Register Now for Summer Camps at JPPM


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Summer will be here before you know it and every parent in Southern Maryland will be looking for activities for their son or daughter! Have you considered educational summer programs for your child? This year, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum is offering a variety of day long camps and you can register now!

Summer camps at JPPM run Monday-Friday from 9AM – 4PM and cost $135. All camps are held at JPPM in St. Leonard, MD and campers are asked to wear clothes and shoes that can get wet and muddy. They will need to bring sunscreen, a hat, a water bottle, bug repellent, a mid-morning snack, a bag lunch and drink. In addition to the educational benefits of a JPPM summer camp, the campers have a blast; there is an offering for almost any age and interest! Register early as camps tend to fill up quickly. Applications available at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum -Maryland State Museum of Archaeology!

Dirt Alert: All Hands In!
For rising 2nd and 3rd Graders (7–9 years old)
June 24–28

Can you imagine the feeling of sand between your toes on a warm and sunny beach? How about the feeling of ooey gooey mud between your fingers? Or can you close your eyes and hear the patter of marching feet on dry soil? Come experience these sensations and more as we explore Jefferson Patterson Park from the ground up! Test your green thumb in the native garden, survey an archaeological site, and even try on some natural camouflage. Be prepared to get messy and try something new all in the name of science!

Archaeology Explorers
For rising 5th–8th graders (10–13 years)
July 8–12

Have you ever wanted to be an archaeologist? Here's your chance to spend a week working with archaeologists excavating an 18th century plantation site and to learn how to identify the artifacts that you find. Discover what goes on in the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab) as you help the curators and conservators clean, study, and preserve archaeological artifacts.

Native Skills
For rising 5th–8th graders (10–13 years)
Session 1—July 15–19
Session 2—July 22–26

Come build shelters, make fire with bow and drill, and find out about the tools native people made and used. We will explore the forest and marsh, play games about stalking and tracking, and challenge ourselves to learn how American Indians lived with the land. Campers can attend one session or both.

Hands on History
For rising 3rd and 4th graders (8–10 years)
July 29-August 2

This summer come explore Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum like you never have before! Each day will be a different adventure. We’ll discover what life was like for a Native American in the Indian Village, investigate the archaeology of Southern Maryland, see if you could survive life as a European Colonist and learn how science and history help us interpret the past!

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, a state museum of archaeology and home to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, is a program of the Maryland Historical Trust, a division of the Maryland Department of Planning. It is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River and the St. Leonard Creek in St. Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland. For more information, call 410-586-8501 or visit Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum -Maryland State Museum of Archaeology.