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Children ages 7-12 are invited to explore Earth’s deep past at Edelman Fossil Park’s GEO Explorers Summer Day Camp. Embark on a voyage of discovery with Rowan scientists to discover how the fossil quarry in Mantua Township may hold clues to the mysteries of dinosaur extinction. Your camper will tap into their inner-scientist as they excavate and examine 65-million-year-old fossils! They will also engage in workshops to learn about fossils, rocks, sediments and plant life native to this region. Not only will your camper learn so much, they will have fun in the process! On the last day of camp, parents and siblings are welcome to join their camper in the fossil quarry where you will dig (and take home (*restrictions apply) your own fossil specimens in the adventure of a lifetime. 

Dates and Time:  

All camp days run through Monday-Friday from 8:30am - 11:30am.

  • Week 1: June 29 - July 3, 2020 (for Grade levels 2&3)
    • Registration Deadline: June 22, 2020
  • Week 2: July 6 - 10, 2020 (for Grade levels 3&4)
    • Registration Deadline: June 29, 2020
  • *Week 3: July 13-17, 2020 (for Grade levels 4&5)
    • Registration Deadline: July 6, 2020
  • *Week 4: July 20-24, 2020 (for Grade levels 5&6)
    • Registration Deadline: July 13, 2020

*Different curriculum, ideal for repeat campers

Snacks and Water:

Campers should bring a healthy snack to enjoy during our mid-morning break. Please send plenty of water with your campers (no juices or sodas please, as they can dehydrate the children in the heat). If a camper forgets a snack, we will attempt to provide a snack for the camper, being mindful of dietary restrictions and/or allergies listed in your camper’s paperwork.

About Our Staff:

Camp sessions are limited to 30 campers and our camp boasts a low 6:1 camper to counselor ratio. All workshops and hands-on activities are led by Rowan scientists, Fossil Park staff, and volunteers certified in our programming, as well as advanced Education majors at Rowan.

About Our Outdoor Location:

GEO Explorers camp takes place on the grounds of the 65-acre Edelman Fossil Park (in Mantua Township behind the Lowe’s at 625 Woodbury-Glassboro Road, Sewell). Rowan acquired the site in 2016 as a fossil research and educational outreach facility with plans to build a world-class natural history museum and visitor center, nature trails, a playground and other amenities.

Until construction of our buildings is complete in 2023, camp sessions will take place under large tents on the grounds as well as in the fossil quarry itself. We have plenty of shaded areas, cooling misters, and lots of extra water on hand during all summer events. Daily activities are held as scheduled unless there is a threat of thunder and lightening.

Registration and Camp Fees:

All fees include a camp t-shirt, completed projects, and a certificate of participation.
Weekly Camp Fee: $199

Once you register for your event, you will receive from Rowan University a confirmation email with your payment and registration details.  You will also receive a link containing important information including a map with directions and helpful tips, medicine distribution form, instructions to download REMIND - the free communication app, and policy and procedures.


  • Rowan Employees - 10% Discount (must be logged in with your Rowan Employee email address for discounts to appear at checkout)
  • Active Military - 10% Discount (contact Natalie Foxhill before registering to receive your coupon code)
  • Siblings - 10% Discount (contact Natalie Foxhill ( before registering to receive your coupon code)

Refund Policy:

You are eligible for a full refund if notified before June 10, 2020. 

For more information about this event, please contact: 
Natalie Foxhill, Events Coordinator
Office: 856-256-5241