Herkimer Diamond KOA

Open April 13 - October 31

Reserve: 800-562-0897

Reserve: 800-562-0897

Info: 315-891-7355

Info: 315-891-7355

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4626 State Route 28 North

Herkimer, NY 13350

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RV Sites, Tent Sites

Check-in: 1:00 pm, Check-out: 12:00 pm

Accommodations, Lodging

Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 12:00 pm

Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Events

Campground Events

Rock, Gem and STEM Camp Week 1

Campground
Jul 9 - Aug 15, 2018, Every Week

For beginner and intermediate level campers.
8:30am – 4:30pm - Monday – Tuesday
8:30am – 8:00pm - Wednesday (evening awards ceremony and celebration dinner)

Staff available for drop off at 8:00 AM and pick up at 5:00 PM.

Our Programs Provide For Multiple Age Level Experiences
To Accommodate All Campers.

[color=#767676]Morning Program – Science Made Fun
Geology, gemology, paleontology, astronomy, biology, earth science, and entomology all made fun, interactive, and memorable.  Highlights include:  finding diamonds, sluicing for fossils, creating jewelry, tumbling rocks, cracking geodes, instructing water shed modules, cray fishing, star gazing, grasshopper gravity activities and more….
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[color=#767676]Afternoon Program – A lot of Rock & Gem Mania
Athletic competition, face paintings, frisbee golf, chess, bocci, swimming, arts & crafts, nature walks, backpacking excursions, fly fishing, 4-square tournaments and more… 

The groups of children ages 6-10 and children ages 11-13 will be following different tracks in the morning.  For lunch, as well as the afternoon program, all children ages 6-13 will be together.

A mini awards ceremony will be given at the conclusion of each day to celebrate individual and group accomplishments.[/color]

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Girl Scout Geology Weekend

Campground
Sep 21 - 23, 2018

Reservations due by 4:00pm on September 14th
for all levels of Girl Scouts
The Herkimer Diamond Mines will be conducting a Girl Scout Jamboree on September 21st to September 23rd.  Cost is $28.00 per Girl Scout for the Saturday program including mining fee.  For any adult or sibling wishing to attend Saturday for mining only, an $9.00 per person mining fee will apply.  Reservations are required for both the Program attendees and Mining only attendees.  The actual program will be held on Saturday, September 22nd. 

Curriculum Will Include The Following:

Modules - (tentative – schedule subject to change)

Module #1 - Mining Experience
Module #2 - Faceting / Gemology
Module #3 - Mohs, Tumbling, Economic Uses, Environmental Effects, Categories of Rocks, "GEO" Careers
Module #4 - Lapidary - Gift and Jewelry design
Module #5 - Paleontology
All materials will be provided to Scouts for each module.  Scouts will have the opportunity to take home the following items:  all Diamonds found in the  mines, all Fossils found in the mines or in the sluice, all Gemstones found in the sluice, and all  jewelry and gift items made.  Prizes will be awarded at the Awards

Food Options (Reservations Required)-
You are welcome to bring your own bag lunch and use our picnic areas.  If you would like us to provide meals, we can offer the following:

Saturday Lunch - Cost is $8.00 per lunch (lunch includes: choice of hamburger or hot dog, potato chips, applesauce, cookie, and a beverage) to be served at the Herkimer Diamond KOA Pavilion.
Sunday Breakfast - Cost is $7.00 per breakfast (breakfast includes: pancake / waffle, sausage, coffee / hot chocolate) to be served at the Herkimer Diamond KOA Pavilion.

KOA ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you are traveling in for the program and would like to make camping reservations, please call our KOA Kampground at 315.891.7355 for availability and pricing.  Please mention
code #GS2018 when making your reservation for discounted camping rates.

OPTIONAL EVENTS FOR THOSE STAYING AT OUR KOA KAMPGROUND:
Movies will be playing in the Cinema both Friday and Saturday night.  On Friday we will have a flashlight candy hunt and on Saturday evening we will start a bonfire and sponsor a s'mores event at the fire pit.

Additional Information
CLOTHING: 
The Scouts will be outdoors for a majority of their time. Please be prepared with the appropriate clothing. Sneakers or closed-toed shoes are required.
GOGGLES: If Scouts have their own goggles please bring them with you. If not, goggles can be purchased for $2.50 each.
HAMMERS: Will be provided for the Scouts mining modules.  You are also welcome to bring your own if you
choose.
PLASTIC BAGS: We will provide small ziplock bags for your finds.  Some prospectors bring buckets to carry
larger rocks.

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Boy Scout Geology Merit Weekend

Campground
Oct 19 - 21, 2018

Reservations due by 4:00pm on October 12th
Solely for Boy Scouts who need their blue card signed in order to receive their Geology Merit Badge.  The Herkimer Diamond Mines will be conducting a Boy Scout Jamboree on October 19th to October 21st.  Cost is $28.00 per Boy Scout for the Saturday program.  For any adult or sibling wishing to attend Saturday for mining only, an $9.00 per person mining fee will apply.  Reservations are required for both the Program attendees and Mining only attendees.  The actual Merit Badge program will be held on Saturday, October 20th. 

Curriculum Will Include The Following Modules - (tentative – schedule subject to change)
Module #1 - Mining Experience
Module #2 - Paleontology / Gemology
Module #3 - Sustainability / Environmental Issues / Energy Sources
Module #4 - Earth Processes
Module #5 - Earth Materials / Hardness Scale / 3 Types of Rocks / Commercial Application
Module #6 - Water Conservation
All materials will be provided to Scouts for each module.  Scouts will have the opportunity to take home the following items:  all Diamonds found in the  mines, all Fossils found in the mines or in the sluice, all Gemstones found in the sluice, and all  jewelry and gift items made.  Prizes will be awarded at the Awards Ceremony.

Food Options (Reservations Required)-

You are welcome to bring your own bag lunch and use our picnic areas.  If you would like us to provide meals, we can offer the following:
Saturday Lunch - Cost is $8.00 per lunch (lunch includes: choice of hamburger or hot dog, potato chips, applesauce, cookie, and a beverage) to be served at the Herkimer Diamond KOA Pavilion.

Sunday Breakfast - Cost is $7.00 per breakfast (breakfast includes: pancake / waffle, sausage, coffee / hot chocolate) to be served at the Herkimer Diamond KOA Pavilion.

KOA ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you are traveling in for the program and would like to make camping reservations, please call our KOA Kampground at 315.891.7355 for availability and pricing.  Please mention code #BS2018 when making your reservation for discounted camping rates.

OPTIONAL EVENTS FOR THOSE STAYING AT OUR KOA KAMPGROUND:
Movies will be playing in the Cinema both Friday and Saturday night.  On Friday we will have a flashlight candy hunt and on Saturday evening we will start a bonfire and sponsor a s'mores event at the fire pit.

Additional Information
CLOTHING: The Scouts will be outdoors for a majority of their time. Please be prepared with the appropriate clothing. Sneakers or closed-toed shoes are required.
GOGGLES: If Scouts have their own goggles please bring them with you. If not, goggles can be purchased for $2.50 each.

HAMMERS: Will be provided for the Scouts mining modules.  You are also welcome to bring your own if you choose.

PLASTIC BAGS: We will provide small ziplock bags for your finds.  Some prospectors bring buckets to carry larger rocks.

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