Camp Wild Oaks

Camp Wild Oaks

Summer Camps at Oak Hill School

Camp Wild Oaks offers fun and enriching week-long summer camps for kids entering grades K-8. Open to the public, Camp Wild Oaks is situated on 72 acres in Eugene’s south hills near Lane Community College on the Oak Hill School campus. It’s an amazing place for kids to play, explore, learn and go wild!

Families can pick from a range of half-day or full-day camps to fill their summer days. Camp includes a 1-hour supervised lunch and recess break in between morning and afternoon sessions. Campers need to bring their own lunch. Before and after care is also available at an extra cost. A 15% sibling discount will be automatically applied at check-out for those registering more than one child.

Register for Camps by Grade

Camp Wild Oaks offers two different summer camp options, day camps for grades K-5 and specialty enrichment camps for grades 3-8.

Wild Oaks Day Camps

Wild Oaks Day Camp is our traditional summer camp style experience for rising K-5th graders. Each week has a fresh new theme where campers can participate in activities including outdoor games, arts and crafts, fun challenges, escape rooms, and more.

Cost
Half Day (Morning OR Afternoon) – $150 per week
Full Day (Morning AND Afternoon) – $300 per week
Before Care (8-9 AM) – $30 per week (pre-registration required)
After Care (4-5 PM) – $30 per week (pre-registration required)
Per Diem Before + After Care – $15 day (pre-registration required)

The grade ranges the camps are referring to are for the grade your child will be entering in the 2024-2025 school year, (their rising grade.)

Into the Wild (July 8-12, 2024) BOTH SESSIONS OPEN
Crash land into nature’s classroom during Into the Wild week. Campers will discover hidden treasure, explore the great outdoors, and learn essential survival skills. From navigating forest trails to identifying animal tracks, each day is a new adventure. All the while, there is a mysterious creature, lurking in the woods. Could it be the mysterious Bigfoot? Join the camp to find out!

Register for Morning Camp | Register for Afternoon Camp

Sailors and Sea Creatures (July 15-19, 2024) – MORNING SESSION OPEN/AFTERNOON WAITLIST
Ahoy Mateys! Dive into the deep blue sea and join our crew of sailors and seafarers for an oceanic adventure. From desert islands to sunken treasure, the world is your oyster. Make a flag for your ship, create an animal sidekick, and challenge your opponents to a battle of epic proportions. Anchors away for this week of silliness and sea shanties!

Register for Morning Camp | Register for Afternoon Camp

Dragons, Wizards, and Magic! (July 22-26, 2024) BOTH SESSIONS WAITLIST
Young adventurers assemble! Embark on an epic week-long quest of imagination. Each day has a different series of tasks that adventures can partake in to strengthen newfound magic skills. On our journey, we’ll meet majestic dragons and band together to defeat a dark force before it takes over the enchanted forest for good. Will you become an animal whisperer, object alchemist, elemental mage, or a time weaver? Come to camp to explore this mystical realm?

Register for Morning Camp | Register for Afternoon Camp

Blast From the Past (July 29-August 2, 2024) – BOTH SESSIONS OPEN
Fall into a wormhole and travel back in time to bygone eras. From paleontology to panning for gold, this week is an epic fast-track through history. During this brief blast from the past, young time travelers will work together to uncover hidden fossils, explore the formation of the American frontier, dance their way through the 20th century, and watch history unfold before their eyes!

Register for Morning Camp | Register for Afternoon Camp

Cabinet of Curiosities (August 5-9, 2024) – BOTH SESSIONS OPEN
Embark on a journey of the bizarre and mysterious at our week-long summer camp, where curious minds delve into the realm of the unknown. Campers will create their own cabinet of curiosities and spend time exploring animal anatomy, entomology, and other oddities of the world. Join us for a week of wonder and discovery, where the strange and extraordinary materialize in front of you!

Register for Morning Camp | Register for Afternoon Camp

Secret Detective Society (August 12-16, 2024) – BOTH SESSIONS WAITLIST
Calling all Sherlocks and Watsons, Agatha Christies and Nancy Drews! Delve into thrilling cases and hone your investigative prowess. From decoding cryptic messages to analyzing evidence and uncovering hidden secrets, young detectives will immerse themselves in the world of mystery and intrigue, where every clue solved brings us one step closer to unraveling the ultimate mystery!

