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

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

Includes Daily: Fruit, Cracker and Cheese Snack, and 1 Ice-cream or Granola Bar

Includes Weekly: Free Personalized Polo T-shirt + Pizza Friday

Early Drop-off from 8:00 am and late pick-up until 5:30 pm is $10 per day or $25 per 5 days week or  $20 per 4 days week

Overview 

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 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 colour

What will my camper create?

Campers will create polished and beautiful stones that they keep.

DATES CAMP NAME CAMP HOURS CAMPER AGE DAYS TUITION REGISTER
July 2nd – July 5thGems and Minerals and Precious Stones Cutting Camp9:00am-4:30pmAges 9-114$239REGISTER
July 15th – July 19thGems and Minerals and Precious Stones Cutting Camp9:00am-4:30pmAges 9-115$299REGISTER
July 29th – August 2ndGems and Minerals and Precious Stones Cutting Camp9:00am-4:30pmAges 9-115$299REGISTER
August 12th – August 16thGems and Minerals and Precious Stones Cutting Camp9:00am-4:30pmAges 9-115$299REGISTER
August 26th – August 3othGems and Minerals and Precious Stones Cutting Camp9:00am-4:30pmAges 9-115$299REGISTER

Registration and Financial Policies for camp

REGISTRATION

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@rideaugymastics.org to enquire and/or register for classes

Phone Number: (613) 627-0066
Reception Hours:

Mon – Fri from 4pm to 8pm

and

Sat – Sun from 9am to 1pm

Registering late? No problem! Fees will be pro-rated accordingly if spaces are available.

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