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Geology Camp

June 6-10, 2016

Geology Camp will cover a wide variety of geologic topics. The schedule will include a field trip each day to a location in Ohio or Northern Kentucky.  Sites to be visited may include the Creation Museum in KY, fossil collecting sites, nearby gorges and parks, the Ohio Caverns, and an impact crater site.  Time will be spent in discussing dinosaurs, fossils, and the Bible.  Participants will learn how to do laboratory tests to characterize minerals and rocks.  Fun and relaxing evening activities will also occur, both on and off campus.

The camp instructor is Assistant Professor of Geology Tom Rice, who has degrees and work experience in both geology and engineering.  Prior to coming to Cedarville University in 2011, Mr. Rice spent over 30 years working in government research, academia, industry, and as a consultant.  Most of those years were spent doing work in the natural gas industry as a geologist, environmentalist, and engineer.  He has worked from Virginia to Arctic Alaska and many places in-between and has done marine geology work in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf.  He is a registered professional geologist.  Two upperclassmen geology students will assist with the camp activities.

Campers will get to meet current Cedarville geology students and learn more about studying this fascinating subject at Cedarville. Geology is the science where God’s Creation is revealed in its most spectacular glory.

Geology Camp is open to Christian students entering 10th through 12th grades, or incoming freshmen to Cedarville University.

Tentative Schedule

June 6

Time
Activity
Location

3-5 p.m.
Registration
Miter Center

5-6 p.m.
Dinner
Stevens Student Center (SSC) Dining Hall

6 p.m.
Welcome to Geology Camp!
Center for Biblical and Theological Studies (CBTS) 117

7 p.m.
Admissions Presentation
CBTS 104

7:30 p.m.
Young's Run with Admissions Counselors
Young's Jersey Dairy, Yellow Springs, OH

10:30 p.m.
Devotions with counselors
McChesney/McKinney Hall

June 7

Time
Activity
Location

7-8 a.m.
Breakfast
SSC Dining Hall

8 a.m.
Fossil Hunting, Caesar Creek State Park
Caesar Creek State Park

12-1 p.m.
Lunch
SSC Dining Hall

1 p.m.
Dinosaurs and the Bible
ENS 240

2 p.m.
Fossil Identification
ENS 248, Geology Lab

3:30 p.m.
Scripture and the Age of the Earth
ENS 240

5-6 p.m.
Dinner
SSC Dining Hall

6 p.m.
Activity to be determined
To be determined

10:30 p.m.
Devotions with counselors
McChesney/McKinney Hall

June 8

Time
Activity
Location

7-7:30 a.m.
Breakfast
SSC Dining Hall

7:30 a.m.
Depart for Creation Museum
Creation Museum, Petersburg, KY

12-1 p.m.
Bag Lunch at Creation Museum

5-6 p.m.
Dinner
SSC Dining Hall

7 p.m.
Board Games or movie
SSC Game Room or other

10:30 p.m.
Devotions with counselors
McChesney/McKinney Hall

June 9

Time
Activity
Location

7-8 a.m.
Breakfast
SSC Dining Hall

8 a.m.
Depart for Ohio Caverns
West Liberty, OH

12-1 p.m.
Lunch
SSC Dining Hall

1-2 p.m.
Set in Stone DVD Presentation
 

2-4 p.m.
Laboratory Activity – Making a Map
Geology Lab, ENS 248

4-5 p.m.
Geological Research or Applied Geology. Which way to go?
Geology Lab, ENS 240

5-10:30 p.m.
Cookout, Games, and Campfire at Rice's house
Rice's house in Xenia

10:30 p.m.
Devotions with counselors
McChesney/McKinney Hall

June 10

Time
Activity
Location

7-8 a.m.
Breakfast
SSC Dining Hall

8 a.m.
Hike in Clifton Gorge
Clifton, Ohio

11 a.m.
The Profession of Geology and Q&A Session, Rice
ENS 240

12-1 p.m.
Lunch
SSC Dining Hall

1 p.m.
Check Out
Miter Center

Cost and Registration Details

The $400 registration fee includes all meals, housing, field trips, activities, supplies, and a camp shirt.

For the June 6-10 week, the final deadline for registration is May 30, 2016.

Check into residence halls between 3-5 p.m. on Monday. Camp concludes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, unless indicated otherwise in the camp schedule. All campers must be picked up by 2:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to accommodate any early arrivals/late departures for any camp students. Please adjust your schedule accordingly.

What to Bring

  • Great attitude
  • Open heart to the Lord
  • Excitement to learn
  • Desire to make new friends

and in your suitcase…

  • Walking/hiking shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunblock and insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Bible
  • linens or sleeping bag for twin bed
  • pencil and notebook
  • umbrella
  • personal items
  • towels
  • comfortable clothes and shoes
  • pillow
  • trash can
  • money for snacks
  • signed medical release form

What to Wear

Modest casual dress including blue jeans, shorts, and t-shirts are acceptable for camp activities. Shorts should be no shorter than halfway between the top of the knee and top of the thigh. Exposed midriff style shirts are not allowed.

Resources

Cedarville University Airport Transportation

Dayton – $45 roundtrip
Columbus – $80 roundtrip

Cedarville University provides shuttle service from Dayton and Columbus airports to pick up Academic Camp students at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday. The shuttles will drop off Academic Camp students at Dayton and Columbus airports on Friday at 3:00 p.m. For a shuttle service to Dayton, there is a $45.00 round-trip charge. For shuttle service to Columbus, there is a $80.00 round-trip charge.

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any early arrival and early/late departure for any camp students. Please adjust your schedule accordingly.

Please e-mail Event Services with your student's flight information and cell phone number (if applicable) by the registration deadline to confirm shuttle service.