2018 USS Yorktown Camping

March 23–25, 2018 (Fri–Sun) | Patriot’s Point Naval History Museum, Charleston SC

Join us for a special camping opportunity on the USS Yorktown, part of the Patriots Point Naval History Museum outside Charleston, SC. There’s lots of important info here, and registrations must be received by Monday, Feb 5, 2018, at 8:00 PM.

What’s it all about?

The ship’s original bunks require some climbing and a decent sense of humor.

We’ll sleep on board the Yorktown in former sailors’ quarters (bunks), so no tents are necessary; we’ll send a packing list closer to the trip date. Cost includes admission to the full museum, which includes the aircraft carrier, a destroyer, and a submarine, in addition to a special activity on Saturday morning (such as a boat ride to Fort Sumter).

Important Schedule Info!

All campers must arrive by 7:30 PM at the Yorktown (no admission will be available before that time, so tryto time it closely—we all have to be present to be admitted, and no late admissions are possible due to the ship’s security measures).

Interested families can caravan from St. Paul’s, and the suggested departure time is 2:00 PM.


Scouts may have an opportunity to visit Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor.

The trip cost is $100 per participant (scout or adult), which includes Saturday meals and Sunday breakfast (Friday dinner is on your own). We must provide Patriots Point with numbers and payment next week, so your registration must be received by the evening of Monday, February 5.

Pack 910 is committed to creating opportunities for every scout. If you need financial assistance to make this trip possible, please contact Matthew before the registration deadline. This is a demanding trip, but we don’t want money to be the obstacle.

Register Now!

We always try to be flexible, but for this trip, we have to work with the rules of Patriots Point, which are firm because of the complex logistics of having a few hundred people spending the night on a WWII aircraft carrier. We must receive registrations by 8:00 PM on Monday, February 5, 2018. I have just talked to Patriots Point and confirmed that we can go up to 30 participants, but the ship is full that weekend, so when we hit that number, I’ll have to go to a waiting list. (Note that because of the space constraints, women will be housed in a different section of the ship.)

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Up ↑