2024 Elementary Camps

Summer Camps!

Calling all junior paleontologists! Our Elementary Camp sessions consist of a one-day, four-hour program designed for children ages 7-12. In these programs, young campers will explore the process of paleontology from fossil recovery to lab work, museum reconstructions to fossil interpretation. Some of the activities replicate cutting-edge paleontology directly from professional scientific literature.

Each camp spotlights a specific prehistoric animal, drawing connections between it and its world, its relatives, and modern animals with similar lifestyles. If your child would love to take a deep dive into the world of science and paleontology
this summer, these camps will provide them with an experience they will never forget!

Cost $30 for Elementary Age Students
9-1 PM
20% OFF – Gold Membership discount Use Code (CAMPGP24)
10% OFF – Standard Membership discount Use Code (CAMPOUT24)

Lifestyles of the Iced and Ancient

Come join us for this exciting camp program which explores the Ice Age world of the Woolly Mammoth. We’ll discover elements of the Woolly Mammoth like their weird teeth, take a look at some of their contemporaries like saber-toothed cats and dire wolves, and even reconstruct a bit of Pleistocene Utah. You’ll never look at your neighborhood the same way again!

Session 1 – Thursday June 13, 2024 – 9:00AM – 1:00PM 
Session 3 – Thursday July 18, 2024 – 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Armored and Predacious

In this camp program, junior paleontologists will examine the dynamic relationship between predator and prey by discovering the mighty Triceratops, its kin, and its nemesis: Tyrannosaurus rex. Campers will get a close look at some real Triceratops fossils and try their hands at role-playing as a horned dinosaur. We might even make a little Duck Soup using techniques developed by real scientists. Who would win in a fight:
Triceratops or T. rex? Find out what the fossil record tells us about this epic matchup during this unforgettable experience!

Session 2 – Thursday June 20, 2024 – 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Session 4 – Thursday August 1, 2024 – 9:00AM – 1:00PM