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Rock Camp 2016

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Welcome to Rock Camp 2016!
June 20 - 24, 2016
Mount Pleasant Recreation Department
Park West Building
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

We are so excited that you are interested in our rock camp. This is the fourth year that we will hold the camp in conjunction with the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department. You can register for camp by clicking here beginning in March 2016.

Our camp is so much fun. Kids will learn to identify minerals, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks and igneous rocks with lessons, experiments, activities and play games. The last day of camp features a study of the rock cycle and how Earth's processes turn rocks from one form to another.

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 rock box to hold their collection that they assemble during the camp. Each day begins with a puzzle related to the day’s theme then 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 Rock Cycle day, the campers receive “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, making edible metamorphic rocks, panning for crystals and more. During the camp, kids will participate in a Rock Bingo tournament and play Rock Jeopardy. 
If you have any questions about camp, please email our camp leader, Tracy Barnhart, at

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