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The Dawes Arboretum Summer Camps: Art – 6 – 11-years-old

Color Me Wild!

July 1 – 3

9am – 3pm

$90/$75 members

6-11-year olds

40 max

The three day exciting art camp explores how the colors in nature can inspire your artwork!  Create your own unique artwork to take home, as well as, work collaboratively to create a work of art that will be displayed on grounds.

Art in the Arb

July 22 – 26

9-11-year olds: 1 – 4pm

$100/$70 members

20 max

With the outdoors as inspiration, campers learn to create art from nature using found objects, natural materials, and traditional media. Each day explores different techniques such as sketching, watercolor painting, photography, and sculpture. At the end of the week, campers show off their unique masterpieces at an Art in the Arb reception!  All campers must bring a lunch and water bottle.

contact:
Jennilyn Haer, Volunteer Coordinator, jmhaer [at] dawesarb [dot] org
The Dawes Arboretum
7770 Jacksontown Rd. SE
Newark, Ohio 43056 USA
PH. (800) 44-DAWES or (740) 323-2355
FAX. (740) 323- 4058
http://www.dawesarb.org

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The Dawes Arboretum Summer Camps: 9 – 11-years-old

Camp Dawes - 9-11-year olds

June 10 – 14 or June 24 – 28

9am – 3pm

$125/$100 members, reservations required

9-11-year olds

20 max

Children become adventurers who journey into a world of tall trees, wetlands and prairies.  Expand their understanding of the natural world through exhilarating hikes, outdoor-inspired crafts and scientific experiments.  Campers will enrich their understanding of our first settlers by learning about Native American Culture and visiting our Indian Mounds.  Construct and add to a young naturalist field guide all week and then take it home to further inquire and record your observations of your natural surroundings.  Enjoy five days of fun while forming bonds with nature and new friends.  A truly memorable summer experience is created.  All campers must bring a lunch and water bottle.

Adventure Quest

June 17 – 21

9am – 3pm

$125/$100 members, reservations required

9-11-year olds

20 max

Explore nature, the environment and science throughout The Arboretum grounds during this adventure –filled week of camp.  This step-up from Camp Dawes provides thought-provoking activities while exploring plants, the wetlands, watershed and soil.  Each day participate in science-based activities that stimulate and enrich your awareness of conservation.   Cultivate a sense of adventure and learn new concepts to understanding the connection we have to the world around us.

Nature Experimenters

July 8 – 12

9am – 3pm

$125/$100 members

9-11-year olds

20 max

The perfect camp for the scientist in us all!  Campers will conduct experiments each day to discover our natural surroundings.  Instructors will discuss and explore through hands-on experiments how and why animals, insects and plants function the way they do.  At the end of camp, take home your experiments and watch them progress over time.

Plants VS Zombies

July 15 – 19

9am – 3pm

20 max

$125/$100 members

11-14-year olds

What if zombies took over The Arboretum?  Who would save us?  The plants!  Campers will explore plants each day and their value to our lives and the environment.  Critical thinking and creative skills will be used to develop a garden space and play the game in real life.

Wilderness Survival

July 22 – 26

9-11-year olds: 9am – noon

$80/$55members

20 max

Develop your wilderness survival skills with this extreme hands-on specialty camp! Discover the finer points of preparing for your next big outdoor adventure. Learn a variety of useful skills including orienteering, cordage making, creating stone tools, building natural shelters, and harvesting wild edible plants. It’s a wonderful mix of wilderness survival training, science, nature and fun!

contact:
Jennilyn Haer, Volunteer Coordinator, jmhaer [at] dawesarb [dot] org
The Dawes Arboretum
7770 Jacksontown Rd. SE
Newark, Ohio 43056 USA
PH. (800) 44-DAWES or (740) 323-2355
FAX. (740) 323- 4058
http://www.dawesarb.org

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The Dawes Arboretum Summer Camps: 6 – 8-years-old

Camp Dawes - 6-8-year olds

June 10 – 14, 2013 or June 24 – 28

9am – 3pm

$125/$100 members, reservations required

20 max

Young adventurers revel in a fun-filled week of outdoor exploration and learning.  Observe animals in their natural habitat, discover the wonder of woodlands and wade through streams.  Each day is a new adventure with science-based educational activities and crafts to nurture creativity.  Construct and add to a young naturalist field guide all week and then take it home to further inquire and record observations of your natural surroundings.  Growing a lifelong relationship with the earth is the heart of the Camp Dawes experience.

