Collection of geodes with GoldieBlox kit

Junior Geologists Camp

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GOLDIEBLOX

Your camper will learn about the hidden depths of this planet’s rocky interior from an expert instructor while working on their GoldieBlox Crystal Growing Kit (included).

Camps run M-F until August 20
$235 • Ages 7 to 13 • 6-9 campers

FEATURING CONTENT FROM:

Dr. Wendy Bohon

Dr. Wendy Bohon
Earthquake Geologist, STEM Communicator

Let’s grow crystals!

Boy looking at geode through a magnifying glass

Daily Digs

For two hours each day, your camper will join a crew of friends, learn from an expert instructor about how rocks shape the world, and work on their GoldieBlox Crystal Growing Kit. Our team will reach out to confirm your shipping address. Kits will arrive before or on the first day of camp.

Monday: Rocks—Nature’s Best Storytellers
Campers will begin their geological exploration by learning how rocks tell the long story of earth’s history...and its future. Who lived here before the dinosaurs? What was the weather like back then? And when will we be able to walk to China? Plus campers will get acquainted with their GoldieBlox Crystal Growing Kits so they can see rocks come alive before their eyes.

Tuesday: Fancy Rocks—Gems, Minerals, & Crystals
From diamond rings to gold bars to ruby slippers, mankind’s most prized possessions are the world’s most dazzling rocks. Campers will explore how those rocks are formed—both naturally and in labs—and what makes them so rare, so beautiful, and so valuable.

Wednesday: Underground Exploration: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, & Plate Tectonics
Look outside and the ground seems firm and stable, but in reality it’s in constant motion below our feet. Campers will learn how rocks shape and reshape the world around us as they visit volcanoes, examine earthquakes, and explore the constantly changing configuration of continents.

Thursday: Space & Dinosaurs Rock
What do space and dinosaurs have in common with rocks? Today campers will find out, as they discover meteors and craters and uncover the fossil record...including the famous Chicxulub meteor that ended the age of the dinosaurs. Rocks prove that the earth has been covered in dinosaurs and visited by pieces of other planets, sometimes all at once.

Friday: Fascinating Formations
Big or small, from the Grand Canyon to campers’ growing crystals, rock formations are among the most alluring sights on earth. Today campers will explore the earth’s most exotic rock formations, share their handmade crystal journeys, and see geology meet geometry as they build the display cases for their finished crystals.

Student holding tablet

AfterCamp Challenges

It doesn’t have to end with the Daily Dig! Campers can visit the Learning Lab where featured guest stars will lead hands-on geology activities.

Girl holding rock formation displays

Unplug Projects

What better place to learn about the earth’s exterior than outside? Campers will have a chance to get away from the screen and get their hands dirty while working on their Crystal Growing Kit from GoldieBlox.

Boy playing on laptop with headphones

Junior Geologist StarCourses

Stay buckled in! Your camper will be invited to our upcoming live StarCourses where featured guest stars will continue their geological exploration.

Camp Dates & Times

Junior Geologists Camp

Week-long camps, available July - August

  • About 9 campers per camp
  • 2-hour daily sessions + bonus activities
  • Special content from featured guest stars

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