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Summer Youth Camps

Transportation

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SUMMER

YOUTH

TRANSPORTATION

When you plan to attend one of our Summer Youth overnight programs, we are happy to assist you in getting here. We provide several options to accommodate your needs. When you registered for a summer youth overnight program, you’ll be required to complete a transportation form in your account to indicate how you will be arriving and departing from the Villages. This form will be available in the Document Center of your account starting in April and is due three weeks prior to the beginning of your session. Transportation arrangements vary according to the type of program you are attending and are the responsibility of the participants.

Summer Youth Overnight Transportation Options & Rates:

All Villages | *Fee includes overnight stay in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.

Option

Arrival

Departure

Option:
Parent Drop-off / Pick-up
Arrival:
Monday between 2-4:30 p.m. ($0)
Departure:
Saturday between 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ($0)
Option:
Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) Airport
Arrival:
Sunday between 1-6 p.m. ($370)
Departure:
Saturday between 3:30-8 p.m. ($240)
Option:
St. Paul Bus Stop
Arrival:
Monday: Arrive at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. departure for camp ($160)
Departure:
Saturday: Villagers will arrive back between 1-2 p.m. ($160)

Bemidji, Cass Lake and North Site Sessions:

(Does NOT include Chinese Youth Programs)

Option

Arrival

Departure

Option:
Bemidji Regional Airport (BJI)
Arrival:
Monday before 8 p.m. ($75)
Departure:
Saturday departure before 2 p.m. ($75)

Moorhead Sessions:

Chinese Youth Programs only.

Option

Arrival

Departure

Option:
Fargo Hector International Airport (FAR)
Arrival:
Monday: Arrive between 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ($75)
Departure:
Saturday between 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. ($75)

Other Information About Summer Youth Transportation‍

If your villager will be utilizing private aircraft, please contact our transportation office to discuss their travel plan.

If your villager is attending back-to-back sessions and is in need of care and lodging between sessions, please contact our transportation office to discuss interim stay.

If you have purchased Unaccompanied Minor service for your villager from the airline, please include the following information on the form in the section “authorized person to meet at final destination":

Julie Barakazi or Camp Representative
Concordia Language Villages
8659 Thorsonveien NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
(218) 586-8600

If you choose to drive your villager yourself, please check out our locations page for maps and directions.

Weo do not recommend using JetBlue when booking travel for unaccompanied minors.

Our Locations

Transportation for Other Programs

For all other programs, please review the information below to assist you in getting to Concordia Language Villages.

Charter Buses (Educator, School Groups, Professional Programs)

Charter bus services are available from Minneapolis, Minn.; 2024 information coming soon!

Adults and Family Weeks and Weekends

We offer shuttle transportation from the Bemidji airport, bus stop or area hotel to our site and back. The rate is $28 per person round-trip. If you plan to fly, our airport code is BJI and only Delta flies into Bemidji.

Air Travel Reservations: Travel One Travel Agency

Many villagers come from long distances and need to fly to our programs. We provide staff at the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn., and Bemidji, Minn. airports to assist villagers in their travels. For flight times and days, please reference the chart above.

Travel One, a Minnesota-based travel agency, has negotiated special fares and helps you find flights that work with Concordia Language Villages transportation schedule.

Call Travel One and ask for an agent that works with Concordia Language Villages:

(952) 854-2551 (local)

(800) 247-1311 (national)

TRANSPORTATION

faqs

Here are Frequently Asked Questions about Concordia Language Villages scholarships. If your question is not addressed here, please visit our FAQ page or contact us.

When can summer overnight villagers arrive?

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When do the summer overnight sessions end?

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When and where are Adventure Day Camp participants dropped off and picked up?

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Is transportation available?

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Baggage Fees, Unaccompanied Minor Fees and Return Travel Money

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When do transportation charges hit my account?

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