Nature Day Camps

Nature Day camps

2017 Summer Day Camp registration opens Monday, February 13 for OI MEMBERS ONLY.
(If you are not currently an OI member and would like to receive this benefit, call 304-242-4200 to purchase a membership.)

Public registration opens Monday, February 20.

 

Nature Day Camps at the Schrader Center allow children to explore the wonders of nature through a multidisciplinary curriculum. Camps focus on field experience, enrich National Science Education Standards, integrate many other disciplines and promote a healthy lifestyle through hands-on activities.

Nature Investigators, Nature Explorers andNature Scholars swim Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons at Oglebay’s outdoor pool. Pre and post care is available for Nature Investigators, Nature Explorers and Nature Scholars. Please inquire upon registering.

Oglebay Institute’s Summer Day Camps are presented with support from:

Southwestern Energy

Budding Naturalists
(Ages 4 – Entering Kindergarten)

June 12-16, 2017: Finding Dory
Set-out on a rescue mission as we learn about our planet’s oceans, its animals and what we can do to save this watery home. Beware of the sharks and dance with the jellies! (Limit 12)

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Ages: 4 – entering kindergarten
Meets: 8:30-11:30am June 12-16
Begins: Monday, June 12
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Robin Lee

$75/$65 OI members

June 19-23, 2017: Land Before Time
Learn about dinosaurs like longnecks (Littlefoot), tri “Cera” tops and Spike the Stegosaurus by becoming a paleontologist. Build a volcano and explode a meteor as you learn how the land before time came to an end. (Limit 12)

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Ages: 4 – entering kindergarten
Meets: 8:30-11:30am June 19-23
Begins: Monday, June 19
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Robin Lee

$75/$65 OI members

June 26-30, 2017: Ice Age Survival
Find out what it took to live in the Ice Age when giant wooly mammoths, sly sabretooth tigers and carnivorous cave bears ruled the land. Live like cave people by building a fire, making a homestead and tracking mega mammals. (Limit 12)

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Ages: 4 – entering kindergarten
Meets: 8:30-11:30am June 26-30
Begins: Monday, June 26
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Robin Lee

$75/$65 OI members

July 10-14, 2017: I SPY with my Little Eye:  Bugs
Search for small creatures in streams, ponds, gardens and the forest floor. Look at their strange features under a “magiscope.” Net a tadpole as we investigate how amphibians change too. (Limit 12)

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Ages: 4 – entering kindergarten
Meets: 8:30-11:30am July 10-14
Begins: Monday, July 10
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Robin Lee

$75/$65 OI members

July 24-28, 2017: Superpowers and Superhero Science
Discover the science behind animals with super strength, x-ray vision, invisibility, shooting webs and other “super powers.” Use your own super powers to beat our obstacle course. (Limit 12)

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Ages: 4 – entering kindergarten
Meets: 8:30am-11:30am July 24-28
Begins: Monday, July 24
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Robin Lee

$75/$65 OI members

July 31-Aug. 4, 2017: From Bees to Butter
Make yummy things as you explore how food gets from the ground to our table. Add a heaping teaspoon of outside exploration and hands-on cooking classes.

Camp ends at 12pm every day. Cost reflects this longer session and each day’s food supplies. (Limit 12)

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Ages: 4 – entering kindergarten
Meets: 8:30am-12pm July 31-August 4
Begins: Monday, July 31
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Robin Lee

$85/$75 OI members

Nature Investigators
(Entering Grade 1 – Entering Grade 3)

June 5-9, 2017: Cloudy with a Chance of Science
Discover the true power of nature with weather games and activities. Create a storm in a jar and learn how to forecast the weather for your neighborhood. (Limit 24)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 5-9
Begins: Monday, June 5
Duration: 5 days

Instructor(s): Schrader Center Staff

$120/$105 OI members

June 12-16, 2017: Survive and Thrive
Learn necessary skills like shelter building, animal tracking and tips to survive anywhere in the world. Find out how nature always provides a way and become the ultimate survivor! (Limit 24)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 12-16
Begins: Monday, June 12
Duration: 5 days

Instructor(s): Schrader Center Staff

$120/$105 OI members

June 19-23, 2017: To Infinity and Beyond! 
Explore the mysteries of the universe through outer space activities and games. Create your own alien life form and learn the secrets of stars and planets from the Oglebay Astronomy Club. (Limit 24)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 19-23
Begins: Monday, June 19
Duration: 5 days

