Buses & Transportation

Please bring your child directly to Camp St. Croix unless your child is registered for DayCroix bus transportation.

Drop-off

When you drop off your child at camp or the bus stop, please check in at the registration table. Have medications and camp store funds ready to turn in.

Pick-up

At pick-up, campers will be asked to remain on the bus or a designated place at camp. A lead staff person will match campers to parents.

You will be asked to present a photo ID. If someone else will be picking up your child, be sure to let us know in advance.

If an adult does not come to pick up a camper, we will try to locate the identified emergency contact. If no one is available after 30 minutes, we will call the police. YMCA staff members are not allowed to transport campers at the end of a session. 

Driving Your Child to Camp

Overnight Camp

  • Opening day: drop-off is 1–3 p.m.
  • Closing day: pick-up is at 1–3 p.m.

DayCroix

  • Check-in: 9:00 a.m.
  • Check-out: 4:00 p.m.

From the West
Travel east on I-94 from St. Paul. After crossing the St. Croix River, take Exit 2, Carmichael Road & County Rd F. Turn right (south) on Carmichael Road and follow for 1.5 miles. Camp St. Croix is on the right side shortly after Coulee Road.

From the East
Travel west on I-94 to Exit 2, County Rd F & Carmichael Road. Turn left on Carmichael Road and follow for 1.5 miles. Camp St. Croix is on the right side shortly after Coulee Road.

Taking the Bus to DayCroix

Bus transportation is available for an additional $45 per week, per camper. To sign up, check the appropriate space on the DayCroix registration form.

Bus transportation is not available on Thursday afternoons to Stillwater, Bayport, Woodbury and Lakeland, due to the Family Night Program. St. Paul buses run on Thursday afternoons.

Bus Stop Locations

Fox Bus

June 13 – September 2

St. Paul Eastside YMCA  
875 Arcade Street
Pick-Up: 8:40 a.m. | Drop-Off: 4:30 p.m.

ECLC Midway YMCA  
547 North Wheeler Street
Pick-Up: 8:00 a.m. | Drop-Off: 5:00 p.m.

Owl Bus

June 13 – August 26

St. Paul Academy and Summit School
1712 Randolph Avenue (Hartford/Wheeler Intersection - South side of school)
Pick-Up: 8:00 a.m. | Drop-Off: 5:00 p.m.

Capitol Hill Magnet School
560 Concordia Avenue (Upper west lot)
Pick-Up: 8:25 a.m. | Drop-Off: 4:40 p.m.

Sunfish Bus

June 13 – August 26

Rutherford Elementary
115 Rutherford Road
Pick-Up: 8:15 a.m. | Drop-Off: 4:45 p.m.

Stillwater Area High School
5701 Stillwater Boulevard North, Oak Park Heights (Northwest corner of parking lot)
Pick-Up: 8:25 a.m. | Drop-Off: 4:35 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater
6201 Osgood Avenue
Pick-Up: 8:30 a.m. | Drop-Off: 4:30 p.m.

St. Croix Preparatory Academy
4260 Stagecoach Tr.N
Pick-Up: 8:40 a.m. | Drop-Off: 4:20 p.m.

Wolf Bus

June 13 – August 26

East Ridge High School
4200 Pioneer Drive
Pick-Up: 8:30 a.m. | Drop-Off: 4:40 p.m.

Cabela's
8400 Hudson Road (West parking lot)
Pick-Up: 8:40 a.m. | Drop-Off: 4:30 p.m.

Gander Mountain
10470 Hudson Road
Pick-Up: 8:50 a.m. | Drop-Off: 4:20 p.m.

Please note: Bus transportation will NOT be available on Thursday afternoons to Stillwater (Sunfish Bus) and Woodbury (Wolf Bus) due to the Family Night Program. The St. Paul buses will run on Thursday afternoons. Pick up and drop off times available in parent handbook on our Forms & Publications page.