Stillwater Summer 2016 Camps
Junior Chocolatier Workshop Series
Join Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for their fourth Summer of fun chocolate experiences. Children ages 6-15 are invited to attend the Junior Chocolatier Workshops on weekdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. There will be a different theme for each workshop, so you can choose one or attend all five. Each workshop is $30, or attend all five for $140. Former chocolate campers get a 10% discount. Junior Chocolatiers will make and take home several items from each workshop. Call 405-533-2977 for more information.
June 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-24, July 11-15, July 18-22, and July 25-19.
Meridian Technology Center Summer Camps
Summertime is fun time at Tech. From building to baking, Meridian has a summer camp that’s just for you! All camps are $60. Each camp includes three days filled with hands-on activities, breakfast, lunch, snacks, T-shirt, camp photo and transportation. Each camp has a limited number of students. Students will be placed on a first-come basis until the camp is full. Campers will be notified of their camp placement. Visit https://www.meridiantech.edu/summercamp for more information.
June 7-9: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (entering 7th-9th grade), Campers can choose from three of the following areas: Salon Style, Heath Care Heroes, Sous Chef Academy, Digital Download, and Infinite Exploration.
Summer on the Plaza
Summer on the Plaza is a family event featuring live music, Zumba dancing, dining, water activities, shopping, free movie showings, and much, much more. This event is held weekly on the last two Thursday’s in May and every Thursday in June. All the outdoor fun, including live performing artists and water slides begin at 6:00 pm. Families can enjoy pre-planned activities such as Zumba dancing and performance demonstrations, or they can eat at any restaurants within the Union and shop at the University Store. Every week we will show a free movie at 8:00 pm with premium $1 concessions in the Student Union Theater. There’s truly some fun for everyone at Summer on the Plaza, and we want you to be a part of it!
The Stillwater Public Library is teaming up this summer with Allied Arts to bring reading fun to Summer on the Plaza. The movie selections this summer are related to children’s books. Go by the Stillwater Public Library’s booth to pick up a FREE COPY of the Newbery Award book “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson and a handout with fun facts and discussion questions. Families are encouraged to read and discuss the novel together prior to the June 30 film screening of the novel. We have 150 copies to give away! At the June 30 screening, humanities scholar Harbour Winn, English Professor and Director of the Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film and Literature at Oklahoma City University, will provide commentary on the novel & the process of transformation to a film.
Stop by the library’s booth at each event to do fun activities related and each evening’s movie/book and to sign up for the Summer Reading Program.
May 19: Jake Moffat and “Goosebumps”
May 26: Christian Cheyenne and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
June 2: Bill Holden and the Nighthawks and “Pan”
June 9: Val Gladden and “Minions”
June 16: Ten Pound Turtles and “Inside Out”
June 23: Jack & Dave and “Zootopia”
June 30: Kaitlin Butts and “Bridge to Terabithia ”
Jump Start at the Oklahoma WONDERtorium
June 7 - July 28 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays): The WONDERtorium is offering a series of daily mini-camps this summer called Jump Start for kids ages 3 (potty trained) and up. Jump Start provides a safe, fun and learning experience where children can participate in a fun fitness activity that will get their blood flowing and brains energized, as well as enjoy the museums interactive exhibits! $7.00 Member Rate (per child); $10.00 Non-member Rate (1st child); $7.00 for each additional child; Download the one-time registration form here or visit http://www.okwondertorium.org for additional information.
May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28: Bring your family and join the Department of Wellness for “Discover Summer”. Each Tuesday between May 24-June 28, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm the Colvin front lawn (corner of Hall of Fame and Cleveland) will be transformed into a family fun night! Games and activities will include: family games, dance party, water games, coloring stations, lawn games, and more! The Chophouse Taqueria food truck will be on site or bring a family picnic. Free and open to the public. This program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Weather updates will be posted on this webpage and social media. Follow us on Facebook: Oklahoma State University Wellness and Twitter @OSUWELL. For more information call 405-744-WELL (9355) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 1 – 23: Kindermusik is music and movement classes for babies, toddlers and parents. New 4-week session enrolling now for classes ages 0 – 6. www.kindermusik.com/kindermusikwithjudy for class schedule, age groups, more info, or email email@example.com. 405-377-3605.
Stillwater Cub Scout Day Camp
May 31 – June 3: Cub Camp is great time for Cub Scouts, presently in grades 1-4, to have some fun shooting BB’s and arrows, playing sports and water games, making stuff, learning about the outdoors and nature , and doing a whole lot more. Remember, boys do not have to have been a Cub Scout prior to attending cub camp. Cub camp is a perfect way to let boys “try on” Cub Scouting! Also, new Tiger Cubs (boys completing kindergarten this school year) can attend day camp with a parent/guardian. Click here for more information and registration forms. Contact Kris Swank for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Horse Summer Camp
Noble Road Equestrian Center is focused on educating all young riders on teamwork, sportsmanship, English riding fundamentals, horse care, stable management, and more. Our summer programs are a safe, fun, hands-on way to experience all that is horses with an experienced professional. Campers learn numerous aspects of horse care including how to handle a horse on the ground, how to groom a horse, how to tack and un-tack a horse, information about horse health care and nutrition, daily feeding and exercise of horses, tack equipment, care, and purposes, bathing a horse, etc. Campers will also participate in a variety of barn chores including mucking stalls, cleaning tack, and sweeping the barn aisle. Campers may also enjoy other horse-related activities such as first aid, bandaging and meeting the vet and farrier. In addition, campers will also engage in a variety of arts and crafts and games. For ages 6-12. Call 225-938-0390 for more information.
