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Wickliffe Mounds offering Archaeology Adventure Day Camp for kids

Published: May. 19, 2016 at 4:06 PM CDT|Updated: May. 19, 2016 at 8:01 PM CDT
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WICKLIFFE, KY (KFVS) - Here is a chance to get the kids out of the house for a day and have them learn about archaeology and Native American culture.

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is offering a one-day Archaeology Adventure Day Camp in June and July for children ages 9-12.

The site is located within site of the Ohio and Mississippi River junction in western Kentucky. The site contains the remains of a Native American village and burial mounds.

The camp provides children with a hands-on learning experience about archaeology and Mississippian Native American culture. Activities include guided tours of the site, clay pot and beaded necklace making, a simulated archaeological dig and replica artifact analysis, Native American games and demonstrations of primitive technology.
The camp sessions, held on Thursdays, are scheduled for June 23, June 30, July 7 and July 14. The camp times are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop-off begins at 8:45 a.m. and pickup is no later than 3:30 p.m.
Children need to bring a sack lunch and snacks to camp each day and dress for outdoor weather. Parents are provided an informational packet at time of registration.
The cost of each Archaeology Adventure Day Camp is $25 per child, which includes materials, camp t-shirt, Junior Archaeologist certificate and a family season pass to Wickliffe Mounds.
To register your child for one of the camp sessions, call Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site at 270-335-3681 or email Carla.Hildebrand@ky.gov. Registration is limited to 10 children per session, and early registration is encouraged. The registration deadline is the Friday before each session.
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is located at 94 Green Street, Wickliffe, Ballard County, Kentucky, along the Mississippi River's Great River Road National Scenic Byway. The park has a museum, welcome center, gift shop, picnic areas, nature trail and mounds trail.
For more information, please visit our website at www.parks.ky.gov.

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