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Dinosaur Discovery Camp

What is Adventure Safaris?

                The Adventure Safaris organization has been busy for the last eight years providing field trips, summer camp presentations, and creation science classes geared mainly to home school students. Russ McGlenn and his colleague John Nuckols teach almost 1000 students in the greater Twin Cities area.

                Adventure Safaris is an educational arm of Twin Cities Creation Science Association (TCCSA).  The teaching goal of this work is to present scientific materials that support and explain Biblical truth.  Using facts and data from true science helps build young people's faith in the reliability of the Bible.  Of particular importance is the teaching of a literal six days of creation and the worldwide Flood of Noah's day.

                Russ uses many hands-on visuals and experiments to capture the imagination and interest of the students.  Through all his teaching, Russ emphasizes the need to look for the message God has written in His creation which is this: the similarity of design and diversity of creation testifies and points to a Great Designer and does not support an evolutionary or naturalistic interpretation of the world and universe around us.


What is included in the cost of the Dinosaur Discovery Camp?

                Creation Science Dinosaur Dig Workbook of 100 pages

                Instruction on girding, excavation, bone identification, recording, field jacketing, bone removal, molding & casting                                  techniques, and bone prep.

                Group tours to surrounding geological formations.

                Camp sites with wash water, solar shower, and outdoor toilet

                All dig equipment and shade tents furnished.

                Use of a telescope for star gazing.

                Daily lessons on Creation Science topics

                Interpretation of geological strata

All 5-day camps scheduled from Monday until Friday,

                You are responsible for your own transportation, meals, lodging and incidental expenses.  Campsites will be provided with an out house and shower.


Who are the Adventure Safaris leaders?

                Russ McGlenn and his wife, (the late) Tricia, are home missionaries for TCCSA who began in the Minneapolis area and have now moved to California.  Their main vision is to reach students and families with God's message of love for this world through God's reveled word the Bible and natural revelation of His creation (Rom. 1:22) Russ received his Diploma in Christian Education from Multnomah School of the Bible.  Russ teaches in 14 home school co-ops to about 600 children.  He has developed curriculum for Comparative Anatomy, Astronomy, Geology and Genetics and written three books. The Dinosaur Dig Workbook, Mystery of the Indian Effigy Mounds, on Native American earthen mounds made in the image of dinosaurs, and Design v. Chaos, a new model of the atom based on classical science and biblical principles.


Theme Verse and Goal

                “What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we beheld and our hands handled, concerning the Word of life, and the life was manifested, and we have seen and bear witness and proclaim to you the eternal life ....” 1 John 1:1.

                The goal of the dig is to look for geological and fossil evidence that will verify or falsify our hypothesis that this area's geology resulted from Noah's Flood.


Camp Workbook and Manual The Dinosaur Dig Workbook

                Subject material covered in the educational sessions will follow the workbook that was created for this Discovery Camp.  The workbook will be sent out after we receive your deposit. 



Sample Daily Schedule: (We recommend coming Sunday night and leaving Saturday morning)


                8:00 pm  Orientation


                9:00 am  Briefing

                12:00 Lunch

                4:00 pm Afternoon lesson

                4:30 pm  Head out to dig

                9:00 pm Bed

Tuesday - Thursday

                8:00 am  Morning lesson.

                8:30 am  Head out to dig

                12:00 Leave dig site

                1:00 pm   Lunch, naps, and free time activities for those interested:

                         Tours to areas of geological interest and dinosaur museums

                Camp Activities:

                        Horse back riding no longer available,                    Museums in Spearfish, Rapid City

                        Rock climbing (extra cost)                          Microscope Lab

                        Mold making and casting                           Back country hiking

                        Swimming/waterslide                                   Table games

                4:00 pm Afternoon lesson

                4:30 pm Head out to dig

                7:00 pm Leave dig site.

                8:00 pm Dinner

                9:00 pm Free time or possible programs if not exhausted.

                                Sky watch with Telescope

                                Slide or video programs on Geology, Paleontology, Archaeology, other subjects.

                10:00 pm Bed


                8:00 am Morning lesson.

                8:30 am Head out to dig

                12:00 Leave dig site

                1:00 pm Lunch then pack up and leave in the afternoon.

                Officially done no afternoon dig or classes.

Adventure Safaris
Russ McGlenn
1618 Via Tropico
Santa Maria CA 93454
Cell 805 588 3353
e-mail, russmcglenn{at}
web homepage Adventure Safaris

If you have a science or Sunday School class, scout pack, camp, or group of young people, ask about group rates where councilors come free. VIDEO AVAILABLE


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