VSF CAMP 3
LA TERRE DES DINOSAURES
Palaeontology, Archaeology, Cave exploration, Excavation,
Geology, Camping, Rock Climbing...
AGE 8 - 13
Theme: "Séjour Aventure et Découverte"
The Causse de Larzac, at one time covered by water, is an area rich in fossils. In 1980, a young man discovered the remains of a Plesiosaurus in a nearby Village. Campers are introduced to paleontology (study of fossils) and geology (study of the earth) as they explore pre-history dating back 180 million years!
Our camp base is situated at the beginning of the pathways wich lead to world famous Jurassic sites wich contain a profusion of ammonites and belemnites.
With the help of their counselors, children are going to experience an old dream and become true explorers in search of Dinosaurs!
Campers, divided into 2 teams of junior paleontologists are going to study the Jurassic terrain in search of the rare Plesiosaurus.
In the « Cirque of Tournemire » we will find an impressive quantity and a wide variety of fossils and not far from the center, a cave jealously holds the footprints of the most fabulous and complex creatures that ever lived on the face of the earth : Dinosaurs !
At the end of camp, the work of the children (presentation on Dinosaurs) will be displayed in an exposition open to the public.
- Initiation in Rock Climbing (supervised by a professional instructor)
- Cave exploration (Grotte e la Cabane or Grotte de la Quille) 1 day
- Making of a model of a life size Dinosaur skeleton!
- Arts & crafts (sculpture, painting …)
- Swimming, games, and parties!
Choice of Field Trips
> Activities will be programmed according to the wishes of the children
and the proposals of the teaching staff.
Lodging: CENTRE LA CAZOTTE ( in July) - Aveyron region - France
"Le Hameau de Moulès" (in August) :Children and Counselors sleep in bungalow tents (5 to 6 beds) on cement floors, with lights, beds and closets. Tents and shower facilities are located in the woods at the border of the village, in the shade! (...to read more click here)
I went to VSF this summer for the second time in a row and I loved it. I have great memories of all the places we went to, such as the Medieval city of La Couvertoirade, which was my favorite village. I made friends and hope to keep in touch with all of them. Everyone was so nice ! The food was great too. I would definitely do it over again! I think the VSF people were great and really helpful. If I had to describe my experience in a single sentence, it would be: "My experience was great because of many things, but most of all because of the friends I made". I would definitely recommend this to anyone. If you don't speak French, it doesn't matter, you'll learn, and you'll also have other foreigners to help you. It's a great chance to be in a camp in France and make some French friends. My French improved enormously too! I had such a great time there and I cried so much when I left.
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