Arches Natinoal Park

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 65 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?


Camp Cost: $2,000
 Includes: instruction, use of tools, transportation, lunch every day.

Housing & Meals: (optional) $500
Includes: Housing in a residence hall on the CNCC Rangely campus,  breakfast and dinner each day, and lunch on non-field days.

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

Note: Costs DO NOT include travel to and from Rangely, CO.

Scholarships may be available. Click here for an application.

Summer 2016 Dates

Session One
Tuesday, June 14 – Saturday, June 25

Session Two
Tuesday, July 5 – Saturday, July 16

Day Sessions Available
For more information contact

Apply Now.

Download our APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION and send it to

The deadline for submission is April 15th, 2016. Space is limited and reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Scholarships may be available
Click here for an application.

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 Ellis Thompson


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Liz Johnson