2023 bus stops & care sites listed below. Note: updates for the 2024 camp season will be coming soon

Camp Drop Off and Pick Up

Families who are dropping their camper off directly at camp and are not choosing a bus

  • When registering, you can select “No Bus Needed”
  • If you selected “No Bus Needed” please plan to arrive at camp between 8:45-9:00am and pick up from 3:30-3:45pm. Please remember to stay in your car and we will bring your camper to you. Be prepared with your photo ID! 

Bus Stop Locations

The YMCA provides safe and reliable transportation each day for our campers to begin their adventure! Bus stop locations are available throughout the communities listed. Transportation is provided by YMCA-owned vans, leased vans, and buses. All drivers have completed special training. Campers are expected to follow our bus rules and safety guidelines. All campers registered for Day Camp, Wee Backpackers or one of the Specialty Day Camps must select a bus stop or enroll in Before and After Care OR sign up for No Bus/No Care and plan on dropping off and picking up their campers directly at Camp Spring Lake.


Route – Polar Bear Bus

Glacier Hills Elementary - June 12-August 18 3825 Glacier Dr., Eagan
Pick up: 8:15 AM | Drop off: 4:00 PM

Eagan YMCA - August 21 - September 1 Only *Please see bottom of this page for Week 12 info (Aug 28 - Sep1) 550 Opperman Dr, Eagan MN 55123Pick up: 8:15 AM | Drop off: 4:00 PM

Route – Grizzly Bear Bus

Woodcrest Church 525, Cliff Road, Eagan MN 55125Pick up: 8:25 AM | Drop off: 3:50 PM

Route - Penguin Bus 

North Trail Elementary June 12-August 25No Bus Stop week of Aug 29-Sept 2 5580 170th St. W, Farmington, MNPick up: 8:10 AM | Drop off: 4:10 PM

East Lake Elementary 4715 162nd St. W, Lakeville, MNPick up: 8:20 AM | Drop off: 4:00 PM

Shannon Park Elementary - June 12-August 18 13501 Shannon Pkwy, Rosemount, 55068
Pick up: 8:40 AM | Drop off: 3:45 PM

Route - Shark Bus

Hastings YMCA *Please see bottom of this page for Week 12 info (Aug 28 - Sep1) 85 Pleasant Dr., Hastings, MNPick up: 8:40 AM | Drop off: 3:45 PM 

Route - Raccoon Bus

Due to the closure of the West St. Paul YMCA we are unfortunately unable to offer a Before/After Care site in West St. Paul this summer.

Baker Community Center - June 12-August 25 209 Page Street W., West St. Paul, MNPick up: 8:15 AM | Drop off: 4:10 PM

Simley High School
2920 80th St. E., Inver Grove Heights, MN
Pick up: 8:40 AM | Drop off: 3:45 PM

Week 12 (Sep 28-Aug 1) Bus Stop Locations

Spring Lake Traditional Day Camp at DayCroix - Bonus Week

For this week of camp there are two bus stop options: the Eagan YMCA and the Hastings YMCA. The bus will go from the Eagan Y, to the Hastings Y & then bring our campers & staff to DayCroix each day.

Eagan YMCA – these times for week of August 28 – September 1 only
550 Opperman Dr, Eagan MN 55123
Pick up: 8:00 AM | Drop off: 4:00 PM (may run a bit late depending on traffic)

Hastings YMCA – these times for week of August 28 – September 1 only
85 Pleasant Dr., Hastings, MN
Pick up: 8:30 AM | Drop off: 3:30 PM (may run a bit late depending on traffic)

*If you would like to drop your camper off directly at Day Croix, or pick them up directly from DayCroix on any day during this week because you need to drop off late or pick-up early that day, please reach out to camp.springlake@ymcamn.org.  *Note that late drop-off directly at DayCroix must be 9:15am or after, early pick-up must be by 2:45pm or before!