The Midway carrier is an event that has been made available in the past, and we're partnering with the Naranja nation to bring it back again this year. Don't delay, there are limited spaces available, and it's a first come first serve situation.
Following is a brief description of the overnight program for your information.
The organized youth overnight program begins at 4:30 p.m. the night of your stay and ends at 9:30 the next morning. The minimum age is 6. For ages 6 – 9 the youth /adult ratio is 1:1 and for 10 and older the ratio is 5:1 minimum. We provide dinner and breakfast and everyone sleeps in the same bunks the sailors slept in for 47 years. We have activities from 7 till 10:30 p.m. including exploring the ship, scavenger hunt, scheduled tours, behind the scenes tours, flight simulators and tours of the captain's bridge and primary flight control in the island. Lights are out at 10:30. Reveille is at 6:00 a.m. and by 7:30 we are on the flight deck learning about the catapults for launching aircraft and the arresting wires for recovery of aircraft. We also talk about some of the airplanes and helicopters on the flight deck and allow time for wandering the flight deck and picture taking. We have a closing ceremony that concludes the program at 9:30 a.m. You have the option of staying on the ship after the closing ceremony or leaving the ship and coming back on that same day at no charge.
The berthing accommodations are the same as the sailors had for 47 years. The berthing compartments are large and have bunks stacked three high. The bunks and associated lockers are arranged in an office cubicle type layout and we do not assign anyone on the top bunk. We have separate male and female heads (bathrooms) and showers are not available.
The fee for the youth overnight program is $95 per person. The fee includes everything listed above except the motion simulator which does cost $4 extra and payable in cash to the ride operator for those who want to ride it.