Register for Morning Camp | Register for Afternoon Camp

Enrichment Camps

Wild Oaks Enrichment Camps consist of a variety of specialized enrichment camps for rising 3rd-8th graders. Each camp focuses on a different content area and is taught by a specialist instructor who has a passion for the subject. These classes focus on tech, gaming, and art and more. These camps run for a half day from 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm.

See the camps we are offering below.

Cost
Pricing starts at $180 (and up) for the week, depending on content, materials, class size, and activities. Please see individual camp listings for pricing.

New camps may be added during the month of April, so please make sure to check back here or sign up for our mailing list.

D&D Camp: School of Magic

Instructor: Elizabeth Moir
Grades 5-8 – Morning Session (9 am – Noon)
Cost: $195
Register for this camp here.

Summer is the perfect time for adventures! In this summer camp you will learn how to build and play characters you create! The first day you will learn the basics of how to play and build your character. The rest of the week will be spent playing a full campaign or two as time allows. D&D is super fun if you love role playing games, where you get to make the choices, but be forewarned those choices affect the outcome of the campaign!

This camp is appropriate for D&D players of all levels. The instructor will go over how to create a character and play on the first day. Previous experience not required.

About the campaign: Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos introduces the fantastical setting of Strixhaven University to Dungeons & Dragons, drawn from the multiverse of Magic: The Gathering. The greatest minds in the multiverse meet at Strixhaven University. Characters can explore the setting over the course of four adventures. Each describes an academic year filled with scholarly pursuits, campus shenanigans, exciting friendships, hidden dangers, conveying fantastic secrets to eager students, and life on campus is frenetic. But danger lurks even here. Campus hijinks mix with mishaps and sinister plots, and it’s up to you to save the day!

This camp will take place mostly indoors.

Minecraft: Survival Mode

Instructor(s): Tim Rogers, Thor Rogers
Grades 3-8 – Morning Session (9 am – Noon)
Cost: $180

Register for this camp here.

Can you survive Minecraft? Campers will build and play on a local, shared world, creating laws for their community and surviving the game. Minecrafters in this camp will be assigned goals to achieve and challenges to overcome, with in-game rewards included.

This camp is a multiplayer enrichment camp that will take place indoors in the Oak Hill School Tech Barn.

Technical requirement: This camp requires attendees to have a Microsoft account, a Minecraft license, and multiplayer mode enabled. Parents will need to share login credentials for their child’s account including the password while enrolling.

This camp is a multiplayer enrichment camp that will take place indoors in the Oak Hill School Tech Barn.

Scratch

Instructor: Tim Rogers
Grades 3-5 – Afternoon Session (1 PM -4 PM)
Cost: $180
Register for this camp here.

For this camp, we’ll be exploring Scratch – an amazing – and amazingly fun – block-based programming environment. Campers need no previous experience with either Scratch or programming, but those who do will be challenged to expand their knowledge and skills. Everyone will create multiple projects – from simple games to animations to music, and build to a larger and more complex program at the end of the week.

Technical requirement: This camp requires campers to set up a free Scratch account before camp starts.

About Scratch: Developed by the “Lifelong Kindergarten Group” at MIT, Scratch was designed to allow children of all ages to learn to program in a fun and natural way. It is cute and silly and totally serious. Mastering Scratch allows you not only to create amazing projects and, if you wish, share them with a huge, worldwide community, but provides a solid foundation for any other programming language.

This camp will take place indoors in the Oak Hill tech barn.

Script Writing For Stage and Screen

Instructor: Isabelle Rogers

Grades 3-5 – Morning Session (9 AM – Noon)
Register for this session here.

Grades 6-8 – Afternoon Session (1 PM – 4 PM)
Register for this session here.

