Special Events


    Archaeology Summer Camp 2018

    Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education (AWIARE), in partnership with the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN), plans exciting new archaeology summer camps at Weedon Island Preserve designed for students who are interested in exploring the past. All camps are conducted by professional archaeologists, including educators from FPAN and allow kids to experience archaeology first-hand through activities, experiments, hikes, and even a real excavation.

    Dates: July 16 – 20, 2018 (9 am – 3 pm)
    July 23 – 27, 2018 (9 am – 3 pm)
    Ages: Children ages 7 – 11
    Registration: $175.00/camper/week
    Limited to 20/week

    Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Before-camp care is available from
    7:45am to 9:00 am for an additional fee ($50.00) each week.

    This summer camp is designed for children with an interest in prehistory and history as well as learning how early people interacted with their environment. Campers will learn about the importance of archaeology and will gain understanding about early natural resources that were necessary for life in the Tampa Bay region. Highlights of the camps include guest experts, tour of an archaeological site, hands-on archaeology, lab analysis, pottery making, atlatl adventure, and earning the certificate of Tommy the Tortoise, Junior Archaeologist.

    How to Register
    You may complete registration and liability release forms and return via U.S. Postal Service along with a check or money order made out to “AWIARE” for the appropriate amount. Registration can also be completed via PayPal.  Once the completed paperwork and payment have been received, we will provide a confirmation and other information via email.

    Mailing Address
    1500 Weedon Drive NE
    St. Petersburg, FL 33702

    Cancellation Policy
    All cancellation requests must be received in writing or email and be postmarked at least ten days prior to the start of camp. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after that date. A $25.00 handling fee will be charged for all processed refunds.

    Each year through generous donations, scholarships are available for children who would otherwise not be able to attend. For more information on our scholarship program, or to fill out an application please email: awiare1@gmail.com
    For more information, or to register, please contact:
    Rebecca O'Sullivan at rosulliv@usf.edu

    2018 Junior Archaeology Camp
    jr arch camp

    Camp registration form