Owen Hopkins Memorial

Kids Rock Camp

Camp Dates are June 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23, 2017

The Gulf Coast Gem and Mineral Society annually conducts a week long  summer program for kids ages 10-17.  They learn about rocks, minerals, fossils, gems and start your own collection with at least 30 specimens.  They use lapidary equipment and do projects. Flint knapping demonstration, printed material, and t-shirt are included.

Camp Activities will allow a child to earn badges in:

Collecting

Stone Age Tools & Art

Identification of Rocks and Minerals

Fossils

Lapidary Arts

Earth Processes

Fluorescence

Gemstone Lore & Legend

Careers in Earth Science

Bring a sack lunch. Bottled water and snack will be provided.

Upon successful completion of Kids Rock Camp, badges from the American Federation of Mineral Societies will be awarded at the general GCGMS meeting in September.

The camp is held at the GCGMS Lapidary Shop located at 3933 N. Timon Blvd. (North Beach) Normally – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Questions? Contact Linda Simpson: rockcamp_speaker@outlook.com,   361-877-5820 (no texting)

Registration Form

History of Kids Camp

The Owen Hopkins Memorial Kids Rock Camp was established and the first camp held in June of 2011.  Owen was a past President of the society.  His work in establishing educational classes and teaching classes is legendary.  More about Owen

The Society conducts an annual summer program for kids aged 8-17.  They learn about rocks, minerals, fossils, have fun, and start their own collection of minerals.  They normally take a fossil collecting field trip, use lapidary equipment and do projects that they are proud to show off to family and friends.  Attendees receive a tee shirt with the society logo and camp designation.

 

 

CampActivities allow students to earn badges from the Future Rockhounds of America AFMS/FRA Badge Program.

Collecting
Stone Age Tools & Art
Identification of Rocks and Minerals
Fossils
Field Trip
Lapidary Arts
Earth Processes
Also planned
Flint knapping demonstration
Fossil collecting field trip

 

2014 Camp Pictures

2013 Camp Pictures

2012 Camp Pictures

2011 Camp Pictures