Cost $180

Why does your favorite character from a TV show, movie, or anime have such a cool personality? Someone put words in their mouth! In this camp, you can become a screenwriter. But the art of writing dialogue can be applied to so many mediums: write a script for fan fiction, a play, a comic or graphic novel, a comedy skit, or something else! We’ll read your favorite scripts, use fun writing prompts, write, and edit. We’ll also give constructive feedback and perform each other’s work. You’ll finish the class with a short script of 5+ pages, helpful suggestions from campmates and your teacher, and the experience of having others read your script. It is awesome to hear others “voice” your characters for the first time!

This enrichment camp is focused on writing and will take place mostly indoors.

D&D Camp: Curriculum of Chaos

Instructor: Elizabeth Moir
Grades 5-8 – Morning Session (9 AM – Noon)
Cost: $195
Register for this camp here.

Summer is the perfect time for adventures! In this summer camp you will learn how to build and play characters you create! The first day you will learn the basics of how to play and build your character. The rest of the week will be spent playing a full campaign or two as time allows. D&D is super fun if you love role playing games, where you get to make the choices, but be forewarned those choices affect the outcome of the campaign!

This camp is appropriate for D&D players of all levels. The instructor will go over how to create a character and play on the first day. Previous experience not required. This camp will take place mostly indoors.

About the campaign: Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos introduces the fantastical setting of Strixhaven University to Dungeons & Dragons, drawn from the multiverse of Magic: The Gathering. The greatest minds in the multiverse meet at Strixhaven University. Characters can explore the setting over the course of four adventures. Each describes an academic year filled with scholarly pursuits, campus shenanigans, exciting friendships, hidden dangers, conveying fantastic secrets to eager students, and life on campus is frenetic. But danger lurks even here. Campus hijinks mix with mishaps and sinister plots, and it’s up to you to save the day!

This camp will take place mostly indoors.

Minecraft: Creative Mode

Instructor(s): Tim Rogers, Thor Rogers
Grades 3-8 – Morning Session (9 am – 1 pm)
Cost: $180

Register for this camp here.

Campers will be challenged to create big and small projects in Minecraft, including short timed challenges and huge, sprawling ones. Campers will visit and assess each others’ builds, and there will be prizes.

Technical requirement: This camp requires attendees to have a Microsoft account, a Minecraft license, and multiplayer mode enabled. Parents will need to share login credentials for their child’s account including the password while enrolling.

This camp is a multiplayer enrichment camp that will take place indoors in the Oak Hill School Tech Barn.

Moving from Block-based to Text-based Programming: Bash, Python, Java, and Beyond

Instructor: Tim Rogers
Grades 5-8 – Afternoon Session ( 1 pm – 4 pm)
Cost: $180

Register for this camp here.

Expand your programming skills beyond Scratch into text-based programs. We will begin with text-based programming games, and move to practical projects using bash, Python, and Java. Campers will learn to say “Hello World” in several languages, and will create simple, practical programs doing things like decoding secret messages, creating and controlling bouncing balls on screen, and (hopefully) writing a network chat program to communicate with each other. Programming experience is helpful but not required.

About Text-Based Programming: Scratch is amazing – but most programming is done with text-based languages like Python or C or Java. And making the leap from block-based programming to text-based programming can be difficult. Students who love Scratch often struggle to get comfortable with text-based languages. This camp is intended to help.

This camp will take place indoors in the Oak Hill tech barn.

You Too Can Create a Youtube Review!

Instructor: Isabelle Rogers

Grades 3-5 – Morning Session (9 am – Noon)
Register for this camp here.

Grades 6-8 – Afternoon Session (1 PM – 4 PM)
Register for this camp here.

Cost: $195

Become a thoughtful voice on YouTube! When you’re interested in something, do you learn more about it through YouTube? Do you learn about the best video games, card games, foods, technology, or clothes? If so, you’ve been watching YouTube reviews or essays – and you could be the next epic YouTube reviewer! Become an expert on something you love. We’ll discover what makes the best YouTube reviews, dive into what others think about your topic, conquer camera fright and record our videos. Leave with a recording of your review that you can edit further at home, share with your family and friends, or upload to your own YouTube channel (with parent help and permission, of course).

