Columbia River Family Geology Camps

Northwest Treasures ~ ~ ~ 425-488-6848

Columbia River Family Geology Camps

Click here to register for, or to learn more about 

the Columbia River Family Geology Camps.


The 2020 camps are now over. Please check back for future dates.


Because we know you are concerned about how Covid 19 would impact the camps, we have been speaking with the hosts at Peniel Ranch. They are committed to creating a safe environment for all to be able to attend and have a wonderful time. Please see more specifics below.*

Imagine sitting with your family and friends under the starry sky, with the sound of the Columbia River as your backdrop. It is at times like this that deep questions are asked, and life directions are often set.

Located amidst the peaks and plateaus of the Okanogan country on the banks of the Columbia , Peniel Ranch is the perfect place to bring the whole family for a vacation you won’t soon forget!  And this is the location for the Columbia River Family Geology Camp, where you can expect to have a wonderful family vacation, built around studying and experiencing the geology of the area 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, but any geology question you have is still fair game!

Camp 1 – July 26-29, 2020   Discovering Dinosaurs

Camp 2 – July 29-August 1, 2020   Flood of Rocks

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
  • Fluorescent rock demonstration
  • Fascinating evening talks on creation, the Flood, and geology

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 budget-minded adventure includes:

•Housing for three nights
•All activities and supplies
•All meals, including first night and final morning. Diet restrictions can be accommodated.

Click here to register for, or learn more about the Columbia River Family Geology Camps.

For more information about Peniel Ranch:, or call 509-557-3734

You can also contact us at or 425-488-6848.

*Covid 19 considerations:

Sleeping arrangements – Families have their own areas, even in the bunk house. You are also welcome to come and camp or bring your RV. The cost for your registration is reduced when you do this!

Meals: In the past, meals were served buffet style. Peniel Ranch will be changing this to family style dining, with appropriate social distancing.

Social distancing, whether for seminars or activities, will be encouraged. The camp is observing a very meticulous cleaning regimen to ensure the best environment for all.

If you have experienced a financial hardship during this unprecedented time, Peniel Ranch still wants for you to be able to attend the camps. Please call them to talk over options to make it feasible for you to attend. They love to help!








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