March has arrived and it is time to register your kids for Rock Detectives Summer Camp. If you live in the Mount Pleasant / Charleston, South Carolina, area or plan to visit this June, I would love to have you join me for camp for a ton of fun while we learn (don’t worry, the kids won’t realize). I am holding the camp at the Park West Recreation Building in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on the afternoons of June 19 through 23, 2017 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.
Each day of the camp has a different theme including:
- Day 1 = Minerals
- Day 2 = Igneous Rocks
- Day 3 = Sedimentary Rocks
- Day 4 = Metamorphic Rocks
- Day 5 = The Rock Cycle
On the first day of camp, the kids decorate a box to hold all of the rock and mineral samples that they gather during the week. Each day starts with a word find puzzle related to the day’s theme then we have a short lesson about minerals, rocks or the rock cycle while we identify different samples. Each day, the kids receive two mineral or rock samples to identify and keep for their own collection. Those samples follow the theme of the day. On Friday, Rock Cycle Day, the campers receive two “mystery” samples that may be either minerals or rocks.
After we identify samples, it is time for experiments like growing salt crystals, making (and exploding) a volcano, creating edible metamorphic rocks, panning for crystals, making pet rocks and 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 gets very competitive and they won’t want to leave! The camp is great 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to help!