Nature Investigators

June 17 – 21

9am – 3pm

$125/$100 members, reservations required

6-8-year olds

20 max

Do you have the curiosity of an adventurer?  Each day of camp will begin with a riddle that will inspire the day’s investigations.  Learn and use deductive reasoning skills to solve clues while discovering the unknowns of the natural world.  Complete camp challenges, solve mysteries, play games, observe creatures, engage in hands-on activities and create nature inspired crafts all while fostering a love for nature.

Bugology

July 8 – 12

9am – 3pm

$125/$100 members

6-8-year olds

20 max

This camp is for the bug lover!  Learn how to identify bugs and start a bug collection.  Journey the grounds searching for signs of insects, habitats and observe the effect they have on our environment.  Build a bug box and create your own tools to catch insects.  Get hands-on with a visit from a bug specialist!

Nature Sensors

July 15 – 19

9am – 3pm

$125/$100 members

6-8-year olds

20 max

All campers must have completed one year of kindergarten.

We rely on our senses the most to explore the environment.  Each day will be devoted to a new sense and discovering how mammals, insects and amphibians use their senses differently than humans.  Delve into your theatrical side and become an animal to experience what it would be like as you interact with the natural world.  Creative activities and games will help campers discover how animals adapt to survive in the wild.

contact:
Jennilyn Haer, Volunteer Coordinator, jmhaer [at] dawesarb [dot] org
The Dawes Arboretum
7770 Jacksontown Rd. SE
Newark, Ohio 43056 USA
PH. (800) 44-DAWES or (740) 323-2355
FAX. (740) 323- 4058
http://www.dawesarb.org

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Wellington School Summer Options

Peggy Berger, Director
3650 Reed Rd.
Columbus, OH 43220
614-324-8882
www.wellington.org/summer

Have you ever wanted to learn how Egyptians made mummies? Or wished you could be in a play such as the Hobbit? Maybe you’ve wanted to develop Android apps or learn to create Robots or become a chef of global cuisine! It’s all in a Wellington summer.

From June 10 to August 16, 2013 students from Pre-K – 12 can choose from sports and field trip camps, fine and performing arts classes, and hands-on enrichment options such as SciGirls, Playing the Stock Market, or an immersion-style foreign language. Students will find a relaxed environment with passionate, caring instructors who inspire the pursuit of lifelong learning.

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University of Dayton Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men

June 23-29, 2013 – This week-long camp will introduce you to career opportunities in engineering and technology with college-level classes and exciting hands-on experiments.  Academic coaches will help build the skills that you will need to ace the ACT and SAT.  And you will learn about the college admission process, including how to select a college and apply for scholarships.  Open to minority high school men who will be seniors in the fall of 2013, are U.S. citizens and currently enrolled in a college-preparatory program with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Application.  Tuition Fee.  Go to http://www.udayton.edu/engineering/hs_programs/minority_engineering_camp.php for more information.

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University of Dayton Summer Honors Engineering Camp

June 17-22, 2013 – If you are a gifted high school freshman, sophomore or junior, the University of Dayton Summer Honors Engineering Camp gives you the chance to dabble in engineering through hands-on activities you can’t get in high school.  Study challenging engineering topics.  Explore career options.  Interact with other motivated, bright students and supportive faculty.  Expand your horizons.  Application.  Tuition Fee.  Go to http://www.udayton.edu/engineering/hs_programs/summer_honors_institute.php for more information.

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Gedanken Institute of Problem Solving

The class is in its 11th year, a fun yet intense focus on problem-solving with an emphasis on develping both mental stamina and strength. There will be individual work and group work. Topics will include: Risk Management, Pattern Recognition, Operations Research, Logic, Probability, Physics, Geometry and a large variety of puzzles including Rubik’s Cube. Also included will be modules on data interpretation including aggregation bias and non-transitive rankings.

The program is a week-long course that willbe conducted from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm daily from July 9th through July 13th at Baldwin Wallace and August 6th through August 10th at Lakeside. It is a course that has been taught previously as part of the TAG summer camp program funded by the State of Ohio. It has been very successful in the past.

The focus of the course will be problem solving. It will develop not only mental strength, but mental stamina as well. There will be individual work and there will be group work. Topics will include: Risk Management, Pattern Recognition, Operations Research, Logic, Probability, Physics, Geometry and a large variety of puzzles including Rubik’s Cube. Also included will be modules on data interpretation including correlation vs cause and effect, aggregation bias and non-transitional rankings. The course will be designed for the intellectually inquisitive 12-17 year old.

