Let your child experience archaeology in action this summer with Bodo Archaeology Summer Camps! Your child can become an archaeologist for the day and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities at a 500 year old dig site. It is a fun and interactive way to discover a new part of our province while learning about the past!
The Bodo Archaeological Site & Centre is located in East Central Alberta, 3 hours South East of Edmonton. It is one of the largest and most well-preserved archaeological areas in Western Canada, with artifacts believed to date back as early as 5000 years ago. More importantly, evidence shows it has been used over the last 500 years as a “bison pound” where hundreds of the animals were once corralled and killed together.
Children aged 5 to 15 can learn more about the rich history of the area during Bodo Archaeology Summer Camps. An archaeologist will tour participants through the lab and dig site, teach traditional skills projects, and set-up an exciting mock excavation. Plus, campers will further explore the area and walk in the footsteps of the past with a short hike through the nearby sandhills.
Registration in these one day camps are just $35-45 per participant with snacks provided, plus a stone arrowhead souvenir and Junior Archaeologist certificate at the end to commemorate the experience.
Arrow Day Camp Ages 5-8 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm | $35 per child
Atlatl Day Camp Ages 9-11 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm | $35 per child
Spear Day Camp Ages 12-15 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | $45 per child
Planning a trip from Edmonton is easy thanks to the help of these great roadtrip itineraries created by Bodo Archaeological Site & Centre. Go for the day, or book a night of Tipi Camping for a unique experience with your family. Make it a day of discovery for the whole family as you visit and explore this important piece of Alberta’s history!
Camps are offered in July and August. Visit the Bodo Archaeological Site & Centre website to find dates and learn how to register.