Getting to Camp

Traveling to us from other places within Texas, out-of-state or out of the country?  This page has crucial information and helpful links for planning your camper’s drop off/pick up to and from overnight camp.   

NOTE: Many of our parents have actually chosen to stay in the area for a vacation of their own while their child is at camp.  Or, they have the ability to distance work from a hotel or rental and at the same time take advantage of the sites and activities that Central Texas has to offer.  We have created a page for ideas on where to stay and things to do if this is something you’d like to consider:
Where to Stay & What to do in Central Texas While Your Kid’s At Camp 

BASIC INFO ON DROP-OFF/PICK-UP DAYS & TIMES:
(Please note: Iron Horse does not offer airport transportation to and from camp)

DAYS: No matter your camper’s overnight week, drop-off and pick-up days remain the same:

                  Mondays for Drop-off
and Fridays for Pick-up.  

All of our overnight weeks are one-week long, beginning Monday mornings at 9:15 and ending Friday afternoons at 2pm after the parent show (see details below).

DROP-OFF/PICK-UP LOCATIONS:  You have a choice of where you can bring your child for drop-off and pick-up days:

                     1.  Shuttle Bus –
Cedar Park High School
                           Link for address:  Location of Shuttle Stop
                     2.  Self-Drive to the Ranch
                           Link for address:  Contact

TIMES: Note that times are different for bus vs. self-drive options.:

                       Shuttle Bus:   Drop-Off 8:15am     Pick-Up 4:35pm
                       Self-Drive:      Drop-Off  9:15am     Pick-Up 3:30pm

LOGISTICS…

The table below and Google Map link will help orient you to where we are located in relation to other parts of Texas and other states for travel planning. 

Iron Horse Country Ranch – Google Maps

Distances Between Iron Horse Country & Major Texas Cities

CITYDISTANCE in DRIVE TIME
AustinNorth - 30 minutes
Central - 50 minutes
South - 55 minutes
San Antonio2.25 hours
Dallas/Ft. Worth2.5 hours
Houston3.25 hours
El Paso8 hours
DRIVING
If you live in Texas in an area other than Austin/Central Texas and
are planning to drive. . . you’ll be able to drive here on Monday morning and get here in time for check-in (9:15am at the Ranch) if you live closer than 3 hours away and provided you get an early start.  If you live further away than that  – we recommend you drive to our area the day before, on Sunday, in order to avoid arriving late on Monday morning. It’s not going to disrupt your child’s first day if they arrive a little late, meaning mid-morning.  Getting here later than that should be avoided, however.
FLYING
If you will be flying with your camper to our area, the closest large airport is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  ABIA is a one hour drive from Camp.  We recommend planning to arrive the day before, on Sunday, in order to arrive for check-in on Monday morning without problem.  A link to ABIA follows and includes ground transportation resource information:
Airport (AUS) | AustinTexas.gov
Hotel/Lodging 
There are many hotel/motel/inn/rental options to choose from, at various price levels, in the Austin/Cedar Park/Leander/Georgetown and Burnet areas depending on your plans and needs for Sunday travel.  Here are a few links to start your search:

THE 10 BEST Hotels in Cedar Park, TX for 2022 (from $56) – Tripadvisor
Austin Hotels & Lodging | Resorts, B&Bs, Rentals & Motels (austintexas.org)
Visit Georgetown
10 Best Hotels in Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), Austin | U.S. News (usnews.com)

You can also check out additional lodging ideas on the following page of this site:
Where to Stay & What to do in Central Texas While Your Kid’s At Camp

FRIDAY – PARENT SHOW DAY & PICK-UP

Our end of week demonstration for parents and family members who come to watch their campers ride starts at 1:00pm sharp and ends at 2:00pm.  This event has always been very important to our campers – they want their loved ones to watch them ride and to take photos and videos of them.  So please, plan to attend if you can vs. just picking them up to go home! Remember, if you are planning a flight home on Friday, please account for time needed to attend the show,  check-out, load your child’s belongings and drive back to the airport.  

NOTE: There is NO bus transportation back to Cedar Park High School on Friday afternoons.  All parents/designated pick-up drivers must pick up their campers by 2pm on Fridays, regardless of attending the Parent Show.

 

Related Links within this Site:
Reservation Calendar
Summer Motocross Overnight Camp
Registration
WHAT TO PACK FOR OVERNIGHT CAMP

 

The Motorcycle Summer Camp for Kids

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