Getting to CVTC
The closest airport to camp is the Monterey Airport, approximately 45 minutes by car. Campers also fly into San Jose International Airport (approximately 2 hours by car) and San Francisco International Airport (approximately 3 hours by car).
We have developed strong relationships with a number of Yellow Cab drivers, some of whom have driven campers and staff for over a decade. If you’d like to have your camper transported to/from Monterey Airport, we will arrange the transportation with one of the drivers. The fee for campers able to travel on their own (without the unaccompanied minor airline requirement) is the discounted fee they charge us of $73 each way. Because of the additional time involved, the fee to transport an unaccompanied minor is $100 each way. Please contact us if you have any questions when making airline reservations. Arrangements must be made with the camp at least two weeks prior to your camper's travel.
For either San Jose or San Francisco airports, we recommend the transportation company All Access Luxury Transportation that can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 831.393.1001, or through their website allaccesslimousines.com. Contact them directly for rates and scheduling pickups/dropoffs. They will pick up your camper at baggage claim and return him/her to the ticket counter, or the gate if the camper is an unaccompanied minor.
Another option for older campers is the Monterey Airbus that operates hourly to/from downtown Monterey and to/from San Jose and San Francisco airports. Contact them at www.montereyairbus.com or call 831.373.7777. We will arrange transportation with one of the Yellow Cab drivers to get your camper to/from camp to the airbus. The fee is the discounted fee they charge us of $73 each way. There is an additional fee if the transportation is very early in the morning, very late at night, or last minute.
From the Bay Area: Approximately 2 hrs. from San Jose and approximately 3 hrs. from San Francisco.
Take Highway 101 South to the Monterey Peninsula/Prunedale (156 West) exit. Follow 156 West until it merges with Highway 1 at Castroville. Stay on Highway 1 to the Carmel exits (Carpenter Street and then Ocean Avenue.) Go past Ocean Avenue to Carmel Valley Road and turn left. Then follow the directions from Carmel.
From Carmel: Approximately 26 miles, approximately 50 minutes
Take Carmel Valley Road east through Carmel Valley Village (approx. 12 miles). The Village is the last place to get gas. Continue on Carmel Valley Road to Tassajara Rd. (approx. 11 more miles). Please take your time, the roads from Carmel Valley Village on are winding. Go right on Tassajara Rd. to Cachagua Rd. (approx. 1.3 miles). Go right on Cachagua Rd. for 1.1 miles to 20805 (right hand side). The CVTC mailbox is black. Go right in the driveway and across the bridge. Follow the driveway around to Camp.
From Santa Barbara and other areas south of Carmel: Approximately 3 3/4 hours from Santa Barbara.
Take Highway 101 to Greenfield. Take the first Greenfield exit which will take you over the freeway and headed north on Main Street. Go left at the second stop light (Elm Ave.) which is County Road G16. At this point you are between 50 minutes and one hour from Camp (with no gas services) and about to drive a very rural two lane road, but about a half hour quicker than driving up to Carmel and then coming to Camp. Simply stay on G16 until you get to Tassajara Road where you will turn left. Go left on Tassajara Rd. to Cachagua Rd. (approx. 1.3 miles). Go right on Cachagua Rd. for 1.1 miles to 20805 (right hand side). The CVTC mailbox is black. Go right in the driveway and across the bridge. Follow the driveway around to Camp.