Each summer, children going into the fifth and sixth grades participate in Junior Bobcat Camp, a fun, exciting, and educational week-long day camp. The activities [link to activities page pasted below] are geared to get the children outside and active as much as possible, while also letting the kids interact with professors and administrators in a fun way.
In 2006, there will be three weeks of Junior Bobcat Camp. Seats are limited to keep the child-adult ratio low, so be sure to mail in your registration form before the May 25 th deadline. Three weeks available in 2006: June 12-16, June 19-23, and June 26-30.
If your school or organization would like some of the activities brought to your group of children, please contact Crystal Lorimor (contact info below) to discuss the possibilities.
For a registration packet or more information, please contact Crystal Lorimor at Lorimor@ohio.edu or 740.699.2356.
Recommended for All Groups at Beginning of Session:
Several activities to demonstrate teambuilding and problem solving. After each activity, children are debriefed about what worked well, what techniques did not work, why, who were leaders, what makes good leaders and followers, etc.
Photography –Students will learn how to properly clean and hold a camera. What makes a greart picture that everyone wants to frame? Students will be given disposable cameras to use in order to practice what they learn. Photos shot during the first half of the week will be eligible for the photo contest.
Origami – Learn how to make animals and other figures by folding paper.
Theater – Children write their own skit and then perform for parents and family members at the Friday night family event.
Recyclable Art – Reuse and recycle! Students make craft creations out of recyclables.
Dendrology – The study of trees.The Junior Bobcats not only learn how to identify trees and the parts of a leaf, but learn to appreciate the differences in the trees. Fun activities await!
Ecology – The study of life. Outdoor activities (including games requiring running) to demonstrate predator/prey relationships and bio-accumulation.
Web-searching- All about spider webs!
Senses – Activities to use senses: smell, touch, hear, and see. (We leave tasting for lunch). We think we see everything in front of us, but these activities will teach us to look closer, listen more carefully, and be more observant.
Compass Game- Teach the kids how to use a compass to navigate through a scavenger hunt outside. Kids work in groups.
Geocaching- Students will learn how to use gps units to navigate through a scavenger hunt outside. Kids work in groups.
Medieval Castles- Kids learn about the various parts of a medieval castle and then work in groups to build one with LEGOS.
Local History - Re-enactment in the one-room schoolhouse on OUE property. Old-fashioned games.
Creative Writing – Help children be creative in the writing of their stories.