Camp-In FAQ's

When do Camp-Ins occur?

Choose to Camp-In with CNSE CMOST on one of our scheduled dates or call to arrange a private date and theme that fits your group's schedule. A minimum of 30 participants is required to run a Camp-In.

What should we bring?

* A lightweight sleeping bag (or a few blankets) and a pillow
* Twin Sized Sleeping Pads are permitted. Air mattresses and cots are not allowed
* Pajamas and comfy clothes
* Toothbrush/paste
* Flashlights
* A favorite stuffed animal
* Spending money for See-more's Explore Store
* All gear should be clearly labeled with your group and individual name

Do we bring our own food?

* Make sure to eat dinner before arrival. CNSE CMOST will supply a light snack in the evening
* A light breakfast is available in the morning. Groups should not bring any food or drinks as no outside food or drink is allowed in The Museum. Please notify us if your group has any special needs or allergies
* Food and Drink are not allowed on The Museum floor. Water bottles are allowed in designated areas

Sample Camp-In schedule

Evening:
7:00 - 7:30 Check In and Orientation
7:30 - 9:30 Hands-on Workshops, Snack and Activity Time
9:30 - 10:00 Set-up indoor campsite and put on pajamas
10:00 - 10:30 Planetarium show
10:30 Quiet time
10:45 ~ Lights Out ~

Morning:
6:30 - 7:00 Rise and Shine!
7:00 - 7:30 Continental Breakfast
7:30 - 7:45 Gather Belongings
7:45 - 8:15 Scavenger Hunt
8:15 - 8:45 Explore CNSE CMOST on your own
8:15 - 9:00 See-more's Explore Store opens/Pack-up
9:00 Departure

Schedule is subject to change without notice, and can be personalized for your needs

Who staffs the Camp-In?

* Multiple CNSE CMOST staff members are on duty for the entire Camp-In
* Camp-Ins must be chaperoned at all times. CNSE CMOST requires a minimum of 1 chaperone per 8 children

What about first aid/ emergencies?

* Each group should have someone responsible for first aid during Camp-In. An on-site first aid kit is available at The Museum
* Leaders should have parental/medical permission forms as required by their organization
* Each group will complete an Emergency Contact Form to turn in at check-in
* If a camper brings medication, it must be self-administered or administered by your group's first aid person. Refrigeration for medicine and medically required food is available

What do you do in case of severe weather?

If necessary, as deemed by CNSE CMOST, an official notice of cancellation is made by noon the day of the Camp-In and group leaders will be notified by CMOST. No refunds are given unless the Camp-In is cancelled by CMOST.