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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (812) 283-4999.
Young Explorer Day Camps
Dates to be determined. Call 812-283-4999 for more information. 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. Students learn about science and history, including fossils, nature, native people, plants, aquatic life, 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 fossil bed
Teen Archaeologist Camp
2014 TBD from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost is $125 - limited to 10 children
This "career camp" is for children ages 11-15 who will explore the work of an archaeologist. Participants will discover how archaeologists learn about past cultures and societies by studying human artifacts left by these earlier peoples.
Participants wash their discoveries at a dig.
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)
Teen Archaeologist Camp
Camper demonstrates a hoe in the prehistoric style. Participant makes a small clay pot.
Day camps are sponsored by The Falls of the Ohio Foundation and State Park. To register for one of the day camps, email email@example.com or call (812) 283-4999.
Updated October 28, 2013