Summer Camp Visits OSARC

Kids washing artifacts at OSARC

This Summer, the Office of State Archaeology (OSA) will be hosting youth from the Raleigh History on the Move! Summer Camp at the OSA Research Center. This is the second consecutive summer that camp participants have visited the facility. The camp, which is based at Mordecai Historic Park, lasts one week and focuses on local history and culture. It takes students to various places around the city, such as the City of Raleigh Museum, Pullen Park, the State Capitol Building, and Oakwood Cemetery. While at the Research Center, campers will participate in various hands-on activities such as artifact washing, ceramic pot reconstruction, carbonized seed identification, and Native American ceramic analysis. Each of the four camp groups that visit the facility will have approximately 20 students ranging in age from 9 to 12 years old. OSA will also be welcoming youth from the Historic Yates Mill ‘Park Adventures’ Camp to the Research Center this summer.