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Ocean Star Overnight Camp:


Bring your sleeping bag and come aboard the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center and discover the world of petroleum.  The  Overnight Camp allows participants to learn about the people who spend their lives searching for “black gold” and how their discoveries impact our lives today. Campers will learn about the technology behind the quest for petroleum, various methods of production, and understand the process to convert this valuable resource into products that help society live a healthier, more comfortable life.

We will fuel young minds with engaging activities that teach about the energy that fuels our lives.  Spend the evening aboard a real offshore drilling rig and awaken to a deeper, more appreciative understanding of how and why men and women around the world are in pursuit of this major energy source.  

Overnight Camps are available on the fourth Friday or fourth Saturday of every month on a first come, first served basis.  We require a minimum of 17 total participants, with an appropriate ratio of campers to adults.  Our maximum occupancy for an overnight camp is 25 total participants, with an appropriate ratio of campers to adults.  Check-in times for overnight camps are between 6:30 and 6:55 PM.  Activities will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.  Campers are asked to eat dinner before arriving.  A late-night snack and continental breakfast are included in the program.   

For more information about the Overnight Camp, please contact:

Monica Crossnos, Operations Manager
Phone: 409.766.7827
Email: osprograms@oceanstaroec.com

A few facts about the program

«     Overnight Camps are available on a first come, first served basis on the fourth Friday or fourth Saturday of every month.  Please call in advance to reserve a program for your group.

«     Children ages 8 – 18 are welcome to participate.  We require one chaperone (over the age of 21) for every 7 children. 

«     We require a minimum of 17 total participants, including chaperones. Our maximum occupancy for an overnight camp is 25 total participants.

«   The minimum program cost is $750 for up to 17 total participants.  Each additional participant is $45. 

«     A deposit of $100.00, along with a signed contract, will reserve a date.  The remaining balance is due on the evening of the program.  Waiver and Medical Release forms are also required on the evening of the program. 

«     Check-in times for overnight camps are between 6:30 and 6:55 PM.  Activities will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.  Check-out the next morning will be no later than 9:00 AM.

«     Participants are asked to eat dinner before arriving.  A light, late-night snack and continental breakfast is included in the program.  No other food or drinks are allowed in the museum.  Special dietary needs must be discussed prior to the program. 

«     We do not have shower or bath facilities.  We do have restrooms.

«     Sleeping bags will be needed.  Campers will sleep on the carpeted floor inside the air-conditioned museum. 

«     The museum gift shop will be open at the end of the program. 

«     The museum does not provide parking.  Please inquire for advice. 








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