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Digital Camps: A Learning Experience for Both Campers & Staff (Webinar)

September 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


The Small Museum Association is pleased to present the first in a series of monthly webinars, taking the place of the 2021 SMA conference.

This year’s theme is “Museums Respond to Crisis.”

Please join us Friday, September 18, 2020 from 1 pm to 2 pm ET


Digital Camps: A Learning Experience for Both Campers & Staff 

Learn how The Dawes Arboretum in Newark, Ohio turned their traditional 8 week summer day camp into a 6 week “Camp in a Box” adventure, with an online component utilizing both zoom and google classroom. Hear what worked and what really, really didn’t during this unprecedented time. The session will conclude with an open ended discussion on reaching children from under-served backgrounds for virtual programming in light of technological accessibility concerns.

How to Participate

This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. When you register on Eventbrite, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link and passcode for this session.

Please consider making a donation of any amount, to help SMA continue to fulfill our mission and provide much-needed support to those in our field!


About the Presenter

Abbie Wilson, Director of Education, The Dawes Arboretum

For over 10 years, Abbie Wilson has worked in museums, parks, and historic sites. She has previously coordinated programs and developed educational experiences at The Mount; Edith Wharton’s Home, The National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, and The First State Heritage Park; Delaware State Parks. She is a 2013 graduate of The Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies. Currently, she serves as Director of Education at The Dawes Arboretum in Newark, Ohio, where she oversees programming for visitors of all ages, including k-12 field trips, lectures, workshops, tours, hikes, and drop-in experiences.




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