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SBTHP Announces Presidio Archaeology Day Camp

June 15, 2015

(SANTA BARBARA, CA)—The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is pleased to announce its first Presidio Archaeology Day Camp, offered to students ages 11-15 across Santa Barbara County. Students are invited to learn about the local history by excavating at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, the location of the fort that founded the city in 1782 and the later Japanese community.  The day camp is offered during the week of July 13-17, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Participants will learn how archaeologists study and interpret clues to reconstruct the history of Santa Barbara. Archaeologists will instruct on basic excavation techniques, artifact processing methods, artifact identification, archaeological drawing, and mapping. At the end of the week, participants will have a better understanding of how information is recovered and maintained so that it can be used to reconstruct the past.


The Presidio Archaeology Day Camp is hosted by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, the nonprofit organization that operates El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park.


Summer Day Camp Fees: $225


If interested please fill out the Registration Form and mail to SBTHP at

123 E. Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.


For more information, contact the Education Department at 805-965-2004 or

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