Summer Programs




Junior Archaeology Institute Summer Program
The Junior Archaeology Institute Summer Program is 12 hours of fun and learning about archeology. Held over three days students forth grade and up excavate, survey, conduct experimental archaeology projects, and do lab work to help solve an archeological mystery an our simulated archaeological sites.


Join us on an amazing archaeological adventure. Who knows? You just may have an Indiana Jones right in front of you. Our Summer Archaeology Institute "Archaeology Adventure" field school program teaches history, critical thinking, scientific method, cooperative learning, ethics and cultural awareness; wrapped up in a wonderfully fun Summer adventure. Browse through this our Summer offerings listed below and Contact Us to be notified for next summer's programs...



Sample Previous Seasons...

Level 1 Field School, Jamestown 400 Project.

8:00AM to 12:00 PM
Lewis Center for Educational Research, Apple Valley, CA
Sponsored by the Town of Apple Valley Parks and Recreation Department.
In 1607, a small expedition arrived in the James River of Virginia and established Jamestown, the first permeate English Colony in America. Field School students will excavate a site based on the Glass Works and Governor’s House at Jamestown. They will lean how the archaeologists, now working at Jamestown are discovering how the colonists lived 400 year ago, at the edge on the “New World.”. Limited to 32 participants. $65 per person. Register at the Apple Valley Town Hall Recreation Center located at 1455 Dale Evens Parkway. For more information call 760 240 7000.

Level 2 A.S.I. (Archaeological Site Investigation), Jamestown 400 Project.
8:00AM to 12:00 PM
Lewis Center for Educational Research, Apple Valley, CA
Sponsored by the Town of Apple Valley Parks and Recreation Department.
ASI (Archaeology Site Investigation). For thoes who want some more dig experience. Our ASI camp will provide additional experiencee Limited to 32 participants. $65 per person. Register at the Apple Valley Town Hall Recreation Center located at 1455 Dale Evens Parkway. For more information call 760 240 7000.

Session 1 Gold Mountain, The Lewis Bar Site.
8:00AM to 12:00 PM
Lewis Center for Educational Research, Apple Valley, CA
Sponsored by the Town of Apple Valley Parks and Recreation Department.
California has long attracted immigrants from around the world. For the Chinese in the mid 19th century, California was Gold Mountain. This summer we will continue the investigation of California Gold Rush era site. Team members will excavate a structure believed to be home of a Chinese minor and survey the surrounding features. Last summer’s program was sold out, so get your reservations in early. Limited to 32 participants. $65 per person. Register at the Apple Valley Town Hall Recreation Center located at 1455 Dale Evens Parkway. For more information call 760 240-7880.

Session 2 The Edge of the Empire, The Grove Site. Scholarships Available!
8:30AM to 12:30 PM
Grove High School, Redlands, CA
Sponsored by the Redlands Police Recreation Bureau.
Hail Caesar! But Caesar is a long way away from our site in “Roman Britain.” Our team members will excavate a site in the edge of the Empire. So far, we have excavated a Roman short sword, coins from the reign of Emperor Nero and the Celtic- Icena, Queen Boudica. Team members will help answer why and how the site was use by the Romans: What did the eat? Was there a battle fought there between for forces of Rome and the Celtic-Icena tribe? We will also actually make iron in an experimental archaeology project. Limited to 32 participants. $65 per person. Register at the Redlands Community Center 111 W. Lugonia Ave. For more information Call 909 798-7547.

Session 3 “Between the Coast and the Desert” The Yukaip’t Site.
Riley’s Farm, Oak Glen, CA
Sponsored by Yucaipa Department of Parks and Recreation.
On the trade routs from the desert and the to the Pacific, Yukaip’t was a village that thrived on trade. This simulated archaeological site is based on the Indian village that gave the of city of Yuciapa its name. Students will help discover a piece of past before California was California. Limited to 32 participants. $65 per person. Register at the Yucaipa Community Center, 34900 Oak Glen Rd. For more information call 909 790-7460.



Girl Scouts of America, San Gorgornio Council Day Camp for Junior, Senior and Cadet Scouts Programs...

Session 1 Gold Mountain, The Lewis Bar Site.
4:PM to 8:00 PM
Lewis Center for Educational Research, Apple Valley, CA
California has long attracted immigrants from around the world. For the Chinese in the mid 19th century, California was Gold Mountain. This summer we will continue the investigation of California Gold Rush era site. Team members will excavate a structure believed to be home of a Chinese minor and survey the surrounding features. Last summer’s program was sold out, so get your reservations in early. Limited to 32 participants. Register with the San Gorgonio Girl Scout Council 909 307-6555.

Session 2 The Revolt of the Queen, The Grove Site.
4:00 to 8:00 PM
Grove High School, Redlands, CA
Hail Caesar! But Caesar is a long way away from our site in “Roman Britain.” Our team members will excavate a site in the edge of the Empire. So far, we have excavated a Roman short sword, coins from the reign of Emperor Nero and the Celtic- Icena, Queen Boudica. Team members will help answer of why and how the site was use by the Romans: What did they eat? Was there a battle fought there between for forces of Rome and the Celtic-Icena tribe? We will also actually make iron in an experimental archaeology project. Limited to 32 participants. Register with the San Gorgonio Girl Scout Council 909 307-6555.