Camp OverviewA Day at Camp

Badlands Science Camp

A day at Science Camp is busy and exciting. Campers participate in a wide range of activities throughout the day—from prospecting to screen washing to microfossil sorting to assembling dinosaur skeletons. Most of our time together is spent learning and exploring the science of palaeontology, but we also ensure there is time for campers to rest and recharge their batteries; quiet time for reading or reflecting on the day's events.

A Typical Day at Camp

Junior Science Camp Sample Schedule

Senior Science Camp Sample Schedule

Camp Food

Three meals and daily snacks are provided to ensure campers are energized for all our Camp activities. Vegetarian meals are available upon advance request. Please include all food allergies and food requirements in your campers registration form. Regretfully, we cannot guarantee a peanut-free environment.

Typical meals at camp may include:

Breakfast: Fresh fruit, bagels, cereal, milk, and juice.
Lunch: Sandwiches, pizza, taco-in-bag, fresh veggies, fruit, and dessert.
Supper:  burritos, spaghetti, hamburgers, chicken burgers, and a breakfast-for-dinner buffet Friday evening.

*Supper is not served on the first night.

Camp Accommodations

Campers and counsellors make their home in old-style prospector tents, which are used as sleeping and living quarters. Each tent is shared by one gender-specific staff member and six campers. The Badlands Science Camp site is just a short distance from the Royal Tyrrell Museum and nestled in Alberta's badlands.

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