Session 1: June 13-15, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Session 2: July 18-20, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dog Days of Summer Art and Music Camp
July 18-23: Escape the heart with a week full of creating artistically and musically with storytelling, drumming, singing, creating, painting, and more. Kids entering 1st-3rd grade 9:00 – 11:30 am. Kids entering 4th-6th grade 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Located at Sunnybrook Church Multi-Purpose Room. To enroll, email Denise Ferrell email@example.com or Trish Ranson firstname.lastname@example.org. View the camp flyer for more information.
Carmike Cinemas Summer Kids Series
Every Thursday at 10:00 am. All seats are $4.00 which includes admission, special drink, and special popcorn. Schedule is subject to change. Visit Carmike’s website for more information.
June 2: Alvin and the Chipmunks – Road Chip
June 9: The Croods
June 16: Epic
June 23: Home
June 30: How to Train Your Dragon 2
July 7: Kung Fu Panda 2
July 14: Monsters vs Aliens
July 21: Rio 2
July 28: The Peanuts Movie
August 4: The Penguins of Madagascar
Stillwater Children’s Theatre
Stillwater Children’s Theatre’s summer musical program for young artists and performers is about to begin! It will be an exciting opportunity for students in the 2nd – 9th grades to explore the world of musical theatre with activities, games, rehearsals, and final performances where we will act, sing, and dance our way through ‘James and the Giant Peach Jr.’ We have four fabulous, fun-filled weeks planned for the kids and this is a wonderful show … filled with great music and unforgettable characters. It’s a true delight and we are positively ecstatic about bringing it to the stage! It’s going to be a great show and we would love for you to be a part of it! For more information, please visit the Facebook page.
Auditions: June 6, beginning at 9:00 am
Program Dates: June 6-30
Rehearsals: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, flexible and variable as to role(s) cast
Performances: June 30
Missoula Children’s Theatre
The Missoula Children’s Theatre will once again provide a week-long residency starring 50-60 local students (K-12) in a full-scale musical. The performance – an original Missoula Children’s Theatre rendition of “Peter and Wendy” – will be held at the Stillwater Community Center on June 25. Auditions will be held on June 20 beginning at 10:00 am in the Community Center. There is no charge to participate. This is a group audition, so no advance preparation is necessary. Only students who can participate every day beginning that Monday through the following Saturday need audition. There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. Tickets to the performances are available at tickets.stillwater.org or call 405-533-8433. Tickets are $7.00.
Auditions: June 20, beginning at 10:00 am
Rehearsals: June 20-24, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Performances: June 25 at 3:00 and 5:30 pm
Speed and Agility/Strength and Conditioning at Peak Performance Athletic Center
Training with a former college Strength and Conditioning coach, Danny Langdon (Certified Personal Trainer). We specialize in the development of speed, quickness, agility, core strength, and total body strength. Programs are designed to mimic the most common sports movement patterns. We will use high end sports equipment to target these muscle groups, which will increase body control and strength to create an extreme competitive advantage. Open to boys and girls ages 7-18. Sessions will be divided into age groups. Please be sure to sign up for the correct class. Call 405-533-2088 for email email@example.com for more information. Additional details are available online.
May 31 – July 28: 3-4 days a week. Cost $135.00 or $80 per month
Charlie Johnson’s Big Man Camp at Peak Performance Athletic Center
Don’t miss this camp for offensive lineman (including tight ends) led by Super Bowl Champion and NFL veteran, Charlie Johnson. This two-day camp will cover: stance and footwork, hand placement and effectively using hands, run and pass blocking, speed and agility training and drills, techniques, education on player safety, and player Q and A. Open to football players entering 6th-12th grades. Visit the camp website for more information.
Session A: June 24-25, 6th-8th grade
Session B: June 24-25, 9th-12th grade
Session C: July 29-30, 6th-8th grade
Session D: July 29-30, 9th-12th grade
Art and Dance Summer Camp
June 6 – July 29 (pick a week): Hosted by Stilly Arts. 6-12 year olds will learn canvas painting, pencil rendering, fabric painting, different style of painting, putting on Henna tattoos, one chore on Bollywood song, and beginners lesson on Latin dance. 3-6 year olds will learn: canvas painting, different mediums, how to draw and paint, one chore on a Bollywood song, and fun crafts and activities. Visit https://stillyarts.com/summercamp for more information.
Tiny Paws Kitten Camp
Enjoy a fun week of activities while learning about kittens/cats, their lives, and what is actually required to care for them on a daily basis. This experience will help your teen learn to be a responsible pet owner. For ages 15-18. 8:00 am – 12:00 pm daily. Call 405-612-0071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Session 1: May 23 – 27
Session 2: May 30 – June 3
Session 3: June 6 – 10
Session 4: June 13-17
Youth Fitness Zone Summer Camps
Join us for lots of exciting opportunities for a fun-filled summer at Youth Fitness Zone! All camps are Monday-Friday from 1:00-4:00pm and include theme related activities as well as snack time. Please note ages groups designated for each camp. Cost is $80 per week (5 days) or $20 per day as a “drop-in” (if space is available). (Exception: Week 5 is a 4 day camp and the fee is $64) Siblings attending camp the same week receive a 10% discount. A $25 non-refundable deposit (per camp/camper) is required at the time of enrollment. Space is limited! Enroll online to reserve your spot!
