It’s Time to Register for Rock Camp 2017!

March has arrived and it is time to register your kids for summer camps. If you live in the Mount Pleasant / Charleston, South Carolina, area or plan to visit this June, I would love to have you join us for Rock Detectives Camp. The camp will be held at the Park West Recreation Building in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on June 19 through 23, 2017 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Come join us for a full week of geology fun!

Each day of the camp has a different theme.

  • Day 1 = Minerals
  • Day 2 = Igneous Rocks
  • Day 3 = Sedimentary Rocks
  • Day 4 = Metamorphic Rocks
  • Day 5 = The Rock Cycle

On the first day, the kids receive and decorate a box to hold all of the rock and mineral samples that they get during the camp. Each day begins with a puzzle related to the day’s theme then we have a short lesson about minerals, rocks or the rock cycle. Each day of the camp, the kids receive two mineral or rock samples to identify and keep for their own collection that coincide with the day’s theme. On Friday, Rock Cycle Day, the campers receive two “mystery” samples that may be either minerals or rocks.

Each day, the kids will perform experiments related to mineral and rock formation including growing salt crystals, making (and exploding) a volcano (yes, we do that outside!), creating edible metamorphic rocks, panning for crystals, making pet rocks and much, much more. During the week of camp, kids will participate in a Rock Bingo tournament and play Rock Jeopardy. Don’t bother trying to pick your kids up early, Rock Bingo is a very serious tournament and they won’t want to leave! The camp is well-suited for kids between the ages of 6 and 12. You can register for camp by clicking here.

If you have questions about my camp in June 2017, please email me at tracyb@minimegeology.com and I’ll be happy to help!

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