In Field Paleontology, he did surface collecting in Cretaceous marine chalk formations. He learned to survey and set up a dig site, and excavate with pickaxe, shovels, etc. in a Miocene riverine deposit (Minium Quarry.)
He also got some comparative anatomy instruction at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History and the Fort Hays State University Biology Department. The last night of camp was a fun "Night at the Museum" experience.
He and his fellow campers learned to pitch tents and set up their campsites, and handle other logistics of being in the field, including how to deal with working in the Kansas summer heat of up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. They later spent some nights in the college dorms at FHSU. My picky, anaphylactically food allergic kid was well taken care of both in the field and in the university dining halls. He had an amazing time and made what I hope will be lifelong friendships with peers who share his fascination with ancient life, and mentors who TA-ed the camps. I know he would love to go back as a TA some day, since he is now too old for the high school camps.
If anyone out there has kids who love paleontology, or any of the sciences, check out Sternberg Science Camps. They have programs for elementary, middle school and high school age groups, in everything from geology to herpetology to scientific illustration. I can not recommend them highly enough!