Amtrak Train

There is a train station in Champaign, IL Illinois Public Transportation Terminal only 1 hour from Charleston. The SW staff will provide free transportation to and from the train station and the clinic site.

Phone: 800 USA RAIL or (800) 872-7245


Greyhound Bus

Services Illinois Public Transportation Terminal.

Phone: (800) 231-2222


Burlington Trailways Bus

is a family owned and operated corporation which provides bus transportation services to people and various business entities within the Midwest marketing area and services the Illinois Public Transportation Terminal.

Phone: (800) 992-4618


American Airlines

American Airlines services Willard Airport (CMI) in Champaign, IL which is the closest airport to Charleston, IL.  The SW staff will provide free transportation to and from the air terminal in Champaign and the clinic site (about 1 hour trip).  If traveling by air, bring a carry-on bag with items needed for one day of camp, in case your luggage is delayed.  Investigate cheaper fares through Chicago, IL or Bloomington, IL and combine with Peoria Charter shuttles (see below).


Peoria Charter Shuttles

Peoria Charter Shuttle Services: Round/one-way trip shuttle services are available between the Bloomington, IL and Chicago Midway, O’Hare Airports and the Champaign Public Transportation Terminal. Bookings should be made at least one week in advance of travel. Call (800) 448-0572 for possible discount coupons then go to to book online. The Smith Walbridge staff will provide transportation from the Champaign Public Transportation Terminal to SW Clinics.

Phone:  (800) 448-0572



Search for cheaper airfares to  Chicago (CHI), Bloomington, IL (BMI) or Chicago  (CHI) then take the Peoria Charter Shuttle to the Champaign Illinois Public Transportation Terminal where SW can pick you up. 


When traveling, please take these phone numbers with you and notify us if your arrival times change:

Office:  (217) 687-2005  –  Emergency:  (517) 304-1618




For those participants using public transportation, there are several options to reduce traveling expenses. For early arrivals or late departures, additional nights in the dorms can be requested at a rate of $20 per night (meals not included). Participants will be supervised at all times.  If possible, schedule departure time after 3:00 pm on the final day.




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