Elementary Programs: Rebel Quest
Grades: Rising 1st to 6th graders
Cost: $180 for regular week. For four-day weeks the cost will be: $145 for non-employees, $120 for employees
University of Mississippi Employees (full-time) may choose ONE of the following employee benefit options: Save $25 per week now by paying the full cost upfront with a card. –OR– Choose Payroll Deduction – Full price of day camp ($180/week) taken out over six (6) pay periods starting with the first payroll of July. Available until June 15th.
Dates: Seven week-long sessions running May 31 – July 22, 2022
Join us for summer fun and learning on the University of Mississippi campus this summer. Each week will feature activities built around a theme and include movement, creativity, interaction, and enrichment.
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Rebel Quest is a day camp held on the Ole Miss campus and led by highly qualified university and community instructors. Students will experience hands-on learning and exploration that will encourage and motivate critical thinking. Students will explore different topics each week such as science, camping, arts, food from around the world, among other topics.
Registration for a camp or program is a two-part process – the online registration form and additional documentation. Both parts must be submitted to our office before a student is confirmed for enrollment in the program.
Please only register one student at a time.
- Step 1: Use the link above to go to the online registration portal.
- Step 2: Select the appropriate options and click “Add Event to Cart.”
- Step 3: Review your Cart Information and click “Checkout.”
- Enter your email address and click “Continue Unregistered.”
- Select the appropriate payment method and follow the prompts to complete the payment transaction. If you have a discount/scholarship code, you can enter it on the right side of the page and click “Apply.”
- Step 4: Enter the Student’s Information, Parent/Guardian, Emergency Contact, and additional 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.
Submit Medical Form
The Office of Pre-College Programs requires all participating students to have medical paperwork and emergency contact information on file if a student is registered for an in-person program. This information is used in the event an accident or emergency occurs involving a student participant.
- Step 1: Complete our Medical Form.
- Step 2: The following documentation must also be sent to the Office of Pre-College Programs: Outreach and Continuing Education, Office of Pre-College Programs, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848.
- Copy of Insurance Card (front and back sides) or Waiver of Insurance Form (included in Medical Form)
- Copy of a Parent/Guardian’s Driver's License (front and back sides)
For security of the student and parent’s information, our office does not recommend emailing or faxing medical documents.
Submit COVID Compliance Form
In accordance with University of Mississippi guidelines and policy regarding COVID-19 health and safety for on-campus summer programs, all residential, commuter, or day camp students are required to have a custodial parent/legal guardian review and complete the online COVID-19 Compliance, Liability Waiver, and Assumption of the Risk Addendum Form with the appropriate student and parent information.
The Office of Pre-College Programs has set guidelines and rules in place for the safety of the students participating in our camps and programs. Please review and complete the online Agreement Form with the appropriate student and parent information.
Cancellations and Refunds
Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks prior to the selected session to receive an 80% refund. Refunds are not available if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior to the selected session. Full refunds will be issued if the camp is cancelled due to low enrollment.
|7:30 – 8:00 a.m.||Morning drop off (Lamar Hall — back entrance, parking lot side)|
|8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Rebel Quest activities|
|5:00 – 5:30 p.m.||Afternoon pick up (Lamar Hall — back entrance, parking lot side)|
Week 1: Game On
Dates: May 31 - June 3 (short week)
Wake, eat, game, repeat. If there’s a way to game-ify it, we’ll do it this week using board games, physical games, and even some video games. We’ll play old favorites and invent some of our own in this fun-filled camp. Special features: Campus Rec and the eSports Team.
Week 2: Time Traveler
Dates: June 6 - 10
What if you could step from one time and place into another? Imagine the possibilities with us as we journey to distant times and places using the magic of story, song, and artifacts from the past. Special features and guests: Local archaeologist, Rebel Quest Dig.
Week 3: Sounds Like Fun
Dates: June 13 – 17
Open your ears and put on your thinking cap. You’ll need them as we explore sound as physicists, musicians, and artists. When we’re not making sound ourselves, we’ll be discovering just how weird the science of sound can be. Special features and guests: The National Center for Physical Acoustics and the Department of Music.
Week 4: The Weird and Wonderful Wild
Dates: June 20 - 24
Do you like to pal around with pangolins? Wish you could befriend binturongs? Feel warm about water bears? Join us for a week of weird animal trivia and outdoor adventures. Special features and guests: Animal rescue specialists and a local naturalist.
Week 5: Space is the Place
Dates: July 5 – 8 (short week)
There’s a lot happening in the summer skies! We’ll head to the outer boundaries of human knowledge and imagination using art, science, and our own powers of observation. Special features and guests: The Center for Math and Science Education’s inflatable planetarium.
Week 6: Dragons and Griffins and Trolls, Oh My!
Dates: July 11 - 15
This week puts the fantasy in “fantastic,” with a focus on all things mythical and wondrous. We’ll explore the imaginative worlds of myth and legend using art, story-telling, music, and drama. Special features and guests: local musicians and magician Steve Thomas.
Week 7: Mad Scientist
Dates: July 18 - 22
Roll up your sleeves and strap on your goggles – this week is all about getting up close and personal with science. We’ll conduct experiments and witness science in action. Bring all your why’s and how’s to this camp designed for the curious. Special features and guests: Health professionals and our high school Robotics students.
We know you share our concern for the safety of our children and staff. Please review the following protocols to make sure you understand how we will be caring for everyone this summer. These may be revised as the university updates health guidelines in our changing conditions. Current UM mask guidance can be found on the university’s COVID-19 Information page.
Pick-up and Drop-off
- Families are asked to prescreen their children for COVID-19 symptoms prior to arrival. Our staff will conduct a symptom check at drop-off daily. Any child with symptoms will be sent home.
During the Day
- Masks are not required in instructional spaces, though participants may wear them if they choose.
- Masks will be required in the event that participants are transported on public transportation.
- Children and staff will practice good hygiene including regular handwashing before and after meals.
In the Case of Illness
- A child with symptoms that manifest during camp will be isolated with supervision. We expect family to pick up their child as soon as possible.
- In the event that a child tests positive for COVID-19, program staff should be notified immediately.
- If a camp experiences an outbreak, the program will close for the week. Rooms will be sanitized. “Take home” bags of supplies for activities that would have been done at camp will be made available for pick up.
- Camps will follow university, MS Department of Health, and American Camp Association guidelines in determining when it is appropriate to shut down.
- Refunds will be made for camps that shut down early. These refunds will be prorated for days missed and adjusted for scholarship amounts.
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