Connecting the environment of the ancient past with the natural and cultural history of yesterday and today.



Summer Camps

Family Archaeology Camp

June 14 - 16, 2016

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Age: 12 to 16

Limited to 10 campers and a parent or guardian

Cost is $150 per child

This program is geared for families with children ages 12 to 16 who are fascinated with archaeology. They will learn about the study of archaeology, including education on past cultures, hands-on archaeology education, and a field experience where they will get a chance to apply what they have learned.  Parent or guardian participation is part of the experience. Cost is $150 per child. registration details below.

Family Archaeology Camp is very hands-on.   Explore archaeology from the view of the archaeologist.   Archaeology can be a "deep" subject.


How to Register

Family Archaeology Camp is sponsored by The Falls of the Ohio Foundation. To register, e-mail or call (812) 283-4999 or Jeremy Beavin: or 812-280-9970.

Family Paleontologist Camp - Full for 2016

We are accepting names for 2017 at the Foundation contact above.

July 12 - 14, 2016

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Age: 12 to 16

Limited to 10 children accompanied by a parent, grandparent or legal guardian

Cost is $150 per child / adult pair

Participants will experience the life of a paleontologist - everything from field collecting and cleaning fossils to studying and photography to writing in a field note book throughout the camp. During field collecting, participants will be able to keep what they find.

Because of the depth of this camp, participants must meet these criteria:

1) Children are between 12 - 16 years old as of July 1.

2) Parent, grandparent or legal guardian will agree to actively participate with the child for the duration of the camp.

3) Child must have a interest in fossils for at least 2 years prior to this camp.

4) Prefer that child has a career goal in paleontology and/or has their own fossil collection.

Priority will be given to first-time participants. Limit to 10 child / adult pairs. As you might gather, this "career camp" is not geared for those without a serious interest in fossils!

Click here for a look at the three-day itinerary.

Children will be accepted only with actively engaged adults. Only a few spots still open.

Children look for Ordovician corals at a road cut.   

Family Paleontology Campers collect Upper Ordovician             Creating a Devonian food web

colonial corals on an outcrop. Corals look like lumps                  and learning about who ate who

sticking out at the upper part of the rock exposure.                      390 million years ago.

See our photos on our Facebook Album


Updated May 28, 2016