The Logistics | Prince William Forest Park ABCs

Check-in + Travel

Check-in will be from 10:30am - 12:30pm on Sunday, July 26th at Prince William Forest Park and the first session begins promptly at 1pm. The training ends at 12:30pm on Friday, July 31st.

The National Park Service is providing a door-to-door shuttle service to and from the airport (that’s right, both ways!). If you would like to take advantage of the shuttle, plan on flying in and out of Reagan National Airport (DCA)

The shuttle will depart the airport at 11am (sharp!) on Sunday, July 26th. At the conclusion of the conference, the return shuttle will arrive at the airport by 2:30pm on Friday, July 31st. 

Friendly, perhaps unsolicited advice: Your flight should arrive at Reagan National before 10:30am on Sunday, July 26th to catch the shuttle. For return flights, if you’re timely and subscribe to the “arrive-2 hours-prior-to-my-flight recommendation,” then those flights should depart no earlier than 4:30pm on Friday, July 31st. 

Please note, there are multiple airports in the DC area and transportation will only be provided to and from Reagan National. If you book travel outside of the provided specifications, you will have to secure your own transportation into Prince William Forest Park. If you would like to secure your own transportation to the park, you can expand your travel search to include the other Washington-area airports (BWI and Dulles) and the Quantico Amtrak station. For your convenience, our staff has outlined some of the transportation options:

Prince William Forest Park Transit Support


We’ll be embracing all the National Parks have to offer this week: workshops, housing, service, and dining will all take place in one of their historic cabin camps. Housing will be in group cabins assigned by the Break Away staff. If you’d be more comfortable by yourself, a limited number of singles are available can be requested on your registration form. You’ll also enjoy a real neighbor-to-neighbor connection with shared, all-gender bathrooms. The Break Away kitchen will be up and running to satisfy all your dietary needs. 

True to our focus area, we’ll be immersed in the Virginian forest. As with many experiences in nature, this one will not have the modern luxury of air conditioning, so please keep in mind the realities of the summer humidity as you consider (and pack for) this ABCs. The unpaved trails also make the campsite difficult to navigate with a wheelchair or walker, though our staff can provide transportation, if requested, to limit travel distance between locations.