SUMMER CAMPS

Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camps are an unforgettable adventure! Our weekly outdoor day camps keep kids moving and discovering in the incredible setting of our National Natural Landmark and outdoor museum. These experiences are designed to foster excitement and wonder for science, art, and the outdoors while engaging in our hands-on educational curriculum based on Colorado Academic Standards.

Our small group sizes give every camper the opportunity to play, explore, and expand their knowledge.  Each weekly camp offers exploration of the Dinosaur Ridge fossil sites, field trips to museums and natural areas, as well as guest presenters.

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Gift certificates for summer camp tuition are now available. Click here for details.

June 4-8: Fossils and Fun (This session is FULL!) — (age 6-10)

June 11-15: Rock Stars (NEW!)  — (age 10-13)

June 11-15: Fossils and Fun (This session is FULL!)(NEW!)  — (age 6-10)

June 18-22: Junior Scientists (NEW!) — (age 8-11)

June 25-29: Nature Trekkers (This session is FULL!)  (NEW!) — (age 6-10)

July 9-13: Fossils and Fun (This session is FULL!) — (age 6-10)

July 16-20: Rock Stars (NEW!) (This session is FULL!) — (age 10-13)

July 16-20: Fossils and Fun (This session is FULL!)(NEW!) — (age 6-10)

July 23-27: Junior Scientists (NEW!) — (age 8-11)

July 30-Aug 3: Nature Trekkers (This session is FULL!) (NEW!) — (age 6-10)

Full Day Camp:  $300 per week

Post Camp Care: $60 per week

Membership Discount*: $20 off per camp

Sibling/Multi Camp Discount*: $20 off second camp

Our Post Camp program is a mix of structured and unstructured exploration and play.  Campers will have the option to continue the day’s favorite activities and/or participate in a variety of games and crafts.

Campers can be picked up anytime from 3pm-5pm.

* Maximum of one discount per camp, per child

 

2018 Summer Camps (click for details)

  • FOSSILS & FUN
    FOSSILS & FUN
  • FOSSILS & FUN
    FOSSILS & FUN
    Fossils and Fun is a hands-on, creative journey into our local rich natural history, animals, and resources. Daily science activities, crafts and investigations lead campers to great discovery at our outdoor museum and beyond! Campers will journey to local fossil sites to see and touch real dinosaur bones and tracks, create and take home fossil replicas, and participate in a sand castle challenge simulating geologic processes. Field Trips may include Bear Creek Lake Park, Matthews Winters Park, Red Rocks Park, and more! This camp is the perfect opportunity for future paleontologists, outdoor enthusiasts, and dinosaur lovers to do science in a whole new way. This camp is recommended for children that have finished kindergarten through those going into fifth grade, or 6 to 10 years of age.
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  • NATURE TREKKERS
    NATURE TREKKERS
  • NATURE TREKKERS
    NATURE TREKKERS
    Trekkers will engage their adventurous spirits as they learn outdoor skills and exciting ways to thrive in nature. Campers will hike through the pines of Lookout Mountain, explore the rivers of Morrison, and learn how to make a survival kit and build a shelter. Nature Trekkers will discover the outdoor skills geologists, paleontologists, and naturalists need to fully explore our unique backyard, such as map and compass skills and wildlife and plant identification. Field trips may include Lookout Mountain Nature Center, Idaho Springs, Triceratops Trail fossil sites, and more! Prepare to see the outdoors in a whole new light! This camp is recommended for children that have finished kindergarten through those going into fifth grade, or 6 to 10 years of age.
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  • JUNIOR SCIENTISTS
    JUNIOR SCIENTISTS
  • JUNIOR SCIENTISTS
    JUNIOR SCIENTISTS
    Calling all junior scientists! Full steam ahead for this awesome inquiry-based science camp! Campers will explore many different branches of science such as studying fossils using paleontology and geology, tinkering and experimenting with chemistry and physics, and learning about the sun, planets and stars using astronomy! Be prepared to create edible crystals, build erupting volcanoes, and see local animals. Field trips may include the Denver Museum of Nature and science, Robert H. Johnson Planetarium, School of Mines Geology Museum, and more! This camp is for every kid who dreams of telescopes, fossil digs, contraptions, and messy science all in one amazing week! This camp is recommended for children that have finished 2nd grade through those going into 6th grade, or 8 to 11 years of age.
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  • ROCK STARS
    ROCK STARS
  • ROCK STARS
    ROCK STARS
    Advanced Campers with a passion for hands-on earth science will love this camp’s in-depth focus on all things Paleontology and Geology. From the dawn of the planet to today’s modern environments, campers will explore, observe, map, draw, and measure fossils and rock layers from Dinosaur Ridge to Idaho Springs. See where glaciers shaped our Front Range, touch dinosaur bones and tracks, and explore natural resources through games and experiments. This is an engaging week of fossil collection, paleo-art, and outdoor leadership. Field trips may include the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, School of Mines Geology Museum, Morrison Natural History Museum, American Mountaineering Museum, and an outdoor community service project! This camp is recommended for children that have finished 4th grade through those going into 8th grade, or 10 to 13 years of age.
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Do you have questions about camps? Read through our Summer Camp FAQ page for more information. You can also download our Policies & Procedures.

Your 14- to 18-year old can apply to be a Junior Counselor for the 2018 Summer Camp Season. Our Junior Counselor page has more information.

Gift certificates for summer camp tuition are now available. Click here for details.

Dinosaur Ridge is hiring Summer Camp Staff: Click here for our Camp Leader job posting. OR Click here for our Junior Counselor application.

16831 W Alameda Pkwy.

Morrison, CO 80465

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