Elementary Programs: Rebel Quest
Grades: 1st to 6th
Cost: $175 ($140 for non-employees and $115 for employees for the first week since only a four day week)
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 ($175/week) of day camp taken out over six (6) pay periods starting with the first payroll of July. Available until June 15th.
Dates: Seven week-long sessions running June 1 - July 23
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.
Week 1: Mad Scientist
Dates: June 1 - 4
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.
Week 2: Dragons and Griffins and Trolls, Oh My!
Dates: June 7 – 11
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.
Week 3: The Weird and Wonderful Wild
Dates: June 14 - 18
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.
Week 4: Space is the Place
Dates: June 21 - 25
If you stood out in the cold watching the Great Convergence this winter (or wished you could) this week is just for you. We’ll head to the outer boundaries of human knowledge and imagination using art, science, and our own powers of observation.
Week 5: Game On
Dates: July 5 – July 9
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.
Week 6: Time Traveler
Dates: July 12 – July 16
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.
Week 7: All About Art
Dates: July 19 – July 23
If you can dream it, you can make it. We’ll get creative with a variety of tools, materials, and styles in this week guaranteed to take your art in new directions.
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.
Pick-up and Drop-off
- We will conduct a symptom check at drop-off daily. Any child with symptoms will be sent home.
- No parents will be permitted inside the buildings for pick-up/drop-off. Children may be picked up and dropped off outside in the designated area. Children will be escorted inside by staff as they arrive.
During the Day
- Masks and social distancing will be required indoors. When outdoors, masks will be required if 6 feet of distance is not possible to maintain.
- Children cannot be transported in closed vehicles. At Ecology Day Camp, we will still be able to use the pickup truck to safely transport children around the Field Station.
- 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.
- 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 proportional to days missed and adjusted for scholarship amounts. Please see table:
For additional information, please contact: