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Dirt Camp

Dirt Camp

Dirt, Rocks & Worms – Day Camp

Ages 10-12 | $275

Get your hands dirty this summer in Garden of the Gods! Grab a shovel and dig into underground ecosystems. Catch soil insects and start a worm farm to take home for vermicomposting. Learn about rocks and minerals of the Pikes Peak region. Split shale from a fossil quarry and find fossils to keep. Become a soil scientist with soil chemistry tests for nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to find the perfect garden soil.  Visit Cave of the Winds for a tour of dripping crystals and growing rocks.  Leave your mark on Garden of the Gods Park, each day will include a few hours of soil conservation project work with the Rocky Mountain Field Institute. We might build a rock wall, or install a water diversion bar. Who knows what we will get into! Come play in the dirt with us this summer at Garden of the Gods!

  • Garden of the Gods
  • Fossils to take home
  • Caving trip at Cave of the Winds
  • Pet worms, soil insects and arachnids
  • Soil chemistry experiments
  • Rocky Mountain Field Institute projects each morning

July 10-14 9:00am-4:00pm Monday – Friday – Week Full to be placed on the waitlist please call 719-471-0910 x108

Drop off and Pick up at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904


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