Archaeology Camp: Exploring History (Ages 5-8)

Event Description:

Introducing our New Archaeology Adventure Camp for Young Explorers!

Join us for an exciting half-day summer camp designed specifically for aspiring archaeologists between the ages of 5 and 8. Our camp offers a unique opportunity to delve into the world of archaeology, conservation, and scientific discovery. Located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, our Base Camp serves as the launching point for exploring the fascinating history of our region.

Throughout the week, campers will engage in hands-on educational activities that integrate STEM learning. Under the guidance of professional archaeologists, they will learn the art of excavation and gain insight into the scientific processes that drive archaeological research. Our experienced instructors will accompany campers to various archaeological sites, allowing them to witness the concept of “place” firsthand. Additionally, they will participate in experiments, such as using an atlatl and crafting pottery through experimental archaeology.

Beyond archaeology, participants will also have the opportunity to explore native plants, delve into the field of anthropology, and create their own research plans. At the end of the week, campers will showcase their newfound knowledge and research projects in a presentation to the public, including parents, ARI staff, and field school students.

By the end of the camp, young archaeologists will leave with a deep appreciation for the preservation of archaeological sites, a comprehensive understanding of the insights gleaned from excavations and artifact study, and a solid foundation in the scientific principles underlying archaeology.

What’s Included:

  • Four half 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

Spaces are limited to only 10 participants per session, so be sure to secure your spot early. In the event that the initial session fills up, we will open a waitlist and consider offering a second session to accommodate the demand.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity for your young archaeologist to explore the world of archaeology and gain hands-on experience alongside professional archaeologists. Sign up now to reserve your spot and embark on an unforgettable archaeological adventure!

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.




July 11th-July 14th
Two Time Options Available
Morning Session: 9am-12pm
Afternoon Session: 1pm-4pm


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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