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 (see below for more details on each session):
* Session 1: Fossils and Fun, June 2nd-6th, 9am-3pm daily (ages 6-10)
* Session 2: Junior Geologists, June 9th-13th, 9am-3pm daily (ages 8-12)
* Session 3: Junior Paleontologists, June 16th-20th, 9am-3pm daily (ages 8-12)
* Session 4: Fossils and Fun, June 23rd-27th, 9am-3pm daily (ages 6-10)
* Session 5: Fossils and Fun, July 7th-11th, 9am-3pm daily (ages 6-10)
* Session 6: Junior Geologists, July 14th-18th, 9am-3pm daily (ages 8-12)
* Session 7: Junior Paleontologists, July 21st-25th, 9am-3pm daily (ages 8-12)
* Session 8: Fossils and Fun, July 28th-Aug 1st, 9am-3pm daily (ages 6-10)
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 12, so register early!
To Register contact: Erin LaCount at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-697-3466 x 101
To download the registration form: www.dinoridge.org/summercamp.html