Falls of the Ohio Summer Day Camps

Young Explorer Day Camps

Students will explore the different habitats found at the Falls of the Ohio State Park and exhibits within the Interpretive Center. Using hands-on educational activities, students will learn about science and history, including fossils, nature, native people, plants, aquatic life, and more. Grades 4-6 will attend in the morning and grades 1-3 will attend in the afternoon. (Grades are for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year.)

Dates and Times:
June 11-15: 8:30-11:30 a.m., grades 4-6, 1-4 p.m., grades 1-3
July 9-13: 8:30-11:30 a.m., grades 4-6, 1-4 p.m., grades 1-3
July 23-27: 8:30-11:30 a.m., grades 4-6, 1-4 p.m., grades 1-3
Fee: $100

Teen Archaeologist Day Camp

This “career camp” is for children ages 11-15 who are interested in exploring the work of an archaeologist. Students discover how archaeologists learn about past cultures and societies by studying human artifacts left by these earlier peoples. Activities at the Interpretive Center will be led by members of the Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society and archaeologist Anne Bader.

On Saturday, a parent or guardian must transport the child to the archaeology digging site and stay with the child. Families are welcome to watch the morning excavation and bring lunch. After lunch we will enjoy a special “Stratigrapic” Dessert and the campers will each present an example of their newly acquired, archaeology related skills.

Dates and Times:
June 28-30: Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fee: $100

Young Paleontologist Camp

This “career camp” is for children fascinated with fossils who will examine the life and live the life of a paleontologist. Led by Falls of the Ohio State Park paleontologist Alan Goldstein, students age 10-16 will discover how paleontologists learn about the history of life on Earth by studying fossils (the remains or traces of organisms such as plants and animals that lived in the past). Two off-site collecting trips are scheduled and a parent or guardian presence is required.
Parents or guardians must transport children to the off-site collecting trips on Wednesday and Thursday (this lasts usually from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
The child’s registration form must include a hand-written paragraph explaining why he/she wants to attend.

Dates and Times:
July 17-19, Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $100

Day camps are sponsored by The Falls of the Ohio Foundation and State Park Interpretive Center. To register for one of the day camps, email dani@fallsoftheohio.org or call 812.283.4999.

Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center is located at 201 West Riverside Drive in Clarksville, Ind.