Columbia River Family Geology Camp

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Located amidst the peaks and plateaus of the Okanogan country on the banks of the Columbia River, Peniel Ranch is the perfect place to bring the whole family for a vacation you won’t soon forget! 

The Columbia River Family Geology Camp will be a wonderful family vacation, built around studying and experiencing the geology of Washington state from a Biblical perspective.

Patrick Nurre of Northwest Treasures, will be your host and teacher for this enriching family camp. 

Each camp will have its own geological emphasis.

Genesis and the Rocks of Washington

Camp #1 July 30 – Aug. 2

Genesis and Dinosaurs

Camp #2 Aug. 2-5

Enjoy activities like:

•Exploring central Washington geology: Dry Falls, the Scablands/Missoula Flood area, and the Columbia Flood basalts

•Rock identification in the field

•Fossil dig project

•Evening talks on creation and evolution

In addition, there will be time to enjoy kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding, cart races, pony rides, archery, ping pong, and so much more!

Cost for this adventure includes

•Housing for three nights

•All activities and supplies

•All meals,  including first night and

final morning.

Diet restrictions can be accommodated.

Family (immediate family)

Bring your tent: $470

RV: $480

Cabin: $495


Bring your tent: $300

RV: $310

Cabin: $325


Bring your tent: $195

RV: $205

Cabin: $220

About Patrick Nurre:

As a boy, Patrick Nurre spent many Saturdays rockhounding near the Big Horn River in Montana, leading to a lifelong study of geology.  Today, Patrick is a popular speaker on geology and worldview, teaching classes and leading field trips, including his Yellowstone Creation Adventure.  Patrick’s non-profit ministry, Northwest Treasures, creates geology kits and curricula from a young-Earth perspective, and operates the Geology Learning Center, a museum and classroom.   He is the author of 20 geology textbooks. Patrick is a Certified Biblical Creation Ministry Professional.

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or call 425-488-6848.