Do you have a dinosaur or rock enthusiast at home? Looking for a camp with over 300 dinosaur footprints that are over 100 million years old? How about a summer camp that is home to a few dozen 150 million year old dinosaur bones? Would you rather have a camp with access to 1.5 billion years of geology? Then Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camps are your answer to keep that budding paleontologist or geologist busy this summer! This year the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge are offering 6, week long camps, 9am-3pm, filled with activities ranging from measuring REAL dinosaur footprints to collecting rocks from local formations.
Camp Sessions (see below for more details on each session):
- FULL: Session 1: Fossils and Fun, June 10th-June 14th, 9am-3pm daily (ages 6-13)
- Session 2: Geology Camp, June 17th-June 21st, 9am-3pm daily (ages 8-13, or 6-7 if completed Fossils and Fun or was in Summer Camp last year, 2012)
- FULL: Session 3: Paleontology Camp, June 24th-June 28th, 9am-3pm daily (ages 8-13, or 6-7 if completed Fossils and Fun or was in Summer Camp last year, 2012)
- FULL: Session 4: Fossils and Fun, July 8th-July 12th, 9am-3pm daily (ages 6-13)
- FULL: Session 5: Paleontology Camp, July 15th-July 19th, 9am-3pm daily (ages 8-13, or 6-7 if completed Fossils and Fun or was in Summer Camp last year, 2012)
- Session 6: Geology Camp, July 22nd-July 26th, 9am-3pm daily (ages 8-13, or 6-7 if completed Fossils and Fun or was in Summer Camp last year, 2012)
Cost: $200 per child (member); $250 per child (non member). [Scholarships, Sibling discounts, and Multi-Camp discounts are available]
Where: Dinosaur Ridge: 16831 W Alameda Pkwy., Morrison, CO 80465 (C-470 and Alameda Pkwy)
Types of Camp:
- Fossils and Fun: This camp is a great introduction to the geology and paleontology of Dinosaur Ridge and the surrounding area. Hands-on activities will help campers learn about the ancient environments, landscapes, and 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 6-13.
- Paleontology Camp: Paleontology 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 8-13, or 6-7 if have completed Fossil and Fun or attended 2012 Summer Camp.
- Geology Camp: Geology 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 interactivies 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.
Type of Camp: science, dinosaurs, fossils, rocks, minerals, co-ed, day camp.
Capacity: The maximum number of campers per camp is 12, so register early!
To Register: Download, print, fill out, and mail Summer Camp Registration Form to:
ATTN: Summer Camp
16831 W Alameda Pkwy.
Morrison, CO 80465
If you have any questions about registration or our summer camp program please contact Erin LaCount at email@example.com or by phone at 303-697-3466 ex. 101
Erin LaCount: Erin LaCount has been in charge of Education and Programs at Dinosaur Ridge for 10 years. 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.