Camp Weeks 2014


Week 1: June 2-6
Week 2:
June 9-13
Week 3:
June 16-20
Week 4:
June 23-27
Week 5:
July 7-11
Week 6:
July 14-18
Week 7:
July 21-25
Week 8:
July 28-August 1
Week 9: August 4-8

Registration


Art, Dance & Performing Arts Camps:
304-242-7700

Nature Camps:
304-242-6855

History Days: 304-242-7272

Nature Day Camps


nature day campNature Day Camps at the Schrader Center allow children to explore the wonders of nature through a multidisciplinary curriculum. Camps focus on field experience, enrich National Science Education Standards, integrate many other disciplines and promote a healthy lifestyle through hands-on activities.

Nature Investigators & Nature Explorers swim Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons at Oglebay's outdoor pool. Pre and post care is available. Please inquire upon registering.

Budding Naturalists
(Ages 4 - Entering Kindergarten)


June 16-20: Ding, Dang, Dinosaurs

Who were the dinosaurs that roamed your neighborhood millions of years ago? Participate in an archaeological dig and build your own T-Rex, bone by bone.

 

    Ages: 4 - entering kindergarten
    Meets: 8:30-11:30am June 16-20
    Begins: Monday, June 16
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): Robin Lee

    $70/$59.50 OI members
    Register



New June 18 & 21-22: Backyard Family Campout

Learn how to set-up a tent, cook dinner, campfire safety and camping tips and tricks as a family on Wednesday night. The adventure begins on Saturday when you put your skills to work and camp out in the Observatory Meadow at Oglebay. Schrader Center staff will lead songs, stargazing and games before bed. Equipment available to borrow if needed. Call 304-242-6855 for information.

 

    Ages: families
    Meets: 6:30-8:30pm Wed., June 18 & 7pm Sat., June 21 - 9am Sun. morning
    Begins: Wednesday, June 18
    Duration: Wed., evening & Sat. night - Sun. morning
    Instructor(s): Schrader Center Naturalists

    $15 per person
    Register



June 23-27: Got Bugs?

Explore a 'city' of hundreds of critters living in dead logs on the trail. Set a bug trap and see who drops in overnight. Spin your own spider web, capture a caterpillar, march like an ant, net a butterfly and drink nectar as you create a beehive.

 

    Ages: 4 - entering kindergarten
    Meets: 8:30-11:30am June 23-27
    Begins: Monday, June 23
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): Robin Lee

    $70/$59.50 OI members
    Register



July 14-18: H2O My!

Wet, wet, wet, we will get, get, get as we hike down to the stream and net damselfly and dragonfly nymphs. Learn about the role water plays in nature's greatest mystery (metamorphosis) as you capture amphibians and water insects in their various stages. Can you capture a tadpole? How about a frog?

 

    Ages: 4 - entering kindergarten
    Meets: 8:30-11:30am July 14-18
    Begins: Monday, July 14
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): Robin Lee

    $70/$59.50 OI members
    Register



July 21-25: Dino Daddies (and Mommies, too)

What family were dinosaurs in? Explore how different "families" take care of their babies as you learn how reptiles are different from mammals, amphibians, marsupials and birds. Practice being a mommy or daddy in these animal families. Predict how dinosaurs behaved as parents as you become a paleontologist and crack open this case and your very own dinosaur egg!

 

    Ages: 4 - entering kindergarten
    Meets: 8:30-11:30am July 21-25
    Begins: Monday, July 21
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): Robin Lee

    $70/$59.50 OI members
    Register



July 28-August 1: Superhero Science

Think you have what it takes to be a superhero? Compare your senses to the "super senses" found in nature. Experiment with your senses and work on your superhero costume in our superhero training camp. End the week with a superpower skills test on our superhero obstacle course.

 

    Ages: 4 - entering kindergarten
    Meets: 8:30-11:30am July 28-Aug. 1
    Begins: Monday, July 28
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): Robin Lee

    $70/$59.50 OI members
    Register



August 4-8: Do the Loco-Motion!

Find out why animal's feet come in all shapes and sizes. How do their feet and other body parts help them move? Can you blast past as fast as a cheetah? Slide or walk like a penguin? Lumber like a bear? Leap like a frog? Enjoy the end of a fun week with a teddy bear picnic.