Instructor(s): Schrader Center Staff

$120/$105 OI members

June 26-30, 2017: Is it Magic or Science? 
Take part in mind-blowing experiments that seem to go against the laws of science. Create cool chemical reactions, make a lava lamp, explore magnetic slime and more. (Limit 24)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 26-30
Begins: Monday, June 26
Duration: 5 days

Instructor(s): Schrader Center Staff

$120/$105 OI members

July 10-14, 2017: Water You Doing This Week?
Cool down by exploring our water world and discover how it supports all life on Earth. Play water games, catch aquatic critters, go fishing and learn the science of water. It will be a splash! (Limit 24)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm July 10-14
Begins: Monday, July 10
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Schrader Center Staff

$120/$105 OI members

July 24-28, 2017: Gotta Catch ‘Em All
Learn about different biomes (specific environments) and the animals that adapt and survive to call these places home. Design a Bio’mon and create your very own “Biomedex.” Can you catch them all and become a Bio’mon Master? (Limit 24)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm July 24-28
Begins: Monday, July 24
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Schrader Center Staff

$120/$105 OI members

July 31-Aug. 4, 2017: Green Week (Eco-Warriors)
Become an eco-warrior during our green week! Craft musical instruments from recycled materials, make your own paper and experience solar ovens and unique wind powered crafts. (Limit 24)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm July 31-Aug. 4
Begins: Monday, July 31
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Schrader Center Staff

$120/$105 OI members

Nature Explorers
(Entering Grade 4 – Entering Grade 6)

June 5-9, 2017: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 
Learn about fantastic mythical beasts like Bigfoot and Nessie as you analyze eyewitness accounts. Create your own myth and examine how the interaction of folklore and science can lead to new discoveries. (Limit 24)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 6
Meets: 9am-3pm June 5-9
Begins: Monday, June 5
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Schrader Center Staff

$120/$105 OI members

June 12-16, 2017: Survive and Thrive
Could you survive a zombie apocalypse? Learn shelter building, animal tracking and fire building in this zombie survival challenge. (Limit 24)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 6
Meets: 9am-3pm June 12-16
Begins: Monday, June 12
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Schrader Center Staff

$120/$105 OI members

June 19-23, 2017: The Art of Nature
Create a journal and works of art inspired by nature. Discover how and why nature can shape, color, move and create the things we take for granted. (Limit 24

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 6
Meets: 9 am-3pm June 19-23
Begins: Monday, June 19
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Schrader Center Staff

$120/$105 OI members

June 26-30, 2017: Storm Chasers
Become a storm scientist with weather games and activities. Learn about the different types of storms and the natural disasters they cause. Form clouds, make it rain and create tornadoes in a jar. (Limit 24)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 6
Meets: 9am-3pm June 26-30
Begins: Monday, June 26
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Schrader Center Staff

$120/$105 OI members

July 10-14, 2017: Stream Team
Take part in stream studies, water games, fishing and other aquatic activities. Become an honorary member of the Stream Team by learning how to protect ecosystems. (Limit 24)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 6
Meets: 9am-3pm July 10-14
Begins: Monday, July 10
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Schrader Center Staff

$120/$105 OI members

July 24-28, 2017: Gotta Catch ‘Em All
Learn about different biomes (specific environments) and the animals that adapt and survive to call these places home. Design a Bio’mon and create your very own “Biomedex.” Can you catch them all and become a Bio’mon Master? (Limit 24)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 6
Meets: 9am-3pm July 24-28
Begins: Monday, July 24
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Schrader Center Staff

$120/$105 OI members

July 31-Aug. 4, 2017: Green Week (Eco-Warriors)
Become an eco-warrior during our green week! Craft musical instruments from recycled materials, make your own paper and experience solar ovens and unique wind powered crafts. (Limit 24)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 6
Meets: 9am-3pm July 31-Aug. 4
Begins: Monday, July 31
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Schrader Center Staff

$120/$105 OI members

Nature Scholars
(Entering Grade 7 – Entering Grade 9)

July 17-21, 2017: Nature Olympics  
Test your abilities with archery, fishing and other survival skills. Team-up to compete in the Nature Olympics and see how your skills match up among other competitors. (Limit 30)

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Ages: entering grade 7 – entering grade 9
Meets: 9am-3pm July 17-21
Begins: Monday, July 17
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Schrader Center Staff

$126/$110 OI members