Experience a different kind of summer at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology! The Museum will be offering four weeks of Summer Camps during the month of June for kids ages 7 to 12. Learn about the world of archaeology and discover new cultures with us! Each Camp runs from Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. An optional free field trip to Hueco Tanks State Park will be offered on Saturday (not included in camp registration fees). Space is limited to 12 kids per camp so make sure to register today!
Dates for Summer Camps: June 4th –June 7th June 11th – June 14th June18th - June 21st June 25th – June 28th
9:00 am to 1:00 pm each day
$55 per child for museum members $70 per child for non-members
Each participant will also receive a museum tote bag and a hot chocolate mug!
TUESDAYS Introduction to Archaeology -What is Archaeology? -Learning about Artifacts, Ecofacts, Features and Sites -Tour of the Museum Galleries-Scavenger Hunts -Snack Break -Rock Art Paintings (crafts)
WEDNESDAYS Archaeological Methods -Trail Tour- Learning about the Chihuahua Desert -Learning about Stratigraphy -Snack Break -Field Surveying
THURSDAYS Archaeological Methods Continues -Learning through Cookie Excavation -Mock Excavation -Snack Break -The Importance of Respecting our Ancestors and Protecting our Past (crafts).
FRIDAYS Outdoor Activities: Diving into the Past -Archery -Atl-atl -Closing Ceremony
SATURDAYS -Optional Field Trip to Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site at the end of each camp week. Not included in camp registration fees.
Participant will get the change to take a private tour with park rangers to Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, known for its many pocket fissures and holes and fascinating ancient Native American paintings found all throughout the site.
Parents or guardians must arrange for transportation to and from Hueco Tanks. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate in the tour.
For more information on camp registration and optional field trip to Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, please contact Itzel Barraza, Museum Membership and Outreach Coordinator at (915)212-3273 or by email at BarrazaIM@elpasotexas.gov.