Foundation Summer Camps: 2014
Day camps are sponsored by The Falls of the Ohio Foundation and State Park. To inquire about or register for one of the day camps, email email@example.com or call (812) 283-4999.
Young Explorer Day Camps for 4th - 6th graders
June 16 - 20; June 23 - 27; July 7 - 11; July 21 - 25
Cost is $125 per child for five day half-day sessions.
||Campers explore the different outside habitats found at the Falls of the Ohio State Park, as well as the exhibits inside the Interpretive Center. Children learn about fossils, nature, native people, plants, aquatic life, journaling, and more through hands-on education activities. Grades 4-6 attend in the mornings from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Examining a Devonian Eridophyllum colonial coral on the upper fossil bed
Family Nature Camp - NEW!
June 12 - 14
from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost is $150 - limited to 10 children (ages 10-14) with a parent or guardian.
Participants will learn about the diversity of history and science at the Falls of the Ohio. Investigations will include: the fossil beds, rocks & minerals, birds & mammals, trees and flowers, journal-keeping, crafts from driftwood and river trash, 1803 life and George Rogers Clark, prehistoric tools, and more!
This activities will be lead by knowledgeable volunteers in the park's Naturalist at Heart program. Contact us at 812-280-9970 to register.
Participants look for colorful fluorite and other minerals
Family Paleontologist Camp
A three day immersion into paleontology, this camp is geared for children (age 12 - 16) accompanied by a parent or grandparent. Between July 15 - 17, 2014 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.), 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.
Cost is $150 per child / adult pair. No children will be accepted without adults actively participating. Registration begins January 2, 2014.
Collecting Upper Ordovician colonial corals on an outcrop. Creating a Devonian food web
Corals look like lumps sticking out at the upper part of the and learning about who ate who
rock exposure. 390 million years ago.
Young Paleontologist Camp
Collecting fossils and geodes on an outcrop. Camper holds a nearly whole trilobite found
at an outcrop in Spencer Co., KY. (Lucky dad!)
Facebook Album (2013)
Day camps (except for Family Nature Camp) are sponsored by The Falls of the Ohio Foundation and State Park. To register for one of the day camps, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (812) 283-4999. Contact email@example.com to register for Family Nature Camp.
Updated February 18, 2014