The Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation is entering its fourth year of presenting Dinosaur Camp, in conjunction with the Northern Lights College. Palaeontology student Robyn Sizzens of University of Alberta will be leading these camps, starting June 26 and running through August 25.
Most camps run daily from Monday to Friday and cater to kids aged 7-13. In addition two-day Mini-camps will be held for two weeks in August, for kids aged 6-13. Registration costs $150 for a week-long camp or $60 for a Mini-camp. The Raptor Camp is for first-time registrants, while graduates can return for the second-tier Tyrannosaur Camp. This year for the first time there will also be a week-long camp in Hudson?s Hope.
A quality experience is provided by having highly qualified palaeontology students lead the camps, in a course designed by the Museum Foundation?s palaeontologists, who often accompany the campers on field trips if their schedule permits.
Activities include field trips to dinosaur footprint sites and other fossil sites, identification and preparation of fossils (with take-home material), tours of the Dinosaur Discovery Gallery in Tumbler Ridge, daily lectures and games regarding dinosaurs, other fossils, and famous palaeontologists, a dinosaur excavation exercise, an introduction to BC?s geology, rocks and minerals and much more.
Hundreds of kids have gone through Dino Camp and had a unique and wonderful summer experience, and Tumbler Ridge is the only place in B.C. where such camps are organized. Parents often have a great time enjoying the wonderful scenery and hiking trails that Tumbler Ridge has to offer, while their kids are in camp.
For further details on Dinosaur Camp call (250) 242-DINO or visit www.tumblerridgemuseum.com