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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