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Gems, Minerals, and Precious Stones Cutting Camp Ages 9-11

$299 -5 days camp, $239 - 4 days camp

Includes Daily: Ice-cream or Granola Bar

Includes Weekly: Free T-shirt + Pizza Friday (for weekly campers)

Early Drop-off from 8:00 am and late pick-up until 5:30 pm is $5.95 per day or $25 per 5 days week or  $20 per 4 days week


The Gems, Minerals, and Precious Stones Cutting Camp gives your child the ability to learn about the intricacies of gems and minerals through experimentation and discovery. Campers will cut open geodes, peer inside, and see the beauty that lies within. They will learn basic geology and about characteristics and properties of different stones. We are equipped with a specialty rock cutter, polisher, and diamond cutter. This camp provides the perfect environment for answering all types of questions about gems and minerals.

Why is this camp beneficial for my child?

This camp brings together aspects of both hands-on and demonstration learning. By the end of the week, campers will be able to distinguish and identify geodes, crystals and other beautiful stones. Each day, campers will have the chance to personally slice open semi-precious stones provided by Rideau Gymnastics and add them to their collection.

Campers will also benefit from Rideau’s facilities and participate in a variety of physical activities including trampoline, tumbling and stretching.

Is this workshop appropriate for my camper?

This camp is open to all children aged between 9 and 11, however, it is specifically designed for campers who have established some fine motor skills and have interest in exploring our wonderful planet.

  • Recommended for ages:      9-11
  • Skill Level:                              Beginner
  • Prerequisites:                         None
  • Utilities:                                  Rock cutter (safe for all participants as cutting is done by an automated cutter and observed behind plexiglass), various gems and minerals, stone polisher, and real diamond cutter.

What will my camper learn?

  • Identification of various gems and mineral 
  • How to cut open stones
  • How to polish stones properly
  • How to cut precious and/or semi-precious stones
  • How stones are categorized and why they have a certain shape or color

What will my camper create?

Campers will create polished and beautiful stones that they keep.

6 July - 10 JulyGems and Minerals and Precious Stones Cutting Camp9:00am-4:30pmAges 9-115$299REGISTER
20 July - 24 JulyGems and Minerals and Precious Stones Cutting Camp9:00am-4:30pmAges 9-115$299REGISTER
4 Aug - 7 AugGems and Minerals and Precious Stones Cutting Camp9:00am-4:30pmAges 9-114$239REGISTER
17 Aug - 21 AugGems and Minerals and Precious Stones Cutting Camp9:00am-4:30pmAges 9-115$299REGISTER

Registration and Financial Policies for camp


To register for any program at Rideau Gymnastics, please create an account within our registration portal: https://app.iclasspro.com/parentportal/resolutecenter

When an account is created, you can:

  1. Register for classes and securely pay online via the registration portal
  2. Call or visit our gym during reception hours to enquire and/or register for classes

Email admin@resolutecenter.ca or admin@rideaugymnastics.org to enquire and/or register for camps

Phone Number: (613) 627-0066

Reception Hours:

Mon – Fri from 4 pm to 8 pm


Sat-Sun from 9 am to 1 pm





General Guidelines







Rideau Gymnastics Update

Dear Rideau Families,

Following the request made by all levels of government, all recreational and competitive training has been suspended until further notice.

We hope everyone is coping with the new, but hopefully short-lived, lifestyle norms.

To those that were registered to our March Break camp, please note that a credit will be applied to your account.

Furthermore, recreational athletes will be offered make-up training for sessions missed due to our temporary closure, once we reopen.

We would like to thank everyone for their patience and support during these times.

We will continue to provide updates, as soon as new information is available.

Staying connected in these times is even more important than before, so we encourage everyone to keep in touch through the various online communication means that we are fortunate to have at our disposal.

Your Rideau Team