Public education has been an important aspect of the project since 2002. Each field season, three summer camps are held: a camp for young adults, a camp for continuing education adults, and a camp for elementary and high school teachers. These camps provide the members of Niles and surrounding communities with the opportunity to engage in active excavations. Summer campers receive hands-on training in archaeological field techniques, as well as a more in-depth knowledge of the historical context of the fort. For the first time in 2006, teachers were offered the opportunity to take the summer camp for continuing education credit through Western Michigan University. The project was also the recipient of the 2007 Historical Society of Michigan Education Award.
Camp applications - Deadline: June 1, 2013 or until all positions are filled.
Summer camps are offered in partnership with the Fort St. Joseph Museum.