Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation
Box 1348 Tumbler Ridge, BC V0C 2W0
Contact: Dr Charles Helm, Vice President – 250 242
July 8, 2005
Tumbler Ridge – The third season of Dino Camp kicked
off on July 4 from the Tumbler Ridge Campus of Northern Lights
College with an all-female class.
Dino Camp is a summer science camp jointly initiated by the
College and the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation after the
discovery of dinosaur tracks and bones sparked a flurry of
and research by Canada’s leading dinosaur experts.
The camps introduce students to biology, geology and palaeontology
through field trips and interactive classroom activities.
According to student coordinators Janet Proos and Melanie
Dame - currently instructing their second summer in Tumbler
- this is the first year they have led an all-girl camp.
Proos, entering her fourth year of Palaeontology at the
U of A, says
the mix of boys and girls is usually equal. “I wouldn’t
say one group is more into dinosaurs than the other; this could
be a fluke, or it could indicate a growing trend among girls
to become more interested in the sciences.” Proos
estimates that males and females are equally represented
in her U of
The 2005 summer program has expanded beyond the introductory
(Raptor) camp, designed for students aged 8 to 12, to include
a second-level Tyrannosaur and the brand new third-level
Pterosaur camp. Triceratops camp is a 2-day condensed version
aged 6 to 8, and this year an adult ‘Ankylosaur’ camp
has been scheduled for one time only, from August 15 to
Dino Camp provides an excellent opportunity for moms
dads to spend their days hiking some of the twenty-five
Tumbler Ridge trails, going on guided dinosaur footprint
etc, while the kids attend camp. Accommodations in Tumbler
Ridge include campgrounds, the TR Inn, Mountain Base Camp,
and the Golden Aspen and Mountain Spirit B&Bs.
Dino Camp information, photos and sponsoring organizations
can be found at www.nlc.bc.ca/trce