Do you have a dinosaur or rock enthusiast at home? Would they like to explore Colorado’s ancient past by studying layers of rock and hundreds of fossils? Dinosaur Ridge offers eight weeks of day camp every year for your aspiring junior paleontologist or geologist. Filled with hands-on activities ranging from measuring real dinosaur footprints to collecting rocks from local formations, Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camps can’t be beat. This past year, we even had five students from other countries join us!

Camp Sessions 2018

Camp runs daily from 9 am to 3 pm. Dinosaur Ridge is unable to offer before- and after-care.

All of our summer camp sessions are complete for 2017. Please check back this winter for the announcement of our 2018 summer camp dates.

Camp Details

Cost: $250 per child per camp (FODR member); $275 per child per camp (non-member).  Scholarships, sibling discounts, and multi-camp discounts are available. Please email for more information.

Jr. Paleontologists Camp

This intermediate camp focuses primarily on the fossils that are found in and around the Morrison and Golden Fossil Areas.

Ages 8-12

Fossils and Fun Camp

This beginner camp is a great introduction to the geology, paleontology, and ecology of Dinosaur Ridge and the surrounding areas.

 Ages 6-10

Jr. Geologists Camp

This intermediate camp focuses on local rocks and formations of Colorado’s Front Range, and what we can learn from rocks and minerals.

Ages 8-12

Questions about summer camps? Please contact the Education Programs Coordinator, Erin LaCount, at

16831 W Alameda Pkwy.

Morrison, CO 80465

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