Summer Camp Overview
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, storytelling, or the art of deception—or perhaps all four—The National WWII Museum offers a variety of options for summertime learning and exploration within the unique setting of our Museum campus!
Ages: Children entering grades 3rd – 6th.
Week 1: June 12-16 (3rd – 4th grades), 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Week 2: June 19-23 (5th – 6th grades), 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
STEM Innovation Camp
Ages: Children entering grades 3rd – 6th.
Week 1: June 12-16 (5th – 6th grades), 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Week 2: June 19-23 (3rd – 4th grades), 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Week #2 is SOLD OUT
Storytelling and Mixed Media Camp
Ages: Children entering grades 3rd – 8th.
June 26-30 (3rd – 8th grades), 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Bob & Dolores Hope Theater Camp
Age: Children entering grades 5th – 8th.
Weekdays only from July 10-21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
When is registration open?
Registration opens online for all Museum Members on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. and to non-members on Sunday, March 5, 2023, 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 the Youth & Family Engagement Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.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 229.
Will my camper travel off the Museum campus?
STEM Innovation Campers, Spy Campers, and Storytelling 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, please see our Inclement Weather policy.
Health and Wellness Policies
To provide high-quality and safe program experiences, The National WWII Museum Summer Camp program follows and adheres to CDC guidance.
Mask and Face Covering Policy
The National WWII Museum follows a mask optional policy for camp staff and campers. We respect campers’ choice to wear a mask or not.
In the Event of Illness Policy
The Museum will follow the CDC guidelines if a camper becomes ill while at camp or tests positive for COVID-19. If a camper feels unwell or has symptoms of infectious illness while at camp, the camper will be asked to wear a well-fitting mask while in the building and taken to an area away from other campers to rest. Parents/guardians will be called to pick up their camper and advised to consult their doctor and current guidelines regarding testing and quarantine.
If the Museum becomes aware of COVID-19 exposure at a Museum camp session, families with a camper in the impacted group will be notified.
To access the most recent guidelines, see the link below:
Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning | CDC
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
The National WWII Museum’s campers are not currently required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in their registered camp week. However, we encourage camp participants to be up to date on all recommended and available vaccinations. Proof of vaccination may be requested if a camper is exposed to COVID-19 or if there is an outbreak at camp.
Due to high demand for camp spaces, we are unable to refund registration after May 31, 2023. If you cancel your registration on or before May 31, 2023, we will refund 50 percent of the registration cost. Unfortunately, we are unable to fulfill full or partial refunds due to illness or a personal issue.
To cancel a camper’s registration, notice must be given in writing by emailing camp staff at email@example.com.
Camp Cancellation Policy
In order to protect the camp staff and campers, The National WWII Museum reserves the right to cancel or change summer camp offerings based on safety protocol, registration status, staffing needs, or for any other reason. Registrants will be notified in the event of a change or cancellation.
If a camp is canceled by the Museum, registrants will have the option to transfer camps or receive a full refund. If campers are sent home and cannot continue their camp session due to a reason determined by the Museum, excluding behavior, campers and their families will receive a prorated refund. If a camper is removed from a summer camp session due to behavior, no refund will be issued.
The National WWII Museum’s goal is to provide all campers with an enjoyable, safe, and enriching learning experience. Each camp family will receive a copy of the Museum’s camp behavior expectations upon registration. Campers are expected to follow the behavior expectations and interact respectfully with other campers, camp staff, and the Museum.
To ensure the safety of all campers, camp staff, and the Museum, The National WWII Museum reserves the right to remove a child from camp depending on individual circumstances. No refunds will be issued for campers who are removed from a summer camp session due to behavior.
Allergies: The National WWII Museum would like to encourage camp families to consider peanut and tree nut alternatives when packing food for camp. Since the Museum cannot guarantee a nut-free space, please inform camp staff if your child has a nut allergy or any other allergy that could place them at risk in a camp setting.
Inclement Weather: In the event of inclement weather, the Museum will announce and notify families of camp closure as soon as possible. If a summer camp session is closed due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled, but families will receive a prorated refund or have the option to transfer to a different camp session if space is available.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Youth and Family Engagement Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-528-1944 x 229.
A limited number of full scholarships are available for all of our camp offerings: Spy Camp, STEM Innovation Camp, Storytelling and Mixed Media Camp, and the Bob & Dolores Hope Summer Theater Camp.
Scholarships are needs-based and will be offered on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to be considered, please complete the form below in full by April 23, 2023. You will be notified of the status of your scholarship request by May 15, 2023.