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“Welcome to Jurassic Camas!” 

For a printable First Friday Passport & Activity list, click here!

Join us March 1st for First Friday from 5pm-8pm!  Stomp, chomp and ROAR your way through Downtown Camas during this BIG & BOLD interactive, informative and most of all FUN First Friday!

First Friday activities include:

— “Jurassic Camas Quest” activity throughout downtown businesses–enter to win fun prizes for playing!
— Ribbon Cutting Celebration & New Fossil Collection Unveiling at Crystal Cavern! 5pm, 318 NE 5th Ave
— Celebrate the one year anniversary of the Pike Art Gallery, 302 NE 6th AVE inside Minuteman Press, refreshments provided.
— Win a stay at the Jurassic Retreat Airbnb! (see info below)
— “Jurassic Bark” Pet Adoption Event in LiveWell Camas! (see more info below)
— Jurassic arts and crafts projects
— Art shows and receptions
— After-hours shopping & dining specials
Free popcorn and dino craft with Grace Church at Fuel Medical Lobby
— Jurassic-themed activities with the Girl Scouts at Fuel Medical Lobby, 314 NE Birch St.
— Dino Dig for rocks, gems and fossils at Bookish, 335 NE 5th Ave.
— Dino Photo ops
— Dress as your favorite dinosaur or shark or prehistoric plant  or ? and be entered to win a special Jurassic themed prize! (note: blow up dinosaur costumes should be worn outside businesses only–those tails you know! :))
— Jurassic inspired games, prizes, and more!

Pick up a First Friday Passport at the DCA tables at Journey, 304 NE 4th, to start your evening.


This First Friday features a chance to win an epic prize! Complete the Jurassic Camas Quest passport for your chance to win a 2 night stay at the Jurassic Retreat! You can step back in time at this vacation rental! It will take  you on a captivating journey back 65 million years. Nestled near the Columbia River Gorge in Washougal, Washington, your every need will be met at this uniquely themed Jurassic Retreat home. The prehistoric adventure begins as you step inside, greeted by life-sized t-rex, velociraptor, and triceratops companions. Immerse yourself in the one-of-a-kind world of these ancient giants, where every moment becomes an exploration of history. Terms and restrictions apply.

If you’re interested in booking your own historic vacation, Click Hereto checkout the listing on Air B n B. Host your next birthday party, family reunion, or special event with surprises for guests from young and old! Jurassic Retreat has it all! A big thank you to Investorresidences.com, a premier vacation rental company with a portfolio of more than 80 properties, for sponsoring this generous First Friday prize!


Pet Adoption Event at March First Friday!

Find your new best friend at a special pet adoption event hosted by Camas Senior Haylee Kohler! Haylee has been working with the West Columbia Humane Society for her Senior Project. Stop by LiveWell Camas, 417 NE Birch Street, from 5pm-8pm to meet some local adoptable pets, and to learn more about what Haylee has learned during her project! 


Fundraising for a Greenhouse at Discovery High School!

Join the Camas community in supporting a Discovery High School (DHS) Senior Project: The DHS Greenhouse! Your donation will help create an environment to empower students with a hands-on sustainability education. Together, we can make this project bloom to its full potential! Discovery Senior Cleo McBride will be on hand to answer questions and collect donations for this worthy undertaking. Please consider donating to this project at https://gofund.me/3900b10d and help Cleo reach her $2,500 goal! You can find them set up at Fuel Medical Group, 314 NE Birch St.

Click Here to see all the Facebook Album full of fun pics from 2023 Jurassic Camas!

The Jurassic Period was a time of significant global change in continental configurations, oceanographic patterns and biological systems. During this period the supercontinent Pangea split apart, allowing for the eventual development of what are now the central Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

Many groups of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms important in the modern world made their first appearance during the Jurassic Period. Life was especially diverse in the oceans—thriving reef ecosystems, shallow-water invertebrate communities, and large swimming predators, including sharks, reptiles and squid-like animals. On land, dinosaurs and flying pterosaurs dominated the ecosystems, and birds made their first appearance. (From Britannica.com)

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