Every year, summer campers from all over Maryland come to Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum to experience history and archaeology first-hand. Whether they are participants in our own JPPM camps or they are visiting the Park and Museum with other summer programs like The Center for Talented Youth or an outdoor adventure camp, they are treated to all that JPPM has to offer. Learning excavation techniques at the Smith’s St. Leonard archaeology site, experimenting with native skills in the Indian Village, and working with conservators to preserve artifacts in the MAC Lab are only a few of the activities. This year, JPPM Dirt Alert campers not only used their green thumbs in our native garden, but they also surveyed an archaeological site. And JPPM’s Colonial Survival campers learned all about building fires and cast iron cooking as they prepared a colonial feast for their families!