Camp Air Travel for Domestic and International Campers

In order to make the process of traveling to camp as seamless as possible, we are implementing a new system this year with regards to air travel. If your child will be traveling to camp on an airplane then this applies to your child. Please continue reading through carefully.

Domestic Travel:

We are having all campers flying domestic travel on Southwest Airlines (no baggage fee for up to 2 bags plus carry-on) and arrive at Midway airport.  We have assigned flights from each location we have campers traveling from (and plan to add more as new locations arise). Please find your individual location to see what flight your child should be traveling on in order to use our transportation from the airport to camp.

CityDeparting AirportArrival AirportFlight NumberDeparture TimeArrival TimeAirline
FloridaFLLMDW109211:25 AM1:45 PMsouthwest
St LouisSTLMDW247412:10 PM1:20 PMsouthwest
MinneapolisMSPMDW115110:30 AM12:05 PMsouthwest
Los AngelesLAXMDW22006:10 AM12:05 PMsouthwest
New JerseyEWRMDW221412:10 PM1:25 PMsouthwest
New YorkLGAMDW55112:00 PM1:35 PMsouthwest
Kansas CityMCIMDW230112:15 PM1:35 PMsouthwest
Silver Spring/DCDCAMDW36611:55 AM12:55 PMsouthwest
DetroitDTWMDW124312:50 PM1:05 PMsouthwest
SeattleSEAMDW10976:55 AM12:45 PMsouthwest

*Bus is tentatively scheduled to depart Midway around 2:15pm.

*If you are traveling from Memphis, TN, the Southwest flight does not arrive within this time frame.  We have a variety of options available – please contact our office to discuss which option is best for you.

Details for booking this flight:

We would like to try and find a chaperone for each flight when multiple families are flying in from a city.  If you would like to be a chaperone please let us know ASAP.

  • For campers ages 12 and older: Parents are able to book a flight for them as they would any other time through the Southwest website.  They are considered young adult flyers.
  • For campers age 11 and younger: We encourage you to book your camper’s flights sooner rather than later.  Before you book, check in if we have a chaperone arranged yet (moshava@moshavawildrose.org).  If we do not, then for a child age 11 and younger you should book your child as an unaccompanied minor.   In this case, a $50 fee per child per way is added by Southwest as a fee. The flight cannot be booked online and you will need to book it over the phone at 1-800-I-FLY-SWA (1-800-435-9792).  You will need to list the person’s information of who is dropping off the child, as well as the names of two people who will be picking the child up at Midway. For the time being you can use Dikla Weitzner and Jennifer Koplow until we have more information.
    • Please note that Unaccompanied Minor fees are FULLY REFUNDABLE.  Once a chaperone is arranged, you can call to get a refund and link your child to the chaperone.  Some details regarding all of this information directly from the airline: https://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/family/unaccompanied-minors-pol.html and the Terms and conditions are also important to review (https://www.southwest.com/html/generated/help/faqs/unaccompanied_minors_terms_and_conditions_faq.html)

As soon as you have booked a flight, please send us a copy of the reservation.  This will make sure we have the info on our end and help us make you aware down the road of who else from camp might be on your flight.

Departure Times on the last day of camp:

Your child’s flight should be scheduled to depart from MIDWAY (MDW) on the last day of their camp session.   

  • First session campers should have flights booked for July 23rd between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM.
  • Second session campers should have flights booked for August 15th between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

Florida Campers leaving:

First session: Southwest Flight #1940 at 4:00pm MDW to FLL

Second Session: Southwest MDW to FLL flights 265/1531 (brief layover in Orlando)

#265

Depart: Chicago (Midway), IL (MDW)3:30 PM

Arrive: Orlando, FL (MCO)7:10 PM

1st stop, change planes 1h 15m layover

#1531

Depart: Orlando, FL (MCO)8:25 PM

Arrive: Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FLL)9:35 PM

  • If you do not want your child on a layover, we have a direct option available on AA that goes from ORD to MIA.  Please reach out to our office for details.

**Please do not book flights outside of this window, as it may result in your child missing their flight on the last morning of the session. Please contact our office if there are no flights available during this time frame.**

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International Travel:

If you would like to be a chaperone for our Israel flights please let us know ASAP.  

Campers coming from abroad need to arrive in Chicago (O’hare Airport-ORD) on June 27th (first session) or July 24th (second session) where the camp will provide Bus transportation up to camp. We would like to offer a chaperone for the flights when multiple children are flying in from a city. In order to do this, we encourage as many of our campers to travel together.

For those flying from Israel, please call this travel agent to help make your flight arrangements and ensure your camper will be part of the Moshava Wild Rose group for travel to and from camp.

Chaikel Kaufman

Reservations Manager

chaikel@chaikel.com

718-487-9280

+972 3 912-5663

www.chaikel.com

For those flying from Canada, we have a variety of options available – please contact our office to discuss which option is best for you.

As soon as you have booked a flight, please send us a copy of the reservation.  This will make sure we have the info on our end and help us make you aware down the road of who else from camp might be on your flight.

Departure Times on the last day of camp:

Your child’s flight should be scheduled to depart from O’hare (ORD) on the last day of their camp session.   

  • First session campers should have flights booked for July 23rd after 4:00 PM.
  • Second session campers should have flights booked for August 15th after 4:00 PM.

**Please do not book flights outside of this window, as it may result in your child missing their flight on the last morning of the session. Please contact our office if there are no flights available during this time frame.**

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Thank you!

Camp Moshava Wild Rose