June 6-10: Cheer Camp (4-12 years)
June 13-17: Nerf War Camp (5-12 years)
June 20-24: “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” (4-10 years)
June 27 – July 1: Zone Ninja Warrior (4-12 years)
July 5-8: YFZ Boot Camp (5-12 years)
July 11-15: Dodge Ball Mania! (5-12 years)
July 18-22: Nerf War Camp (5-12 years)
July 25-29: Boogie Camp (4-10 years)
August 1-5: Zone Olympics (4-12 years)
Parks and Recreation Aquatics Program
The Learn to Swim Program follows an outline designed by the American Red Cross and taught by certified Red Cross lifeguards. Classes for beginners through advanced swimmers are offered for children and adults. Participates must be able to complete all skills for each level before progressing to the next level. Lessons are offered at the City of Stillwater Municipal Pool. Lessons are $50 per person per session. Visit the website for more information and registration.
Youth Lesson Sessions: June 6-16, June 20-30, July 11-21, July 25-August 4
Parent and Tot Sessions: June 6-16, June 20-30, July 12-August 4. This class will give parents and tots (6 months to 3 years) an opportunity to enjoy the water together. The instructor will emphasize adjusting to the water and developing a positive attitude about water.
Adult Sessions: July 11-August 3
Private lessons are offered throughout the season. The 30-minute, one-week sessions meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Times for private lessons will be determined based on the availability of instructors. Cost for private lessons will be $80 per week. To schedule private lessons, call the Municipal Pool at 405-747-8090.
Parks and Recreation Tennis Lesson Program
The City of Stillwater Parks & Recreation Department is proud to offer its Tennis Lesson Program, which is designed for beginner and advanced beginner players. Beginners: Perfect for the player with little or no experience. Instruction will concentrate on proper grip and the four fundamental strokes (forehand, backhand, serve and volley). Advanced Beginners: For players who have taken lessons before and need to improve their stroke and technique. The schedule for youth sessions is as follows with all beginner lessons held at 10:30 a.m. and all advanced beginner lessons held at 9:30 a.m. Youth lessons take place Monday-Thursday with Friday makeups. For more information, visit the lesson website.
Session 1: June 6-16
Session 2: June 20-30
Session 3: July 11-21
Session 4: July 25-August 4
Stillwater Martial Arts Day Camp
This summer camp is perfect for active kids who love to have fun participating in exciting sports activities! The camp is open every day from 7:30am to 5:30pm for ages 5-12. You are going to love this summer camp because we offer the following fun and safe activities for no extra cost: martial arts classes, tumbling classes, basketball, football, soccer, kickball, and dodgeball. There will also be field trips scheduled during the Summer. Visit http://stillwatermartialarts.com/day-camp/ to sign up and for more information.
Pioneer Summer Pride
Weight training, speed and agility training, flexibility and running drills to enhance athletic performance with many of the SHS head coaches. This program focuses on core development. Open to any athlete grades 6-12. View the camp flyer for more information.
June 7-9, June 14-16, June 21-23, June 28-30, July 12-14, July 19-21: 8:30 – 10:30 am
Chic Davis’s Pioneer Basketball Camp
The time. The effort. The Pain. The passion. The strength. The courage. You sacrificed it all for the love of the game. Camp is led by Stillwater High School head basketball coach Michael Davis and staff. View the camp flyer for more information.
May 31-June 3: Tues-Thurs 9:000 am – 4:00 pm, Fri 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lady Pioneer All-Star Basketball Camp
This youth basketball camp is designed to introduce or reinforce the fundamental skills of basketball and develop team concepts. Open to any girl entering the 2nd-10th grade during the 2016-2017 school year. Contact Kendra Kilpatrick at email@example.com with questions. View the camp flyer for more information.
June 6-9: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lady Pioneer Girls Fast Pitch Softball Camp
May 31 – June 2: This fast pitch camp is for girls wanting to learn or advance their skills in fast pitch softball. The camp will emphasize the following skills: throwing mechanics, fielding fundamentals, base running, hitting/bunting, and defensive situations. Camp director will be head softball coach Karie Linsenmeyer. Camp staff may include current and former Pioneer softball players. Session 1: K-4th grade, 8:00 – 10:00 am. Session 2: 5th-8th grade, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. View the camp flyer for more information.
Summer Food Service Program
May 31 – July 29: Meals will be provided to all children aged 18 and younger, without charge Monday – Friday (closed July 4). Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 am and Lunch 11:00 am – 1:00 pm are served at Will Rogers Elementary, 1211 N. Washington. Lunch 11:00 – 11:30 am is served at Southern Woods Park, corner of 12th and Hester. Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 pm is also served at Boomer Lake Park, at the pavilions near the splash pad. School nutrition services: Brain Feeders and Nutrition Leaders.
Summer @ Your Library
The Stillwater Public Library has a summer filled with clubs, performances, prizing, friends and READING! They provide summer programs for children (up to sixth grade) and teens (sixth through twelfth grade). Both clubs have age appropriate activities and reading suggestions, and family movies are offered each week. Visit the library website for more information.
Children’s Summer Reading Program
In Mid-May each year, the library will open registration to its summer reading program. Children or their parents may register online or at the library. Once the form is complete pick up a summer reading club packet at the library. All reading prizes will be handed out at the library and hours will only be counted for registered participants.
Reading Program: Children are encouraged to read during their summer vacation and can earn prizes by doing so. Readers will keep track of how much time they read on logs provided in their packet. Each log has icons that should be marked for every 15 minutes a child reads or is read to by a caregiver.
The Award Ceremony: The Award Ceremony will be held on Tuesday July 26th at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. Children who have read 10 or more hours will be invited to attend. We ask that families with last names starting with A-L attend the 10:00 am ceremony and last names starting with M-Z attend the 1:30 pm ceremony. Entertainment by Professor “B” Looney and a light refreshment will be provided.
