2020 Discover Archaeology! Virtual Summer Day Camp

Looking for something fun and educational for the kids to do this summer? Join us for our Discover Archaeology! Virtual Summer Day Camp July 20-24! Kids will be introduced to the basics of archaeology through interactive Zoom presentations led by Museum staff, where they will participate in a new hands-on activity each day using materials and supplies already at home or easily obtained at local stores. The program is FREE and ideal for children ages 7-11.

To register, please email Ms. Candice Cravins, Assistant Director, at ccravins@southalabama.edu by Monday, July 13, 2020. Please note your permission is required for your child to participate in the online Zoom programs. Children will have the opportunity to speak to museum staff or submit questions via a chat box – video is not required, but you will need to ensure you can see and hear museum staff on your end. Each session will be held in a secure classroom – no one will have access to this space outside of our campers and our staff. The link to the Zoom classroom will be emailed to you on Friday, July 17, 2020.

Camp Schedule

Monday, July 20, 2020

  • Topic: Rockin’ Rock Art!
  • Activity: Make your own rock art panel
    • Supplies Needed: Crayons, colored pencils, or markers; paper of any size or color (large paper grocery bags work really well for this activity!)
  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CDT

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

  • Topic: Magnificent Moundbuilders
  • Activity: Make your own gorget
    • Supplies Needed: Air-dry clay of any color; pencils, toothpicks, or other small tools to create designs in the clay; a small paper plate for drying; string long enough to go around the neck
  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CDT

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

  • Topic: Puzzling Potsherds
  • Activity: Decorate, cut, and piece together a pot
    • Supplies Needed: Pottery puzzle template (emailed to you); crayons, markers or colored pencils; scissors
  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CDT

Thursday, July 23, 2020

  • Topic: Crazy Cordage
  • Activity: Make your own cordage
    • Supplies Needed: Raffia, cotton string, woolen yarn, or basketry fibers
  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CDT

Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Topic: Tales in the Trash
  • Activity: Garbology
    • Supplies Needed: CLEAN trash items such as empty food boxes, rinsed yogurt containers, junk mail, empty personal care items, etc. We will be “analyzing” our trash to see what we can learn about each other!
  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CDT