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Dinosaur Junction offers paleontological treasures

Did you know that long before Vail became a ski area in 1962 or even before Eagle County was established in 1883, all sorts of dinosaurs roamed the area millions and millions of years ago? And, better yet, did you know that Eagle County houses fossils from the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods?

If you didn’t know these fun and amazing facts, come on down to Dinosaur Junction in Wolcott and meet Billy Doran, founder of Fossil Posse kids educational camps.

“At Dinosaur Junction, the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods come together and I have found fossils, bones, footprints, teeth and shells in all three layers. This long period of time, 165 million years, is something few people realize. They know that dinosaurs lived ‘a long time ago over a long period of time,’ but not that they actually ruled the Earth for that long. As recognizable humans, we have been around about 200,000 years, which is a geologic blink of an eye,” Doran said.

Doran opened up Fossil Posse Prehistoric Journeys kids camp in 2015 after a few years of field digs with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and several National Geographic expeditions and eventually led to Doran’s photography being featured in a double-page spread in the May 2015 issue of National Geographic magazine.  

Doran was recently published for the first time as a co-author on a paleontology paper along with renowned dinosaur track expert Dr. Martin Lockley regarding fossils found in Eagle County. “So now our ‘hometown fossils’ are officially on the record, we are now part of the international dinosaur world,” Doran said.

The museum focuses on dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals that inhabited not just Colorado but walked ancient Eagle County. “We know what these animals were through their fossil remains that have been found all over. We have life-sized skulls from T-rex and triceratops, we have a real arm from an ancient Dromaeosaur, a raptor-like dinosaur, and many amazing and fantastic fossils, teeth, bones and footprints that we use to teach people about what came so long before us,” Doran said.

To learn more about Dinosaur Junction, the kids’ camps, tours that will bring you out to some of Doran’s finds or rafting and fossil hunting excursions visit www.fossilposse.com.

Summer Dance Intensive for Ages 12-18

The Summer Dance Intensive is the place for intermediate/advanced dancers to dance their hearts out in a huge variety of styles and classes.

This intensive features classes in contemporary, hip hop, jazz, ballet, tap, improv, choreography workshops and more! Dancers can improve their ability and hone their creativity as artists. The beloved dance instructors will provide an awesome challenge for every dancer, from ballerinas to the funkiest hip hop dancers. Friday from 4:00 am to 4:30 pm we will host a Student Showcase for the parents to see what our students have learned during this magical week filled with dance.

Dancers ages  will benefit from:

·       Impeccable technical training in a nurturing environment

·       The excitement and camaraderie of a shared passion for dance

Time:  12:30-4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Dates:  June 24th – June 28th , July 8th – July 12th, July 15th – July 19th,

Short Intensive Week July 29th-July 31st – $135

Age: 12-18 years old

Tuition: $225 per week

Limited Class Size: Minimum of 3 Students – Otherwise Class will be Canceled 

Register:

·       Register online at www.more2.dance.com or by sending an email to more2dance@gmail.com

Summer Dance Intensive for Ages 7 to 11

The Summer Dance Intensive is the place for intermediate/advanced dancers to dance their hearts out in a huge variety of styles and classes.

This intensive features classes in contemporary, hip hop, jazz, ballet, tap, improv, choreography workshops and more! Dancers can improve their ability and hone their creativity as artists. The beloved dance instructors will provide an awesome challenge for every dancer, from ballerinas to the funkiest hip hop dancers. Friday from 11:00 am to 11:30 am we will host a Student Showcase for the parents to see what our students have learned during this magical week filled with dance.

Dancers will benefit from:

·       Impeccable technical training in a nurturing environment

·       The excitement and camaraderie of a shared passion for dance

Dates, Times and Tuition:

Time: 9:00 – 11:30 am , Monday – Friday

Dates:  June 24th – June 28th , July 8th – July 12th, July 15th – July 19th,

Short Intensive Week July 29th-July 31st  – $117

Age: 7-11 years old

Tuition: $195 per week

Limited Class Size: Minimum of 3 Students – Otherwise Class will be Canceled 

What to Wear:

·       Leotard (any color) and convertible or footless tights

·       Pink ballet slippers, jazz shoes, hip hop sneakers, and tap shoes

·       Bare feet for Contemporary dance

What to Bring:

·       Light snacks, a peanut free lunch, and drink (water is best) for break times

·       Water is available  at our studios

Register:

·       Register online at www.more2.dance.com or by sending an email to more2dance@gmail.com

Twinkle Kids Dance Camps for ages 4-6

Make your child’s summer magical, unforgettable and full of dancing fun!

