At Charlestown State Park in 2015
Junior Naturalist Camp
July 6 - 10
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Age: 8 to 12
Limited to 15 campers
Cost is $150 per child
Topics include survival skills in the woods, geology, animals, plants and history.
Activities include hikes, crafts, hands-on exploration - lots of moving around!
Meets at the Charlestown State Park office.
Bird watching Hiking a trail at Charlestown State Park
Family Paleontologist Camp
July 14 - 16
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.
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 (2013)
How to Register
Family Paleontology Camp is sponsored by The Falls of the Ohio Foundation. To register, e-mail email@example.com or call (812) 283-4999. We will put you on the list for the following year once the current year camp is filled.
Junior Naturalist Camp is sponsored by the state park. To register contact Jeremy Beavin: firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-280-9970.
Updated June 29, 2015