About the Program
An overnight adventure awaits your Scout troop or nonprofit youth group when you stay the night aboard USS Lexington, a mighty, record-setting World War II aircraft carrier-turned museum located on Corpus Christi Bay. You’ll hear stories from the ship’s illustrious past—covering topics like kamikaze and torpedo attacks, the manpower it takes to navigate an aircraft carrier, and being named the “Blue Ghost” by Tokyo Rose herself. The chapters of this living history lesson unfold over 11 different levels within the ship, giving curious minds a hands-on experience that reflects on the sacrifices made by a heroic generation, builds camaraderie, inspires love of learning, and is just plain fun!
One Night Program
The Camp LEX one night stay is an ideal program for young scouts, homeschoolers, and adventure seekers of all ages. The overnight itinerary serves as a lesson plan and includes all five tour routes of the ship, stories of historical events from her past, a scavenger hunt, a film in the 3D MEGA Theater, LEX ghost stories, two trips through the chow line, bunking in original crew quarters, an unforgettable patriotic flag ceremony, and so much more!
Two Night Program
Camp LEX also offers two-night overnight programs and that includes a bonus gift for each group and some additional fun—one free flight simulator ride for each member of your group!
We offer several badge workshops that can be arranged for your second day aboard, available at an additional charge. We can also help your troop or group arrange to spend the day working on a volunteer service project, whether on the ship swabbing the deck or washing aircraft, cleaning up a park on North Beach, or working with the rangers at Padre Island National Seashore, which is about 30 minutes away.
With a two-night stay, your group may opt to use your second day to visit some of Corpus Christi’s other great attractions like the Texas State Aquarium (our neighbor right next door), the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, or one of the area’s water parks or beaches. We are very flexible with two-night itineraries and will work with your group leader to make your weekend stay aboard the USS Lexington Museum the very best experience.