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Sleep over on the Battleship New Jersey

Spend a night on the legendary Battleship New Jersey, a floating museum on the Camden Waterfront across from Center City Philadelphia. From the moment you walk up the gangway, you'll be greeted with a breathtaking display of the battleship's size- nearly three football fields long and eleven stories high. During your stay, you'll develop an appreciation of her strength- an Iowa-class battleship built to "keep floating and keep fighting". Imagine her awesome power including nine 16-inch guns that once reached land targets nearly twenty-three miles away. Provide a lifetime of memories for your group with an Overnight Encampment aboard the Battleship New Jersey.

Fun Filled Adventures

Enter the ship's legendary 16-inch gun turrets. Visit the Combat Engagement Center, and participate in a simulated launch of a Tomahawk missile. See the Captain's and Admiral's cabins and the Officer's Wardroom while you climb up and down the ship's original ladders and companionways.

Boy Scouts: Ask about our Merit Badge programs.

Girl Scouts: Experience the Girls Only night! Featuring a USO-style performance and a presentation by a female Navy veteran. Girls Only nights are Saturday, May 7, 2016 and Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.

Outstanding Educational Opportunities

Learn about the role the Battleship New Jersey, the most decorated battleship in US Naval history played in World War ll, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf. The Ship store features many books, models and products about the battleship, the US Navy and our Armed Forces.

Live Like a Sailor

The Battleship New Jersey's overnight encampment program can accommodate groups and families of all sizes up to 300. Come aboard and:
  • Stow your 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.
  • Even purchase a personalized "Dog Tag"!

Celebrate Your Birthday!

Kids: You and your friends can spend your birthday aboard our nation's greatest battleship!

Spend an overnight with your party in our award-winning encampment program. Enjoy dinner and breakfast at the chowline, take a guided tour of the Battleship, ride the 4D Flight simulator and sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did. Plus we can add a birthday cake for your party to enjoy!

Call Today for More Information

The Battleship New Jersey's Encampment Department can be reached at 866-877-6262 ext. 203. All encampments must be booked in advance.

Effective April 1, Overnight parking in the Parking Garage will be $12 per vehicle.

For pre-boarding package, click here.
For Dog Tag Forms, click here.
For booking procedures, click here.

For 2014 and 2015 Encampment schedule click here.


Battleship New Jersey wows the scouts

Cub Scouts of Pack 51 Oak Ridge/West Milford were a part of the largest crowd of people to ever attend an overnight encampment on the Battleship New Jersey in Camden recently, according to the battleship museum's curators. Reportedly, 377 people attended the special overnight trip that was arranged by the Northern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Oakland on Dec. 1 and 2. The trip was open to Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs and their families in the council's service area. Read More