Arrival and Departure Dates
Registration day is Saturday, July 1. All students must arrive that day between 10 am and 4 pm. We are not able to accommodate students in the dormitories before 10 am, and all students must arrive before 4 pm.
NMH Summer Session ends on Saturday, July 22 (three-week program), or Saturday, Aug. 5 (five-week program). All students must leave campus by noon that day. NMH Summer Session is not able to provide meals, lodging, or supervision for students after that time. Students may leave after final classes end, although most will wish to remain for the farewell activities.
For MapQuest and GPS systems, use this address: One Lamplighter Way, Mount Hermon, MA 01354.
By Public Bus or Train
The local bus terminal/train station is in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Representatives of NMH Summer Session will be in Greenfield to meet public buses and trains on registration day. On closing day, students traveling by public bus or train will be transported to the Greenfield terminal.
Students should fly into Bradley International Airport (BDL), in Hartford, Connecticut. NMH will provide charter buses from Bradley to our campus on Saturday, July 1. There is no fee for students to ride these buses.
If a student chooses to fly to another airport, parents must make their own arrangements for transportation to and from NMH. (See “Private Ground Transportation” section). Allow sufficient time to reach NMH from other airports. The drive from Logan Airport (Boston, Massachusetts) to our campus is more than two hours, and JFK Airport (New York) is at least a four-hour drive from our campus. As noted above, all students must arrive on campus before 4 pm on Saturday, July 1; no exceptions.
Private Ground Transportation
The following car services provide transportation to and from airports (and can provide unaccompanied minor escorts if needed). Contact these services directly for rates and reservations.
Green River Transportation: www.ridegreenriver.com
Thomas Transportation: www.thomastransportation.com
Bradley International Airport
We will have charter buses at Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Connecticut (approximately one hour’s drive from our campus) on Saturday, July 1. Please note: We do not provide buses or chaperones to and from airports in Boston or New York.
Because of the number of students requiring transportation to and from Bradley Airport, NMH Summer Session is not able to provide any special arrangements. Flight reservations must be made with the following times in mind.
Students flying to Bradley Airport on Saturday, July 1, must arrange flights that arrive at the airport before 2 pm. The last NMH charter bus leaves Bradley Airport promptly at 3 pm that day. All students are required to arrive on the NMH campus before 4 pm.
If a flight cannot be arranged that will arrive at Bradley Airport before 2 pm on Saturday, July 1, the student must take a flight that arrives on the afternoon or evening of Friday, June 30, and stay overnight at the Bradley Sheraton Hotel.
NMH Summer Session teachers will be at the Sheraton Hotel at Bradley Airport from noon on June 30 through 3 pm on July 1 to assist students taking our charter buses. They will have all students’ names and flight information, so they will know when students are scheduled to arrive.
One of our teachers will meet, at their arrival gate, students whose parents have made special arrangements with airlines to have them travel as unaccompanied minors. The teacher’s name will be provided to parents after the student has enrolled so that the name can be given to the airlines. There is no fee for this service.
All other students, upon arrival, must check in with our teachers at the Bradley Sheraton Hotel. (The meeting room number will be emailed to families in June.) The Sheraton Hotel is inside the airport, a short walk down the hall from where flights arrive; students will not need to go outside. Students will not be individually supervised by NMH teachers on Friday, June 30, but they will be required to check in periodically with our teachers throughout the evening.
It is best if June 30 flights arrive in the afternoon or early evening. However, for students with flights arriving very late on June 30 or very early on July 1, our teachers will remain until all students check in (or will meet at their arrival gate students whose parents have made special arrangements with airlines to have them travel as unaccompanied minors).
Hotel reservations for the night of July 1 must be made only through a specific link that the hotel will establish for our families. Parents must not make reservations through any other agency or directly via the Sheraton website. This link will be emailed to families after students enroll and will ensure that your child will be given a room in our group block and with a special rate. NMH Summer Session has a special arrangement with the Bradley Sheraton Hotel, allowing our students who are under 18 years old to stay overnight on June 30 without parents (since our teachers will be staying there). Please note that NMH Summer Session cannot make reservations for students.
There will be an NMH bus leaving Bradley Airport at 9 am on July 1 so that students who stayed overnight do not have to wait for the 3 pm bus. Students who stay overnight must take the 9 am bus.
On Saturday, July 22, and Saturday, Aug. 5, our first bus will arrive at the airport by 8:30 am and the last bus will arrive at the airport by 1 pm. There is no fee for these buses.
Flights should be scheduled to depart Bradley Airport at 10 am or later. If students have flights departing in the late afternoon or evening, they must plan for time spent waiting at the airport. As noted above, our last bus will arrive at the airport by 1 pm. NMH does not provide any supervision of students whose flights leave later in the day unless parents make special arrangements with us (see below). Children traveling as unaccompanied minors must be supervised by an adult.
Some airlines require that an adult escort a student right up until actual boarding and flight take-off. If a student’s age, or parents’ personal preference, requires that the student be accompanied by an adult until flight departure, parents must make arrangements either with NMH Summer Session or with another provider. If parents wish to arrange for this service with NMH Summer Session, there is a form to complete (sent after students enroll) and a fee of $100 per child.
If a student has a flight departing from Bradley Airport before 10 am — or any flight departing from another airport — parents must make their own arrangements for the student’s transportation to the airport and for an adult escort if the student is traveling as an unaccompanied minor. (See “Private Ground Transportation,” above.)
Do not make flight reservations for Sunday, Aug. 6, because students cannot stay overnight at NMH on Aug. 5, and students under 18 years old cannot stay overnight at the Bradley Sheraton Hotel because NMH Summer Session will not have overnight adult chaperones at Bradley Airport. If you are unable to book an Aug. 5 flight, you must book a flight on Friday, Aug. 4