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CAMP INTREPID

Camp Intrepid



Camp Intrepid is a full-day camp for children in grades K–5. Campers embark on exciting projects exploring topics related to the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid and the Museum’s collection of aircraft, spacecraft and water craft through exciting projects. Our educators help campers think critically, question the world around them and have fun while doing it!

  • General Information

    • Camp takes place from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Museum.
       
    • Morning check-in begins at 8:30am and ends at 9:00am.
       
    • Afternoon dismissal starts at 4:45pm and ends at 5:15pm
       
    • Temporary parking is available upon request for morning check-in and afternoon dismissal.
       
    • Each child receives a Camp Intrepid T-shirt and water bottle.
       
    • Camp Intrepid is nut-free.
       
    • Lunch may be purchased in advance or brought from home.

    • Healthy snacks are provided by the Museum twice a day.

    • Camp Intrepid features special guests to enrich the camp experience.

    • Discounts are available for members, siblings and sign-ups for more than one week.
       
    • Campers attending the Winter/Spring, 2018 and the Summer, 2018 sessions must be K-5th graders during the 2017-2018 academic year.

     


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  • Winter/Spring 2018

    Explore history and science during school breaks this year! Sign up by the day or week:

    February 19–23 Engineering: Are You Up to the Challenge?
    Create, tinker and build! Design solutions to interesting engineering challenges.
    DAILY ❱ WEEKLY

    March 26–30 What’s Out There?
    Have you ever wondered about the stars, planets and how astronauts live in space? Explore our fascinating world, discover the night sky, and create a spacecraft.
    DAILY ❱ WEEKLY

    April 2–6 A Pilot’s Life
    Aviation and the science of flight come alive as we explore life as a pilot! Learn about the science of flight, navigation, aerodynamics, design and join Camp Squadron!
    DAILY ❱ WEEKLY
  • Summer 2018

    Spend your summer exploring history and experimenting with science! Choose the weeks that fit your summer plans. Each week has its own theme, projects, indoor and outdoor activities, special guests and exclusive time in the Exploreum—the Museum’s hall of interactive exhibits. Space is limited, so sign up today! Sign up by the week unless otherwise noted:

    June 25–29 Full Steam Ahead
    By the day or week
    Explore a different type of transportation every day. Go underwater with submarines, fly high with rockets, investigate wheels, find out what floats our boat, and have “plane” old fun.

    DAILY ❱ WEEKLY

    July 2–6 Full Steam Ahead
    By the day or week. No camp July 4.
    Explore a different type of transportation every day. Go underwater with submarines, fly high with rockets, investigate wheels, find out what floats our boat, and have “plane” old fun.

    DAILY ❱  

    July 9–13 Spy Science
    Shhh! Don’t tell anyone- we’re cracking codes to follow clues to solve mysteries! Then we’ll examine the fingerprints to find out who Took the Talk Tube? Was it YOU under that disguise?

    WEEKLY  

    July 16–20 Under Construction
    Grab your hard hat – it’s time build “Camp-topia”! Engineers, architects, builders- everyone has part in creating and constructing the new town. Learn about their roles, and build your own Camp-topia!  

    WEEKLY  

    July 30–August 3 Tinker Time
    Grades 2–3 only. Limited to 15 campers.
    Unleash your imagination! Twist, turn, build, paint and design to create structures you never thought possible using wheels, pipe cleaners, gears and more.     

    WEEKLY  

    August 6–10 Superheroes: Time for Action!
    Grades K–1 only. Limited to 15 campers.
    What is your super power? What planet are you from? Create an alter ego, investigate what keeps Intrepid in super shape, and help restore the ship.

    WEEKLY  

    August 20–24 Spy Science
    Shhh! Don’t tell anyone- we’re cracking codes to follow clues to solve mysteries! Then we’ll examine the fingerprints to find out who Took the Talk Tube? Was it YOU under that disguise?