The summer program contains parts of a semester-long course that I teach in the honors program at Baldwin-Wallace College. The problem solving course has been so successful that I was recruited to teach it in the graduate business program at B-W and, at the request of the director of the honors program I’m currently developing an advanced version problem solving course that is being taught in Spring 2012.

By collaborating with Professor Peter November of the University of Wellington, New Zealand and Professor Zbigniew Michalewicz of the University of Adelaide, Australia while on a 2006 sabbatical, I have refined and improved the course many times. I have developed many modules by myself and I have many drawers of puzzles, props and games — many of which are custom-made — that I use during the course.

For more information, contact Dr. Ed Meyer at emeyer [at] bw [dot] edu or at 440-826-2495. Or visit our website to learn more and apply at www.gedankeninstitute.com

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Hilltop YMCA Summer Day Camp

 Hilltop YMCA Summer Day Camp

sponsor: Hilltop YMCA                                                                                                                2879 Valleyview Dr. Columbus, OH 43204

Phone: (614) 276-8224  Fax: (614) 276-5579
Web: www.ymcacolumbus.org/daycamp
Email: kbragdon [at] ymcacolumbus [dot] org
contact person:Keri Bragdon
subject/content: making this information available to you
age/grade level: entering grades 1-6
type (day/overnight/other): Day camp
length of program: 11 weeks of camp, June 4-Aug 17                                                                You can sign up for any amount of weeks
cost: $110/week for members $145/week non members
financial aid?: Yes


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University of Dayton Women in Engineering Summer Camp for High School Girls

A residential summer camp which will be held July 7-12, 2013.  This unique camp introduces high school girls to career opportunities in engineering through participation in classroom activities as well as observation and interaction with practicing engineers and engineering students.  Activities include three days of experiments in engineering taught by University faculty, dinner with an engineer, and a day with industry.  Participants reside in an air-conditioned dormitory located on the beautiful University of Dayton campus.   For more information or to register:  go.udayton.edu/wie.

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Mythbreakers

Location: Camden, Ohio – 2 hours west of Columbus near Oxford, Ohio

Address: 1259 Swann Beatty Rd. 

                 Camden, Ohio 45311

Phone: 937-452-3347

Fax: 937-452-5566

Web: www.pvmcamp.com

Email: info [at] pvmcamp [dot] com

Contact Persons: David Maynard – Director     Joyce Reke – Registrations

Subject/Content: Fun Science
Grade Level: 4-6

Type: Overnight/coed
Length of Program: One week sessions, Sunday – Friday
Cost: $390

Dates offered: Weekly starting June 12 – July 22

Financial aid: Partial scholarships according to financial needs

Discounts: Early registration discounts, sibling discounts, military discounts, new camper discounts, and bring a friend discounts available.

Notes: Is it fact or just another urban myth? Based on the popular Discover Channel TV show, Mythbusters, through trial and error you will take on myths and use modern-day science to challenge and demonstrate what is real and what is fiction.

Activities: 80-ft. high zipline, rock climbing tower, challenge course, swimming, canoeing, nature hikes, campfires, and more.  

Religious Affiliations: Christian, non-denominational

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ONU Summer Honors Institute

Ohio Northern will have three weeks of camps:  

Check out our website at onu.edu/summerhonors for more information and application forms.

Camps held in 2010 were:

June 13-18 – CSI (beginning), Design. Think.Know.Do, Engineering, Pharmacy, Physics and Robotics

June 27 – July 2 – CSI (beginning), Chemistry, Mock Trial, Ohio’s Natural History, Philosophy

July 25 – 30 – Explore the Medicinal Herb Garden, CSI (advanced), Young Women in Leadership

Walnut Creek Outdoor Learning Center

Camp Name: Walnut Creek Outdoor Learning Center

Phone: 614-315-4769

Web: www.walnutcreekolc.com

Email: walnutcreekolc [at] gmail [dot] com

Contact Person: Brian Labuhn

Age/Grade: Boys &Girls completing 4th grade thru 6th grade

Type: Day Camp

Length of Program: Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm

Cost: $190

Students participate in interactive hands-on multi-sensory lessons and activities. Our lessons include but are not limited to outdoor living skills, wetland, wildlife, and forest ecology.

Activities include;

  • Shelter building outdoor survival shelter construction
  • Map and Compass reading
  • Fishing techniques
  • Kick seining for freshwater macroinvertebrates identification
  • Survival Fire building (no matches)
  • Tree core samples and analysis
  • Educational games
  • Natural arts and crafts
  • Team building and leadership activities
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