Come join us for Twinkle Kids Dance Camps! Children age 4-6 years old will enjoy adventures in learning, growing, and sharing childlike wonder through dance, theatre and crafts. No previous dance experience needed! Friday from 11:00 am to 11:30 am we will host a Student Showcase for the parents to see what your children have learned during this magical week.

What we do at Dance Camp:

·       Dance classes related to the theme.

·       Theatre related activities

·       Create fun arts and crafts related to each theme such as: tutus, tiaras, wands and more.

·       Learn from the loving team of More2Dance.

·       Enjoy adventures in learning, growing, and sharing childlike wonder through dance, theatre and crafts.

Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Dates: Dance Camp for Kids – June 24th – June 28th, July 8th – July 12th, July 15th – July 19th,

Age: 4-6

Tuition: $135 per week

Limited Class Size: 15 per day, register early to secure your spot! 

Minimum of 3 Students – Otherwise Class will be Canceled

Register:

Register online atwww.more2.dance.com or by sending an email to more2dance@gmail.com

What to Wear:

·       Leotard and tights

·       Pink ballet slippers (if you have them)

·       Dress-up clothes Optional

What to Bring:

·       Dry snack, fruit and drink in labeled container – We are a nut-free facility

·       Old t-shirt or smock for craft time

Eagle-Vail Tennis for Kids with Coach Vicky Keleske

Returning tennis pro Vicky Keleske will help take each camper’s game to the next level. These tennis classes will emphasize basic skills, hand-eye coordination, tennis etiquette and fun. Private lessons also available.

Category

Sports (Multi-day)

Organizer

Eagle-Vail Tennis

Ages

Location

134 Eagle Drive, Eagle-Vail

Dates

June – August

Number of sessions: 10+

Cost

$20 per class or a 10 punch card can be purchase for $180

Contact Info

Phone: 970-390-0734

Email: vickyfrk@yahoo.com

Website: https://www.eaglevail.org/courts-facility

Tennis Camps

This camp is designed for boys and girls interested in growing and developing their techniques in tennis. These lessons accommodate the youth at different levels and abilities. All instruction will be done by a proven youth instructor, and all talents levels are welcome.

Category

Sports (Multi-day)

Organizer

Mountain Recreation

Ages

6 to 14

Location

Eagle Pool & Ice Rink Tennis Courts, 1700 Bull Pasture Road, Eagle

Dates

6/18/19 – 8/15/19

Number of sessions: 8

Cost

$50

Contact Info

Phone:

Email:

Website: https://mountainrec.org/summerfun

Britney Brown Volleyball Camp

Join 2006 Battle Mountain State Champion and Player of the Year, 2010 Division I Player of the Year for the Colonial Athletic Association and former professional volleyball player Britney Branson (Brown) for a fun-filled and energetic volleyball camp. The first part of each day of camp will be focused on drills, and the second part will be competitive play.

Category

Sports (Multi-day)

Organizer

Vail Recreation District

Ages

Entering grades three to 12

Location

Homestake Peak School, 750 Eagle Drive, Eagle-Vail

Dates

6/24/19 – 7/17/19

Number of sessions: 2

Cost

$75-$180

Contact Info

Phone: 970-479-2292

Email:

Website: http://www.vailrec.com

Battle Mountain Volleyball Camp

This camp is geared toward any player who wishes to build on his or her volleyball skills. Campers will get the chance to learn from and work on their skills alongside Battle Mountain coaches and players through numerous drills and games.

Category

Sports (Multi-day)

Organizer

Mountain Recreation

Ages

8 to 14

Location

Battle Mountain High School, 151 Miller Ranch Road, Edwards

Dates

8/5/19 – 8/7/19

Number of sessions: 1

Cost

$50

Contact Info

Phone:

Email:

Website: https://mountainrec.org/summerfun

MVP Volleyball Camp

This camp is geared toward any player who wishes to increase his or her volleyball skills. Staff consists of former collegiate and professional players who have years of experience teaching and instructing players of all ability levels.

Category

Sports (Multi-day)

Organizer

Mountain Recreation

Ages

8 to 17

Location

Eagle Valley Middle School, 747 E. Third St., Eagle

Dates

6/17/19 – 6/19/19

Number of sessions: 1

Cost

$99

Contact Info

Phone:

Email:

Website: https://mountainrec.org/summerfun

Eagle Valley Volleyball Camp

This camp is geared toward any player who wishes to build on his or her volleyball skills. Campers will get the chance to learn from and work on their skills alongside Eagle Valley coaches and players through numerous drills and games.

Category

Sports (Multi-day)

Organizer

Mountain Recreation

Ages

8 to 14

Location

Eagle Valley High School, 641 Valley Road, Gypsum

Dates

7/15/19 – 7/19/19

Number of sessions: 2

Cost

$50

Contact Info

Phone:

Email:

Website: https://mountainrec.org/summerfun