How do you squeeze thousands of years into one afternoon?

By joining the DigVentures DigCamp!

Is your child fascinated by archaeology? Or have you always wanted to try it, but never had the chance? Then DigCamp is for you!
DigCamp is a full day of archaeology and fun for kids and parents to enjoy together on a real, live, in-progress archaeology dig. You‘ll learn about archaeology together, actually try it alongside professionals, and use some of the latest gadgets and coolest tech in archaeology – all while spending a fantastic day with your child. As a part of your day at DigCamp, your child will use our new iPad app, CyberDig, to examine, question and record real archaeological objects found during our excavations.
Our tailor-made archaeology sessions for kids are carefully crafted and led by DV’s real-life archaeologists. You might even have seen some of our staff on Time Team and the BBC’s ‘Ancient Voices’!
And remember- there’s no sand pits or simulations here: just REAL archaeology for kids!
DigCamp begins with an orientation and Health & Safety Risk Assessment. After that, we’ll have an artefact-handling session where you and your child will use DV’s latest tech to help the archaeologists work out what some of the more mysterious artefacts are. Then after lunch it’s time to go out in the trenches to do some digging alongside our professional archaeologists! There’ll also be other archaeological activities to try your hand at, and an optional site tour for anyone who might have had enough digging and would like to explore the nooks and crannies of our archaeological sites. At the end of the day, you will receive a special DigVentures kid’s archaeology activity bag, with games, activities and ideas for follow-up fun.
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Cost: £85 per parent and child, £10 for each additional family member. Includes all tuition, on site activities and kid’s archaeology box.

Age level: DigCamp is suitable for ages 6 – 11 years.

Older children (ages 12 – 16) can join our main dig, if they are accompanied at all times by a parent who is also a registered dig participant. Ages 17 and up are welcome to join the main dig in the trenches alongside our professional archaeologists!

Time: DigCamp runs from 10:00am – 4:00pm, with a mandatory 9:30 orientation. Please bring a packed lunch and any beverages preferred by your child.

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Sample DigCamp Schedule:

10:00 – Arrival, Health and Safety talk, Risk Assessment

10:30 – Intro to Archaeology and CyberDig object handling session

11:30 – Comfort break (15 -20 mins)

12:30 – Lunch and optional site tour

13:00 – Time to get dirty! You can do some digging, have a site tour, or try any of the other activities that our archaeologists are doing such as sieving, processing finds and drawing.

2:30 – Comfort break (30 mins)

4:00 – Tools down!

 

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About DigVentures and DigCamp

DigVentures are a team of professional field and public archaeologists, plus the world’s most amazing archaeological dog! They have excavated on sites around the world, and work with heritage attractions, museums and schools to make archaeology more accessible to the public.

 

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Kid's archaeology gift certificate

Is your child fascinated by archaeology? Or have you always wanted to try it, but never had the chance? Then DigCamp is for you!

DigCamp is a full day of archaeology and fun for kids and parents to enjoy together on a real, live, in-progress archaeology dig. You‘ll learn about archaeology together, actually try it alongside professionals, and use some of the latest gadgets and coolest tech in archaeology – all while spending a fantastic day with your child. As a part of your day at DigCamp, your child will use our new iPad app, CyberDig, to examine, question and record real archaeological objects found during our excavations.
Our tailor-made archaeology sessions for kids are carefully crafted and led by DV’s real-life archaeologists. You might even have seen some of our staff on Time Team and the BBC’s ‘Ancient Voices’!
And remember – there’s no sand pits or simulations here: just REAL archaeology for kids!