Archaeology Camp: Adventures in History (Ages 9-12)

Event Description:

Adventures in History Camp offers a variety of engaging and educational activities for children aged 9-12. The camp takes place at the Base Camp in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, where participants will embark on a journey to explore the region’s past. The focus of the camp is on hands-on experiences and STEM integration, allowing campers to work alongside professional archaeologists both in the field and in the lab.

During the camp, participants will have the opportunity to engage in a range of activities. They will learn archery and bow making, practice atlatl throwing, create pottery, go hiking, learn basket making, and explore leather working, among other exciting endeavors. In addition, campers will get to experience the process of excavation and work in the camp’s lab, gaining insights into what archaeologists do behind the scenes.

The camp also aims to foster an appreciation for the importance of preserving archaeological sites. Campers will learn about the valuable information that archaeologists can gather from excavations and the study of artifacts and features left behind by past cultures. They will also delve into the science behind archaeology and develop their own research plans. At the end of the week, participants will have the opportunity to present their research to an audience consisting of parents, ARI staff, and field school students.

What’s Included:

  • Four full days of guided archaeological experiences at notable locations like the Guard Archaeological Site and the ARI Teaching Lab
  • Camp T-Shirt to commemorate the experience
  • Transportation to and from local archaeological sites for field exploration
  • Engaging educational materials and resources

To ensure a quality experience, the camp is limited to only 10 spots per session. If all the spots are filled, a waitlist will be available, and a second session may be opened if the waitlist reaches capacity.

If you’re interested in joining Adventures in History Camp and want to secure a spot, be sure to sign up soon!

How To Prepare:

Bring a water bottle, snacks, small backpack with sunscreen, bug spray, (weather dependent: lightweight raincoat). Wear clothes that can get dirty. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended.




June 13th-June16th
9am-4pm each day


ARI Base Camp 424 Walnut Street Lawrenceburg IN 47025

Age Requirement:


Activity Level:

Active (kneeling, standing for long periods of time, etc.)


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