Archaeology Camp

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Fort Frederica National Monument (FOFR) and the Friends of Fort Frederica are proud to be hosting a four-day summer day camp for children 9-12 years old. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the science of archaeology and how archaeology can be used to learn about our history.

Camp participants will be instructed in the basics of archaeology, which will include excavations at a "mock" dig site at Fort Frederica and using lab procedures to analyze the artifacts that are excavated. Participants will be studying actual artifacts from the fort and town of Frederica. Camp participants will enjoy learning about the history of our area through additional hands-on activities such as mapping, pottery making, and colonial trades. Upon completion of the basic archeology skills, the students will be split into teams and be teamed with an Archeologist whom they will assist in excavating within Fort Frederica. This excavation will be the first large-scale archeological work undertaken in 40 years.

Camp dates are June 4 – June 7th, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM each day. Reservations may be made at http://www.fortfredericafriends.org. The camp fee is $100 per child which will include a t-shirt for the participants and a daily lunch and snack. Please note, however, that all registration forms must be returned by May 1, 2018. There is a limit of twenty participants.