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Camp Cretaceous was a summer camp built on the other side of Isla Nublar as part of the wider theme park Jurassic World. It was intended to be a type of seasonal camp in which children and teenagers would stay while learning about the park and the dinosaurs. The vehicles used for the camp featured distinct color schemes and logos from the rest of the park, predominantly tan with red accents rather than the silver and blue color scheme of most of the rest of the park's vehicle fleet.
The camp as a whole hearkened back to the original Jurassic Park with it's more rustic aesthetic and bright colour schemes, in contrast to the ultra-modern facilities and muted colours that the rest of Jurassic World consisted of.
In the summer of 2015, six children gained the opportunity to attend the camp through various means. One of these six, Darius Bowman, got in because they'd beaten a VR game involving escaping Isla Sorna. The rest were the children of VIPs, employees or simply came from rich families, such as Kenji Kon. They would be the first ever campers in the world to experience the camp. However, the Jurassic World Incident saw the camp be destroyed by the Indominus rex.
Camp Cretaceous serves as the namesake for the 2020 Netflix original series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.
In addition, it was intended for the nephews of Jurassic World Park Manager Claire Dearing - Zach and Gray Mitchell - to attend the camp. However, the events of the Isla Nublar Incident prevented this from happening.
- Treetop Cabins
- Zip Line
- Genetic Lab
- Isla Nublar Jungle
- Rock Climbing
- Kayak Ride
- Obstacle Courses
- Camp Cretaceous Garage
The camp itself is surrounded by redwood tress, the main cabins being suspended high in the treetops of the largest tree. The largest tree has an elevator carved into its trunk, bridges which link cabins together, and large plexiglass roofs that shade the balconies. Inside of the cabins lay many bunk beds, fish tanks, dinosaur skeletons, buffets and furniture like couches, tables, benches and water coolers.
Camp Cretaceous was brand new as of December 2015 and was opened to an exclusive group of campers a few days before the 2015 Isla Nublar incident. Although most campers were the children of park employees or wealthy guests, one (Darius Bowman) attended due to winning a contest and another (Brooklynn) was a social media star intended to advertise the camp. Although initially seemingly successful a number of incidents saw camp councillors Roxie and Dave having safety concerns and they left the camp one morning for discussions with Claire Dearing. While they were away the campers visited a nearby zipline attraction during which the I-Rex escaped and attacked the camp and the Zipline itself. Barely escaping the attack the campers discovered the camp in ruins and fled south intending to reach Main Street and safety.
A few days later the campers (by now stranded on the island due to missing evacuation) relocated back to the Camp area and began construction on a new shelter using the ruins of the original camp. Soon after they discovered a nearby veterinary base which the campers would loot for supplies as well as liberating a number of dinosaurs confined within.
Twenty two days later the Camp had been rebuilt as an elevated shelter and now serves as the Kids main base of operations once more. Lacking the equipment used in the construction of the original camp the new shelter is only partially roofed and located much closer to the ground. It does however feature a crude shower (fed by collecting river water) beds for all the kids and a series of scratches on one wall where the kids record a tally of days passed.
- Camp Cretaceous takes its name from the Cretaceous Period of geologic eras similar to Jurassic World and the Jurassic Era.
- Notably, the Cretaceous is the era in which many of Jurassic World's dinosaurs originated.