Attention on deck!

This message is for those signed up for the USS Midway overnight camping trip scheduled for Saturday December 3, 2022.  Check in starts at 6:00 PM with a boarding time of 6:30 PM.  Please check in with the Troopmaster on the pier next to the Midway by 5:50 PM with your gear.  Weekend traffic is sometimes slow in and around San Diego so plan accordingly.  Also, I recommend you have dinner before you arrive as only snacks will be provided on board that evening. This is a change from our last visit.  Again, no dinner Saturday night, just snacks will be provided.


Trailmen and parents, please wear your uniform.


See you this Saturday,

Ryan Settle




The Midway Overnight Adventure is a structured event, with guided tours, behind-the-scenes excursions throughout the ship and hands-on activities. Check in starts at 6:00 PM on the pier and boarding begins at 6:30 PM. Our programs concludes at 9:30 AM the following morning.


We provide a evening snack box and hot breakfast. Note: Our food service vendor is not able to guarantee that their food is prepared in a nut free environment. All Gluten-free food will be marked as such. You are welcome to bring your own food and snacks. Food and snacks are not permitted in the guest sleeping spaces. We will provided an container on the hanger bay for each group to store their snacks. Limited refrigerator space is available for guests who need to bring their own meal due to dietary restrictions.


Berthing (sleeping) will be in the authentic berths used by the enlisted sailors when this ship was active duty. It is dormitory style. We have separate Heads (restrooms) for males and females, but there are no Rain Lockers (shower) available.

Evening behind the scenes tours end at 9:45 PM, but early berthing is OK. Taps (lights out) will be at 10:15 PM. Reveille(wake up call) is at 6:00 AM.


1) Check In: On the Pier at 6:00 PM. We begin boarding at 6:30 PM, and begin our program no later than 6:50 PM.

2) Traveling by Train: The Santa Fe Train Depot is a 0.6 mile walk from the USS Midway Museum. Please plan your arrival accordingly.

3) Traveling by Car: Weekend traffic on Hwy 5 South coming into San Diego can be slow. Please plan accordingly.

4) Lock Down: The USS Midway will be secured after check-in. No on/off ship privileges.

5) Parking: Parking is available on the pier, owned by the Port Authority and operated by Ace Parking. The cost is $10 per vehicle from the time of arrival until 10:00 AM the following morning. Parking passes may only reflect 12-hours of parking credit, but they are valid until 10:00 AM. Re-admission to the museum is free at the conclusion of the program, however, parking will need to be extended if you wish to stay.

6) Flight Simulator: The full motion flight simulator will be open the following morning. There is a discounted rate for the Overnight Adventure guests.


  • Evening Snack Box – Juice Box, apple slices and cheese crackers
  • Breakfast - typically eggs, turkey sausage, fruit, potatoes, and a selection of breakfast cereals
  • Sleeping bunk and mattress
  • Basic first aid services and all-night security


The Overnight Adventure is an all-weather event.  Many spaces within the ship can get rather warm, especially in the summer months. However, we will also be touring until nearly 10 PM, and while on the Flight Deck it can get chilly.  We recommend a light jacket or a sweatshirt. Our berthing areas are temperature controlled; it can vary between 68-76.

There is limited Wi-Fi access aboard the ship, and much of the ship has poor cellular coverage due to the armored steel construction.  For safety reasons, we discourage visitors from touring while using their phones and handheld devices. Electrical outlets are scarce, so a portable charger is recommended for recharging wireless devices.



Sleeping bag


Backpack or duffle bag

Water bottle


Closed-toe shoes

Comfortable walking clothes


Portable Charging Bank

Medications (our Safety Team does not provide or administer any medications)

Toiletries (no showers are available)

Sense of adventure


Rolling luggage


Tobacco (including vape pens &e-cigarettes)

Weapons of any kind

Sandals or flip-flops

Glass containers

Mace or pepper spray