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Camp session: Boyd Archaelogical Field School (Claremont Nature Centre)

Boyd Archaelogical Field School

By: Claremont Nature Centre

About this Program:

  • Overnight Camp
  • Age 16 - 18+ (Coed)
  • Specialized in Archaeology/Paleontology, offers 3 activities
  • 0 session dates to choose from
  • Cost starting from $2,695
  • Busing not available
  • Special needs support not available


4290 Westney Rd. North, Pickering, Ontario, L1Y1W8

Founded in partnership with the Royal Ontario Museum and TRCA in 1975, the Boyd Archaeological Field School (Boyd FS) is Canada’s only high school credit course offering students the opportunity to earn Ontario High School Credits while participating in real archaeological fieldwork.

Students gain important background material on archaeology and indigenous history through online learning and classroom sessions, and get full on-the-job training in real archaeological skills.

This experiential course challenges students to strive for new levels of achievement in a team environment. Learning experiences include:

  • Excavation of a real archaeological site.
  • Hands-on activities such as flintknapping and other ancient technologies.
  • An academic classroom component featuring sessions led by certified teachers and professional archaeologists, as well as guest lectures from leading experts.
  • Career and community connections.

A combination of field work, classroom studies and online learning confers a Grade 12 Interdisciplinary Studies credit (IDC4U/O) and a Grade 11 Co-op credit, DCO3O – Creating Opportunities through Co-op. The course meets credit expectations defined by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

The program requires completion of Grade 10 at the time of the course.

Course instructors include certified Ontario teachers, licensed archaeologists, Indigenous educators and respected professionals in a variety of specialties

Character Development: This program helps build the following traits

  • Independence: Participants gain on site work experience in archaeology as well as learning independently throughout the course.

Session Dates and Rates:

Date TBD
Pickering, ON
4290 Westney Rd. North

Time TBD
Cost TBD


Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

Hands on archaeology and 2 credits!
Canada’s only program offering students the chance to earn two High School Credits while participating in real archaeology!


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Boyd Archaelogical Field School
Contact name:
Brianna Shields

Phone number:
(437) 833-3637

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