CAMPS AND PROGRAMS

Most educational activities must be booked at least three days in advance and preferably 4-6 days in advance. Camps must be booked two weeks in advance and preferably 2-3 months in advance. Shorter-notice bookings may not be available. For information, availability and/or to make reservations, please call (254) 897-2960.

CAMPS

Fossil Rim + Camps = FUN!

Wolf Ridge Nature Camp offers a variety of camps including mini, day, overnight and Badge Camps. Spend a few hours, an entire day, or even the night with us and take home lasting memories, as well as a deeper knowledge of nature, endangered species and Fossil Rim’s mission to save them. One adult attends free with every 12 students. Programs offered are shown below. Optional sack lunches are $6.50 per person. Reservations are required.

Day Camps

Offering exciting short-term outings for schools and other groups, these camps include a guided tour of the park, a nature hike and two educational programs. You may bring your own lunch or we can preorder reasonably priced sack lunches from our lodging facilities (including sandwich, chips, drink and animal crackers). The price is $57 per person.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

Overnight Camps

During our most popular camps, schools and other groups often enhance their stay to include after-dinner activities around a campfire accompanied by the night sounds of Fossil Rim. These camps offer a guided tour, three educational programs and a nature hike.
Wolf Ridge Nature Camp offers modern units with air conditioning and heating. Restroom and shower facilities are near the bunkhouses. Participants need to bring their own sleeping bags and pillows. The price is $87 per person.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

Badge Camps

Scouting groups have the opportunity to turn a Day Camp or Overnight Camp into a Badge Camp, allowing the participants to earn a badge and receive a Fossil Rim fun patch. A day Badge Camp costs $62 per person, while an Overnight Badge Camp costs $94 per person.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

Mini Camps

Designed for school groups that cannot participate in a Day Camp, these programs run 3-4 hours in length and include a guided tour of the park, one educational program and a one-hour lunch break with a supervised visit to the Children’s Animal Center and Nature Store. The price is $35 per person, and one teacher/adult is admitted free with every 12 children.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

Badgefests

Badge Fests are unique events that occur on select dates throughout the year. These allow Scouts to visit various activity stations at the Overlook Area and Wolf Ridge Nature Camp. Upon completion of activities, the Scouts will qualify for two badges. A guided tour of the park, Badge Fest fun patch and all materials for badge activities are provided. The price is $39 per person. Registration cut-off 7 days before the event. Scouts must be accompanied by a paying adult. All Scouts and adults pay full price. Register with your troop number today!

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

THEMED CAMPS:

All of our themes are full of activities that can educate your class on specific TEKs and allow your group to learn conservation concepts while connecting with nature! For overnight camps, you will do all three programs listed under your chosen theme, take a guided nature hike, and ride in one of our vehicles for a guided tour through the park. If your group is coming for a day camp, you will choose which two programs you would like to do within your theme, as well as participate in the nature hike and tour. For groups scheduling a mini camp, you will choose one program and take a guided tour of Fossil Rim.

Tiny Helpers

Do you love bugs? Do you hate them? Either way, this is the camp for you! In each of these programs, you will learn about the cool adaptations of our little friends, as well as how they benefit the world around us!
Choose from Think Before You Squish (elementary age) / Natural Dyes / Doing The Rot Thing.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

Everyday Conservation

We all want to save the world, but most of us don’t know where to start! At this camp, you will find out where our resources come from, how they can be misused, and what you can do to conserve them.
Choose from Brink of Extinct / The Lorax / Trash To Treasure.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

Keeper In Training

There is a lot that goes into caring for animals in captivity. Learn what tasks our keepers are faced with when caring for some of our animals. You will even get to practice the skill of blow darting!
Choose from Behave Yourself / Capture Techniques / Animal Enrichment.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

Misunderstood Animals

Animals are more afraid of you than you are of them! Some of our animals get a bad reputation when they are, in fact, beneficial for humans and the environment. Learn how these misunderstood critters are really the good guys!
Choose from Behave Yourself / Have You Heard? (age 8+) / Scary Critters.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

Biology In Action

Channel your inner biologist and learn how we study Fossil Rim plants and animals from modern day to ancient history. Find evidence of prehistoric sea creatures and trace the steps of our current wildlife in this hands-on camp.
Choose from Animal Exploration / Animal Tracking / Fossil Discovery.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

Inspired By Nature

There is more to nature than meets the eye. This camp looks at the beauty and benefits of the organisms all around us to inspire our curiosity and creativity.
Choose from Nature Journaling / Fossil Discovery / Natural Dyes.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

Fossil Rim Safari

Explore all Fossil Rim has to offer! Learn about our amazing animals from our smallest beetle to our largest giraffe. Spend time with the animals and learn how we care for our species both big and small.
Choose from Animal Exploration / Capture Techniques / Scary Critters.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a tour, please call us at (254) 897-2960.

Design It Yourself

Don’t see what you are looking for? Ask to create your own themed camp! Mix and match our programs or inquire about other topics to make a camp perfect for your group.