At Camp Huguenot, you won’t just learn about archaeology – you’ll do it!
Campers will work with others, alongside real archaeologists, searching for artifacts left behind by the original Huguenot settlers and the Native Americans who came before them.
Campers will spend time conducting a live dig by excavating, cleaning, and cataloging their archaeological finds. Through these activities they will learn the basic principles and practices of archaeology, as well as its modern day significance and relation to the understanding of past cultures.
Additional time will be spent on historic crafts, indoor and outdoor games, related educational activities, local field trips, and tours of the historic site. The week concludes with a camper-created exhibit of the artifacts found during their dig, which all participants and family members are invited to attend.
Campers are invited to discover, explore, and experience Historic Huguenot Street, where they will learn about the site, its unique history, and the individuals who settled New Paltz over 300 years ago.
Dates for the 2019 Camp season are July 22 to 26.
Camp runs 9 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday.
Camp Huguenot is perfect for children ages 9 to 12.
Tuition & Fees
Camp is limited to 12 registrants per week.
All Camp Huguenot counselors have passed criminal and child safety background clearances. Each camp week has a maximum enrollment of 12 campers, and Historic Huguenot Street employs 2 full-time camp counselors. The minimum ratio of counselors to campers is 1:4.