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Camp Intrepid


Camp Intrepid is our full-day camp program where history and STEM come together! Campers have daily or weekly camp options. Each day campers dive into exciting projects related to the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the Museum’s collections of air and spacecraft, historical artifacts and modern technology to assist them in their exploration. Educators help campers think critically, question the world around them and explore topics related to the history and science of our collections while having fun doing it!

  • 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.
  • Enrolled campers must be at least 5 years old and attending/completed full-day kindergarten during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Feb 18-22

  • Full STEAM Ahead – Kids will use their creativity in science, technology, engineering, arts and math to design and create a new world. What kind of world would you want to live in? Ages 5-10.
Registration is closed

March 18-22

  • Design It, Build It, Test It!  Become a critical thinker while engineering ways to solve some of life’s little problems. What problems do you want to solve? Ages 5-10.

Registration is closed

April 22-26

  • Celebrate Earth Day week by learning about sustainability on both the Earth and in space.  How can humans make their own planet sustainable and what would that look like on another planet? Ages 5-10
Registration is closed


June 24-28

  • Space to Explore - Examine stars, constellations, exoplanets and all the universe has to offer. Using our space shuttle pavilion and portable planetarium, Campers will discover constellations and hear the legends that are now immortalized in the sky. What stars and stories will you discover?  Ages 5-7
Registration is closed

July 1-3

  • Spy Science – Explore the ship, and items in the collection - like the A-12 spy plane - that may have been used for spying and super-secret communication! How does science help us with getting and keeping secrets? Ages 8-10

Registration is closed

July 8-12

  • Unrestricted Construction - Get inspired by the engineering examples throughout the Museum, then use prototyping to develop your design. What will you construct?” Ages 8-10

Registration is closed

July 15-19

  • Marine Archaeology – As an artifact in itself, Intrepid provides us many clues through its engineering and design as to why it did NOT sink while many other ships were not so lucky. By studying and examining artifacts from Intrepid, what will you discover?  Ages 10-12

Registration is closed

July 22-26

  • Superheroes to the Rescue! – Stories abound at the Intrepid Museum about heroic actions of the crew, of pilots and of astronauts. What are those stories and how can you hone your superpowers to be a superhero in your own story? Ages 5-7

Registration is closed

July 29–Aug 2

  • Space to Explore – Examine stars, constellations, exoplanets and all the universe has to offer. Using our space shuttle pavilion and portable planetarium, we’ll discover constellations, hear the legends that are now immortalized in the sky and look at planets beyond our viewable galaxy. What will you discover? Ages 8-10


Aug. 5-9

  • Spy Science – Explore the ship, and items in the collection - like the A-12 spy plane - that may have been used for spying and super-secret communication! How does science help us with getting and keeping secrets? Ages 5-7


Aug. 12-16

  • Intrepid Inventors – Our Museum is full of amazing innovations in science and engineering! Come ready to design and “make!” We have all the materials, you bring your ideas! What will you invent?  Ages 8-10


Aug. 19-23

  • Passport to Adventure - Take a virtual trip with Intrepid and travel the world as the ship’s crew did. Learn about the different countries Intrepid visited, discovering their customs and the artifacts that the ship’s crew and pilots brought back home with them. Where will your passport take you? Ages 5-7  
  •   Winter/Spring SUMMER
        Early Bird* Regular Early Bird* Regular
    Camper Rates Daily N/A $125 $125 $135
    Weekly N/A $600 $600 $650
    Member Camper Rates Daily N/A $112.50 $112.50 $121.50
    Weekly N/A $540 $480 $520
    Save money!
    Sign up for multiple weeks or sign up two or more siblings to get
    discounts off the regular and member camper prices.

    *Early bird registration for summer ends Sunday, March 31, 2019.


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?

  • Passport to Adventure - Take a virtual trip with Intrepid and travel the world as the ship’s crew did. 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.

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Please contact us at or 646-381-5166 if you have further questions.


Call: 646-381-5020