Hartgen offers youth archeological summer camps targeted at children 8 years and older. This unique service is available to organizations with missions that combine history and education.
Following a tried and true curriculum, our summer camps provide attendees with hands-on archeological experience that is both educational and fun. Following an orientation which introduces attendees to the history of the site and the tools of the archeological trade, the program covers everything from excavation to artifact identification. The program concludes with the creation of an exhibit presenting what the students have learned about the site. Camps are typically one week long.
Scheduled Camps for the Summer of 2013
CNSE CMOST Digs: An Archeology Experience presented by the CNSE Children's Museum of Science and Technology
Students ages 11-14 dig into local history, uncovering buried artifacts from The Rensselaer Tech Park's historic site in North Greenbush. Registration form
June 24 - 28, 2013
9:00am - 4:00pm
Archeology Field School presented by the Albany County Historical Association
Explore the site where Albany abolitionists Harriet and Steven Myers lived. Open to students entering 6th through 10th grades. For registration information contact the Albany County Historical Association at 518.436.9826.
July 22 - 26, 2013
8:00am - 3:00pm
Archeology Field School presented by the Schoharie River Center
Additional details to be posted soon. For registration infromation contact John McKeeby at email@example.com.
July 29 - Aug 2, 2013
8:30am - 4:30pm
Brookside Digs: An Archeology Experience presented by the Brookside Museum
Students in grades 5-12 (ages 10-18) and interested teachers, will dig into local history, uncovering buried artifacts from Brookside’s historic site in Ballston Spa. For registration information contact the Brookside Museum at 518.885.4000.
August 5 - 9, 2013
9:00am - 3:00pm