Dig Into Archaeology Camp


Jul 23, 2018 to Jul 27, 2018
01:00 PM until 05:00 PM


Registrations are being accepted for a week-long Archaeology Camp, held at Bedminster’s historic Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum, July 23-27. The award-winning program, open to students in grades 3-7, offers a unique opportunity to explore and investigate the world of archaeology as it relates to local history dating back to the American Revolution. Participants will work alongside professional archaeologists from Hunter Research on site at the circa 1772 Jacobus Vanderveer House, now a nationally historic site and museum. The program, which earned a History Award from the Somerset Cultural and Heritage Commission, is held in collaboration with The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House and Bedminster Township Recreation. It is sponsored, in part, by Investors Bank Foundation. Campers will learn about the science of archaeology and how to measure, plot, dig, sift, sort, wash and categorize artifacts found. Through recovery and analysis, campers will be challenged to think critically about the materials they uncover and discuss how the items were used, or even created. Through objects, students will gain a better understanding about the area’s history. Throughout the week, campers will also learn more about Colonial life during a field trip to Morristown National Historic Park, activities such as making Lenape pinch pots, tin lanterns, ice cream making, and a mock artillery drill. Archaeology Camp will meet at the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum located at 3055 River Road, inside Bedminster’s River Road Park from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The $200 fee includes all supplies. For information and registration, visit www.bedminster.us, or call 908-212-7014.




View map Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum
3055 River Road
River Road Park
Bedminster, NJ

Additional Information


The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House



Contact name

Kristina Poggi

Contact email



Grades 3-7


Registration required



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