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Museum Programs. COSI Camp-Ins, Ohio.

COSIDates: Various — see below. Cost: $34 or $44 per person, see below.

COSI Camp-In Programs

The Camp-In programs at COSI Columbus described as the “ultimate indoor camping experience for girls and boys,” has taken environmental “Green” as its 2011 theme. Participants spend 19 hours immersed in all that COSI has to offer enhanced by themed workshops, an Extreme Screen film, and more.

Every overnight includes: a souvenir patch (Camp-In participants only), dinner (optional), hands-on activities related to a specific theme, time to explore the building’s exhibition areas, exclusive access to the Adventure Exhibition Area, a late night snack, sleeping space, breakfast, and a film in COSI’s Extreme Screen Theater.
Cost: $44 per person with dinner; $34 per person without dinner.
A typical overnight schedule:

  • Check-in from 5:00-6:30pm. Campers will store their gear, attend a brief welcome
    show, and then are directed to dinner. The leaders and participants receive schedules
    and maps at the welcome show.
  • Dinner from 5:30-7:30pm (pizza, carrots, cookies, granola bar, juice)
  • Hands-on workshop activities scheduled either in the evening (7:00-10:45) or morning (9:00-11:00)
  • Snack (chips, granola bar and drink) will be available from 9:30 – 11:30pm
  • Dancemania from 11:00-11:45pm (10:00-10:45 for Brownie Overnights)
  • Lights out at approx. 12:15am. (11:15pm for Brownie Overnights)
  • Lights on at 7:00am and Breakfast at 7:30am (cereal, muffin, fruit, juice, milk)
  • A scheduled show in the Extreme Screen Theater at 9:00, 10:00, or 11:00am.
  • The program ends at 12:00pm, but you are welcome to stay and explore COSI until
  • close at 5:00pm. (6:00pm on Sundays)

How long is an overnight? Check in begins at 5:00 pm that evening and the overnight continues until noon the following morning. A
For more information, please  can send email to or call the Camp-In hotline at 614-228-2674.

Camp-In 2011 Program Dates

Registration begins July 1, 2010

Girls Night Program

Junior/Cadette Dates:

  • Saturday, January 22, 2011
  • Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • Saturday, March 5, 2011
  • Saturday, March 26, 2011
  • Friday, April 1, 2011
  • Saturday, April 2, 2011
  • Friday, April 8, 2011
  • Saturday, April 30, 2011

Brownie dates:

  • Friday, February 18, 2011
  • Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • Friday, May 6, 2011
  • Saturday, May 7, 2011

Boys Night Program

  • Friday, February 4, 2011
  • Saturday, April 16, 2011

Co-Ed/Family Night Program

  • Friday, March 18, 2011

Overnight Field Trips

  • Thursday, February 24, 2011
  • Thursday, March 10, 2011
  • Thursday, May 5, 2011

Boys or Girls Day Program

At the request of past group leaders, day program groups of the same gender will have workshops with only other campers of that gender.

  • Saturday, February 5, 2011
  • Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • Saturday, February 26, 2011
  • Saturday, March 5, 2011
  • Sunday, March 27, 2011
  • Sunday, April 10, 2011
  • Saturday, April 16, 2011
  • Saturday, April 30, 2011

Please see the Website for more information and to Register

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