Please note: Due to YouTube’s privacy requirements for minors, we cannot help campers create YouTube channels during this camp. Campers do not need a YouTube account to participate.

This camp is focused on creating videos and will take place mostly indoors.

Minecraft: Battles

Instructor(s): Tim Rogers, Thor Rogers
Grades 5-8 – Morning Session (9 am – 1 pm)
Cost $180

Register for this camp here.

Campers will build homes and fortresses, and battle with each other both individually and in teams. Battles will include Bed Wars, Capture the Flag, and more. Campers will also have the opportunity to use Minecraft Mods to enhance their play.

Technical requirement: This camp requires attendees to have a Microsoft account, a Minecraft license, and multiplayer mode enabled. Parents will need to share login credentials for their child’s account including the password while enrolling.


This camp is a multiplayer enrichment camp that will take place indoors in the Oak Hill School Tech Barn.

Tabletop Roleplay Adventures for Kids

Instructor: Isabelle Rogers

Grades 3-5 – Morning Session (9 am – Noon)
Register for this camp here.

Grades 3-5 – Afternoon Session (1 PM – 4 PM)
Register for this camp here.

Cost: $195

Join a small group of other tabletop players to go on a quest to Starport. This non-violent game of adventure and imagination takes place in an open world where magic is real and anything can happen. Isabelle will be your guide as you grow your problem-solving and teamwork skills. During the week campers will learn how to create a character, navigate the wide landscape, and embark on collaborative journeys in the world of the game. This camp is perfect for kids who want to learn how to play tabletop roleplay games.

Please note: This camp has a maximum of 5 campers and is therefore going to be offered in two sessions to accommodate more kids. To give the maximum number of kids a chance to join, please only register for morning OR afternoon and not both.

This camp will take place mostly indoors.

Exploring Linux

Instructor: Tim Rogers
Grades 6-8 – Afternoon Session (1 PM – 4PM)
Cost: $280

Register for this camp here.

Please note: Due to the materials required, registration for this camp will close July 7

Calling young techies! In this camp, we will explore Linux – everything from installing it to configuring it to using it. We’ll focus on Debian Linux. Each student will install and configure their own copy of Linux on their own computer – perhaps more than once – and take their new system home with them at the end of the week. Along the way, we’ll learn about – oh, everything. Hard disk partitions and network security and TCP/IP network, package managers and open source software and command line interfaces and GUIs. This camp will be the coolest thing ever for anyone who is excited about computers and cannot wait to learn more (and an absolute snooze for anyone else.)

About Linux: Linux is a free, open source UNIX-based operating system. Today it runs most of the Internet, most cell phones, all Chromebooks, and an astonishing number of telephones, routers, Wi-Fi APs, thermostats, TVs, and other other invisible devices.

Material Fee: The fees for this camp include an EOL (end of life) PC (with no keyboard, mouse, or monitor) that campers will keep to take home when camp ends to continue their Linux exploration.

This camp will take place indoors in the Oak Hill tech barn.

Learn Magic: the Gathering

Instructors: Dylan Boleyn, Thor Rogers
Grades 6-8 – Afternoon Session (1-4 PM)
Cost: $195

Register for this camp here.

Want to learn to play Magic the Gathering? Magic (or MTG) is a fun and exciting game that you can play with your friends. In this camp you will learn the basic rules of the game as well as some strategies to improve your game as you go. Everyone will take home a new starting deck that has been constructed as a starting point for their Magic journey. If you’re ready to start your journey come join us.

About Magic: The Gathering: Magic is a collectible trading card game of fun-filled, strategic games to play with friends old and new. Welcoming worldbuilders, narrative lovers, and gameplay enthusiasts alike, Magic has something for everyone and countless ways to play. Whether you’re sitting at the kitchen table, playing online, or battling in a high-stakes competition, there’s a place for you in the world of Magic: The Gathering.

ROBLOX® Makers

Instructor: Britt Camp
Grades 3-6 – Morning (9 am – 1 pm)
Cost: $265

Register for this camp here.

Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

We’re partnering with Blackrocket for this camp. This camp mostly takes place indoors.

