Sandyford Archaeology Summer Camp
Our archaeology Summer camps provide a new and fascinating alternative to sports-themed clubs and other after-school activities for children aged 7 – 12 years old. Is your child a curious explorer with a thirst for knowledge about their past? Why not let them delve into the fascinating world of archaeology as we introduce children to the mysteries and adventures of our past in a fun, practical and hands-on way.
Our camps special ingredient for success is our form of active learning encouraging your child to learn how our ancestors adapted to their natural environment. By teaching children to use simple tools and raw materials we harness your children’s desire to learn more about ancient crafts and technologies in past societies. Our workshop activities utilise these ancient skills creating an understanding of the greatest innovations and civilisations the world has ever seen.
We use an ‘Indiana Jones’ approach to ensure your child gets a balance of time, outdoors and indoors. As well as taking part in their very own excavations and exciting activity workshops, children will also arrive home with an abundance of new and quirky knowledge about their ancient ancestors.
10th – 14th July
10am – 3pm (Monday – Friday)
7 – 12 years old
Some of these activities will include:
- Viking House Excavation (The Big Dig)
- Clay Pot Making
- Historical Quest & Archaeological Tours
- Ancient Crafts & Technologies
- Viking Boat Workshop
- Archery Workshop
- Ancient Textiles and Weaving
- Viking Bead Making
- Medieval Weaponry
- Viking Runes
- Environmental Archaeology
- Monastic Ireland
We have a team of qualified and very experienced teachers and archaeologists who have worked on numerous excavations throughout Ireland. Our staff are mature, friendly, outgoing and have lots of experience when working with children – SIA staff are fully Garda Vetted.
The friendly environment and relaxing atmosphere allows the children to enjoy this unique experience by participating within groups, carrying out archaeological tasks and solving puzzles in a fun and creative manner.