Update: as of 3/14/2020 the Oberlin Heritage Center will be closing to the public and we have decided it is in the best interest for the health of our guests, volunteers, and staff to cancel Spring Break camp. Those who have already registered will be contacted directly regarding refunds. Thank you.
March 25 - 27 (Wednesday - Friday; 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Legends, Mythology, and Folklore Spring Break Camp
Often, there is a bit of truth and history to our world's greatest legends. Over three days, campers will explore mythology, folklore, and fairy tales, and learn about history along the way. Students will experience these stories and their main characters through readings, skits and performances, and hands-on creative activities. At the end, campers will put on a puppet show of their favorite stories.Families are invited to come for the performances.
Register online and/or fill out the attached registration flyer below and mail with payment to P.O. Box 0455, Oberlin, OH, 44074.
If you register online, you will be contacted and asked to complete a permission form.
Oberlin Heritage Center camps are open to children ages 8 to 13. The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will be held at the Oberlin Depot (240 South Main Street). The cost is $75 per child ($65 for children/grandchildren of OHC members). Register by March 1 to receive an "early bird" discount of $5 per child. Partial scholarships are available to those who qualify for schools' free or reduced lunch programs.
Meet the teacher!
Amanda Manahan is the Museum Education and Tour Coordinator for the Oberlin Heritage Center. She has degrees in anthropology and museum studies with a focus in museum education and interpretation. Amanda enjoys inspiring curiosity and creativity through hands-on, interdisciplinary activities. Camps may also be assisted by interns or volunteers, and teen volunteers from the community.
Notes about camp and registration:
Camps are designed to stimulate children’s creativity and allow them to experience history,architecture, art, crafts, games, and the tastes and sounds of diverse cultures. An experienced educator leads the camp, assisted by college student interns as well as community volunteers.
There may be occasional walking field trips to locations around town and children must bring appropriate outdoor wear each day. A bag lunch and beverage container must also accompany the children every day. An afternoon snack will be provided by OHC.
Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations must be accompanied by payment. Children and grandchildren of Oberlin Heritage Center members may receive the member discount. No refunds will be made for cancellations within one week prior to the session the registrant is scheduled to attend. A camp session may be cancelled by OHC if a minimum enrollment is not met by one week prior to the start date and a full refund will be made at that time.