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Session 3 - Ages 9-13

Archaeology Day Camp: Uncovering the Past

For students ages 9-13 is a camp focused on explaining the many areas archaeologist study and focus their expertise.

The Camp Includes:

– Hands-on Guided Archaeological Experiences at the Guard Site

– Hands-on artifact curation in the ARI Lab

– Guided Archaeological Hike at Shawnee Lookout

– Gardening with Native Cultivates

– Experimental Archaeology projects

– Developing, researching & understanding archaeological questions

Four Days of Guided Archaeological Experiences at the Guard Archaeological Site & Lab with Staff Archaeologists. Camp Workbook, a camp t-shirt, camp bandana, transportation to the archaeological site and Shawnee Lookout, and a pizza party on the last day of camp.

How to Prepare:
Wear hiking clothes that can get dirty. Bring plenty of water & snacks. Sunscreen, hats, bug spray, sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended.


* 4H Campers get 25% off


Tuesday – Saturday
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Meeting Location:

ARI Base Camp
424 Walnut St.
Lawrenceburg, IN 47026

Age Requirements:

9 –  13

Activity Level:



The Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) recognizes that the land we study and steward is the homeland of many peoples. We acknowledge the myaamia (Miami), Shawanwa (Shawnee), Peewaalia (Peoria), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) and the multitude of nations who call this their homelands.  

ARI recognizes the violence inflicted upon the indigenous Nations of the Ohio Valley, including their forced removal following treaties such as Fort Finney and Greenville. ARI condemns the intentional destruction of their languages and cultures. ARI condemns the continuous discrimination against the living Native peoples throughout the United States.  

ARI recognizes that these peoples are not of the past, but are vibrant living nations. ARI recognizes that Native Americans are a diverse, resilient people with a deep enduring history worth knowing.  In that light ARI extends our respect to all Native peoples both past and present.  

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