Summer FunFest: Young Professionals of Stillwater host a special event to get the children of Stillwater excited to start summer reading. FunFest 2016 will be June 5th from 2:00-4:00 pm in the north parking lot. Several area business will be conducting mini-demos and classes of karate, yoga, gymnastics, and zumba. Additional activites, crafts, and light snacks will also be offered. This event is for families of all ages.
Live Performances: Live performances by children’s entertainers such as theater troupes, clowns, magicians, storytellers, dancers and more. Performances are held each Tuesday in June and July at 10:00 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm. and take place in the Auditorium on the second floor of the meeting room building. New for 2016, we will offer an evening performance at 7pm in June, the first week’s evening performance (Operetta) will be on Monday evening and all other June evening performances will be on Tuesdays.
- June 7: Rana McCoy’s Operetta
- June 14: “Read All About It” with the Vodvill Klown
- June 21: Ventriloquist Gary Owen
- June 28: Jump Rope Master Peter Nester
- July 5: Hill Irish Dance
- July 12: Musician Monty Harper
- July 19: Magician Kevin Wade
- July 26: Award Ceremony
Movies: Family-friendly films (rated G or PG) will be shown on the big screen in the auditorium on Thursdays at 10:00 am & 1:30 pm. One bag of popcorn per person will be provided. We encourage everyone to bring a water bottle which we can refill with ice water.
- June 9: “Minions”
- June 16: “Tarzan”
- June 23: “Inside Out”
- June 30: “The Good Dinosaur”
- July 7: “Hercules”
- July 14: “Curious George”
- July 21: “Air Bud Golden Receiver”
T-Shirts: The library issues a free T-Shirt Logo Coupon with each reading packet. The Chris’ University Spirit coupon is good for one free logo that will be professionally ironed on to your own T-shirt. Children should wear their current summer t-shirts to the programs to be eligible to enter drawings for a prize (only one drawing entry per day).
Weekly Drawing: A weekly drawing will be held at closing on Fridays. All summer reading club members are encouraged to visit the library each week to enter the drawing. Winners will be notified by phone each week.
Teen Summer Reading Program
The Teen Summer Reading Program includes weekly events and the opportunity to earn prizes for reading. Students in grades 6-12 are eligible to participate. Teens or their parents may register for the program at the Help Desk or online. Everyone will receive a bag with a suggested reading list, a brochure of events, and tracking sheets to record their reading. Visit the library website for more information.
Teen Kickoff: June 1 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the City Pool.
Reading Tracking Sheets: Each registration packet will contain several tracking sheets. Teens will mark every time they have read 30 minutes. They can read anything (blogs, magazines, comics, books, etc.). Once five hours are read return the sheet to the Help Desk for one entry in the grand prize drawing plus one of the following prizes (while supplies last): food coupons, Rubik’s cube, $5.00 off library fines, extra entry in the grand prize drawing.
Weekly Programs: Each Wednesday in June and July from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, the library holds a program just for young adults. Programs include everything from concerts and cool science presentations to trendy craft projects and movies.
- June 8: Play the Game Improv
- June 15: Quidditch
- June 22: OK Science Museum
- June 29: Insect Adventures and Maggot Art
- July 6: Jedi Boot Camp
- July 13: Ninja Training
- July 20: Cutthroat Kitchen
- July 27: Teens only finale at Rollerdome
Grand Prize and Weekly Drawings: At each weekly program names will be drawn for small prizes like books, buttons and gift certificates. At the summer finale, all submitted tracking sheets and “extra” entries will be compiled and winners for the grand prize will be drawn. This summer the grand prize winner will choose between one of four similarly priced items: an Xbox One, Playstation 4, Laptop, or Daddy O’s Gift Certificate (provided by the Friends of the Library).
Top 30 Readers: This summer we are rewarding the teens that read the most! The top thirty readers will be invited to attend after hours laser tag at the library!
Adult Summer Reading Program
Readers can spend this summer reading for fun and prizes and attending educational and entertaining health and exercise related programs. For the adult program, you need to be: 16 years or older and live, work, or go to school in Payne County or reside within 30 miles of Stillwater and be a library visitor. Visit the library website for more information.
Reading Program: Track your reading with the online “LITBIT” (called Wandoo) to earn chances for prizes. Your goal is to read at least 15 minutes 4 days a week. If you would like to track all of your reading time using this tool, you can. But for the prize qualifications, you need only make four 15 minute entries during each challenge week. Reading challenges begin June 6.
Prizes: Each time you complete a week of reading, you’ll get: an entry into the weekly prize drawing and an entry into the end of Summer prize drawing. Complete other challenges, like reading different genres or formats, or trying out different library services, which are listed on your adult summer brochure or on your online LITBIT, Wandoo, to get additional chances in the end of summer drawing.
Attend Programs: Attend these programs to get additional changes in the end of Summer drawing.
- June 10: Your Amazing Brain
- June 14: Laughter Therapy
- June 15: Housing Designed for Agin in Place
- June 24: Tai Chi
- July 8: Smoothie Soiree
- July 12: Book Club Basics
- July 13: DEEP Diabetes Empowerment Education
- July 14: Concussion Facts for Parents
- July 20: Iceland, Land of Ice and Fire
- July 22: Home Remedies
Stillwater Public Schools Summer Camps
More more information, see the camp registration form.
