Summer Dinosaur Digs

While many people only dream of taking part in a dinosaur excavation, through Colorado Northwestern Community College that dream can become a reality. Located in the heart of dinosaur country CNCC offers you the chance to work alongside professional paleontologists to uncover fossils that have been buried for over 74 million years!

During a two-week session, you will learn about paleontology by digging, brushing, and uncovering a unique fossilized specimen. There is no experience required to take advantage of this amazing opportunity, only a passion for experiencing fossils up close and personal!

CNCC offers optional housing for our participants in our campus dormitories. Participants also have the option to earn college credit during their two-week session.

What will you discover this summer?

SIGN UP NOW!! Space is limited and reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Camp Cost: $979
Includes: instruction, use of tools, and all camp supplies.Room & Board Package: (optional) $580
Includes: Housing in a single occupancy residence hall, all meals for the duration on camp, and transportation between the residence halls and the dig site.

Higher Education Credit: (optional) variable
Three hours of geology credit (GEY 229) through CNCC. Tuition is based on residency & other factors.

Note: Costs DO NOT include travel to and from your home residence and the dig location.



Session One
Tuesday, June 19, 2018- Saturday, June 30, 2018 (Sunday and Monday Release Days)

Session Two

Paleontology Contact Information

CraigRangelyEmail: Liz Johnson

Phone: (970) 824-1119