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Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camp
Morrison, Colorado

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303-697-3466 x 101
16831 W Alameda Parkway
Morrison, Colorado 80465

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TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Mon-Fri: 9am-3pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Dinosaur Ridge offers three different camps that focus on outdoor study of fossils and geology. Beginner and intermediate camps available for ages 6-13. Eight weeks of camp are available, registration is open now.

Science, Academics, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Hiking & Walking Paths In Our Local State Parks.

CAMP LOCATION: We are location just west of the C-470 and Alameda Parkway exit, 30 minutes west of Denver, Colorado. We are adjacent to Red Rocks Park.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have a main Visitor Center as well as an outdoor museum of over 300 dinosaur footprints and a couple of dozen dinosaur bones still in the rock along the trail/path.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: 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.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We do have a scholarship available for camp, please contact Erin LaCount for more information. tours[AT]

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.

Session 1: June 5-9 - Fossils and Fun Camp, 9AM-3PM, 6-10 years
Session 2: June 12-16 - Junior Paleontologists Camp, 9AM-3PM, 8-12 years
Session 3: June 19-23 - Junior Geologists Camp, 9AM-3PM, 8-12 years
Session 4: June 26-30 - Fossils and Fun Camp, 9AM-3PM, 6-10 years
Session 5: July 10-14 - Junior Paleontologists Camp, 9AM-3PM, 8-12 years
Session 6: July 17-21 - Fossils and Fun Camp, 9AM-3PM, 6-10 years
Session 7: July 24-28 - Junior Paleontologists Camp, 9AM-3PM, 8-12 years
Session 8: July 31- August 4 - 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.]

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