Camp OverviewA Day at Camp
Encana Badlands Science Camp
A day at Science Camp is busy and exciting. Campers participate in a wide range of activities throughout the day—from prospecting to screen washing to microfossil sorting to assembling dinosaur skeletons. Most of our time together is spent learning and exploring the science of palaeontology, but we also ensure there is time for campers to rest and recharge their batteries; quiet time for reading or reflecting on the day's events.
A Typical Day at Camp
Three meals and daily snacks are provided to ensure campers are energized for all our Camp activities. Vegetarian meals are available upon advance request. Please include all food allergies and food requirements in your campers registration form. Regretfully, we cannot guarantee a peanut-free environment.
Typical meals at camp may include:
Breakfast: Fresh fruit, bagels, cereal, milk, and juice.
Lunch: Sandwiches, pizza, taco-in-bag, fresh veggies, fruit, and dessert.
Supper: Spaghetti, lasagna, fresh salad, roasted chicken, potatoes, and bread.
*Supper is not served on the first night.
Campers and counsellors make their home in old-style prospector tents, which are used as sleeping and living quarters. Each tent is shared by one gender-specific staff member and six campers. The Encana Badlands Science Camp site is just a short distance from the Royal Tyrrell Museum and nestled in Alberta's badlands.
Seven Wonders Of The Badlands
Marvel at the wonders of the badlands on this guided hike.
Watch as fossils found right here in Alberta are prepared by our technicians for research and display.
Located 6 km from Drumheller, the Museum is nestled in the heart of the Canadian Badlands where fossil hunters have prospected for over a century.