Much effort is placed on transportation, for we know that it is one of the keys to a happy camp-parent relationship.
With all our preparation, planning and years of experience, we know that many things can affect the consistency of our routes. It goes without saying that the first few days of each period will be erratic; some children are apprehensive about getting onto a strange bus, while others must satisfy the urge for unscheduled stops; the driver must do the run with noise and distractions that were not present during the trials; seating becomes a major issue for friends and on and on.
Even after the first few days of orientation, traffic slow-downs, construction, change of drivers for various reasons, parents who have prolonged discussions with bus personnel, yes, even time out to maintain proper decorum on the buses, can slow down a route from time to time. As well, we must be aware of the human element and expect that each driver take the bus at a pace which is within the law and that is safest for him/her. We would rather have a professional who is extremely safe, and slightly slower, than one who pushes to hard.