Paleontology Camps for Families

Family Paleontology Camp 


2021 Dates July 13,14.15

9:00 am to 4:00 pm (time for exploring the area afterwards)
Age:  12 to 16* Limited to 10 children accompanied by a parent, grandparent or legal guardian
Cost is $225 per child / adult pair

Designed for budding paleontologists age 12 – 16, this camp focuses on the how to become a paleontologist through activities and field work. Limited to 5 budding paleontologists in 2020 to observe appropriate social distancing guidelines.  Call 812-283-4999 to reserve your space. This camp fills up every year!

2019 participants were from Wisconsin, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana,  Missouri, and Ohio.

Participants will experience the life of a paleontologist – everything from field collecting and cleaning fossils to studying and photographing fossils 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.

How to Register

Sponsored by The Falls of the Ohio Foundation, to register, e-mail candace.hilderbrand@fallsoftheohio.org or call (812) 283-49