SuccessMaker Virtual Academy
June 1 – July 20: For grades K-8th. Personalized learning curriculum software will allow your child to increase academic skills while enjoying a busy summer schedule. The program is web based and can be accessed from anywhere there is internet connection and a computer. Reports emailed weekly to monitor student progress. Check with your building principal for upcoming parent meetings for more information. You can check out the website: http://goo.gl/kLAOCP
Engineering – Aerospace
May 31 – June 23 (Tuesdays and Thursdays): For grades 3rd-5th. Students in Engineering Club will explore the engineering process while completing aerospace engineering challenges with their partner. Students will use guided discovery to find out how airplanes, rockets, and helicopters fly, then work through the engineering design process to compete in a parachute design challenge.
SMARTS Google Apps for School
May 30 – June 2: For grades 3rd-5th. Students will learn all about the Google tools available to them through Stillwater Public Schools. These tools are quickly becoming the Microsoft of this generation and will be used by students for many years to come. Students will not only learn about the tools but also work with partners to make creative and interactive projects.
June 6 – 9: For grades 3rd-5th. Students will learn the language of technology via code.org and scratch. Students will play their way through the levels of learning and make their own games as a final project.
June 2o – 23: For grades 3rd-5th. Students will use several different types of robots to explore the world of technology. Students will use some coding to create and play, but no coding skills are needed for the class.
June 2o – 23: For grades 5th-9th. Students will learn the basics of photography such as appropriate use and care of cameras as expected in a school journalism setting. Students will also learn composition and digital editing techniques that are applicable to school presentation assignments across the curriculum. Students can use their own cameras or school cameras. Students will have a minimum of five print-ready images at the end of camp.
Engineering Process Camp
June 2o – 23: For grades 7th-8th. Students will be introduced to engineering processes and designs. Students will complete camp with a better understanding of what goes into the engineering design process.
Learning Over Lunch
June 2o – 23: For grades 5th-9th. Students will learn the basics of cooking while enjoying their creations as their lunch each day. Course will cover cooking terms, tools, and techniques. Simple foods and menus that are age appropriate, yet healthy and filling will be performed during camp, such as boiling pasta, browning meat, selecting fruits and vegetables that are ripe, etc. Safety and nutrition will also be discussed.
Painting on Canvas
June 2o – 23: For grades 5th-9th. Students will have the opportunity to paint on canvas using a step-by-step tutorial and their own inspirations. The camp will cover acrylic painting techniques as well as artistic composition principles. Students will learn how to manage the creative process from idea to completion of a work of art. Use of the outdoor classroom and gardens will be weather permitting.
Women’s Strength and Agility
June 6 – 30: For grades 8th-12th. This is an all-female lifting program to promote correct form of lifts, increase strength, increase agility and improve overall health. Students will receive fitness assessments, individualized plans for maintaining and improving health and fitness, healthy eating and nutrition information, and goal setting.
Oklahoma State University 2016 Athletic Camps
Mike Gundy Cowboy Football Camps
The Mike Gundy Cowboy Football Camps are designed to give each individual athlete a solid foundation in the basic football fundamentals needed to excel at his specific position. The Oklahoma State Football staff and guest coaches run all camps. This means you will receive the same expert coaching that every OSU player receives. Camps are designed to be fun, educational and allow each athlete an opportunity to develop his overall skills. Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and gender. Visit the camp website for more information.
Special Teams Camp: June 8 (Kickers, punters, and long snappers)
High School Camp: June 9-11 (9th-12th grades)
Youth Camp: June 17 (4th-8th graders)
Down and Dirty Linemen Camp: June 13 (Offensive and defensive linemen only)
Oklahoma State Mini-Camps: June 12 & 30 (Juniors and seniors only)
Women’s Football 101: July 29 (Ladies only event)
Brad Underwood Cowboy Basketball Camps
Join Head Coach Brad Underwood, the Oklahoma State Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff and members of the Oklahoma State Men’s Basketball Team as they host basketball camps on the campus of Oklahoma State University. The primary purposes are to teach young men to develop their skills and improve their abilities in the finer points of basketball, improve as people, and have fun. The camp staff encourages the development of sportsmanship, leadership and citizenship. Visit the camp website for more information.
Mini Camp: June 1 -3 (Entering grades 1-6)
Individual Camp: June 5-8 (Entering grades 3-12)
Team Camp: June 17-19 (Entering grades 9-12)
Jim Littell Basketball Camps
Expect a camp experience that includes instruction, drills, competitions and games. Call 405-744-4592 or visit https://littellhoopscamp.com for more information. The Jim Littell Basketball camps are open to any and all entrants limited only by number of camp participants, age, grade level, or gender.
Individual Camp: June 3-5, This camp focuses on offensive and defensive fundamental skills as well as increasing individual skills through station work, position work and competitive competitions.
Advanced Player Camp: June 3-5, This camp is intended for a higher—advanced level of instruction. It will consist of intense specialized instruction of passing, dribbling, screening and shooting. Campers will be challenged with drills, competitions and highly competitive scrimmages.
Shooting Camp: June 9, This camp is intended for players, grades 7 – 12. The camp focuses on the basic fundamentals of shooting.
Team Camp: June 10-12, This is a High School team camp with different divisions for skill level and sizes of schools. The camp will consist of daily play and then a championship bracket for all divisions. Teams will be split into different divisions depending on their class size and skill levels. All teams will play at least six games—with the potential for more.
Little Cowgirl Camp: June 13-15, This camp focuses on the basic fundamentals of shooting, passing, ball handling, teamwork and defense. For grades K-3.
Junior Cowgirl Camp: June 13-15, This camp provides the opportunity to focus more on player development, one on one moves, defensive technique and shot improvement. There will also be station drills and competitive contests. For grades 4-8.
