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Join Me in Mount Pleasant for Rock Detectives Camp

Spring is here and it is time to think about summer camps for the kids. If you live in the Mount Pleasant / Charleston, South Carolina, area or plan to visit this summer, I would love to have you join me 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.

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, creating edible metamorphic rocks, panning for crystals, making pet rocks and more. During the camp, kids will participate in a Rock Bingo tournament and play Rock Jeopardy. The camp is well-suited for kids between the ages of 6 and 12. You can register for camp by clicking here beginning on February 27, 2017.

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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