Participation in the Youth field crew is for children between 7 and 14 years old (as of June) and who have completed first grade. All Youth participants must be TAS members and registered to attend Field School with a parent or an adult TAS sponsor. For each child attending with an adult sponsor, a Sponsor Agreement must be signed and notarized by the parent and sponsor.
All parents and sponsors must sign up to work with the Youth for at least one day. However, we welcome any adults, especially those with archeology experience, to come and work with the Youth for the full week, as we appreciate having a core group of adult supervisors who are there the entire week. Each participant should bring a Digging Kit, details of what to bring are found on the Field and Lab Info page.
Traditionally, the Youth band together to perform in the youth group play one night, and on the final night the Youth group sing the song “Titanic.” In addition to the organized activities, there is plenty of time for kids to play at the campgrounds and swim in the nearby “swimming hole”. Many children develop friendships that they are able to renew each year.