a 2 hour drive from Boston or Albany. It is approximately a 3 hour drive from New York City.
151 Southwest Circle, Amherst, MA,
Athlete's are permitted to drive to UMASS without a parent. Upon arrival they will complete a form for security to provide color, make and model of their car, along with the License Plate number. They will be issued the required parking permit to display on the dashboard to avoid being ticketed. All athlete's cars will remain in designated lot after check in and keys will need to be relinquished to Blue Chip Staff. Security will be provided with a list of athlete's cars so that they will not be towed from campus.
With the wide variety of connections, airlines and arrival times, we are moving to connecting campers arriving by air with any one of three car services. See list below. Bradley Airport, Hartford, CT is 55 miles from the Amherst Campus (approximately one hour) and Logan Airport, Boston, MA is 102 miles (approximately two hours) from the campus. We strongly recommend flights to Bradley Airport due to its close proximity to UMASS and shuttle fares are significantly lower in cost. Although flights into Boston may be cheaper, airport Shuttle fares are significantly higher.
If you child is under age 15 please consult your airline's unaccompanied minor travel policy before making reservations.
Arrivals: Please schedule a flight that arrives at or before 11:00am. Check in for registration is from 10:00am to 1pm. See "FAQ's" tab at the top of the page for daily camp schedule.
Departures: All field activities and checkout will be completed between 1:30 and 2:30pm. Please see "FAQ's" tab for daily camp schedule. We suggest flights after 6:00pm
Arrivals: Please schedule a flight that arrives at or before 11:00am. Check in for registration is from 10:00am to 1pm. See "FAQ's" tab for daily camp schedule.
Departures: All field activities and checkout will be completed between 1:30 and 2:30pm. Please see "FAQ's" tab for daily camp schedule. We suggest flights after 5:00pm
Knight's Airport Limousine Service (Logan Airport):
Premier Limo Boston (Logan Airport)
Valley Transporter (Bradley & Logan Airport)
Premier Limousine (Bradley Airport)
Mailing: P.O. Box 766
Stonington, CT 06378