There's only a few days left until school's out for the summer. How are your kids going to beat the summertime blues?
Naper Settlement's Camp Naper has a new archaeology camp that lets kids uncover the past -- literally. They will sift through dirt to look for real artifacts and will go on a field trip to the site of a real archaeological dig in Naperville.
Jenn Edginton, Naper Settlement's Learning Experiences Coordinator, who developed this new camp, has experienced the thrill of an archaeological dig -- that's because she has a BA in anthropology from Michigan State University, with a focus on archaeology.
“Our new archaeology camp allows children to experience firsthand what it’s like to be an archaeologist,” Jenn said. “They will have an opportunity to sift through the dirt from the Joseph Naper Homestead archaeological dig and find real artifacts that might be from the founding family of Naperville.”There are four more summer day camps where kids can search for clues like a detective or discover the history behind the fun while paddleboating on the quarry and going behind the scenes of our offsite collections facility. There's even a Civil War Encampment where middle schoolers sleep overnight in the Fort -- parents can join in the fun, too."
During Naper Settlement’s five unique, fun and educational summer camps, children in grades 1-8 can unlock the secrets of the past and present using science, technology and math. , Chicagoland’s outdoor history museum, is located in the heart of downtown Naperville at 523 S. Webster St. To register for Camp Naper, call 630-420-6010.