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Camp Intrepid 2017
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About Camp Intrepid

Join us at the Intrepid Museum for fun-filled camps throughout the year. Camp Intrepid engages children in hands-on activities and projects related to aviation, navigation, technology, inventions, engineering, construction, life at sea and more.

During the winter and spring, you can register for one day of camp, a few days or the entire week—it’s the perfect time to try Camp Intrepid!  


General information:

  • Camp takes place from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Museum.
  • Options for early drop-off at 8:30am and late pick-up at 5:30pm are available.
  • Temporary parking in the staff lot can be arranged for easy drop-off and pick-up.
  • Transportation to and from camp is the family’s responsibility.
  • Each child receives a Camp Intrepid T-shirt and water bottle.
  • Healthy snacks are provided by the Museum twice a day.
  • Lunch may be purchased in advance through the Museum or sent from home. Camp Intrepid is nut-free.
  • Camps feature special guests to enrich the experience for everyone.
  • Open to children ages 5–13

Click here to view a general Plan of the Day.


Discounts:

  • Members of the Museum at the Family level or higher receive a 10% discount on weeklong camps. To become a Family Member, click here.
  • Sibling Discount*: Receive 10% off your registration total if you have two or more children attending Camp Intrepid. Receive up to 15% off if you have two or more children attending multiple weeks. (Discount based on total number of weeks purchased and will be taken in the cart.)
  • Buy More, Save More*: Receive 10% off your registration total if your child is attending two or three weeks of Camp Intrepid, 12% off if your child is attending four or five weeks, or 15% off if your child is attending six weeks or more!

    *Siblings do not need to attend Camp Intrepid at the same time in order to get the discount. Sibling and Buy More, Save More discounts cannot be combined. Your total will be calculated based on the lowest possible rate for which you are eligible.

    Registration for Camp Intrepid opens December 19, 2016.


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Sign up by the day or week
During school breaks, kids explore history and science and complete group and individual projects.
Passport Around the World February 20–24
Take a virtual trip around the world to explore the geography, customs and cultures of ports visited by Intrepid. Solve engineering challenges while creating and constructing your own structures. And join in on Kids Week at the Museum, featuring many additional projects, displays and special guests.
Explorer’s Club March 27–31
Set off on an adventure and discover different methods of communication used on land and at sea, including Morse code and signal flags. Then invent your own coding system!

Wings and Things

April 10–14

Delve into the world of aviation and learn about the history of flight—from birds, kites and hot air balloons to jet planes that propelled people into the Space Age!

Pricing for Winter/Spring Camps

Daily rate: $150
Weekly rate: $700 for new campers, $600 for returning campers

Registration opens December 19, 2016.


 
Sign up by the week.
Each week of Camp Intrepid has its own theme, related projects, indoor/outdoor activities, special guest visitors and exclusive time in the Exploreum—the Museum’s hall of interactive exhibits.
Tech Academy (Only for ages 8–10) July 10–14
Explore the world of technology! Create, tinker and build using Tinkercad, 3D printers, computer programming and robotics. Space is limited to 15 participants. Registration is first come, first served.
Under Construction July 17-21

Get creative with design and engineering! Younger campers will create blueprints, design their own “Camp-topia” and then test the structural integrity of their buildings. Older campers will solve design challenges by constructing prototypes, using computer-assisted models and 3D printing.

Inventor’s Workshop July 24–28

Given challenges to solve and a variety of materials, campers will tinker, construct, design, play and create incredible objects. Look out, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein and Marie Curie!

