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Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camp

Registration opens to members January 26th. Full registration for all is open on Febuary 1st. Questions? Contact Erin LaCount at tours@dinoridge.org.

Click here to download the Summer Camp Registration Form 2015

Do you have a dinosaur or rock enthusiast at home? Would they like to explore over 300 dinosaur footprints and dozens of other fossils from Colorado this summer? Or would they rather identify, collect, and label rocks and minerals for their collections while learning how Colorado was built layer by layer? This year the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge are offering 8 camps designed for your kids to learn about Colorado’s history and prehistory. Filled with activities ranging from measuring REAL dinosaur footprints to collecting rocks from local formations, Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camps can’t be beat!

Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camps

Camp Sessions:

  • Session 1: June 8th-12th - Fossils and Fun Camp, 9AM-3PM, 6-10 years
  • Session 2: June 15th-19th - Junior Paleontologists Camp, 9AM-3PM, 8-12 years
  • Session 3: June 22nd-26th - Junior Geologists Camp, 9AM-3PM, 8-12 years
  • Session 4: July 6th-10th - Fossils and Fun Camp, 9AM-3PM, 6-10 years
  • Session 5: July 13th-17th - Junior Paleontologists Camp, 9AM-3PM, 8-12 years
  • Session 6: July 20th-24th - Fossils and Fun Camp, 9AM-3PM, 6-10 years
  • Session 7: July 27th-31st - Junior Paleontologists Camp, 9AM-3PM, 8-12 years
  • Session 8: August 3rd-7th - Fossils and Fun Camp, 9AM-3PM, 6-10 years

Cost: $250 per child per camp (member); $275 per child per camp (non-member).  [Scholarships, Sibling discounts, and Multi-Camp discounts are available – ask for more information.]

Where: Dinosaur Ridge: 16831 W Alameda Pkwy., Morrison, CO 80465 (C-470 and Alameda Pkwy)

Types of Camp:

  • Fossils and Fun Camp: This camp is a great introduction to the geology, paleontology, and ecology of Dinosaur Ridge and the surrounding areas.  Hands-on activities will help campers learn about the ancient environments, landscapes, and the animals of Colorado’s prehistoric Front Range.  Campers will have the chance to explore, measure, draw, observe, and interact with the geology and fossils of the area and explore science like never before among 150 million year old fossils. Ages 6-10.
  • Junior Paleontologists Camp: This camp focuses primarily on the fossils that are found in and around the Morrison and Golden Fossil Areas.  Your campers will explore, observe, map, draw, and measure dinosaur bones and tracks, fossil palm fronds and other plant impressions, and a plethora of other local fossils and prehistoric evidence to learn more about prehistoric Colorado.  Hands-on activities will help them visualize and experience paleontology in a way they never have before!  Ages 8-12.
  • Junior Geologists Camp: This camp will focus on the local rocks and formations of Colorado’s Front Range, as well as what we can learn from rocks and minerals.  With interactives and hands-on activities, campers will get a chance to explore, experiment, observe, measure, collect and even mine rocks and minerals to help them visualize and learn about Earth materials. Ages 8-12.

Type of Camp: science, dinosaurs, fossils, rocks, minerals, co-ed, day camp.

Capacity: The maximum number of campers per camp is 20, so register early!

Registration Contact: Erin LaCount - tours@dinoridge.org or 303-697-3466 x 101 (email prefered)

Camp Counselors:

Erin LaCount:  Erin LaCount has been in charge of Education and Programs at Dinosaur Ridge since 2003.  Having grown up at Dinosaur Ridge, Erin attended the first ever Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camps in the late 1990’s.  After a brief hiatus, Erin (along with Amber) revitalized the Dinosaur Ridge summer camps in 2012 and is excited to share her love of dinosaurs with the campers.

Amber Cain:  Amber Cain is the Volunteer Coordinator and Program Assistant at Dinosaur Ridge.  She has been involved with the organization since 2010.  Amber (along with Erin) revitalized the Dinosaur Ridge summer camp in 2012 and is excited to share her love of geology with campers.

Click here to download the Summer Camp Registration Form 2015

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Dinosaur Ridge - 16831 W Alameda Pkwy., Morrison, CO 80465 - 303-697-3466
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