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Field Science Camp

Field Science Camp

Field Science Camp – Day Camp

Ages 10-12| $275

A Field Scientists’ work is in the great outdoors. Make the mountains your laboratory this summer using advanced tools like increment borers and microscopes. Work with a licensed bird bander to trap and release live birds for a mercury toxicity study.  Tour the Pueblo Nature and Raptor Center and enjoy a live bird of prey program. Investigate the Arkansas River where we will catch aquatic and terrestrial insects to compare and contrast to those at Aiken Canyon. Discover ancient fossil plants and insects to compare to current and ancient times. Learn outside and become a field scientist who can teach others about the world around them. Daily choices for small group nature classes and activities let you choose your adventure. Woods, fields, and rocky crags offer boundless opportunities for learning and understanding. Team up with Catamount Institute this summer and feed your wild side in this camp just for Field Scientists!

  • Bird Banding Mercury Study: Catch and release live birds
  • Fossil dig
  • Insect identification with etymologists
  • Live birds of prey @ Pueblo Raptor Center
  • Arkansas River study
  • Student choice classes & activities

Colorado Springs
June 26-30 9:00am-4:00pm Monday – Friday


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is camp drop off?

The drop off for the Colorado Springs location is Catamount Institute at 740 W. Caramillo St. Colorado Springs, CO 80907 MAP.

What time is the camp drop off and pick up?

In Colorado Springs at Catamount Institute drop off is at 9:00am and pick up is at 4:00pm. They will then ride in the van to Aiken Canyon Nature Preserve south of Colorado Springs.

What should my child bring to camp?

  • For this day camp, please pack a snack, lunch and water bottle for your camper each day.
  • Please pack any and all medications the campers may need in their original containers with prescriber notes.(See additional note below)
  • Campers will be outside so we recommend they put sunscreen on in the morning before camp and bring a bottle to reapply as needed throughout the day.
  • Also have your camper wear or bring a brimmed hat, rain jacket, tennis shoes or hiking boots. Campers will be outside exploring doing field studies so please send them in clothing you don’t mind getting wet and muddy. Sometimes an extra pair of socks can come in handy as well.

Please familiarize yourself with our Camp Policies and Procedures

Have questions call Chris at 719-471-0910 x106 or click here to contact us!

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Catamount Institute
740 West Caramillo St.
Colo Spgs, CO 80907
Phone: (719) 471-0910
Fax: (719) 471-0910