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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.

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.

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 - 1:00pm
  • June 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017
    2:00pm - 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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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

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.

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
  • July 7, 2017 - July 9, 2017
    2:00pm - 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

  • July 7, 2017 - July 9, 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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What

Are you ready to put your clue-seeking skills to good use?  Each day will begin with a riddle that inspires our investigations.  Observe nature, engage in hands-on activities and solve mysteries to uncover the wonders of the natural world.

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.

When

  • July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center/Outdoors

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What

We all need water!  Learn about why water is so important and how to keep it healthy in this camp session that will get you searching for crawdads and fishes in the stream, dipping into the wetland, paddling a canoe on an excursion on the Licking River and visiting a local water park.

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.

When

  • July 10, 2017 - July 14, 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, July 12, 2017: What’s a Herp?

Sing, play, move like an amphibian and meet our resident reptiles.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • July 12, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:45pm

Where

Visitors Center

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