Each summer the York County Heritage Trust partners with the York County Department of Parks and Recreation to offer two sessions of Archaeology Week. Students ages 10-13 are exposed to the basics of archaeology first-hand as they participate in actual excavations at real archaeological sites. Campers also learn about how artifacts are preserved and interpreted in a museum setting with visits to Trust sites and museums. TheTrust runs programs during each session to educate participants about the relevant history and time period highlighted at each dig site.
2014 Program Dates
July 14-18, 2014- Archaeology Camp 1: Penn Park
Drop off and pick up location will be the Trust's Agricultural & Industrial Museum (217 W Princess St. York PA, 1401)
August 4-8, 2014- Archaeology Camp 2: Horn Farm
Drop off and pick up locations will be the Horn Farm, Hellam Township.
A public hike to examine the excavations will be held on Thursday evening of both weeks beginning at 6pm
Fee: Trust and Park Members $130.00; Non-members $150.00
There are scholarship opportunities available. For a scholarship application, please click here
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For specific questions about Archeology Week, contact Jeri Jones
York County Parks Program Coordinator or Patrick Bochy
Museum Educator, York County Heritage Trust.