Josh Holliday Baseball School
Summer Youth Camps are an awesome way to spend three summer days on the same field where the Pokes play. Camp will be instructed by the entire OSU Coaching staff as well as OSU Players and other High School and College Coaches. Camp will cover all facets of the game as well as scrimmages and other fun activities. Session 2 of camp will be appropriately scaled for older and more advanced youth players. Visit the camp website for more information.
Session 1: June 20 -22 (1st-4th graders)
Session 2: June 27-29 (5th – 8th graders)
Cowgirl Softball Camps
The Oklahoma State coaching staff is proud to announce a summer camp at the Cowgirl Softball Complex. Visit the camp website for more information and to register.
Offensive/Defensive Three-Day Camp: June 13-15, For girls ages 8-19. These unique skills camps offer in-depth and advanced training for the particular areas inside the game. Each member of the coaching staff will be leading a specific area that concentrates on their particular area of expertise. Each camp will provide quality instruction and the opportunity to interact with several current OSU Cowgirl softball players. Participants are encouraged to attend all camps to receive instruction on different parts of the game.
Summer Prospect Camp: June 19-23, For girls entering 7th-12th grade. These unique skills camps offer in-depth and advanced training for the particular areas inside the game. Each member of the coaching staff will be leading a specific area that concentrates on their particular area of expertise. Each camp will provide quality instruction and the opportunity to interact with several current OSU Cowgirl softball players.
Summer Experience Camp: July 10-13, For girls entering 7th-12th grade. This exclusive camp is an overnight camp that will be a look into the daily life and schedule of Cowgirl softball. Campers will be educated on NCAA compliance, academics, nutrition, and will have the opportunity to strength train with our Strength and Conditioning coach. This unique camp will offer the camper an experience that will give them a first-hand idea of what the life of a cowgirl softball player would be. There will be several days of direct interaction with our current team and staff. There will softball instruction in all areas of the game by day, and games at night. For the Cowgirl Experience Camp, each camper will stay in the dorms to get the living arrangement experience of our players who live on campus. All meals will be provided beginning Sunday evening. Campers will also get a travel experience. On the final day of camp, we will Charter to ASA Stadium in OKC to play a game.
Oklahoma State Soccer Camps
Visit the camp website for more information and to register.
Advanced Camp: June 12-16, For boys and girls in 5th-7th grade at time of registration. Advanced Camps will be broken down into two groups. The younger group will focus more on the technical aspects of the game such as shooting, passing, receiving, dribbling, and moves. The older group will focus more on the tactical aspects of the game such as shape, movement off the ball, positioning, and combination play. Both groups will be exposed to all aspects of the game, i.e. game situations, small sided games, and a competitive environment.
Junior Elite ID Camp: July 18-20, For boys and girls in 5th-7th grade at time of registration. This camp is designed for advanced ECNL, ODP and Club players and will be very competitive. If you want to test yourself against the best, this camp is for you. The sessions will be run by top-level club, high school and college coaches.
Elite College ID Camp: July 20-22, For girls entering high school at time of registration. The Elite College ID Camp will be conducted by head coach Colin Carmichael and assistant coach Justin Elkington. The coaching sessions and curriculum will be designed by the OSU coaches to challenge players with advanced technical and tactical components of the game. The camp is designed for advanced ODP, Club, High School and Junior College players and will be very competitive. If you want to test yourself against the best, this camp is for you.
Day Camp: July 25-29, For boys and girls of all ages. This camp is designed for players to develop their overall soccer skills. The focus will be on techniques such as dribbling, passing, shooting and receiving. Camp is open to players of all ages and all skill levels. All the techniques learned will be put into game and competitive situations.
Goalkeeper Academy: All sessions, The Goalkeeping Academy is run in conjunction with every OSU Soccer Camp and is available to those players currently playing goalkeeper or those who may be interested in playing. Goalkeepers of all ages and abilities are invited to attend. Goalkeepers will be put in training groups of similar age and ability in order to maximize learning potential. Goalkeepers will receive specialized Keeper training from the OSU Goalkeeper Coach, along with current and former Cowgirl Goalkeepers.
Cowboy/Cowgirl Golf Camp
The purpose of this camp is to expose young golfers to the basic and advanced techniques of competitive golf as taught on the collegiate and professional levels and have a good time in the process. There are three different sessions from which to choose: two one-week sessions and a two-week session. Golfers may attend either of the first two sessions, June 4th – 8th or June 8th – 12th, or may choose to attend both sessions, June 4th – 12th. Visit the camp website for more information.
Session 1: June 4 -8
Session 2: June 8-12
Chris Young Tennis Camps
June 6-9: 10 and Under Program (Ages 6-10)
June 6-9: Player Development Camp (Ages 10-18)
June 13 – 16: 10 and Under Program (Ages 6-10)
June 13 – 16: Player Development Camp (Ages 10-18)
John Smith Wrestling Camps
Visit the camp website for more information.
Technique Camp: June 19-23, This camp is for the wrestler that is looking to improve on the best and easiest way to get a takedown, to score off bottom, and different ways to ride from the top position.
Team Camp: June 23-27, This camp is for you to bring your whole team, as many wrestlers as you want, and wrestle the best teams from across the country! Everyone competes in dual meets and Tuesday’s closing tournament. Awards go to the top three teams and to the top three place winners in the tournament.
Intensified Training Camp: June 19-28, This camp consists of four workouts a day for 10 days, including running and weightlifting. NCAA rules now permit seniors to attend camps.