    WEEKLY  


     

  • Pricing

    WINTER/SPRING SUMMER

    Camper Rates Early Bird Daily* Early Bird Weekly* Daily Weekly
    Winter/Spring, 2018 N/A N/A $125.00 $600.00
    Summer, 2018 $125.00 $600.00 $135.00 $650.00
             
    Member Rates Early Bird Daily* Early Bird Weekly* Daily Weekly
    Winter/Spring, 2018 N/A N/A $121.50 $540.00
    Summer, 2018 $112.50 $540.00 $112.50 $585.00


    Save money!
    Sign up for multiple weeks, sign up two or more siblings, or become a Family member of the Museum to get a discount.


    *Be sure to sign up now! Early bird rates end on March 31, 2018.


     

  • FAQs

    What if my child needs to leave earlier than 5:00pm?
    Children who must leave before 4:45pm can be picked up at our early dismissal time of 3:30pm. Please notify us at morning check-in or send an email to us by noon that day. Speak with the camp coordinator if you need to make any other arrangements.

    Does Camp Intrepid provide transportation?
    Camp Intrepid does not currently provide this service.

    Where do I drop off my child?
    Children should be dropped off at West 46th Street and 12th Avenue in front of the Museum, where they will be greeted by Camp Intrepid staff inside or near the Welcome Center. All children must be accompanied by a guardian, who will sign the camper in with a Camp Intrepid staff member (unless you have arranged otherwise with the camp coordinator). 

    Does Camp Intrepid have parking?
    Temporary parking is available in the Museum’s lot only during drop off and pick up. The Museum’s parking lot is located on the east side of 12th Avenue between 45th Street and 46th Street.

    Does Camp Intrepid provide lunch?
    Campers are welcome to bring their own nut-free lunches, but if you wish to order lunch for your child, please fill out an order form included in the Welcome Packet. Campers cannot buy their own lunches at the Museum, and campers will not have access to a refrigerator or microwave. Lunches are kept in our temperature-controlled classrooms. 
    Camp Intrepid is a nut-free camp.

    Do you have a nurse on site?
    Although Camp Intrepid does not have an on-site nurse, staff members are trained in first aid and CPR.

    What if my child has to take medication during the day?
    Since our facility does not have a nurse, staff members cannot dispense medication to campers.

    What if my child has allergies?
    Please indicate all allergies (food, environmental, etc.) on your medical form so that staff members are aware of these circumstances and can provide as safe an environment as possible for your child.

    My child has severe allergic reactions. Can I send my child to Camp Intrepid with an EpiPen?
    Yes, provided your child is able to administer it himself/herself should it be needed.

    My child learns differently from others and is very shy around other children until she gets to know them better. Does knowing that help you to provide a better experience for her?
    Yes! Children with many different backgrounds and learning styles join us at Camp Intrepid. Having many different types of children in our program brings the most interesting team and individual projects to fruition. Please tell us anything we should know about your child that will help her/him have a more complete and engaging experience at Camp Intrepid.

    What if my child becomes ill or there is a problem at camp?
    If your child becomes sick or has difficulty at camp, the camp coordinator will call you to discuss the matter. Please be sure the number you provide is where we can reach you in case of emergency. If your child is sick or exhibiting difficult behavior, we will ask you to pick up your child early from camp. In most cases, this is best done within an hour of the phone call.
                                                                           
    What do children do in Camp Intrepid?
    A sample schedule (subject to change) is available here. Projects and activities relate to the themes of the week and are tailored to the ages and interests of the campers. Depending on the week, aircraft pilots, former crew members, curators and outside presenters/activities (such as Capoeira, Mad Science, Animal Embassy, Museum of Interesting Things or Circle Line’s Beast ride) may be featured.

    Will my child receive anything for going to Camp Intrepid?
    Your child will receive a Camp Intrepid T-Shirt for each week of Camp Intrepid. The T-shirt will identify your child when the group is in the Museum and keep the clothes you send them in from getting paint, glue or other materials on them. Often the T-shirts are a bit messy when they go home with your child on their last day of camp, but they will have stories about how their shirt got that messy! Children also receive a water bottle, which will go home with them on their last day of camp.

    What is your cancellation policy?
    A non-refundable processing fee of $200 is included in the price of Camp Intrepid’s summer sessions. No refunds will be issued after June 1.


     

See also:

-	ACCESS FAMILY PROGRAMS ACCESS FAMILY PROGRAMS ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES

 

Please contact us at camp@intrepidmuseum.org or 646-381-5166 if you have further questions.

 

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