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Battleship NJ Encampment 5/20/22

Fri May 20, 4:30 PM - Sat May 21, 4:30 PM EDT
Life Skills
Ambassadors, Seniors, Volunteers, Cadettes

Spend a night on the legendary Battleship New Jersey, a floating museum on the Camden Waterfront across from Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia.  From the moment you walk up the gangway, you’ll be greeted with a breathtaking display of the battleship’s size.  She’s nearly three football fields long and eleven stories high.  During your stay, you’ll develop an appreciation of this Iowa-class battleship built to “keep floating and keep fighting”.  Imagine her incredible power firing nine 16-inch guns reaching land targets nearly twenty-three miles away.  

After a chowline dinner, guides will take you on a memorable tour of BB-62’s spaces.  You’ll enter one of the ship’s 16-inch gun turrets.  Guides will give you a tour of areas that are not on any regular tour routes and assist you with multiple hands on education programs.  You’ll see the Captain’s and Admiral’s cabins, the Officer’s Wardroom and much more while climbing up and down the ship’s original ladders and companionways.  The following day after breakfast, there are more hands on programs with museum educators exploring the science behind the battleship. 

The Battleship New Jersey’s overnight encampment program allows Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts to come aboard and:

  • Stow their gear in a locker — the same lockers that held sailor’s personal belongings when at sea.
  • Sleep in bunks- just like enlisted sailors.
  • “Chow down” in the Crew’s Mess.

Provide a lifetime memories with an Overnight Stay aboard the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial in Camden, New Jersey.

Please note:  This is not a drop-off program; you are responsible for covering ratios for your group.

Following CDC and State of NJ recommendations for Covid-19 Safety, guests will need proof of vaccination or proof of negative Covid-19 test performed within 72 hours of the scheduled encampment. All guests must sign a self-certification form before entering the Battleship.