The York County Heritage Trust is again partnering with the York County Department of Parks and Recreation to offer two week-long archaeology camps at Penn Park, July 15-19 and July 22-26.

The camp is for students ages 10 to 13 interested in science and history. They will learn archaeological techniques and will actually dig in hopes of unearthing history.

Penn Park was set aside in 1741 for communal use. Not only did it serve as a popular gathering site, but it was home to various structures such as American Revolution era barracks, a Civil War army hospital, a baseball diamond and the monuments that are there today.

There will also be education programs; the exploration of York County Heritage Trust museums; and educational activities, such as campfire cooking and making homemade soda.

Registration is $150 for non-members and $130 for members. To register, visit or

For more information, call Jeri Jones at (717) 428-1961 or email or Patrick Bochy, museum educator, at (717) 848-1587, ext. 304, or