Transportation Information

Directions if you are riding the bus

Students who live near the University of Memphis are expected and encouraged to ride the bus from campus to Frosh Camp. Please eat lunch before you meet the bus!

Our Frosh Camp site, Camp NaCoMe, is quite remote and cell phones will not have service once we arrive.  If an emergency arises and your family needs to contact you, please have them call 901.678.8679 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. If it is outside those hours, please have them call Camp NaCoMe directly at 931.729.9723.

Check-in for students riding the bus will be from 9:30am-10:00am on the Monday of each camp. Frosh Camp buses will leave from the service drive of the Zach Curlin Parking Garage. In order to check-in, you may park in the General Parking Lot across the street from the Zach Curlin Parking Garage. View the University of Memphis Campus Map for location. Zach Curlin Parking Garage is listed as PG2 on the Campus Map, and the general parking lot is listed as "G" across the street from PG2. Don't worry - Our staff will be present to make sure you are heading in the right direction!

The buses return to Zach Curlin Drive on Thursday at approximately 1:00pm.

If you are flying to Memphis for Frosh Camp, please keep the following in mind:

  • Plan on arriving at the Memphis Airport no later than 8:00am the Monday of your camp session. 
  • Plan on departing the Memphis Airport no earlier than 5:00pm the Thursday of your camp session.
  • If you are arriving on Sunday and are looking for on campus housing, you can request a space in Centennial Place using this link.
  • We recommend using Uber/Lyft or local taxi services to travel from the Memphis Airport to your lodging for the evening. The University of Memphis Holiday Inn also has a shuttle service provided for guests of the hotel. Please contact us if you need assistance getting from the airport to campus.
  • Please email froshcamp@memphis.edu to inform us of any travel needs prior to your camp session so that we can accommodate you accordingly!

Directions From West Tennessee to Bus Departure at Central Parking Lot

  • Take I-40 to I-240 South (towards Jackson, Mississippi).
  • Take the Getwell Road Exit, North.
  • Go North on Getwell until it dead-ends into Park.
  • Turn right onto Park.
  • Turn left onto Goodlett.
  • Go over the railroad tracks.
  • Turn left onto Central Ave.
  • Turn left at traffic light onto Zach Curlin Street
  • Buses will be in the service drive of the Zach Curlin Parking Garage, and you can park directly across the street in the General Parking lot.

Directions From Middle Tennessee to Bus Departure at Central Parking Lot

  • Take I-40 West until it turns into Sam Cooper Boulevard (through traffic).
  • Take Sam Cooper Blvd. To the Highland Street exit.
  • Turn left onto Highland.
  • Go South on Highland to Central Avenue (approximately 4 stop lights).
  • Turn left onto Central Avenue.
  • Turn right at traffic light onto Zach Curlin Street. 
  • Buses will be in the service drive of the Zach Curlin Parking Garage, and you can park directly across the street in the General Parking lot.

If you get lost or need assistance, call Devon Thompson at 901.678.8679.

Directions if you are driving to Camp NaCoMe

If you are driving to Camp NaCoMe, you will want to arrive by 1:30 pm on the first day of your session [Monday]. Plan on leaving or being picked up at Camp NaCoMe no later than 10:00 am on the last day of your session [Thursday].

If you get lost or need assistance, call 931.729.9723 and ask for the camp director.

From West Tennessee to Camp NaCoMe

  • Take I-40 East to Exit 143.
  • Turn right after exiting and follow Highway 13 to the Hwy. 412 stop sign (approximately 20 to 25 miles). This is a four (4) way stop.
  • Turn left and take Hwy. 412 West for approximately 3 miles to Hwy. 100 (Hwy. 412 will split away from Hwy. 100, keep going straight on Hwy. 100).
  • NaCoMe Camp & Retreat Center will be approximately 18 miles from where the two highways split apart.
  • Watch for a small sign that says NaCoMe Camp & Retreat Center 1/10 of a mile. It's hard to see so keep an eye out. Turn left at the next road. There will be a large sign that says "NaCoMe Camp & Retreat Center" on your right. The road to NaCoMe is across the road from the sign.
  • Continue on NaCoMe Road until you see the camp on your right. It will be approximately two (2) miles down NaCoMe Road.
  • If you get to Centerville you have gone too far.
  • NaCoMe Camp & Retreat Center is between Pleasantville and Centerville, TN.

From Middle Tennessee to Camp NaCoMe

  • Take I-40 to Exit 172 (Dickson).
  • Take Hwy. 46 South to Hwy. 100.
  • Turn right onto Hwy. 100.
  • Take Hwy. 100 West through Centerville.
  • The turn for Camp NaCoMe will be approximately 11.5 miles past Centerville.
  • Turn right at the Camp NaCoMe sign. It is hard to see so keep an eye out.
  • Follow this road a few miles to Camp NaCoMe.