Hunters of the Lost Artifact July 31–August 4
Become a true history seeker and artifact investigator. Search for missing pages to piece together clues that will lead you to the hidden artifact. Explore the ship and compare artifacts to the tools, technology and clothing we use today.
Intrepid as Superhero August 7–11
What is a superhero? Train as superhero crew member and complete challenges to defend Intrepid. You may even have the chance to meet a veteran from Intrepid—one of the ship’s many heroes!
Spy Science  August 14–18
This week is all about cracking codes like James Bond, Nancy Drew, Sherlock Holmes and the Spy Kids. Find and follow the clues to solve the Mystery of the Missing Midshipman!
I Need My Space! (Only for ages 8–10)   August 21–25
A week of galactic gems! Learn about space exploration, spacecraft and astronomy in our planetarium, and go on a hunt to find the “Cosmic Counselor.” 
*Dates and themes subject to change.  
Pricing for Summer Camps

Weekly Rates:

Early Bird Rate: Register December 19–February 28
New campers: $650
Returning campers: $600

Regular Rate: Register March 1–May 31

New campers: $750
Returning campers: $700

Late Sign-up Rate: Register June 1–August 1
All campers: $800

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


Registration opens December 19, 2016.


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FAQs
What time does camp start and end?
Camp Intrepid begins at 9:00am and ends at 5:00pm each day. Campers can be dropped off as early as 8:30am and picked up no later than 5:30pm. Please let us know one day in advance about any early drop-offs or late picks-ups.
What if my child needs to leave earlier than 5:00pm?
Children who must leave before 5:00pm 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 coordinator if you need to make any other time arrangements. Look for further information in the Welcome Packet. On days that campers ride the Beast, early pick-up is at 3:15pm (no exceptions).
Where do I drop my child off?
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). Details will be provided in the Welcome Packet when you register your child. We use the inside of the Welcome Center during certain weather (rain, cold or particularly hot). If you do not see the Camp Intrepid dismissal area, please check in with our friendly security officers who are always stationed adjacent to the Welcome Center on the north side of Pier 86. On days that include the Beast boat ride, campers are dismissed at Circle Line at West 42nd Street and 12th Avenue between 4:45pm and 5:00pm. There is no late pick-up on these days. You will receive additional info during the week of the trip.
Do you have parking?
Temporary parking, available only while dropping off or picking up your child, is available on 12th Avenue between 45th and 46th Streets. The entrance to the parking lot is located on the northbound side of 12th Avenue, across from the Museum. Look for additional information in the Welcome Packet, sent once you register.
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.

How do I order lunch?
Lunch order forms will be included in the Welcome Packet. Lunch is ordered in advance from a Museum vendor and delivered fresh every day. All lunches are nut-free.
Do you provide snacks during the camp day?
Nut-free snacks such as pretzels, popcorn, crackers, fruit cups and fruit bars are provided once in the morning and again in the afternoon.
What if my child has allergies?
Please indicate whether your child has ANY special needs, including allergies, on the registration form and on the medical form. If your child requires an EpiPen or any other specific measures, please be sure you have communicated this to the camp coordinator in writing. Feel free to send your child with a nut-free snack if you prefer your child not eat the snacks provided by Camp Intrepid. Let us know if we can help with any other dietary needs (gluten-free, Kosher, sugar-free, etc).
What does my child do at camp all day?
A sample schedule is available here. Each day of camp varies and is subject to change. 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, pilots, former crew members, curators, outside presenters/activities (such as Capoeira, Mad Science, Animal Embassy, Museum of Interesting Things or Circle Line’s Beast ride) may be included in the daily schedule.
What is the Exploreum?
The Exploreum is a space with fully interactive exhibits, located on the Museum’s hangar deck. The exhibits are designed specifically for children and families and focus on the Museum’s main themes: aviation, marine life, astronomy and life at sea. At the start of the day, campers have the unique opportunity to interact with these exhibits before the Museum opens to the public.
Will my child receive any camp items?
Each week campers receive a Camp Intrepid shirt and water bottle. Campers receive their shirts and bottles on Monday, but because the shirts are used to identify campers at the Museum and the water bottles are used throughout the week, these items are usually not brought home until Friday or the child’s last day of camp.
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, we expect this to be within an hour of the phone call.
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 applied after June 1.
More questions?
Please contact us at camp@intrepidmuseum.org or (646) 381-5166 for further information.
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