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Deadwood History Summer Camp Registration Now Open

DEADWOOD – Deadwood History, Inc. in partnership with the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a series of summer camps for area youth. Exploration Camp kicks off the summer camp series for children in grades K-2 for the 2017 – 2018 school year from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Days of ‘76 Museum on June 5 - 9. This year’s theme is S.P.A.R.K. Your Creativity. Campers will be learning about snapshots (photography), plants (nature), art, rocks (gold mining), and knowledge (science). Each day will include a related activity and/or craft project. The cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

Archaeology Camp: Session 1 for students going into grades 3-7 is scheduled for June 19 – 22, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Camp begins at the Days of ‘76 Museum with field work on the Pearson family property. Students will learn archaeology, orienteering, mapping, and cataloging. The cost is $45 for members and $50 for non-members. Limited to 20 participants. 

Archaeology Camp: Session 2 on June 26 – 29, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. is for students going into grades 3-7. Camp begins at the Days of ‘76 Museum with field work on the Pearson family property. Students will study archaeology, orienteering, mapping, and cataloging. The cost is $45 for members and $50 for non-members. Limited to 20 participants.

On July 10 – 13 students will have the opportunity to participate in Mysteries at the Museum Camp, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for students going into grades K - 2. Campers will be investigating and deciphering at the Days of ‘76 Museum. Participants will learn about Morse code, find secret messages written in invisible ink, and crack an enigmatic code to solve the museum’s mysteries. The cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

Camp Chief Eagle wraps up the 2017 summer camp series on July 17 – 21 at the Days of ‘76 Museum from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for students going into grades 3-7. Students will learn about Native American culture, lifestyle, beliefs, art, and music during this camp. Dallas Chief Eagle will teach children a traditional Native American hoop dance and there will be a performance on the last day of camp for parents to attend. The cost is $45 for members and $55 for non-members.

For more detailed information on the lessons and activities planned or to register for summer camp, please contact Shantel Pettit, Education Director, at 605-578-1657. A $10 non-refundable deposit is required per camp. The deposit will be applied to the cost of each camp. Scholarships are available. The camps fill up quickly, so please reserve your space today.

Summer Camps are co-sponsored by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Deadwood History, KEVN Black Hills Fox, Twin City Hardware, Bill Haas, Jaci and Bill Pearson, Black Hills Pioneer, Pack Horse, Lead-Deadwood Regional Hospital, Mayor Turbiville Supporting Kids, Lynn’s Dakotamart, and the William Karl & Laura L. Haas Education Endowment.

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We inspire the global community by preserving and celebrating the cultural heritage of Deadwood and the Black Hills in the context of the American West through exceptional exhibits, innovative educational programs, and access to extensive collections in unique settings.

Adams Museum, Days of ‘76 Museum, Historic Adams House, and Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center

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