Summer camp: June-Sep. 2019

Stones and Bones - Paleontology Rocks!

  • Led by Amanda Carbajal
  • Level Intermediate
  • Grades 4-6

Good to Know

  • $499 instead of $549

    Early Bird Rate $499 per week
    instead of $549 per week (until March 31)

  • 9:00am - 4:00pm

    All camps hours
    9:00am - 4:00pm

  • 10 min driving

    All locations are 10
    minutes driving distance from each


Stones and Bones - Paleontology Rocks!


Why did, millions of years ago, vertebrates colonize land and marine mammals colonized the seas? Why did 96% of marine life go extinct? There is no history book or documents to search for answers but we do have paleontology – the science of fossils.  Fossils are the ultimate window into the past and future. We will discover fossils at local field sites, work with real fossil specimens in the lab, and explore “behind-the-scenes” at a natural history museum.  Through paleoclimate and taphonomy (the study of fossils) and hands-on activities, such as coal-ball peels, we will study the process of fossilization and learn techniques to reconstruct past ecological changes. Using our evidence-based science work, we will be able to predict what life on Earth in the next 50 years will be like as the globe warms up.  This fun and rewarding program will help you see the world in a whole different view.


Stones and Bones

Amanda CarbajalPh.D. Candidate

Led byAmanda Carbajal

Amanda would have never become a scientist if it weren’t for her 10th-grade science teacher.  He strongly encouraged his students to become science majors in college and believed in their ability to do so.  Amanda took his encouragement to heart and studied biology. 

In addition to extensive research work, Amanda guided an SFSU’s sponsored science club in a local high school. She also worked with kids at the Boys & Girls Club and at YMCA After School programs.

Currently, Amanda is a Ph.D. candidate in Molecular, Developmental, and Cell Biology at UC Santa Cruz.  She has an M.S. in Physiology and Behavioral Biology, and B.S in Zoology/Animal Biology from San Francisco State University.

Fees and Policies

  • Early Bird Rate (until March 31) is $499 per week.
  • Camp Fees after March 31st are $549 per week
  • Week of July 4th is $450
  • An annual insurance/registration fee of $25 is required for each family account.


  • Multiple Session Discount – Also applicable to siblings
    • Sign up for 2 sessions: receive a total of $40 off
    • Sign up for 3 sessions: receive a total of $75 off
    • Sign up for 4 sessions or more: $140 off or more (at $35 per session)
  • Refer families who have never attended a Celsius camp before and receive either a credit of $50 off a future camp or a refund of $30 per referral. Further details can be found on the registration site. No cross referrals accepted.

Extended Care

  • Early morning extended care from 8am to 9am
  • Afternoon extended care from 4pm up to 6pm.
  • Advanced payments (prior to start of camp) for all Extended Care are $12 per hour ($50/$100 for all 5 days for one/two hours per day).
  • Ad Hoc during the week of camp are billed at $15 per hour.
  • Pick up after 6pm will be charged at a rate of $2.00 per minute (no grace)
  • Extended Care is billed in one hour increments after a 10 minute grace period.

Cancellation Policy

Payment Policy

We accept cash, check, e-check and credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/Discover).Reservations are not confirmed without payment received. Online registration andpayment ensures immediate confirmation. Payments by check should be sent in within 3 days of making an online reservation or the spot will be released.