Tag: Explore

Art Omi Introduces Camp Omi in a Box

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Art Omi is launching a new program called, Camp Omi in a Box: an interactive camp experience that captures the spirit and quality of Camp Omi in a whole new format. Every Friday, families pick up a 18” x 12″ x 3” cardboard carrying case containing each and every material, tool, and product a camper needs to complete four art projects.

Camp Omi in a Box is designed for kids ages 6-10. There is also Camp Omi in a Box: Artgarten for kids ages 3-5.

Activity prompts encourage visits to the sculpture park and themes focus on contemporary art, artists, and ideas. Boxes also contain instructional guides, invitations to two live online sessions, and links to fun video tutorials led by Camp Omi teaching artists!

Camp Omi in a Box is available now for purchase; Camp Omi in a Box begins July 6 and runs through August 21. Children may participate in a single week, or the whole seven-week program.

DATES: July 3 – August 14, 2020

COST $145/week, 10% discount for 2+ weeks

 

LOCATION: Omi International Arts Center
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

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instagram.com/art_omi

 

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Art Omi Explore Tour Now Available 

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Art Omi’s Explore Tour is a new audio tour to guide Art Omi visitors ages 6-12.

If you’re nearby and planning a trip to the park with young people, give a listen to Art Omi’s newest audio tour, available through the free GeoTourist app (iOS + Android)!

This up-close and personal adventure highlights some of Art Omi’s most famous and awe-inspiring sculptures and pavilions. Listeners will hear fun facts about the artists and their work while discovering elements of art and expanding the way they see the world around them. The Explore tour covers a wide range of themes, materials, and concepts suitable for the elementary grade levels (ages 6-12).

Download the tour at https://geotourist.com/tours/3900

LOCATION: Omi International Arts Center
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

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ArtOmi.org
FaceBook/Art-Omi
instagram.com/art_omi

 

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National Parks Free Entrance on September 30

NPFNPF-P60197_14X48_v5.inddThe National Park Service turned 100 years old in 2016. To celebrate the start of a second century, The National Park Service is waving entrance fees on certain days of the year.  The next free day is National Public Lands Day on September 30, 2017. 

FIND A PARK:
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The National Park Service makes it easy to find a park in your area, or on your vacation route. The park service’s website, nps.gov, has a Find A Park page, where you can use a drop down menu of every park listed alphabetically, or select a state on the map for more info on the parks in that state.

MORE ABOUT THE PARKS & ADMISSION:

National parks are commonly referred to as  “America’s Best Idea”, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

There are currently  124 national parks that usually charge an entrance fee. The others are always free. While these free days are great, National Parks are always an economical trip, with entrance fees that range from $3 to $30 (you probably can’t even but a single lunch at a theme park for less than $30). Fourth grade students can get a free annual pass through the Every Kid in a Park program, and active duty military and citizens with a permanent disability can also get free passes.

 

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Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.