Wednesday, February 4, 2015

2015 Ancient Ohio Day Camps!

The Newark Earthworks Center at The Ohio State University at Newark presents:

2015 Ancient Ohio Day Camps

Connecting youth to nature and to Ohio's past.

2015 Ancient Ohio Day Camps Registration Form PDF.


Camper scholarships are available! 
If interested, contact Mary Gordon, Camp Director, at gordon.589@osu.edu or  (740) 504-0609
Applications due March 20, 2015.

July 6-10, 2015: Ancient Survival (Ages 5-8)
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 26.

 

Learn about ancient American Indians in Ohio while spending time at two world renowned archaeological sites: the Newark Earthworks and Flint Ridge. Build a shelter using natural materials, learn how to walk silently through the forest, shape a piece of flint, as well as cover yourself with mud and blend into your surroundings. This is just the beginning of what you will learn. Step back in time with us and experience nature in a new way! 
Note: Campers should pack a snack each day.
Cost: $100 
Time: 9 am-Noon
Location: Monday at the Great Circle in Heath, Tuesday-Friday at Flint Ridge Ancient Quarries and Nature Preserve.

July 13-17, 2015: Ancient Survival (Ages 9-14)
Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 2.


Learn ancient skills needed for survival at two archaeological sites: the Newark Earthworks and Flint Ridge. We will make fire by rubbing two pieces of wood together, build a shelter to keep ourselves warm using only natural materials, walk silently through the forest, cover ourselves in mud to blend into our surroundings, and learn the ancient art of flint knapping. Expect to form a deep connection with nature and the group as we learn about the American Indians who were here 2,000 years ago! 
Note: Campers should pack a snack and lunch each day.
Cost: $170 
Time: 9 am-3 pm 
Location: Monday at the Great Circle in Heath, Tuesday-Friday at Flint Ridge Ancient Quarries and Nature Preserve. 

July 20-24, 2015: Ancient Art (Ages 9-14)
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 10.


Let art lead you to a deeper connection with nature as we explore American Indian art and the forest! Mold clay to create a traditional pot, form a basket using natural materials, sew a nature bag and more. Bond with each other, nature, and ancient history as we make art surrounded by the beauty of earthworks and ancient flint quarries. 
Note: Campers should pack a snack and lunch each day.
Cost: $170
Time: 9 am-3 pm.
Location: Monday & Tuesday at the Great Circle in Heath, Wednesday-Friday at Flint Ridge Ancient Quarries and Nature Preserve. 

For more information, contact Summer Camp Director, Mary Gordon at gordon.589@osu.edu or (740) 504-0609.  


Supported in part by a grant from the Greater Licking County Convention & Visitors' Bureau.
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