Oberlin Heritage Center Summer Camps

posted Apr 26, 2017, 9:36 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 9:37 AM ]

Oberlin Heritage Center E-Gazette

Summer Camps for Kids - Special Edition

Yo ho, Yo ho - It's a Summer Camp Life for Me!

Three Weeks of Fun & Learning on Land, Sea & Stage!

The Oberlin Heritage Center will offer two new and one returning favorite hands-on history summer camps for boys and girls ages 8-13. Each week-long camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and is held at the Oberlin Depot (240 South Main Street). This summer’s line-up includes:

Oberlin Ahoy!  Pirates and Life on the High Seas (July 17-21)  Set sail with us in search of fun and adventure!  Campers will learn about famous pirates such as Blackbeard and Anne Bonny and explore how people navigated the seas, what a sailor’s life was like, how to create maps, and much more through engaging hands-on activities.

Architecture Camp (July 31 – August 4) Children will love learning the basics of architecture in this hands-on camp.  Together, we will tour Oberlin architecture, explore building materials, try construction challenges, sketch designs, construct mini buildings, and envision buildings of the future.  Scouts attending this camp will also complete some requirements for Architecture badges.

History of Theater (August 7-11)  Children attending this camp will experience not only the dramatic history of theater, but also what happens behind the scenes.  This camp focuses on how theater evolved over time and the influence of plays and musicals on culture.  As part of the camp, children will create their own mini theatrical production to perform at the end of the week.

All camp sessions are led by an experienced educator assisted by college student interns and community volunteers. The cost of each camp is $110 per child ($100 for children or grandchildren of OHC members). Anyone registering prior to June 23 may take an additional $5 discount on each camp.  Partial scholarships may be available to those who qualify for schools’ free lunch programs. 

The Heritage Center’s summer camp program is a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Ohio Local History Alliance, an association of local history museums and historical societies from throughout the state.  

Find out more or make a reservation.

Oberlin Jump Rope Team Set For World Competition

posted Apr 21, 2017, 10:04 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 10:04 AM ]

Oberlin Jump Rope Team Set For World Competition

Tree Rededication Ceremony

posted Apr 20, 2017, 2:54 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 2:55 AM ]

Tree Rededication Ceremony

Oberlin City Schools will have a tree rededication ceremony for Robert Jimison on May 6th at 10:00 am. We will have the ceremony outside in front of Langston Middle School (150 N Pleasant St, Oberlin, OH 44074).  

We would like to invite all family members, friends, and colleagues to attend the ceremony. 


Dr. David H. Hall

OCS Food Bulletin

posted Apr 19, 2017, 3:29 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 3:29 AM ]

Ecolympics 2017 Torch Relay Press Release

posted Apr 18, 2017, 7:14 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 7:14 AM ]

Ecolympics 2017 Torch Relay Press Release

The Environmental Dashboard in collaboration with Oberlin City Schools and community partners will be conducting a second annual Ecolympics torch relay event on the 21st of April at 1 pm. Every year for the last three years, all four public schools in Oberlin have competed to conserve the most electricity and water within a two week period.

Organized for the first time last school year, the Ecolympics torch relay event sets the stage for a kickoff event for the competition and creates an avenue for collaboration between Oberlin City Schools, the City of Oberlin​ and Oberlin College. Students will carry a torch while chanting sustainable messages at the top of their voices. The students will then proudly hand off the torch from one school to another.

The relay route this year will involve students from Oberlin High School, Langston Middle School, Prospect Elementary, Eastwood Elementary, and community members are welcome to join us. The event will start at 1:00 pm from Prospect Elementary (36 S Prospect Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074) with placards and donning Ecolympics paraphernalia. Their route will take them through the college's Wilder bowl, then through Tappan Square to the newly constructed Oberlin Gateway Hotel where the kids from Eastwood Elementary will be waiting to receive the torch.

This year all roads will lead to the Oberlin Gateway Hotel which will serve as our finishing point. Completed in May of 2016, the Oberlin Gateway Hotel highlights many eco-friendly sustainable features in its architectural design. The Gateway Hotel will share some of their groundbreaking features to the students, community members, and families.

We encourage school, college and community organizations interested in taking this walk with us to join us at Prospect Elementary school at 1 pm on Friday, April 21st signing up here. The deadline to reach out and state interest is at midnight Thursday, April 20th. This is an excellent opportunity to hang out with kids from the schools and partake in this event in preparation for Earth Day which is on April 22nd! We expect clear sunny weather. For questions please contact Augustus Arthur from the Environmental Dashboard at aarthur@oberlin.edu.

Poverty Simulation

posted Apr 11, 2017, 10:58 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 10:59 AM ]

Preschool Registration Information

posted Apr 6, 2017, 9:14 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Apr 6, 2017, 9:14 AM ]

Eastwood After School Program Cancelled For April 20th and April 27th

posted Apr 6, 2017, 8:17 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Apr 6, 2017, 8:17 AM ]

Eastwood After School Program 
Cancelled For April 20th and April 27th

There is no after school program at Eastwood on April 20 due to Kindergarten Orientation and on April 27 due to student-led conferences and the Art Show.

FDA Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall Of EpiPen And EpiPen Jr

posted Apr 3, 2017, 12:55 PM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Apr 4, 2017, 6:54 AM ]

FDA Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall 

Of EpiPen And EpiPen Jr

Community Input Wanted - IDEA Part B

posted Mar 27, 2017, 12:00 PM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 12:00 PM ]

Community Input Wanted - IDEA Part B

In compliance with federal law, Oberlin City Schools invites the public to provide input on, and comments regarding IDEA Part B Planning.
The discussion will take place at the April 25th Board of Education meeting, 6:00 PM at OHS.

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