Field Schools & Institutes

Overnight Camps

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Grade Level:
Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
Subject:
Literacy and Language Arts,Math,Science,Social Studies

Background

Come camp at the Canyon for a night, a few days, or even a full week! Group Overnight Camps allow students to unearth and explore the Canyon. Every day is different and you never know what amazing encounters are just around the bend.

Designed for school groups, but open to all, the Canyon Field School Overnight Camps are curriculum based and developed using Arizona State Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

All group camps are priced based on a max of 18 youth campers and 6 chaperones. Larger groups should contact CFS to discuss their options. Additional chaperones may be permitted to participate, space dependent, for a small additional fee. 
Programs are offered April through October. To find out more information on pricing and availability visit our website and fill out our Interest Form anytime, enrollment is ongoing! 
Youth make a heart shape with their hands in front of a sunset.

Program Options


Park After Dark


Red lights illuminate telescopes pointed at the night sky and milky way overhead.
 At Grand Canyon you can stand at the edge of our geologic history and look up to see deep into our universe's past. In this immersive camp, youth will become amateur astronomers and young geologists at a Dark Night Sky park and a natural world wonder preserved for its unique geology. Through exploration, students learn how astronomy affects us everyday and how stars formed the canyon’s matter. 



Program length: 3 or 5 days
Grade level: 6th-12th grades
Subjects: night conservation, astronomy, constellations, light, night adaptations, geology, paleontology, earth science, physical science, geography

Find out more or fill out an interest form for this program.


Nature Detectives

A girl looks through binoculars while standing in a pine forest.
 Campers will use inquiry and investigation to discover Grand Canyon’s diverse ecosystems. From a “Critter Scene Investigation” about predator-prey relationships to a population flux “resource race” and a skull lab exploration, students focus on animal and plant adaptations while introducing students to some of the amazing creatures that call Grand Canyon home.


Program length: single overnight, 3, or 5 days
Grade level: 5th-12th grades
Subjects: Biology: Animals, Conservation, Ecology, Education, Environment, Geography, History, Science and Technology, Wilderness, Wildlife Biology

Find out more or fill out an interest form for this program.


Conservation Heroes

Students raise their arms in excitement in front of a sunset.
 This camp probes into conservation issues related to the Canyon, what causes them, and ways campers can help protect and conserve both Grand Canyon and their own backyard. Through in-depth explorations of endangered species at the Canyon to water conservation concerns, campers will learn that their actions can make a difference!


Program length: single overnight, 3, or 5 days
Grade level: 5th-12th grades
Subjects:Conservation issues, natural resources, endangered species, environmental choices, conservation science

Find out more or fill out an interest form for this program.

 

Scientific Investigations

Students examine the features of a pronghorn skull and record observations.


 This camp takes an in-depth look at how research and discovery happens here at Grand Canyon. Students explore their own hypotheses and learn the various steps of scientific inquiry while becoming immersed in the Canyon and all it has to offer.



Program length: single overnight, 3, or 5 days
Grade level: 5th-12th grades
Subjects: scientific inquiry, field science, ecology, geology, anthropology, physical science, biology, conservation, environment, wildlife biology

Find out more or fill out an interest form for this program.


Careers in the Canyon

Youth and rangers pose in front of a rescue ambulance.
 The secrets of the Grand Canyon are told by the people who live and work here. In this program students will discover the many types of careers the National Park has to offer. From botanists to archivists to emergency personnel, there are lots of people working hard to protect and preserve Grand Canyon.



Program length:  3 or 5 days
Grade level: 5th-12th grades
Subjects: Career Studies, Community, Conservation, Education, Environment, Government, History, Recreation / Leisure / Tourism, Science and Technology, Service Learning

Find out more or fill out an interest form for this program.


Junior Ranger Camp

Two rangers and a junior ranger look out over a Grand Canyon sunset.

 Hike the trails, uncover fossils, and become a badge-carrying member of the protectors of National Parks in this comprehensive camp. Campers will earn up to 6 different Junior Ranger Badges, experience the cultural and natural history of the park, and fulfill all of the requirements to become a Scout Ranger. Each camp includes a volunteer service project. The camp will culminate in a solemn Ranger swearing in ceremony conducted by real park rangers. 

Program length: single overnight, 3, or 5 days
Grade level: 5th-12th grades
Subjects:  ecology, geology, anthropology, night skies

Find out more or fill out an interest form for this program.


Interested in enrolling in one of our programs? 

Fill out the Interest Form anytime, our enrollment is ongoing! 

Contact Us: 

Canyon Field School Website 


E-mail Us

Phone: (928)-863-3894

Mailing Address: 
Grand Canyon National Park
Attention: Canyon Field School
PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

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Last updated: December 13, 2018