11 October 2017

Genealogy Summer Camps for Youth Which Keep on Giving


Genealogy Summer Camps for Youth Which Keep on Giving

This past summer, Penn State offered 3 summer camps revolving around genealogy with 2 of them having a focus on genetics.

Genetics & Genealogy Detectives (June 19-30): This is a two-week residential/day research camp where campers will dig into case files to discover genetic traits and genealogical relationships. No personal information will be used!

Finding Your Roots: Unscripted (July 10-14): This one-week residential/day non-research camp is offered in collaboration with PBS affiliates WPSU/WETA to produce a PBS documentary and video clips to support students and teachers who will use the curriculum in the future.

Finding Your Roots (July 17-28): This is a two-week residential/day research camp where campers will use their own DNA and family histories to learn about genetics and genealogy.

I learned about these camps when a video, Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings – Episode 1, became available.  I know I would have enjoyed such a camp when I was a youth!

It will be interesting to watch out for subsequent videos and hopefully catch the planned PBS documentary.

Learn about the genesis of these camps via the about tab.





What universities or other entities near you are providing in-depth genetic genealogy camp, workshop, or other learning opportunities for youth?












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