 

    Ages: 4 - entering kindergarten
    Meets: 8:30-11:30am Aug.4-8
    Begins: Monday, Aug. 4
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): Robin Lee

    $70/$59.50 OI members
    Register




Nature Investigators
(Entering Grade 1 - Entering Grade 3)


June 9-13: Botanical Basics

Create your own herb garden using all of the things plants need. Match the foods we eat with the six basic parts of a plant. Collect and display four groups of plants.

 

    Ages: entering grade 1 - entering grade 3
    Meets: 9am-3pm June 9-13
    Begins: Monday, June 9
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): TBA

    $110/$93.50 OI members
    Register



June 16-20: Amazing Adaptations

What makes a mammal special? Pretend to be a bird by migrating from place to place. Get hands-on with reptiles and hunt for salamanders and frogs in the stream. Create a memory book of your animal encounters through the week.

 

    Ages: entering grade 1 - entering grade 3
    Meets: 9am-3pm June 16-20
    Begins: Monday, June 16
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): TBA

    $110/$93.50 OI members
    Register



New June 18 & 21-22: Backyard Family Campout

Learn how to set-up a tent, cook dinner, campfire safety and camping tips and tricks as a family on Wednesday night. The adventure begins on Saturday when you put your skills to work and camp out in the Observatory Meadow at Oglebay. Schrader Center staff will lead songs, stargazing and games before bed. Equipment available to borrow if needed. Call 304-242-6855 for information.

 

    Ages: families
    Meets: 6:30-8:30pm Wed., June 18 & 7pm Sat., June 21 - 9am Sun. morning
    Begins: Wednesday, June 18
    Duration: Wed., evening & Sat. night - Sun. morning
    Instructor(s): Schrader Center Naturalists

    $15 per person
    Register



June 23-27: Resource Fullness

Get to the source of natural resources through games and activities. Explore nature's methods of recycling and turn non-renewable resources into art.

 

    Ages: entering grade 1 - entering grade 3
    Meets: 9am-3pm June 23-27
    Begins: Monday, June 23
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): TBA

    $110/$93.50 OI members
    Register



July 7-11: Home Sweet Home

Compare our homes to those of other animals and discover the needs we all share. Determine where plants and animals might live by investigating their adaptations. Play games that demonstrate how human actions impact habitats.

 

    Ages: entering grade 1 - entering grade 3
    Meets: 9am-3pm July 7-11
    Begins: Monday, July 7
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): TBA

    $110/$93.50 OI members
    Register



July 14-18: Time Travelers

Do the time warp and investigate nature from the past. Chill out in the Ice Age and discover dinosaurs and other ancient life. Spend a morning in colonial America with pioneers and Native Americans. See how Oglebay Park looked more than 100 years ago.

 

    Ages: entering grade 1 - entering grade 3
    Meets: 9am-3pm July 14-18
    Begins: Monday, July 14
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): TBA

    $110/$93.50 OI members
    Register



July 21-25: Wet and Wild

Learn about biodiversity of ecosystems by exploring local streams and ponds. Catch water critters, study their adaptations and learn their place in the food chain. Try your luck fishing in Schenk Lake.

 

    Ages: entering grade 1 - entering grade 3
    Meets: 9am-3pm July 21-25
    Begins: Monday, July 21
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): TBA

    $110/$93.50 OI members
    Register



July 28-August 1: Bug-Eyed

Investigate tiny creatures with your new hand lens. See how insects' mouths are adapted to eat their food. Watch a cricket chirp. Search through twisting tunnels and find out what is responsible for digging them.

 

    Ages: entering grade 1 - entering grade 3
    Meets: 9am-3pm July 28-Aug. 1
    Begins: Monday, July 28
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): TBA

    $110/$93.50 OI members
    Register



August 4-8: Create-A-Camp

Campers become counselors on Friday when parents have the opportunity to attend a cookout and participate in lessons, games and activities created by the campers.

 

    Ages: entering grade 1 - entering grade 3
    Meets: 9am-3pm Aug. 4-8
    Begins: Monday, Aug. 4
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): TBA

    $110/$93.50 OI members
    Register



Nature Explorers
(Entering Grade 4 - Entering Grade 6)


June 9-13: Flower Power

Take apart a flower, see how they work and build your own. Identify flowering plants and observe the relationships some animals have with particular flowers.