OSU Equestrian Camp
Head coach Larry Sanchez brings his 20 plus years of collegiate coaching experience to the camp along with Assistant Western Coach Jenna Blumer and Assistant Hunt Seat Coach Sammy Elser. Per NCAA rules this camp is open to any female high school student who is entering grades 9 through 12. Registration is limited to the first 30 applicants. Further applications will be kept on file in the order received and given first priority in the event of cancellations. Openings will be filled on a first come, first serve basis and we anticipate the 30 available spots to fill up quickly. Participants will be placed into the camp roster in the order that registration forms and payment are received. The purpose of our camp is to take your riding skills to the next level. Our goal is to introduce you to collegiate level riding and the expectations of being a member of a collegiate team. Most of all, we want you to meet fellow riders from across the globe and have fun! Visit the camp website for more information.
Session 1: June 7-10
Session 2: June 14-17
Oklahoma State University 2016 Summer Camps
Livestock Judging Camp (Animal Science)
13-18 year olds. Contact Rust Gosz, 405-744-6060 or visit http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/outreach-extension/4-h-and-youth-information
Session 1: June 20-22
Session 2: June 23-25
Camp Turf (Tomorrow’s Undergraduates Realizing the Future)
Camp T.U.R.F. is a 2-week, residential academy at Oklahoma State University – Stillwater. Students will interact with professors and explore a variety of careers in horticulture and landscaping, with hands-on activities at botanical gardens, field research stations, a turfgrass research center, greenhouses, research laboratories and design laboratories, as well as special OSU facilities such as the Insect Zoo. Evening and recreational activities are also planned. Contact Shelley Mitchell, 405-744-5755 or visit http://www.hortla.okstate.edu/camp-turf
June 5 – 17: Entering 9th or 10th grade
Summer STEM Academy
July 6 – 7: Entering 8th-12th grade. Contact Shelley Mitchell, 405-744-5755 or visit http://www.hortla.okstate.edu
Since 2003, the OSU Alumni Association has welcomed OSU Legacies ages 7 to 13 and their grandparents to campus for a unique intergenerational learning experience at Grandparent University. This three-day summer camp is a fun-filled experience that actively engages kids in academics at OSU while creating memories for grandparents and their grandchildren. The Legacies enroll in one of the provided majors. After completing the program they will “graduate” with a certificate in their chosen field. Along with the activities in the classroom, there is time to socialize over swimming at the Colvin Center or cheering at the OSU Tailgate. For more information, visit the website.
Session 1: June 15-17
Session 2: June 22-24
Oklahoma State 4-H Youth Roundup
July 27 – 29: Contact Tracy Beck, 405-744-8888 or visit http://calendars.oces.okstate.edu/extension-events/95th-state-4-h-roundup
Summer Science Academy
The academy is a weeklong residential academy for eighth, ninth and tenth grade students’ interested in exploring human and animal behaviors. The overall goal of the academy is to enhance students’ mathematical and scientific reasoning abilities, provide resources on the career opportunities in math and science, and foster a desire to attend college and pursue such careers. Students will improve their knowledge on basic research designs and statistical concepts, analyze data using software and disseminate their research. The skills learned in this academy will transfer to a variety of domains. Visit the website for more information.
Session 1: June 5-11
Session 2: June 12-18
It’s a Polymer Life: Polymers of Everyday Life Summer Academy
This camp is designed for Oklahoma high school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior year in the Spring of 2016. The program will introduce several aspects within the field of science through the use of academic projects that are designed to stimulate creativity, and be fun. Contact Jovette Dew, 405-744-5355 or download the camp application.
June 12 – 17: Students who have completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of high school
Summer Art Academy
Highly successful in its inaugural year, the Summer Art Academy is a non-credit commuter program of summer classes for students aged 13-18. The schedule of classes allows students to attend afternoon blocks under the guidance of master instructors, all of whom are full-time faculty members at OSU. The academy covers a wide variety of topics including watercolor painting, jewelry and metals, photography, digital media, 2D design, and an introduction to art history and museum studies. Visit http://summerartacademy.okstate.edu or contact Christine Nichols firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
May 31 – June 3: Art History for Everyone
June 6 – 10: Watercolor
June 13 – 17: Beginning Jewelry Fabrication
June 20 – 24: 2D Design
June 27 – July 1: Digital Media (Week 1)
July 5 – 8: Digital Media Motion Graphics (Week 2)
July 11 – 15: Drawing
July 25 – 29: Photography Now/Then
OSU Sports Media Camp
Each summer, Oklahoma State hosts a four-day, on-campus Sports Media Camp for high school students interested in working in the sport communication industry. The OSU Sports Media Camp is directed by OSU Sports Media faculty member Dave Hunizker, the official voice of the OSU Cowboys, with other OSU Sports Media faculty serving as camp instructors. Camp attendees attain practical experience in broadcasting play-by-play, sport media production, sports reporting fundamentals and sports writing. Aspiring sports media professionals have come from all over the country to attend this camp, with many eventually enrolling in the OSU Sports Media program. Visit the camp website or contact Melissa Coldiron at 405-744-6357 for more information.
June 22 – 25: Ages 16 and up
Summer Music Camp
A five-day intensive musical experience, the OSU Summer Music Camp offers high school students the opportunity to study their instruments in a comprehensive collegiate setting. The camp offers three tracks of study: band, orchestra and piano. Band and orchestra students will have the opportunity to play as members of large ensembles, as well as instrument-specific instruction, led by OSU music faculty members. Students will be involved in master classes, chamber ensembles, and elective course studies. Private lessons with OSU faculty are also available. Students will study in-depth instrument-specific fundamentals, short- and long-term strategies for musical growth, and techniques for high-level performance, including how to progress in the All-State process and other competitions. Visit http://musiccamp.okstate.edu for more information.
