A Kids Camp attendee shares his discovery

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!

2023 camp sessions

Session 1: July 17-July 21, 2023
Session 2: July 31-August 4, 2023

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 2023. 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, 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. After these dates, no refunds are available. All campers will be required to sign a photo and video release form to participate.

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, children may be required to wear provided KN95 masks. Lunch is not provided and must be brought each day. The schedule is provided below.

Fees and Registration

Tuition for the Kid’s Camp is $300.00 per child, per session.

Session 1: July 17-July 21, 2023
Unfortunately this session is full, but you can join the wait list.
Join the Wait List
Session 2: July 31-August 4, 2023Unfortunately this session and its wait list are full. Sorry for the inconvenience.


The schedule is subject to change. All outdoor activity is weather-permitting.


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


Morning: Excavating, screening, stratigraphy presentation
Afternoon: Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) activity


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


Morning: Excavating, screening, telling location with artifacts presentation
Afternoon: Mapping activity


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