Programs for Children

Archaeology Summer Camps

For five days this summer, your child(ren) can experience the challenge of piecing together the past from fragments of bone, pottery, glass and stone at Laurier's simulated archaeological site. Students will work with senior student archaeologists in the field and the lab to recover, analyze and interpret the time capsules left behind.

Through the excitement of discovery, children attending the archaeology camps will learn about the world around them, as well as about  those who came before them. The program is a hands-on, activity-based look at archaeology in which students will become familiar with basic archaeological excavation techniques and ancient civilizations. To accommodate this hands-on approach, children will participate in an excavation conducted on a simulated site on university property for part of each day. 

Students will also learn how archaeology has contributed to our knowledge of other peoples and cultures.
Week-long camps run July and August 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and are organized according to the participants' age (please see registration form for details). Cost is $170 for the week. To ensure a quality experience for participants, the number of registrations for each session will be limited to 18. Early registration is recommended to ensure a space.

Please note

Supervision for early drop off and/or late pick up is available at an additional cost (see the registration form).

*There is approximately a 7 to 1 child/counselor ratio.
**If your child has a documented special need or accessibility issue that may require accomodations by the university, we must be made aware of this a minimum of 14 days prior to the start of your child's camp. We require this time to work with you to arrange any necessary accomodations. If we are not notified, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accomodate your child's needs.

To register, please fill out the registration form and mail it with payment to the address listed on the registration form. You may also fax your registration it to 519-884-6063 or bring it in person at 202 Regina Street, Room R293.

Please note that we cannot accept post-dated cheques or payment via debit cards.

For more information, please contact Laurier's Continuing Education at 519-884-0710 ext. 6036 or email

Registration Form