2022 Youth Workshops

To register call 970-731-7133 or email officemgr@chimneyrockco.org.

 Students must bring a bag lunch.  Water and a snack will be provided by CRIA.  Cost is $35 for the first child and $25 for each additional child per family. Discounts are available for multiple workshops.  Scholarships are available.

Workshops run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Artifact Discovery, Paracord Bracelet Making, Clay Animals of the Area, Corn Grinding/Yucca Pounding

  • Friday, June 3: Grades K-3

  • Monday, June 6: Grades 4-6

Nature Collage, T-Shirt Stenciling, Amphitheater Hike, Area Geology

  • Monday, June 13: Grades K-3

  • Wednesday, June 22: Grades 4-6

Printmaking, Coil Pottery, Willow Horses, Old Kiln Area Hike

  • Friday, July 1: Grades K-3

  • Wednesday, July 13: Grades 4-6

Rock Art, Feather Cartouche, Simple Origami, Branch Weaving

  • Friday, July 22: Grades K-3

  • Wednesday, July 27: Grades 4-6

School Weeks at Chimney Rock

CRIA is dedicated to providing tours of Chimney Rock at no cost for school groups.  CRIA’s Education Commitee has created the Junior Archaeologist Booklet and Badge, an educational video and an outreach mobile classroom kit to provide an enhanced experience for these young people in the hope they will value sites such as Chimney Rock and continue efforts to educate the public and preserve the cultural heritage. School Group Tours are available May 9-12 and October 3-6 in 2022. For schools interested in booking a school group tour, please contact the CRIA office at (970) 731-7133.

Junior Archaeologist Program

The Junior Archaeologist Program at Chimney Rock National Monument was developed by a committee of experienced educators, CRIA’s Education Commitee, and includes the  Junior Archaeologist booklet, which is given to elementary school age  children who take a tour with their family and school groups.  The booklet includes activities for the children to complete after their tour and enhance their learning experience. Once the booklet is complete, the child will earn a Junior Archaeologist button!

CRIA realizes the importance of inspiring the younger generation who will one day have to carry on our work. We hope having an interactive experience and a fun piece to take home with them will pique their interest in preserving sites such as Chimney Rock National Monument.

Download and print your Junior Archaeologist Booklet HERE.