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Definition: of or relating to stone and gems and the work involved in engraving, cutting, or polishing.

The lapidary program at TVRC is one of the more unique activities, we are one of only a handful of summer camp programs in the nation that still offer lapidary.The craft of lapidary involves the cutting and polishing of stones using specialized equipment to create jewelry such as necklaces and bolo ties as well as belt buckles and guitar picks. Campers gain knowledge of both local stones, such as Teton Jade, as well as more geographically prevalent stones like petrified wood or agate. This program is one of a few in existence among summer camps and is extremely popular among all campers. With the guidance of our lapidary staff, campers can progress from larger, simpler shaped projects to more intricate pieces over the course of the summer. Rock on!