Monday, April 15, 2024

Registration for Jamestown’s Archaeology Kids Camp Opens Next Week

Campers look on in suspense while Senior Conservator Dan Gamble and the archaeology team meticulously remove a large iron object from a unit north of the Fort. (Photo courtesy of Jamestown Rediscovery)

JAMESTOWN — Registration opens next Wednesday for Jamestown Rediscovery at Historic Jamestowne’s Kids Camp for the summer of 2023.

During the week-long camp, participants will be able to work on an actual archaeological dig alongside the field team. The camp will also include hands-on, STEM-based activities with archaeology and artifacts, according to Jamestown Rediscovery.

There will be two camp sessions available:

  • Session 1: July 17-July 21
  • Session 2: July 31-August 4

A child can only be signed up for one session.

According to Jamestown Rediscovery, campers should expect to work from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and be prepared to be outside all day. The dress code is T-shirts, shorts/pants, and athletic shoes, with hats and other forms of sun protection strongly recommended. It also notes when in the lab, children may be required to wear provided KN95 masks.

Archaeology Camp is open to children 8 to 12 years old. Space is limited and is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a short waitlist available, also first-come, first-serve. Registration opens at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 12. Duplicate registrations will be deleted. Only one child may be registered at a time. Special consideration will be given to sibling pairs if one child’s registration is waitlisted, according to Jamestown Rediscovery.

Tuition is $300 per child, per session. Lunch is not provided and must be brought each day. Full refunds will be offered up to four weeks before the camp start date. After those dates, no refunds are available.

All campers will be required to sign a photo and video release form to participate. A schedule of activities may be found on the camp webpage.

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