July 10 – 15: Grades 9-12
Summer Choir Camp
August 1 -5 : For grades 3-7 in Fall 2016. Contact Margaret Carroll at 405-385-9373 or visit https://www.facebook.com/StillwaterHonorChoir/ for more information.
This summer workshop introduces several aspects within the fields of Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Landscape Architecture, and Construction Science and Management to potential university students through academic projects that are designed to stimulate creativity… and be fun! Participants live in campus housing, and complete projects that include the application of sketching and designing in model, using computer presentation tools, and several hands-on building projects – to help students understand if a career in the building arts might be right for them. The program is offered by Oklahoma State University faculty, at the Stillwater campus. Visit the camp website for more information.
June 13 – 18 : for ages 16 and up
Oklahoma STEM Competition Academy
July 6-7: During the last week of June, the 2016 Oklahoma STEM Competition Academies will begin. The competition is designed for upper middle and high school students to compete as teams in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) challenges. Visit the website or call David Brown at 918-631-2719 for more information.
June 27 – July 30: For Oklahoma youth 13 and older, adult volunteers/project leaders, and FCS 4-H extension educators. Visit http://humansciences.okstate.edu/dhm/component/content/article/186 or call Mary Ruppert-Stroescu at 405-744-3819 for more information.
Information Systems and Technology Exploration for High School Students
July 5-10: The Oklahoma State University Information Systems Technology Exploration Academy is an activity-based, hands-on program designed for high school students interested in the vital intersection of businesses and technology. This program will allow you to learn from industry leaders and current MIS students and faculty about information systems practice and career possibilities. Visit the camp website for more information.
High School Summer Academy
July 5-10: Want to have fun and learn something about another culture? If you’re a high school student looking for an international experience, sign up for the Summer Academy. Call Rodrigo Tello at 405-744-6606 for more information.
OSU Reading Tutoring Assistance
July 11 – 27: Monday-Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 pm, 111 PIO Building, OSU Campus. For grades 1-8. The Randall and Carol White Reading and Mathematics Center offers personalized tutoring assistance to elementary and middle grade students who wish to improve their reading and mathematics skills. The tutoring program is offered through the School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership and serves the dual purpose of preparing OSU education majors while helping students from the community and area public schools with reading and mathematics skills. Visit https://education.okstate.edu/rmc for more information.
Vacation Bible School
Bible Baptist Church
June 20-24: 2124 S. Western. 9:30 – 11:30 am. For kids 3-12th grade. Most parents desire for their children to have good character; but how does that happen? At Stillwater’s Character Connection for Kids, we aim to teach good character. However, we do not want to just teach them what we think is good, but rather what the Bible has to say about character. Whether at school or sports practice, playing with their friends or listening to their parents, we want children to not just have character, but have character built by the Word of God. That is where this year’s farm-themed Bible School, “God’s Acres,” comes in. During the week, boys and girls will participate in songs, games, the world-famous Penny March and, most importantly, will learn lessons about Godly character: Initiative – plant the seed, Hard Work – tend the seed, Patience – wait for the harvest, Diligence – maintain the farm, Responsibility – reap the harvest responsibly. Free transportation available: call 405-372-7444 or go to characterconnection.org to enroll.
June 13-16: 2124 S. Western. 9:00 – 11:30 am. For preschool age 4 (by Sept 1) through completed Pre-K, and elementary completed K through 5th grade. Join us for a Cross-cultural VBS in “Expedition Norway!” Children will learn from the life of Daniel as they discover the goodness of God even when life changes, is scary or sad. Follow the link to register and for more information: tiny.cc/CountrysideSTW
First Baptist Church
June 20-24: 6:00 – 8:30 pm. 701 S. Duncan. For children ages 6 though 5th grade. We will be having a great cave adventure with Cave Quest – Following Jesus the Light of the World. Visit http://www.firstbaptistchurchstillwater.org/childrens-ministry/ for more information.
First Presbyterian Church
July 5-8: 524 S. Duncan. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. For kids age 4 (by Sept 1) through completed 5th grade. Join us for “A Love that Never Ends.” This year we will have a new adventure with Dwight Mission Camp and Conference Center! Dwight will be coming to us! Dwight-in-a-Van is a blend of outdoor ministries and congregational ministry. The Dwight counselors will travel to Stillwater FPC to lead the 4-day event. We look forward to this new partnership between the camp and our congregation. Visit www.stillwaterfpc.org to register your child
Grace Missionary Baptist Church
August 7-12: 5704 N. Washington St. For kids who have completed preschool – 6th grade. Synchronize your under watch watches for this Summer, and join us in the Ocean Commotion VBS, where you and your dive team will learn to know, love, and live for the one true God. Follow the link to register and for more information: http://grace-mbc.com/vbs2016/
University Heights Baptist Church
June 13-17: 323 S. Knoblock. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Registration is open to students who have completed Pre-K to the 5th grade.Parents can register their children on-line at Uheights.org. This year’s theme is “Egypt, Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace.
Stillwater Public Schools Summer School
Visit http://www.stillwaterschools.com/District/SummerSchool for more information.
Elementary Summer Reading Academy and ELL: June 27– July 21
Middle School (Reading) Remediation: June 27 – July 21
Middle School (Math) Remediation: June 27 – July 21
Junior High School (Reading) Remediation: June 27 – July 21
Junior High School (Math) Remediation: June 27 – July 21
High School Credit Recovery, Online Edgenuity: May 31 – June 23
High School Credit Recovery, Teacher Led: May 31 – June 23
High School EOI Boot Camp/Testing: June 13-23
Driver’s Education Session 1: May 31 – June 23, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Driver’s Education Session 2: May 31 – June 23, 12:30 – 4:30 pm