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Archaeology Adventure Day Camp offered at Wickliffe Mounds

Published: May. 17, 2016 at 2:51 PM CDT|Updated: May. 17, 2016 at 4:02 PM CDT
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WICKLIFFE, KY (KFVS) - Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site will offer an Archaeology Adventure Day Camp for children ages 9-12.

There are four camp sessions scheduled on Thursdays in June and July.

The camps will start at 9 a.m. and go until 3 p.m. beginning on Thursday, June 23.

The other dates are June 30, July 7 and July 14.

Children can be dropped off starting at 8:45 a.m. and picked up by 3:30 p.m.

The day camp is $25 per child, which includes a camp T-shirt, materials, Junior Archaeologist certificate and a family season pass to Wickliffe Mounds.

Children need to dress for outdoor weather and bring a sack lunch and snacks.

An informational packet will be provided to parents at time of registration.

The camp sessions provide children with a hands-on learning experience about Mississippian Native American culture and archaeology.

Archaeology Adventure Day Camp activities include:

  • Guided tours of the site
  • Beaded necklace and clay pot making
  • Simulated archaeological dig and replica artifact analysis
  • Native American games
  • Demonstrations of primitive technology

Early registration is recommended and is limited to 10 children per session.

The deadline is the Friday before each session.

To register your child for one of the day camps, call Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site at (270) 335-3681 or this email.

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