Geology Rocks! Youth Field Camp in the Black Hills

  Continental Camp Sponsor

Our summer camp FOSSILS: The Path of the Paleontologist is now full! If you have registered you will need to pay the
$50 registration fee to lock in your spot at camp.
 If you missed the chance to sign-up don't worry; we are opening a second session!

Session 2:
Coordinated by Dr. Kurt Katzenstein
Date: June 22-27, 2014
Cost: $975
Minimum enrollment of 12 students must be met. This session also has a max capacity of 16 students.

Session 1: FULL

Coordinated by Dr. Kurt Katzenstein
Date: June 8-13, 2014
Cost: $975

Are you ready to dig into geology?!

Students in this hands-on career camp will experience all of the geology the Black Hills area has to offer. From the ancient rock layers of the Black Hills, to the crystals and natural formations of area caverns and the fossils in the Badlands, Geology Rocks is a one-of-a-kind camp only available at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Get prepared to sleep under the stars and camp your way through the Black Hills as you make friends and learn about geology, and geological engineering!

Some of the topics students will learn through experiences or hands-on learning are as follows:

  • Minerals, rocks and fossils
  • Basic geology
  • Oil and gas exploration and production
  • Topographic maps
  • Geologic maps
  • Water, landslides, and earthquakes
  • Volcanoes and magmas
  • Geology of the Black Hills
  • The creation of mountains and landforms
 

The Geology Rocks! youth camp provides high school students the opportunity to learn about potential careers in the geosciences.  Campers observe the world-renowned Black Hills geology and the role it plays in surface and ground-water quality, geologic hazards, mineral resources, and paleontology and paleontological resource management.  

The experiences in this camp will inspire students to complete degrees so they can fill important jobs in the minerals industry (a staple in the Black Hills for over 125 years), paleontology and resource protection, petroleum exploration, environmental regulation, and geotechnical engineering

Geology Rocks! is sponsored by Continental Resources. This camp includes a visit and discussion from a geologist who works at Continental Resources. Read about last year's camp here.

New Discounts for 2014!

  • Register before April 1 and get $25 off of tuition.
  • Register with a friend and you each get $50 off of tuition.

Geology Rocks! Session 1 will take place June 8-13, 2014 and
Session 2 will be held June 22-27, 2014.

Grades 9-12
Registration Fee: $975**
(Includes camp, activities, room and board)

*Minimum enrollment must be met. 
**Register before April 1 and get $25 off of tuition. Register with a friend and you each get $50 off of tuition.  

***Note: If registering for more than one camp, please click here to register for 2nd or 3rd camp.

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For the latest information, please contact Youth Programs at:
(605) 394-2693
youthprograms@sdsmt.edu

 

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(July 20-25, 2014)
Geology Rocks! Youth Field Camp in the Black Hills
(June 8-13, 2014)
Fossils: The Path of the Paleontologist
(June 15-20, 2014)
Mining and Explosives Engineering Institute
(June 22-27)
Power Camp: Electronics and Computers in your Hands
(July 6-11, 2014)
ASM Materials, Metallurgy, and Forensics Institute
(July 13-18, 2014)
Chemical and Biological Engineering Institute
(July 20-25, 2014)
Robotics Camp
(July 27 - August 1, 2014)
Ask about other dates
(605) 394-2693