College of Arts and Humanities

Woodland Cemetery Historic Preservation Project to offer summer ‘Hidden History Camp’


This June 17-21, Clemson is offering a new one-week day camp for middle school-aged children about hidden history at the University. The camp, sponsored by the Woodland Cemetery Historic Preservation Project, will offer a variety of interactive activities for campers, including historic site tours, archaeology digs, explorations of the archives, and family history activities, all arranged to provide an unforgettable summer camp experience right on campus.

“We are pleased to offer a new summer camp at Clemson University filled with engaging activities that will enable middle schoolers to uncover the school’s rich history all over campus,” said Rhondda Robinson Thomas, the Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson. “We look forward to welcoming them to Clemson and introducing them to many ways to discover and explore hidden history.”

Activities will include:

  • Campus tours, including Memorial Stadium, the catacombs, and the Adobe Digital Studio
  • Historic site visits, including Fort Hill Plantation House, Cemetery Hill, Hopewell Plantation, Fort Rutledge, and more
  • Archaeological dig and 3D artifact printing
  • Family history activities
  • Explorations of the archives and brickmaking
  • Team activities, including games

For more information, including how to register, please visit the camp website.

Hidden History Camp Information

Age Group: Middle-schoolers, 10-14 years old
Date and Time: June 17-21, 2024, 8:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina
Rates and Payment: The camp fee is $150. Registration for Summer 2024 season is now open. We encourage you to register early as space is limited. Register by end of day on May 31, 2024. A $25 deposit is required at the time of registration, and a balance of $125 is due by May 31, 2024. Once registration reaches capacity, we offer a waitlist and will contact you if space becomes available.