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Rebel Quest

What is Rebel Quest?

Rebel Quest is a day camp for children who are rising 1st through rising 6th graders. Sessions are held on the Ole Miss campus and led by highly qualified University and community instructors. Each week stands alone for registration purposes. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants per session for each day camp program.

Lil’ Rebels: Rising 1st - 3rd graders
Junior Rebels: Rising 4th - 6th graders

Rebel Quest is a great way to keep your child’s brain and body active throughout the summer without the pressure of traditional schoolwork. With the 2015 introduction of Lil’ Rebels and Junior Rebels day camps, students will receive programming specific to their age groups. The camps offer hands on learning and exploration, encouraging and motivating critical thinking. Field trips within the community will be a part of each week’s planned activities.

Summer 2016 Sessions and Themes

June 6-10 – Lego Week

Rising 1st - 3rd grade group is full.
Week 1 (Lego Week) – Join the amazing adventure into the world of construction and building with Legos and other materials.

June 13-17 – Outdoor Adventure Week

Week 2 (Outdoor Adventure Week) – Learn survival skills, camping skills, and go on an outdoor scavenger hunt filled with outdoor education.

June 20-24 – Junior Scientist Week

Rising 1st - 3rd grade group is full.
Week 3 (Junior Scientist Week) – Explore earth, space, and physical sciences through cool science experiments

June 27 - July 1 – Keep Calm & Camp Week

Rising 1st - 3rd grade group is full.
Week 4 (Keep Calm & Camp Week) – Experience outdoor camping and use story stones to ignite the imagination of campers as they write short stories and explore the writing process.

July 11-15 – Red, White, & Blue Week

Week 5 (Red, White, & Blue Week) – Celebrate the birth of our nation and celebrate everyday heroes and all things America.

July 18-22 – Food Fusion Week

Week 6 (Food Fusion Week) – Discover healthy lifestyles by exploring different ways to get exercise and create healthy recipes for kids to help create.

July 25-29 – Math Madness Week

Week 7 (Math Madness) – Learn how math surrounds us each day. Explore math in art, shopping, cooking, in nature, and in games.

Typical Schedule

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. - Morning Drop Off
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Afternoon Pick-Up

Registration and Cost

Register Online by May 2, 2016 to receive the discounted rate of $175 per week. UM Faculty/Staff who register before May 2 and pay in full at the time of registration with a credit card, cash, or check will receive the discounted rate of $150 by entering Promo Code Staff at the time of checkout. Please note that our office will verify employment with the university. Registration will be canceled if the person who registers a child is not employed with the university and applies for the faculty/staff discount.

The cost per week if registering after May 2 is $200. UM Faculty/Staff who register after May 2 and pay in full at the time of registration with a credit card, cash, or check will receive the discounted rate of $175.

Payroll Deduction*: Parents who opt to payroll deduct by June 30 can choose to pay over six pay periods. Parents who opt to payroll deduct after June 30 will only be able to pay over four (4) pay periods.*

Parents who opt to payroll deduct must register their child here.

*UM faculty/staff choosing to payroll deduct are not eligible to receive the discounted rate of $150.

Students must be registered two weeks before the selected session begins and must include full fee payment and Medical Form to complete the registration process.

PLEASE NOTE: If registering more than one student, each student must be registered separately.

Cancellation Policy
Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks prior to the selected week for an 80% refund. Refunds are not available if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior to the selected week.

Download the Medical Form

Frequently Asked Questions

What does my child need to bring every day?

Each day your child needs to bring his or her lunch and any special medications that he or she may need, e.g. an asthma inhaler. Children will swim at the Turner Center on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. On those days, children need to bring a swimsuit, towel, and a wet bag to put wet items in.

What should my child wear?

We will be outside and active as much as possible, so your child should wear athletic shoes (which do not include Crocs) and comfortable, casual outfits that are appropriate for outdoor play. Girls should avoid wearing dresses, if possible, and everyone needs sunscreen!

Where will my child be all day?

All over! Children will be going to the Grove each day for outdoor activities, as well as to different athletic facilities in and around the Turner Center. At the beginning of the week, parents will be given the lead instructor's cell phone number in the event of an emergency.

What will my child do all day?

The instructors for Rebel Quest are all certified teachers and have designed a curriculum to entertain and educate your child. Because our instructors have specialized interests, each day of camp will be dynamic and new. We will be moving all day long; they will not be bored!

How will my child be supervised?

The children will have two counselors, one of each gender, with the group at all times, plus the instructor of each given session. All of our staff is CPR/First Aid certified, have submitted to background checks, and have completed the UM Supervision of Minors training.

What if there is an emergency?

In the event of an emergency, counselors and instructors will first attempt to contact the parents, and if they are unavailable, the emergency contact person will be called, as well as any emergency personnel if needed.

If you have any other questions, please call (662) 915-7621 or email rebquest@olemiss.edu.