 

    Ages: entering grade 4 - entering grade 6
    Meets: 9am-3pm June 9-13
    Begins: Monday, June 9
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): TBA

    $110/$93.50 OI members
    Register



June 16-20: Classy Critters

Explore the classification system scientists use to sort living things. Observe and record information about the animals of Oglebay. Invent a "new class" of animal and design your own species.

 

    Ages: entering grade 4 - entering grade 6
    Meets: 9am-3pm June 16-20
    Begins: Monday, June 16
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): TBA

    $110/$93.50 OI members
    Register



New June 18 & 21-22: Backyard Family Campout

Learn how to set-up a tent, cook dinner, campfire safety and camping tips and tricks as a family on Wednesday night. The adventure begins on Saturday when you put your skills to work and camp out in the Observatory Meadow at Oglebay. Schrader Center staff will lead songs, stargazing and games before bed. Equipment available to borrow if needed. Call 304-242-6855 for information.

 

    Ages: families
    Meets: 6:30-8:30pm Wed., June 18 & 7pm Sat., June 21 - 9am Sun. morning
    Begins: Wednesday, June 18
    Duration: Wed., evening & Sat. night - Sun. morning
    Instructor(s): Schrader Center Naturalists

    $15 per person
    Register



June 23-27: Sun, Wind and Water

Bend, break, magnify and capture sunlight to reveal its special properties. Build and race your own miniature sailboat, predict the weather and conduct experiments to demonstrate why water conservation is essential.

 

    Ages: entering grade 4 - entering grade 6
    Meets: 9am-3pm June 23-27
    Begins: Monday, June 23
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): TBA

    $110/$93.50 OI members
    Register



July 7-11: Comparing Communities

Woods, streams or meadows? Test physical and chemical properties of different plant and animal communities and find out what lives there. Explore how invasive species impact a community.

 

    Ages: entering grade 4 - entering grade 6
    Meets: 9am-3pm July 7-11
    Begins: Monday, July 7
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): TBA

    $110/$93.50 OI members
    Register



New June 30-July1: Nighttime Nature

Turn off the light and see what’s been up all night. Make art that glows in the dark. Play sensory games and participate in activities that demonstrate some unique abilities of our nighttime friends. Conclude each evening with a Night Hike along the trails of Oglebay. A snack will be provided both evenings.

 

    Ages: entering grade 4 - entering grade 6
    Meets: 6:30-10pm June 30 & July 1
    Begins: Monday, June 30
    Duration: evenings, June 30 & July 1
    Instructor(s): TBA

    $50/$43 OI members
    Register



July 14-18: Trailblazers

Explore moments in time when people and nature have shaped each other. Use fossils to understand what lived here before humans. Use the tools of Native Americans and practice primitive camping skills.

 

    Ages: entering grade 4 - entering grade 6
    Meets: 9am-3pm July 14-18
    Begins: Monday, July 14
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): TBA

    $110/$93.50 OI members
    Register



July 21-25: Freshwater Frenzy

Explore local waterways and examine the critters that inhabit them. Play water games, go fishing and conduct experiments that illustrate the physical properties of water.

 

    Ages: entering grade 4 - entering grade 6
    Meets: 9am-3pm July 21-25
    Begins: Monday, July 21
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): TBA

    $110/$93.50 OI members
    Register



July 28-August 1: Wings and Things

Discover the similarities and differences in insects. Use nets and set traps to capture creatures of the air, ground and water.

 

    Ages: entering grade 4 - entering grade 6
    Meets: 9am-3pm July 28-Aug. 1
    Begins: Monday, July 28
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): TBA

    $110/$93.50 OI members
    Register



August 4-8: Create-A-Camp

Campers become counselors on Friday when parents have the opportunity to attend a cookout and participate in lessons, games and activities created by the campers.

 

    Ages: entering grade 4 - entering grade 6
    Meets: 9am-3pm Aug. 4-8
    Begins: Monday, Aug. 4
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor(s): TBA

    $110/$93.50 OI members
    Register