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5/27/2010 Vol. , Issue 4 Contact Us
QUALITY OF LIFE

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology Announces:
2010 Archaeology Summer Day Camp

Archaeology Camp excavation scene, photo by Jason Jurgena, 2008

9 am to Noon, Tuesdays through Fridays on the following dates:

Ages 6-8 years:

Ages 9-12 years:

June 22 to 25

July 13-16

July 27 to 30

August 10-13


The El Paso Museum of Archaeology will hold their annual archaeology day camp for children six to twelve years old this summer.  Camps fill quickly, those interested should contact the museum as soon as possible.  

Children from six to eight years old can attend from 9 am to noon on June 22 to 25 or July 27 to 30.  Six year old children must have completed first grade.  Children from nine to twelve years old can attend from 9 am to noon on July 13 to 16 or August 10 to 13.  The choice of dates is subject to availability.   

The camp registration fee is $55 for El Paso Museum of Archaeology members and $70 for non-members.  The $55 discount for camp applies to membership at the $40 Family level and above only. Registration is accepted on a first-come first-served basis as attendance is limited to twelve students per camp.  For information and the camp registration form contact the museum at 915-755-4332 or guidamr@elpasotexas.gov.  

Archaeology Summer Day Camp is an interactive, hands-on course held on the museum’s grounds and in the galleries with a field trip to Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site on Fridays.  The program is designed to educate participants about the science of archaeology, its tools, and the prehistory of the Americas, especially the El Paso-Juárez region, from the Ice Age to European contact.  Campers will learn respect and appreciation for prehistoric, historic and contemporary Indian people.
 

Children should be prepared for camp by wearing sun screen, sturdy shoes, protective clothing, and a hat for outdoor activities on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.   

The museum is seeking volunteers with experience teaching elementary and middle school students to assist with archaeology summer camp.  Training for volunteers will be held in early June.  

For more information contact the museum at 915-755-4332 or guidamr@elpasotexas.gov.  

Our Mission: The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is dedicated to the interpretation of archaeological and anthropological artifacts through research, exhibits, and education.  We focus on the prehistory and culture of the El Paso-Juárez region and the Southwest.  




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