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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