Winter Camping Trip to USS Lexington
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About The Event
This is an overnight experience aboard the aircraft carrier museum permanently harbored in Corpus Christi. The website and itinerary give an idea of what you and your scout can look forward to. The admission fee is $55/person for overnight campers and $35/person for day campers and can be paid at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/pack49Austin
How are you feeding guests?
Our meals are catered through our on ship caterer, meals are prepared in advance and served using disposable plates, cups, utensils.Meals are served on the Hanger Deck for smaller groups or down in the Ward Room for larger groups so that there is plenty of space for spreading out.
What are the sleeping arrangements like?
Male and female guests are always lodged in separate berths. Our sleeping arrangements are in the best case keeping overnight groups to their own berthing, so that there is plenty of room to spread out. If two groups need to share a berthing we can tape off a divider so that they are not close to one another and still allow for spacing out. Guests are required to sleep head to foot in the bunks. We are requesting groups skip at least one bunk between each person.No personal fans in the bunks at this time. Our bunks are being deep cleaned and sanitized twice prior to a group's arrival. Once a group leaves we deep clean and sanitize the bunks, and then the day of arrival for another group, we deep clean and sanitize the bunks again.
What is the program like?
Our entire ship is open, guests and staff are required to wear face masks, and social distance themselves.Maximum capacity has been lowered to 100 (from 480) allowing the programs to space out and groups to stay to themselves. Our programs are still doing everything they usually do, the self-guided tours, scavenger hunt through the ship, flag ceremony, our movie Aircraft Carrier Guardian of the Seas usually is in 3D however we are showing the 2D version and keeping socially distant block off in the theater seating.
What is your check in process like?
Our check-in is between 12pm-4pm. Each group requests a time so that they are staggered between 30mins to an hour in between. Prior to arriving we send out a COVID-19 Awareness form that the group's point of contact needs to sign off for his/her participants. The Awareness Form explains what we are doing to ensure a safe and healthy environment and what we expect of the group. They are asked to do their own health check prior to arrival. Masks are required for everyone 10 years and older, except during meals, drinking, and sleeping.
What is the process if a guest alerts you they tested COVID-19 positive after an encampment?
If we have a guest that calls after an overnight and informs us that they are positive for COVID-19, we alert through a chain of command our directors, our Board Members, and do a contact trace list of any other groups that were on board during that program. Should someone get sick after an overnight, we will be able to notify our staff and board and from there contact any other groups that were on board that night.