Bus Transportation

Signing up for the bus

If you haven’t reserved your camper’s spot on the bus to and/or from camp, then we recommend doing so now! You can sign up through the form titled “AGQ Bus Sign-up” in the Forms & Documents section of your CampInTouch Account. Click here to access your Forms & Documents. If you need to cancel the bus, please contact the camp registrar at 734-661-8051 or camping@annarborymca.org. Please note the bus fee is $75 each way.

Bus Location:

Tappan Middle School: 2251 E. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

Bus to Camp: Sessions 1-6 and Mini-Camp

  • 9:00– 9:30 a.m. Parent and camper check-in with YMCA staff

  • 9:30 a.m. Buses load

  • 10:00 a.m. Buses depart

  • 2:30 p.m. Approximate arrival at Camp Al-Gon-Quian

Important notes for campers riding the bus to Camp:

Parents must check in with staff members. Parents are responsible for supervising their children until they board the bus.

Only campers who have registered for the bus with paid balances will be allowed to board the bus.

Please pack a lunch for your camper. The first meal served is at 5:30 p.m. at Al-Gon-Quian. Do NOT pack any peanut products for 1st and 2nd session bus trips.

Avoid packing trunks, large plastic totes or drawers, as space is limited in cargo bays.

Our charter buses are equipped with small bathrooms, but will not stop en route to camp. Please plan accordingly.

Bus from Camp: Sessions 1, 2, 4 & 5

  • 3:00 p.m. Buses depart Camp Al-Gon-Quian

  • 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Approximate arrival to Ann Arbor

  • Bus from Camp: Sessions 3, 6 and Mini Camp

  • 11:00 a.m. Buses Depart Camp Al-Gon-Quian

  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Approximate arrival to Ann Arbor

(**The Mini-Camp bus will arrive at the Ann Arbor YMCA, 400 West Washington Street)

Important notes for campers riding the bus home from Camp:

Campers must sign out with a YMCA staff member. The adult picking up your camper must present a photo ID at check out. Campers will only be released to an adult whose photo ID matches a name listed on the camper’s release form.

The Ann Arbor YMCA offers text message alerts for AGQ parents.

Sign up for Texts

If you'd like to receive SMS text message notifications from AGQ regarding bus arrival and departure times, please text CampAGQ to 99000. You will receive a confirmation text back! Regular text messaging or data plan rates apply, and you can opt out at any time by texting "Stop" to 99000.

If you do not get a text alert, you can call the Camp Office at (231) 548-5343

Luggage on the bus

Due to the limited capacity of the charter bus bays, we are unable to transport luggage for campers who are not riding the bus. For campers riding the bus, duffel bags are suggested rather than trunks. For an itemized packing list please refer to page 14.

Bus Rules

If your child is riding the bus, please review these rules prior to bus departure. All camp rules apply on the bus.

• Campers must remain seated, facing forward at all times.

• Campers must use a moderate voice tone and level.

• Campers must keep their feet in front of them, keeping feet and belongings out of the aisles.

• Campers are responsible for their own litter and personal belongings.

• Campers must listen to the counselors and follow their directions. In case of emergency, campers must stay quiet and listen for instructions.