The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park is introducing a new Premier Overnight Youth Encampment Weekend this May! The weekend will include everything we offer at our regular Overnight Youth Encampments over TWO nights instead of one. This allows for more time to explore the Naval Park and get involved in even more in-depth educational activities, docent-led tours, and more. The premier weekend also includes a trip to a Buffalo Bisons baseball game. The Buffalo Bisons are the local minor league affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball organization.
Spend two nights aboard Buffalo Naval Park’s USS Little Rock! Our overnight youth encampment is a unique adventure for scouts, youth groups, friends, and families.
During your premier overnight encampment, you will:
– Sleep in restored berthing compartments where the real Little Rock crew lived;
– Enjoy meals in the crew’s Mess Deck;
– Tour the USS Little Rock, USS The Sullivans, and USS Croaker;
– Participate in educational programs and activities to learn about life onboard ship
(educational programs may vary).
This special Encampment weekend begins on Friday May 12th, 2023 at 7:00 pm and runs through the morning of Sunday, May 14th, 2023 at 10:00 am. You will also have access to the Naval Park all day on Sunday! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday are included in the price of the ticket. Additional snacks will be available for purchase in the Geedunk.
Cost: $199 per person
Arrival: 7:00 PM Friday
Departure: 10:00 AM Sunday (your overnight stay grants you in-out privileges to the Naval Park during business hours on Sunday)
Youth participants must be between the ages of 6-18. Adult supervision is required for youth participants at all times. A minimum of one (1) adult leader is required for every five (5) youth guests. For youth ages 6 & 7, we require a ratio of one (1) adult for every one (1) youth. Adults must be 21 years of age or older.
Full payment or a deposit of $50 per person, including both children and adults, is required to secure the date for your group. The deposit paid will be applied towards the total cost. Once your deposit is paid, it is nonrefundable and cannot be applied to the remaining balance. It can, however, be applied to another person if you are able to find someone to take the reserved spot. Full payment is due two weeks before your overnight date. If we do not receive your payment within the mentioned time frame, your reservation can be cancelled, and your deposit forfeited.
Questions? Visit buffalonavalpark.org/overnight, call 716-847-1773, ext. 18, or email email@example.com.