Parents – Summer 2017: Log in to your registration to add your pick up authorizations. Anyone other than a parent listed on the registration will need to be added to the list in order to pick up your camper during summer.


Mobile Text Alerts: Text WHIPPALERTS to 84483 to get mobile text alerts with bus information, reminders, and more during your camper’s session! Sign up using the information above.


About Transportation

Whippoorwill buses pick up campers at central points in West Nashville, Brentwood, and Franklin. Note that the times listed are when the bus departs from the stop in the morning and when the bus returns in the afternoon.

Please plan to be at your child’s stop at least five minutes earlier than the posted time, especially in the morning. If you are late picking up your camper in the afternoon, go to the next stop listed. Routes, times, and order of stops may be modified to avoid overcrowding on any one bus. Parents will be notified of any change via email or website update. Please review the Bus Tips below for further information.

The Campy Chameleon is our overflow bus. This bus will be assigned a different route and stop each week based on our capacity needs. You will be notified if Campy Chameleon will be coming to your stop. We ask for your cooperation when these changes occur.

Car riders should arrive at Whippoorwill between 8:50-9 a.m., and depart Whippoorwill from 3:50-4 p.m. Please bring your camper to the front gazebo and check in/out with our Car Rider counselor.

Whippoorwill bus routes: pick-up and drop-off times

Red Fox
Stop 1:
St. George’s Church
4715 Harding Rd.
8 a.m. and 4:50 p.m.

Stop 2:
St. Henry Church
6401 Harding Rd. (Hwy 70)
8:15 a.m. and 4:35 p.m.

Stop 3:
Harpeth Valley School
7840 Old Harding Rd.
8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Orange Turkey
Stop 1:
Woodmont Baptist Church
2100 Woodmont Blvd.
8 a.m. and 4:55 p.m.

Stop 2:
Elmington Park
Bowling & West End
(In front of West End Middle School)
8:10 a.m. and 4:40 p.m.

Green Lizard
Stop 1:
Lipscomb Elementary School
8011 Concord Rd.
8 a.m. and 4:55 p.m.

Stop 2:
Christ Community Church
1215 Hillsboro Road
8:25 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Purple Parrot
Stop 1:
Hillsboro Church of Christ
5800 Hillsboro Road
(Hillsboro Rd. and Tyne Blvd.)
8 a.m. and 4:55 p.m.

Bus Tips

  • Please plan to be at your child’s stop at least five minutes earlier than the posted time.
  • If you are late picking up your child in the afternoon, go to the next stop listed.
  • We require parents to physically sign their camper out before the camper will get off the bus. This is a new policy and we ask for your support as we make this transition.
  • Please make transportation changes one week in advance of your registered session; if a change is made after 12:00 pm on the Thursday before your session, a fee of $15 will be charged to your account.
  • Please give a note to the bus counselor or bus driver if your camper is leaving early, if you are picking up your child at camp, or if someone else is picking up your child at camp or their bus stop.
  • The bus driver will wait at the last stop with your camper until you arrive. The bus driver will allow a 5-minute courtesy time after driving to the last stop in the afternoon. After the 5 minutes, there will be a $1.00 charge per minute. The driver will give you a copy of the bill for their time and the other copy will go to the office. Please make checks payable to Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp and pay within 24 hours.

Bus Rules

  1. Bus Drivers and Bus Counselors are in charge when on the bus. They will address the bus rules at each stop. Please follow their rules.
  2. No eating or drinking on bus. Water is allowed.
  3. No electronics or technical devices. We feel this takes away from the camp experience. Counselors are on the bus to lead songs and play games during the ride.
  4. No horseplay or bad language. The bus counselor has the right to move a camper from their seat if a situation gets out of control.
  5. When the bus arrives in the afternoon, campers will remain on the bus, until a parent or authorized person shows ID and signs their camper out.