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Pull on your gardening gloves and dig-in to this new camp that gets you up close with your food!  You'll spend time in the Learning Garden, caring for plants and tasting what's growing.  All participants make and take a windowsill herb garden and receive veggie plant seedlings to grow at home.  Please note, participants will sample produce and make simple recipes in this program.  We follow best practices for food safety and preparation, but this program is not regulated by the Licking County Health Department.

Family memberships are a great way to offset some of the costs associated with camp.  Click here to learn about Arboretum membership.  In 2017, a limited number of camp scholarships will be offered.  Contact us at education@dawesarb.org for more information on scholarships.

Online registration for each individual camp session closes one week prior to the date the session starts. Late registrations may be accepted. To inquire about available space after online registration is closed, please call our Visitors Center during business hours at 740.323.2355.

When

  • June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center/Outdoors

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What

Meet a variety of critters who call The Arboretum their home.  Explore the life and habitat of a new animal each day and discover what characteristics make them unique.  Campers will especially enjoy meeting our resident reptiles and a visit from some live Ohio birds and mammals.

Family memberships are a great way to offset some of the costs associated with camp.  Click here to learn about Arboretum membership.  In 2017, a limited number of camp scholarships will be offered.  Contact us at education@dawesarb.org for more information on scholarships.

Online registration for each individual camp session closes one week prior to the date the session starts. Late registrations may be accepted. To inquire about available space after online registration is closed, please call our Visitors Center during business hours at 740.323.2355.

When

  • June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center/Outdoors

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What

Learn with a group as creative educators bring families closer to the wonders of the natural world.  These programs, designed for children ages three to eight, keep the body moving and brain exercising as science is combined with games, crafts, stories and music.  Activities are held on Wednesdays (June through August 9).

Wednesday, June 28, 2017: My Tree Book

Notice the wide variety of shapes in trees.  Create a souvenir book of leaf rubbings.

The program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • June 28, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:45pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders Beman and Bertie Dawes.  See and hear the history behind antiques and memorabilia from the Dawes family.  A house highlight is the "Rathskeller," a basement area that displays shovels used by over 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Tours available from 12pm to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.  Please call ahead to confirm tour times.

When

  • June 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Visit informative displays highlighting the history of tree dedications at The Arboretum.  The History Center is open Friday through Sunday from May 5 to October 29.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • June 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

The History Center

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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Enjoy a summer evening at the Red Barn and experience views of the evening sky.  Objects we expect to see through telescopes include the sun, moon, Jupiter and Saturn.  Bring a blanket or chair to relax and a flashlight to guide your short walk from parking to the viewing area.

Online registration closes at 5pm on the day of the program.

This program takes place at The Arboretum's Red Barn Area on Davis Drive, just west of State Route 13.  Please note that our main grounds close at 8pm. Park in the Red Barn Area parking lot and follow the boardwalk back to The Red Barn.  For directions, call (740) 323-2355.

When

  • July 1, 2017
    7:00pm - 10:00pm

Where

Red Barn Area

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What

This ancient form of movement originated from Chinese practitioners' beliefs that illness is caused by an imbalance of energy within the body.  The function of Tai Chi is to keep the energy flowing in a balanced manner while increasing muscle and cardiovascular strength as well as improving balance, joint flexibility and posture.  Sifu Wayne Melton will instruct a yang style of movement to help maintain physical as well as mental health.  Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat soled shoes.  Fee includes six sessions; Sunday, June 25 through August 13, no class Sunday, July 9.

When

  • July 2, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • July 16, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • July 23, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • July 30, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • August 6, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • August 13, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Learn with a group as creative educators bring families closer to the wonders of the natural world. These programs, designed for children ages three to eight, keep the body moving and brain exercising as science is combined with games, crafts, stories and music. Activities are held on Wednesdays (June through August 9).

Wednesday, July 5, 2017: Magic Rocks and Fossils

Look closer at the oldest building blocks around.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • July 5, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:45pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Join us for an introduction to mycology, the study of fungi! Learn the basics of identification and terminology, go on a stroll to the Woodland Garden to collect seasonal mushrooms, practice making a spore print and learn to use an ID key.

Collecting mushrooms is prohibited at The Dawes Arboretum unless part of an Arboretum sanctioned program.

When

  • July 6, 2017
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders Beman and Bertie Dawes.  See and hear the history behind antiques and memorabilia from the Dawes family.  A house highlight is the "Rathskeller," a basement area that displays shovels used by over 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Tours available from 12pm to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.  Please call ahead to confirm tour times.

When

  • July 7, 2017 - July 9, 2017
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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