Are you ready to dig deeper into Jamestown’s history? Join us for a week of archaeology and fun as you learn to uncover pieces of the past!

2022 camp sessions

Session 1: July 18-22, 2022
Session 2: August 1-August 5, 2022

Who: Archaeology Camp is open to children 8 to 12 years old.
Time: All junior archaeologists will work from 9:00am to 2:30pm

Calling all junior archaeologists! Jamestown Rediscovery at Historic Jamestowne is hosting a Kids Camp for the summer of 2022. Campers will be able to work on a real archaeological dig alongside the field team. The week-long camp will also be full of hands-on, STEM-based activities with archaeology and artifacts. 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.

While there are two sessions available from July 18-July 22 and August 1-August 5, a child can only be signed up for one session. Any 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. Full refunds can be offered up to four weeks before camp start date (either June 20th or July 4th). After these dates no refunds are available.

Campers need to be prepared to be outside all day. Dress code is T-shirts, shorts/pants, and athletic shoes. Hats and other forms of sun protection are strongly recommended. When in the lab, all children will be required to wear provided KN95 masks. Lunch is not provided and must be brought each day. Schedule is provided below. For more information, please email edshed@preservationvirginia.org with your contact information and subject line “Kids Camp Summer 2022.”

Fees and Registration

Tuition for the Kid’s Camp is $250.00 per child, per session.

Session 1: July 18-22, 2022Reserve a Spot
Session 2: August 1-August 5, 2022
Unfortunately this session is full, but you can join the wait list.
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scheduled programs and activities

Schedule is subject to change. All outdoor activity is weather-permitting.

monday

Morning: Introduction to staff, site tour, Archaeology 101 presentation
Afternoon: Explanation of archaeological tools, digging and screening practice

tuesday

Morning: Excavating, screening, stratigraphy presentation
Afternoon: Mapping activity

wednesday

Morning: Excavating, screening, telling time with artifacts presentation
Afternoon: Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) activity

thursday

Morning: Excavating, screening, telling location with artifacts presentation
Afternoon: Artifact sorting activity, Ask-A-Curator

friday

Morning: Excavating, screening, experimental archaeology presentation
Afternoon: (parents invited after 12:30 pm): Camper presentations, museum tour, meet the blacksmiths & Daniel Firehawk Abbott