Upcycled Art Lab

Instructor: Tayler Peters
Grades 3-6 – Morning Session (9am – 1 pm)
Cost: $195

Register for this camp here.

Join Ms. Tayler to explore how to turn objects into works of art. From discarded toy key chains to crayon art, we’ll make trash into treasure. Each day of camp we will explore different materials and make them into something new. Activities will include rock painting, plastic dinosaur sculptures, recycled material instruments, and more. All supplies will be provided, just bring your endless creativity and willingness to explore.

This camp takes place mostly indoors.

Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling

Instructor: Drea Lee

Grades 4-8 – Afternoon (1 pm – 4 pm)
Cost: $265

Register for this camp here.

Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and Twine scripting syntax. Student projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

We’re partnering with Blackrocket for this camp. This is a tech camp that takes place mostly indoors.

Sports-O-Rama

Instructor: Emma Altenhofen
Grades 3-5 – Afternoon Session (1 pm – 4 pm)
Cost: $180

Register for this camp here.

Join Ms. Emma for a week of fun summer sports activities and games! We will be exploring some well-known and loved sports, as well as some new ones you may have not played before. Examples include: soccer, basketball, rugby, kickball, volleyball, and badminton. Bring your water bottle and tennis shoes, and let’s have some fun in the sun!

This camp will happen outdoors and/or in the Oak Hill gym.

Disney Vocal Workshop

Instructor: Olivia LeSueur
Grades 3-6 – Morning Session (9 am – Noon)
Cost: $180

Register for this camp here.

Have fun, build confidence, and develop musical theatre skills through Disney songs. Join Olivia to explore favorite songs from Encanto, Moana, and the Little Mermaid in this performing arts camp. Young singers will learn onstage vocal techniques, how to tell a story through group song and movement, and how to rehearse lines and songs in character.

This camp takes place mostly indoors.

 

Weird and Funky Jewelry Lab

Instructor: Tayler Peters
Grades 3-6 – Morning Session (9am – 1 pm)
Cost: $195

Register for this camp here.

Come create original jewelry with Ms. Tayler. In this maker’s lab, you’ll have the opportunity to create the weirdest, the funkiest, the most cool jewelry no one’s ever seen. From dangly earrings to friendship and charm bracelets, to a new piece of jewelry that you invent yourself, come explore your creativity. All materials will be provided, just bring your fun and funky brain to make the most of this camp.

This camp takes place mostly indoors.

LEGO Stop Motion

Instructor: Ginny Hildenbrand
Grades 3-5 – Afternoon (1pm-4pm)
Cost: $195

Register for this camp here.

Let’s create some LEGO stop-motion films, frame-by-frame. Ms. Ginny will guide you on how to plan out your story, set up your shots, and build your movie from the ground up. You’ll also grow your Canva skills as you use this web-based software to compose and edit your films to share with family and friends. 

Participants need to come to camp with a free Canva account. Parents will need to set up an account for their child and provide login credentials when signing up for this camp. This is to ensure the instructor can get all students logged in on the first day of camp. 

This camp will take place mostly indoors.


Soccer FUNdamentals

Instructor: Emma Altenhofen
Grades 3-5 – Afternoon Session (1 pm – 4 pm)
Cost: $185

Register for this camp here.

Join Ms. Emma for a week of soccer fun! We will pass, dribble, shoot, and work on new techniques for ball control. To bring the “game day” feel, we will play a variety of activities that will cater to a range of skill levels. This camp is welcome to new and experienced soccer players. If you have gear, bring it!

Equipment Requirement: This camp requires campers to bring their own shin guards.

This camp will happen outdoors and/or in the Oak Hill gym.

Comic Creators

Instructor: Jen Hernandez
Grades 3-6 – Morning Session (9 am – Noon)
Cost: $185

Register for this camp here.

Get into drawing, writing, and sharing your own original comics in this 1-week summer camp! Students will create their own characters, worlds, and stories for comic books and comic strips. Using professional artist tools and practicing drawing and writing skills, students will get inspiration from classic comic strips and new graphic novels for adventure, fantasy, mystery, and slice-of-life comics! At the end of the camp, students will have a finished comic book, mini comic zine, and/or comic strips to take home.

