If you missed out on last year’s successful Dig History! Archaeology camp for students at Abingdon Glebe, not to worry! The Fairfield Foundation is joining once again with St. James Anglican Church to host a three day camp filled with archaeology, education, and of course, fun!
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 17th through Wednesday, June 19th. 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 $30, payable to St. James Anglican Church. Lunch is not provided, so please pack a lunch for your child.
To register, please contact Fr. Kevin Sweeney at (804) 824-9552 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form.
Last year, children and adults had a great time excavating two 5′ x 5′ test units in the yard in front of the Glebe house.
The kid crew found a wide variety of artifacts, including ceramics,wine bottle glass, iron nails, tobacco pipe fragments, and even a projectile point. If this looks and sounds like fun to you or your budding archaeologist, don’t hesitate to contact Fr. Sweeney to get involved this June!