March 17, 2020

Deadwood History Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Deadwood History, Inc. and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a series of summer camps for area youth. The Summer Camp Series kicks off with Archaeology Camp where students will be part of a real archaeological dig and help uncover Black Hills history. This experiential camp will focus on site history, the restoration process of an on-site cabin, and the importance of archaeology. Lessons in orienteering, mapping, and cataloging artifacts will be conducted. Students should be prepared to work in the dirt, hike, and be outside all day. Archaeology Camp is offered for students going into grades 4-6 on June 8 – 12 and June 15 – 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Camp starts and concludes at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC); $45 for members, $55 for non-members. Arch camp session 1 Wed. 2

Discover dinosaurs, marine reptiles, and other paleontological wonders of the Black Hills. Campers will learn about the prehistoric timeline, the difference between herbivores and carnivores, and participate in group activities and games that explore the science of paleontology. Paleontology Camp is for students going into grades 1-3. It will be held June 22 – 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Days of '76 Museum; $35 for members and $45 for non-members.

At Olympics Camps, students are invited to celebrate the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, also known as the Summer Olympics 2020. Participants will learn the history of the Summer Olympics, how they have evolved over time, and “compete” in some of the same games played in the modern Olympics. Camp starts and concludes at the Days of '76 Museum.

• July 6 – 10 Olympics Camp is offered for students going into grades 4-6; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; $45 for members and $55 for non-members.

• July 13 – 15 Olympics Camp is for students going into grades 1-3; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; $35 for members and $45 for non-members.

Registration is required for each camp. For more information or to register for summer camps, please contact Amanda Brown, 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. Applications can be requested by calling Amanda or emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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, Black Hills Pioneer, Bill Haas, 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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