Field Camp

Camp Dates Ages Member Rate Non-Member Rate

Field Camp: Battle of Prehistory (at SunWatch)

June 3 - 7 9-14 $290 $300
Field Camp: LORE (at Boonshoft Museum) June 10 – 14 9-14 $340* $350*

Maximum: 24 Campers per session
Ages 9-14
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Campers will learn what it takes to be a field researcher by being immersed in data collection and observation using real scientific tools and techniques! NEW for 2019, we will offer two entirely different Field Camp experiences, one based out of the Boonshoft Museum, and the other at our sister site, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park.

WEEK 1: Field Camp: Battle of Prehistory 
At SunWatch
Members $290 | Non Members $300

Join a real archaeologist and paleontologist at SunWatch Indian Village to explore and identify prehistoric and modern insects, plants, and mammals. Explore the Fort Ancient culture, prehistoric Ohio, and Cretaceous period by playing prehistoric games, seeing real dinosaur bones, excavating replica archaeological and paleontological sites, and to learn what the world would have been like long ago. 

ATTENTION: Campers will spend a great deal of time outside and should be dressed accordingly; guidelines will be provided. There are NO trips off site in this experience. Due to the advanced content, campers interested in attending this camp must submit a letter of reference from a teacher or other adult able to comment on student interest and commitment. See below.

WEEK 2: Field Camp: LORE
At the Boonshoft Museum
Members $340 | Non Members $350 (includes transportation fees)

Join the Boonshoft for our Field School! Campers will learn what it takes to be a field researcher by being immersed in data collection and observation using real scientific tools and techniques. Topics covered include: aquatic biology, ornithology, entomology, botany, archaeology, and herpetology. Daily trips to new locations will occur to allow campers to compare and contrast a variety of habitats and the life living in each.

ATTENTION: This camp runs rain or shine except in the event of extreme heat or lightening. Campers will be outside the majority of the day and should be dressed accordingly; guidelines will be provided. Three of the five days will be spent at locations not within walking distance of the Museum. Due to the advanced content, campers interested in attending this camp must submit a letter of reference from a teacher or other adult able to comment on student interest and commitment. See below.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Due to the nature of these camps, applicants must be pre-approved to register. Approval will be based on submitting a Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or other non-relative adult who can speak to the student's interest and commitment in this camp.

Recommendation letter(s) should be emailed to SummerCamps@BoonshoftMuseum.org with "Field Camp Application" in the subject line. Once approved, campers will receive a special link to register for this camp.


PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Please plan to provide your camper(s) with a bagged lunch. Microwaves and refrigerators are not available, so please do not pack lunches that require heating, and pack perishable items with an ice pack.

The maximum attendance per camp is 24 students; minimum attendance per camp is 12. The Boonshoft Museum reserves the right to cancel any camps not reaching the minimum attendance required, and participants will be notified one week prior to the camp run date. Campers will be transferred to another camp of their choice at no additional fee. If no other sessions are available, a full refund will be issued. Please be sure to review your selections prior to final checkout, as all sales are final. If you wish to make changes after completing registration, a $25 administrative fee will be added to the card used to pay for camp.

*Transportation fee for the second Field Camp option will cover the cost of three (3) days of off-site visits not within walking distance of the Museum.

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