Camp 1 June 25-27, 2019

Camp 2 June 11-13, July 9-11, 2019

Camps are 3 days, Tuesday - Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Family membership is required in order for the child to attend camp

Application Form for Membership

Camp costs are $60 per child

Application Form for Kids Rock Camp

Bring your own lunch and drinks, water will be provided. The camp is held at the GCGMS Lapidary Shop located at the Kiwanis Park on North Beach:

3933 N. Timon Blvd

Corpus Christi, TX 78402

The Gulf Coast Gem and Mineral Society presents the annual summer camp programs for kids aged 9-17. You will learn about rocks, minerals, fossils, gems and start your own collection with at least 24 specimens. Included are projects, printed materials, demonstrations, and the use lapidary equipment. After attending the Rock Camp 1, children are eligible to attend the Advanced Lapidary Camp 2 the following year. This advanced camp focuses on lapidary arts and using lapidary equipment, fluorescent minerals, and advanced identification of minerals.  

Camp 1 Activities will teach beginning students about:

Collecting
Stone Age Tools & Art
Identification of Rocks and Minerals
Fossils
Fluorescent Minerals
Lapidary Arts
Earth Processes
Gold Panning and Prospecting
Gemstone Lore and Legend
Earth Resources
Special Effects


Camp 2 Activities will allow advanced students to continue learning about:

Advanced Mineral Identification
Lapidary Arts
Fluorescent Minerals
Microscopic World
Rocking on the computer
Maps

Upon successful completion of the Kid’s Rock Camp, kids will receive badges from the American Federation of Mineral Societies.  Presentation of awards will be at general GCGMS meeting in September 

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  • Badges that can be earned by our Junior Rockhounds Badges that can be earned by our Junior Rockhounds
  • Rock Camp T-Shirts for all campers
  • All campers received a rock collection complete with this cool collection box All campers received a rock collection
  • First day, at the CC Museum of Science and History First day, at the CC Museum of Science and History
  • The entire gang The entire gang
  • Getting a look behind the scene Getting a look behind the scene
  • Cooling down on the Museum grounds Cooling down on the Museum grounds
  • Second Day creations Second Day creations
  • working with hot glue and rocks working with hot glue and rocks
  • everybody was learing how to work on the machines everybody was learing how to work on the machines
  • creations creations