This camp will take place mostly indoors.

Hamilton! Musical Review

Instructor: Olivia LeSueur
Grades 3-6 – Morning Session (9 am-Noon)
Cost: $180

Register for this camp here.

Rise up! Join Olivia to develop your Broadway theatre skills through the music of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash-hit Hamilton. Grow your onstage vocal technique and expand your rehearsal and performance skills – all while having fun. We’ll rehearse lines and lyrics in character, exploring how to tell a story through movement and song.

This camp takes place mostly indoors.

Mad Science

Instructor: Andrea DiPalma Yansane
Grades 3-5 – Morning Session (9 am-Noon)
Cost: $185

Register for this camp here.

Join Ms. Andrea for a summer of curiosity and creativity where science comes alive!  Mad Science is a fun-filled summer class designed for 3rd to 5th graders, where young scientists will dive into hands-on experiments. Each session is packed with excitement and discovery, from creating gooey oobleck to stretchy slime to exploring the fizzy reactions of baking soda and food coloring. Kids will have a blast while learning science fundamentals through these engaging, messy, and colorful activities. All materials will be provided – all you need is your curiosity!

LEGO Challenges

Instructor: Ginny Hildenbrand
Grades 3-5 – Afternoon (1pm-4pm)
Cost: $180

Register for this camp here.

LEGO fans unite! How tall can you build with LEGO? Can you make a build only using 21 blocks? How many blocks will you use to make a marble maze? Explore LEGO challenges with Ms. Ginny and take your creativity and critical thinking to the max. Ms. Ginny will provide challenges, give you opportunities to create your own, and make time for free play so you can explore to your hearts content. 

This camp will take place mostly indoors.

Exploring Art Through Nature

Instructor: Andrea DiPalma Yansane
Grades 3-5 – Afternoon Session (1 PM – 4 PM)
Cost: $195

Register for this camp here.

The natural world holds so much beauty and can be an endless source of inspiration for art-making! Join Ms. Andrea as she takes you on an exploration of the most spectacular flora, fauna, and animals on the planet to inspire creative projects using mediums such as clay, watercolors, pastels, charcoal, and wire while learning techniques in design, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Students will also learn about the work of Georgia O’Keeffe, Monet, Van Gough, Calder, and more to see how they interpreted the natural world in their artwork. All materials will be provided – just bring your endless creativity. 

Physical Theatre Workshop

Instructor: Drea Lee
Grades 4-8 – Afternoon Session (1 pm – 4 pm)
Cost: $180

Register for this camp here.

Calling budding actors to the stage! Join Drea, the Director of Chaos, and let’s spotlight the power of movement for telling stories in theatre. We’ll explore how posture, mannerisms, gait, and pacing help to communicate who a character is. We’ll learn about stock characters, explore physical comedy, and create our own short devised theatre pieces. This camp is perfect for actors of all experience levels who want to gain more skills while moving their bodies on stage.

This camp will take place mostly indoors.

Important Camp Info

Check out the camp schedule, find out what to bring to camp, and view our important policies before registering.

Wild Oaks 2024 will run from July 8 – August 16.

Daily Schedule (Monday-Friday)
Morning Session 9am-Noon
Lunch & Activities: Noon-1 PM
Afternoon Session: 1 PM – 4 PM

Before/after care is offered from 8-9am and 4-5PM at an extra fee.

We provide the materials for all the fun, but there are still some things campers need to bring to have the best summer ever!

Don’t forget your…

  • Lunch (for those staying all day)
  • Two snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Closed-toed shoes with a back-strap
  • Sunscreen and/or a hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Rain jacket (just in case)
  • Any medication you require

NOTE: We are a mainly outdoor campus so please don’t bring extra toys or unecessary items that could get lost.

For the registration, refunds, and cancellation policy visit here.

General questions about our summer camps. Email us!

If you have immediate questions or need to get a hold of the camp director, please use the contact information below:

Drea Lee, Director of Auxiliary Programs
Email: dlee@oakhillschool.net
Phone: 541-741-0199 (press 3)