Pilot Summer Program Offers Fun and Learning for Second- through Seventh-Graders

OXFORD, Miss. – Summer promises to be especially exciting
this year for rising second- through seventh-graders who
enroll in Rebel Quest, a pilot day camp program offered
throughout June by the University of Mississippi’s Division
of Outreach.

Four weeklong athletic and enrichment activity camps run
weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with a different theme each week,
including “Field of Dreams” (sports-oriented activities,
June 2-6), “Into the Wild” (nature discovery in the
Oxford-Lafayette County area, June 9-13), “Horton Hears a
Who” (sensory games and activities, June 16-20) and “August
Rush” (fine art activities, June 23-37).

Each week stands alone for registration purposes. Lunch is
included in the $110 weekly fees. Enrollment is limited to
50 campers per session. For more information, contact Katie
Norris at 662-915-1306 or ksnorris@olemiss.edu, or visit http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu.

Rebel Quest not only allows children to interact with their
peers and learn, but it also offers parents a meaningful
and affordable option for their children this summer, said
Jason Wilkins, coordinator of pre-college programs in

“It will make sure kids remain active over the summer,”
Wilkins said. “It’s also a safe, monitored environment and
it gives kids something to do while their parents are at

Most activities are scheduled at the Turner Center.
Sessions are to be led by qualified university and
community instructors, including UM students majoring in
health, exercise science and recreation management.

Mitchell Diggs, UM associate director of media and public
relations, has enrolled his fourth-grader, Carter, in Rebel
Quest. He expects the program will be beneficial for his

“I really like the idea of having a different theme every
week,” Diggs said. “I think that’s important to keep the
kids interested and keep the learning going throughout the

For assistance related to a disability, call 662-915-1306.