Junior Geologist Summer Day Camp

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In our Junior Geologist summer day camp, kids learn all about geology and physical science through hands-on outdoor activities. Junior Geologists will explore and discover the natural world around them with projects, games, and short hikes near the Garden of the Gods. At the end of the 5-day camp, kids will earn their certificate as a full-fledged Junior Geologist!

Recommended for ages 8 - 12. Limited to 10 campers



2023 Camp Dates:  June 12th - 16th (M-F)

​9 am - 12 pm

Registration Cost: $215

Camp Schedule:

Monday: Rocks and Minerals

Tuesday: Dinosaurs and Fossils

Wednesday: Streams and Floods

Thursday: Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Friday: Geology Hike and Gold Prospecting


All project materials including a rock geode, fossil, and a selection of minerals for each camper to take home. Snacks and bottled water provided. Instruction by two camp instructors ensuring a safe, fun experience!    

Please call or email with questions about the camp:



Reviews from previous camps:

"My 8-year-old absolutely loved the geology camp this summer! Lessons were packed with information and activity, and my daughter couldn't wait to tell me what she did each day. She looks forward to participating again next summer!" - Amy

"Two of our kiddos attended geology camp. They had a great time! We highly recommend it!" -Kerry

Fields Park

114 El Paso Blvd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Camp Director

Eric Billmeyer

Eric teaches geology and physical geography classes at the local university where he has over 15 years of experience bringing these subjects to life!  He is excited to bring his knowledge and teaching skills to budding geologists this summer!