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Rebel Quest

Date: June 5 through July 28, 2017
Registrations Due: 3 weeks prior attendance

Sponsor Department: Office of Pre-College Programs
Camp Type: Day Camp
Camp Location: Lamar Hall
Seats Available: 20 max per class
Rising 1st through 6th

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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 - 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.

Summer 2016 Sessions and Themes

June 5-9, 2017 - Mad Scientist

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!

June 12-16, 2017 Gamer

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!

June 19-23, 2017 - Keep Calm and Camp

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.

June 26-30, 2017 - All About Oxford

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.

July 10-14, 2017 - It's A Small World After All

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.

July 17-21, 2017 Food Fusion

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.

July 24-28, 2017 All About Art

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.

Typical Schedule

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 Information and Process

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:

  • Payroll Deduction (if registered before June 30): If this option is selected, the online registration system will zero out the total amount due and the amount will be charged to your payroll over the next six (6) pay periods after June 30.
  • Pay Now w/ Credit Card: If this option is selected, a $25 discount will be applied to your order.

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

  • Step 1: Go to the online registration portal at the top of the page.
  • Step 2:Select the grade group and week and click “Add Camp to Cart.”
    If registering for multiple weeks, you will need to repeat Step 2-4 for each week.
  • Step 3: Enter the Student’s Information (and Employee Information, if applicable) and click “Continue”.
  • Step 4: Review your Cart Information and click “Checkout”.
    Enter your e-mail address and click “Continue Unregistered”.
    Select the appropriate payment method and follow the prompts to complete the payment transaction. If a have a discount code, you can enter it on the right side of the page and click “Apply”.
  • Step 5: Enter the Parent/Guardian and Emergency Contact Information. Click “Submit”.
    You will receive an emailed receipt and confirmation of registration. Please retain a copy of this receipt for your reference and tax purposes.

Medical Form
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.

  • Step 1: Download and fill out the Medical Form with the appropriate student and parent information. Form is available at the top of this page.
  • Step 2: Attach a copy of:
         a. Student’s insurance card,
         b. Parent’s driver’s license
         c. Shot records with the last Tetanus Immunization or Booster Shot, and
         d. Any other medical documents needed to seek treatment
  • Step 3: Sign and date the Medical Form.
  • Step 4: Send form to the Pre-College Programs Office

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does my child need to bring every day?

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

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?

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.

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. 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!

How will my child be supervised?

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.

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.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:
Physical Location:
E.F. Yerby Conference Center, Room 2
Grove Loop at University Avenue

Mailing Address:
Outreach and Continuing Education
Office of Pre-College Programs
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848

Phone: 662-915-7621
Fax: 662-915-1535