Summer day camps at Penn Dixie

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With four different camps, children discover the natural sciences through hands-on activities, outdoor investigations, and team building projects. For additional information contact Director of Education Dr. Holly Schreiber at: (716) 627-4560 or using our online form. Campers must register at least one week prior to the first day of camp.


Dinosaurs, Fossils, and Nature

Locations: Penn Dixie, Past & Present Science & Nature Store, and Evangola State Park
Schedule: 9 am to 3 pm M-F
Ages: 8-13

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Science comes alive at three exciting sites right in your own neighborhood! The first stop is Penn Dixie on Monday and Tuesday where campers will explore paleontology, geology and will be collecting their own 380 million year old fossils. On Wednesday they venture off to Past & Present to discover the mysteries of the dinosaurs! The week will end at Evangola State Park on Thursday and Friday where campers can explore wetlands, fishing, skulls and more! Registration required.

2017 Sessions:

  • July 17-21
  • August 14-18

Rate: $190 per camper. Register by April 15 to save $5 per camper.


Nature Expedition

Locations: Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, Evangola State Park, and Penn Dixie
Schedule: 9 am to 3 pm M-F
Ages: 8-13

15404138092_2a0422abe7_bCome experience a summer day camp like never before! Campers will start their expedition at Reinstein Woods on Monday where they will investigate insects and plants and learn important wilderness survival skills. The next stop is Evangola State Park on Tuesday and Wednesday where campers will visit wetlands, examine skulls, go fishing and more. Campers will head to Penn Dixie on Thursday and Friday to explore paleontology, geology and collecting 380 million year old fossils. Registration required.

2017 Sessions:

  • July 31-August 4
  • August 28-September 1

Rate: $190 per camper/$180 for Penn Dixie and Reinstein Woods members. Register by April 15 to save $5 per camper.


PaleoZoo

Locations: Penn Dixie and The Buffalo Zoo
Schedule: 9 am to 3 pm M-F
Ages: 8-13

c700x420Join us for an all-new summer camp experience! Penn Dixie and The Buffalo Zoo have teamed up to offer a wild week-long experience at two unique science and nature organizations. Campers will visit Penn Dixie on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to learn about the scientific method, making observations, collecting field data, and the ancient ocean inhabitants that lived here 380 million years ago. It’s off to The Zoo on Thursday and Friday where campers will have the opportunity to apply the scientific method to study — up close and in person — the living inhabitants of modern ecosystems. Registration required.

2017 Session:

  • July 17-21

Rate: $190 per camper/$180 for Penn Dixie and Buffalo Zoo members. Register by April 15 to save $5 per camper.


Science Adventure

Location: Penn Dixie
Schedule: 9 am to 3 pm M-F with extended care available
Ages: 8-13
014Throughout the week, campers will explore paleontology, geology, astronomy, ecology and rocketry. Some of the projects will include building and launching your own rocket, creating a fossil and mineral collection, making erupting volcanoes and casting animal tracks. We offer extended care from 8:30am to 5pm for $15 per day for this camp only. Registration required.

2017 Sessions:

  • July 10-14
  • July 24-28
  • August 7-11
  • August 21-25

Rate: $190 per camper/$180 for Penn Dixie members. Register by April 15 to save $5 per camper.


All campers are bound to our Code of Conduct.