Join us for a week of exploring, astronomy and fun.
Learn about the stars, planets, sun, and moon under clear night skies of the central Oregon desert.
Join us in the central Oregon desert as we search the sky for galaxies, nebulae, and planets through a telescope.
Practice locating star clusters and galaxies with a telescope, then take your new skills to one of the largest and most popular astronomy events in the country: Oregon Star Party.
Discover how living organisms (including humans) have survived in the desert for thousands of years.
Investigate the incredible rock formations and fossil beds found in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
Learn about the origins of Oregon’s landscape during a fun-filled week of fossil hunting, rock hounding and thunderegg polishing.
Bring the family to Camp Hancock and learn about everything from astronomy to paleontology.
Spend a week learning basic wilderness survival skills.
Join us for an unforgettable weekend at Camp Hancock and learn about the geologic history and wildlife of the John Day Fossil Beds.
Spend 3 days discovering the amazing animals and habitats of the high desert at Camp Hancock.
Travel across the Pacific Northwest as tour guides for exchange students from Japan.
Learn about life in Oregon millions of years ago with an up-close look at the plant and animal fossils found in the different units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
Spend the days discovering how critters survive in the desert while learning about lizards, snakes, frogs, toads and salamanders at Camp Hancock.
Find out if you have what it takes to be a paleontologist by working in the field to unlock the secrets of Oregon’s incredible past.