Coming up next month, we will be continuing our popular kids archaeology camp at Abingdon Glebe. Thanks to continued interest from families in the community. as well as continued support from our co-host Fr. Kevin Sweeney at St. James Anglican Church, the Dig History! Archaeology Camp is ON again for June 23, 24, and 25!
If you’ve not heard of the Dig History! camp in previous years, here’s the pitch:
If your child roams your backyard with a metal detector and a shovel, combs riverbeds for arrowheads, or dreams of being the next Indiana Jones, than our archaeology day camp may be just the break that your child needs!
Located at the historic Abingdon Glebe house, the Dig History! Archaeology Day Camp offers children from fourth through six grades the opportunity to help excavate at this historic site. This year, the camp will run from Monday, June 23rd through Wednesday, June 25th. The last day of the camp includes a field trip to the on-going archaeological dig in Jamestown. The camp begins at 10 A.M. and ends at 3 P.M. each day. The cost is $35, payable to St. James Anglican Church. Lunch is not provided, so please pack a lunch for your child.
You can download a registration form here, or for more information contact Fr. Kevin Sweeney at (804) 824-9552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year, children (and adult helpers!) had a great time excavating two 5′ x 5′ test units in the yard in front of the Glebe house. Exciting discoveries included two large iron hoe blades, a variety of tobacco pipe stems, pottery fragments, wine bottle glass, and even a glass bead. In addition to hands-on digging, the campers will also get the opportunity to try their hand at washing artifacts found at the Glebe.