One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville

Geology Camp

June 24 – 28, 2024

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.

Cost and Registration Details

The $450 registration fee includes all meals, housing, field trips, activities, supplies, and a camp shirt.

For the June 24-28 week, the final deadline for registration is June 12, 2024 unless the camp reaches capacity before that date. We are unable to refund registrations after June 12, 2024.

Please note that most camps fill up before the registration deadline so register early! If a camp reaches capacity before the deadline, there will be a waitlist available.

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

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.


Cedarville University Airport Transportation

Cedarville University provides shuttle service from Dayton (DAY) and Columbus (CMH) airports to pick up Academic Camp students between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday. The shuttles will drop off Academic Camp students at Dayton and Columbus airports on Friday after 3 p.m. Please check your camp schedule and note the check out time before you schedule a return flight. If your camp checks out at noon or later, you will want to schedule a return flight for 5:30 p.m. or later, otherwise they may miss out on scheduled activities.

For a shuttle service to Dayton, there is a $45 round-trip charge. For shuttle service to Columbus, there is an $80 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 click here to schedule and pay for airport transportation. This must be completed by your camp registration deadline.