Bancroft Hall at the United States Naval Academy is the largest single dormitory in the world. Bancroft Hall, named after former Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, is home for the entire brigade of 4,400 midshipmen, and contains some 1,700 rooms, 4.8 miles of corridors and 33 acres of floor space. All the basic facilities that midshipmen need for daily living are found in the hall. It is affectionately referred to as “Mother B” by Midshipmen. The Hall has been air conditioned since 2003. Room capacity ranges from double occupancy to quads.
All our campers are housed together in one wing of Bancroft Hall. They are roomed together by age group. Rooms are configured to hold 2, 3, 4 or 6 campers. You can choose which type of room he wants when you register online. You can change his room selection as many times as you like up until about 2 weeks before camp starts. We have a finite amount of each type of room. If you don't see a room occupancy that you want, it means that it is no longer available. The rooms are all basically the same though. For detailed information on how to pick a specific room / roommate, scroll below.
The beds are configured as lofts located directly above a work area. Each work area consists of a desk, drawers and closet spaces. One of the closet spaces can be secured with a pad lock that you bring from home. This can be used to secure any valuables such as a wallet, cell phone, Ipad, etc. Although there is no rule against electronics, please keep in mind that there is no internet access in the rooms. Additionally, cell phone reception can be spotty at best while in Bancroft Hall.
Each room has its own shower and sink space. Toilets are located in the bathroom facilities on each floor. Note, the bathrooms are all labeled as "Heads".
Each room has a fixed capacity (2, 3, 4 or 6 man rooms). As you can see in the picture, the beds and furniture are permanent fixtures in the room. We can't "add a space" to a room nor can we exceed the listed capacity of each room as doing so would create a hazard in the unlikely event of a fire.
Some basic rules that campers and midshipmen alike have to follow.
1. Never wear a cover (hat) inside the hall.
2. Do not wear cleated shoes in the hall.
3. You must wear your Navy issued reversible at all times.
4. Appropriate shoes or flip flops are required at all times.
5. The door to your room must remain propped open until lights out.
6. No lacrosse can be played in the hall
7. No lacrosse balls are allowed in Bancroft Hall.
8. When entering into another persons room you must first stand at the door way and ask permission to enter. You may enter only when permission is granted.
9. Windows are to remain secured (closed) at all times.
Part of the registration process allows you to pick a room. You have a few options here:
Option 1: Pick "no preference" use this option if your son doesn't know anyone coming to camp. Fun fact, traditionally 30% of our campers come to us not knowing anyone else in camp. If you choose this option, once the camp closes the Navy coaches place him in an appropriate room with his peers
Option 2: If you son has friends coming to camp, scan the list of campers who have already picked a room. If you see his friend, and there is space in his room, click on the bubble next to his name and hit save. If you don't see his friends name that means he may not have picked a room yet. If you see his friend and his room is full, look at option 3.
Option 3: Pick a new empty room. At the top of the page you'll see the option to open a new 2-person room, 3- person room or a new 4 person room. Click on the bubble next to the type of room you want then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on save. Note, as we get closer to camp, some of these room selections won't be available as there is a finite number of each type of room. Your son will now appear on the list of rooms so when his friends log on to pick a room they will see your son and can pick his room. Once you pick a room, it's a good idea to send an email to his friends parents with your room number so they can easily find your son.
CRITICAL NOTE: Due to Federal Privacy concerns, the staff at Navy cannot comment or, by action, divulge information in any way about a child other than your own. This includes moving a child in and out of a room. What does this mean? If you call us or shoot us an email asking for "Billy" to be moved into "Johnny's" room we wont be able to do it. The only way to get a roommate of your choice is to use the online system. This does two important things 1) helps us protect the privacy of the minors enrolled into our camp and 2) ensures that all room selections are consented to by all responsible parents/ guardians.
To pick a room or edit his current choice follow these steps:
STEP 1: log onto the registration site using your username and password.
STEP 2: Click on "view" or "continue" next to your son's name
STEP 3: Click on "edit/view" next to the room selection page.
STEP 4: Confirm his division and position and click save
Step 5: Pick a room and click save
Click here to log on the registration site https://register.navylacrossecamps.com/login
Due to Federal Privacy concerns, the staff at Navy cannot comment or, by action, divulge information in any way about a child other than your own. This includes moving a child in and out of a room. What does this mean? If you call us or shoot us an email asking for "Billy" to be moved into "Johnny's" room we wont be able to do it. The only way to get a roommate of your choice is to use the online system. This does two important things 1) helps us protect the privacy of the minors enrolled into our camp and 2) ensures that all room selections are consented to by all responsible parents/ guardians.