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 - 2nd graders
Junior Rebels: Rising 3rd - 4th graders
Big Rebels: Rising 5th - 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 and the 2017 introduction of Big Rebels, students will receive programming specific to their grade level. Each camp offers hands-on learning and exploration, encouraging and motivating critical thinking. Field trips within the community are a part of each week’s planned activities.
Do you dare to become a mad scientist as we experiment in our science lab? This week is full of hands on science experiments, focusing on the STEM curriculum of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Gloves and goggles will be provided!
Join us as we play games- indoors and out- and learn about the history of traditional games. We will be competing in board games, chess, checkers, dodge ball, double Dutch, four square, kickball, Lego competitions, and more!
Calling all nature lovers! Join us as we explore all things camping. This week is for the outdoors lover, as we will participate in a survival course, hike Whirlpool Trails, go on a nature scavenger hunt, take on the Rebel Challenge Course, and watch a kayaking and canoe demonstration.
We are off to explore Oxford on a guided tour, a walk through Faulkner Woods, a visit to Rowan Oak, and a scavenger hunt on the Ole Miss campus. The fun does not stop there! We will also tour the Ole Miss Indoor Practice Facility and the Ole Miss Pavilion.
We will travel to the seven continents this week as we learn about different traditions and customs around the world. Try out a new language, foreign foods, cultural art projects, and visit with guest speakers as we take virtual field trips.
Calling all foodies! It is okay to play with your food this week. Get ready to join in on the food fun as we create new recipes, get our hands dirty with food science experiments, and sample different cuisine.
Future artists are welcome as we paint, sculpt, and craft new creations this week. We will focus on different mediums of art and visit with local artists to learn about their craft.
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. – Morning Drop Off (Lamar Hall)
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Classroom Activity related to Weekly Camp Theme
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Snack Break/Outside Activity
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. – Lunch Break (Rebel Quest will provide lunch for campers on Fridays)
12:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Classroom Activity related to Weekly Camp Theme
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Snack Break
3:00 – 4:15 p.m. – Outdoor Activity or Swimming at the Turner Center
4:15 – 5:00 p.m. – Daily Wrap Up/Classroom Activity related to Weekly Camp Theme
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Afternoon Pick-Up (Lamar Hall)
Registration for Rebel Quest is a two-part process – the online registration form and medical form submission. Both parts must be submitted to the Office of Pre-College Programs before a student is confirmed for enrollment in the program.
The cost of the program per week is $175. ON SALE NOW: Register before May 1st for only $150! *Sale price may not be stacked with any other discounts or coupon offers, except payroll deduction for UM faculty/staff.
UM Faculty/Staff Options: Full-time faculty and staff members of the University of Mississippi have two (2) options available for payment:
Students must be registered three weeks before the selected session begins and must include full fee payment and Medical Form to complete the registration process.
Online Registration Step-By-Step
We value the safety and well being of all our participating students. In case of emergency or medical attention is required, ALL Pre-College Program camps require parents to submit medical forms on behalf of the student. Please DO NOT forget to return this form to the Pre-College Programs office as this will hold up the registration process for your student. If you have already submitted the medical form to the Office of Pre-College Programs for a camp this summer, you will not have to submit it again.
Please do not email medical forms to our office. We request that you mail, fax, or bring the forms to our office. Thanks!
Fax to 662-915-1535
Mail to Pre-College Programs
Division of Outreach
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
Hand Deliver to E.F. Yerby Conference Center Room 2
You will receive an email two weeks before the camp with schedule and details of move-in and pick-up.
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.
Each day your child needs to bring:
Lunch with ice pack
Special Medications, if any, with instructions
Twice a week, students swim in the afternoon at the Turner Center. On these days, students will need:
Bag to put wet items in
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!
Students will be in Lamar Hall, the Grove, and visiting other locations on campus. 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 each week, the instructors will post an agenda and where the students will be on certain days. Also, parents will be given the lead instructor's cell phone number in the event of an emergency.
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. Students will be learning something new and have tons of fun doing it. We will be moving all day long; they will not be bored!
Students will have two Rebel Quest counselors, one of each gender, with the group at all times, plus the Lead 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.
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.
For additional information, please contact:
E.F. Yerby Conference Center, Room 2
Grove Loop at University Avenue
Outreach and Continuing Education
Office of Pre-College Programs
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848