Summer Camp

Summer camps are back at The National WWII Museum! Read about each of our offerings below.

Using the history of World War II as a jumping-off point, campers have the chance to engage in fun, creative activities that will ignite their imaginations! Whether your camper enjoys creative expression, scientific pursuits, or the art of deception—or perhaps all three—The National WWII Museum offers a variety of options for summer-time learning and exploration.

Registration

Summer Camp Update: We're Back!

Summer camps are back at The National WWII Museum! For the first time since 2019, we are hosting our full slate of summer camps for kids in person on our campus. Read about each of our offerings below, and get ready to register your kids for Spy Camp, STEM Innovation Camp, or the Bob & Dolores Hope Summer Theater Camp—before space runs out!

Spy Camp

Spy Camp (SOLD OUT!)

Ages: Children entering grades 3–6.

Dates:
Week 1: June 6–10, 9:00 a.m.–3:00p.m.
Week 2: June 13–17, 9:00 a.m.–3:00p.m.
Week 3: June 20–24, 9:00 a.m.–3:00p.m.

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STEM Innovation Camp

Ages: Children entering grades 4–7.

Dates:
Week 1: June 6–10, 9:00 a.m.–3:00p.m.
Week 2: June 13–17, 9:00 a.m.–3:00p.m.
Week 3: June 20–24, 9:00 a.m.–3:00p.m.

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Bob & Dolores Hope Theater Camp

Age: Children entering grades 5–8

Dates:
Weekdays from July 11–22, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is registration open?

Registration opens online for all Museum Members on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. and to nonmembers on Monday, March 7, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.

Where do I register my camper?

All registration takes place online. Each camp’s registration can be accessed via the camp-specific page.

Will I receive anything in the mail?

No, we will communicate with parents via email or phone. Two weeks before camp, we send an email with general camp information. Please make sure you give us your email address and your primary phone number.

Can I request that my camper be in the same group as a friend or relative?

Campers will not be divided into smaller groups. If your camper’s friend or relative is attending, they will be together for daily activities.

My camper has some special needs. How should I let you know?

Please email Melissas Tran at melissa.tran@nationalww2museum.org and let us know about any special needs for your camper as soon as possible so we can prepare. While we can accommodate most physical needs, education staffers are not trained in dealing with severe behavioral needs.

What if my camper cannot attend all days of camp?

Absence from a day or days of camp is no problem; however, full session price must still be paid. Daily rates are not offered.

Where do I drop off and pick up my camper?

Drop off for campers will be between 8:45 and 9:00 a.m. at the bus entrance to the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion on Magazine Street.  Museum staff will greet your child and accompany him/her to the classroom camp area.

Pick up for campers will be between 3:00 and 3:15 p.m.  A car line pick up will be used at the bus entrance to the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion on Magazine Street (a map will be provided prior to camp session).  Parents will be given a tag to display in their front windshield to identify their camper.  If a parent must pick their child up early or misses the car line pick up window, they must park and come inside the Museum.

Campers must be signed out by a parent or guardian; no camper will be allowed to leave the Museum unaccompanied at the end of the camp day.

What if I need to drop off my camper earlier or pick up late?

Museum space and staff requirements do not allow for before and after care at this time. Campers may be dropped off as early as 8:45 a.m. All campers must be picked up by 3:00 p.m.

Can I pick up my camper early?

While early pick-up is allowed, prior notification of a camper’s early departure is required.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you cancel on or before May 31, 2022, you will receive a 50 percent refund. We are unable to refund registration after May 31, 2022.

Do you provide lunch?

The Museum does not provide lunch for campers. Please send a bag lunch with your camper along with a refillable water bottle. We cannot refrigerate or microwave food. Campers are not permitted to purchase food or drink on-site during the day.

Do you provide snacks?

Yes! We will provide a midmorning snack to campers. If your camper has dietary restrictions, you are welcome to bring your own snacks. Please ensure that allergies are noted during registration.

What should my camper wear?

You will receive one free t-shirt on the Monday of camp. For safety reasons this shirt must be worn to camp each day. Additional shirts are available for purchase. Sturdy tennis shoes are recommended. Flip flops, sandals, crocs, and other open toe shoes are not allowed.

What should my camper bring to camp?

You camper should bring a lunch and refillable water bottle. Money, cell phones, iPads, and other electronic devices are not allowed. In the event that you must communicate with your child, please call 504-528-1944 x 466.

Will my camper travel off the Museum campus?

STEM Innovation Campers and Spy Campers may take a one-day field trip off-site within Orleans Parish limits. The date will be notated in your welcome email, along with a permission slip with more detailed information. Otherwise, your camper will remain on-site at the Museum for the duration of each camp day.

Can my camper purchase food from the Jeri Nims Soda Shop or buy things in the gift store?

Campers are not permitted to purchase items from Museum restaurants or Museum stores during camp sessions. Please do not send money with your child for any reason. You may shop with your camper after pick-up.

Do you have a lost-and-found?

Yes. We will maintain a lost-and-found for camp. Please label lunchboxes and other items with your child’s name.

What if there is a weather event or an emergency?

In the event of severe weather or an emergency of any kind while campers are on-site, we will follow the established protocol of our security department and camp staff will contact caregivers via email and phone, if necessary. Be sure to provide us with an email address and a phone number where you can be reached during the camp day.

If a camp day is canceled or postponed due to a severe weather emergency (or an act of God), we will follow the protocol below:

An act of God is defined as a legal term for events outside of human control, such as sudden floods or other natural disasters, for which no one can be held responsible. This also includes weather issues such as hurricanes, floods, etc. The Museum may be forced to cancel camp activities due to an act of God, and in this case it is not liable for any loss resulting to the camper caregiver as a result of this canceled activity. Camp staff will make all reasonable effort to replace a canceled camp day by arranging an alternative date or additional time, but this cannot be guaranteed. The Museum does not refund camper caregivers for canceled classes due to acts of God.

Contact Us

If your question isn't answered here, please contact:
Melissa Tran, Youth & Family Engagement Specialist at melissa.tran@nationalww2museum.org
504-528-1944 x 466

Special Offer

Full Scholarships

Full Scholarships will be available for our STEM Innovation Camp, Spy Camp, and Bob & Dolores Hope Summer Theater Camp.

Scholarship applications will be considered through May 2, 2022. Please complete the form in full using the link below. You will be contacted via email with information on your scholarship request by May 24, 2022.

Scholarship Application

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Bob & Dolores Hope Summer Theater Camp: July 11-22

07/11/2022 - 07/22/2022 | 12:00 AM

During The National WWII Museum's two-week Bob & Dolores Hope Summer Theater Camp, campers become future stars as they learn how BB's Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum puts on a show. Campers, working one-on-one with trained, talented, and friendly Museum professionals in the Museum's state-of-the-art Stage Door Canteen, will be taught the rudiments of stage-craft including opportunities for both on-stage and off-stage roles.