Select a program to learn more and register.

WHO:  Kindergarten through 11-grade students from any school.

WHAT:  Morning and afternoon classes are offered weekly, providing an enriching, personal, and engaging environment for students.

WHEN:  Weekly classes offered June 24th – August 23rd 2019. Morning sessions are 9:00am-12:00pm and afternoon sessions are 1:00pm-4:00pm.

WHERE:  Oak Hill School, 86397 Eldon Schafer Drive, Eugene, OR 97405

HOW: Online registration class opens March 1st

MORE:  No application is necessary; this program is open to ALL students. Typical registrations are for 1 week, but a few classes are 2 week camps. Extended care (before & after) is also offered. Cost varies, depending on the class.

Enrichment courses are offered as either a morning (9:00 – 12:00) or afternoon (1:00 – 4:00) session.

K.I.D.S. Club and enrichment courses can be combined to create an enriching full day experience.

Lunch care (12:00 – 1:00) is included with a full day schedule and is available as an add on for morning and afternoon sessions.

K.I.D.S Club also provides supplementary care to morning and afternoon sessions. Before care is available 8:00 – 9:00. After care is available (4:00 – 5:00)

Click here to see a list of the Summer On The Hill classes.

WHO: High achieving kindergarten through 7th grade students from any school.

WHAT: This program offers exciting and educational classes to high achieving and TAG students. Morning, afternoon, and full-day schedules are available.

WHEN: 3 week session June 24- July 12 2019 (No Class on July 4th)

WHERE: Oak Hill School, 86397 Eldon Schafer Drive, Eugene, OR 97405

HOW: Applications open March 1st. A completed application is required before you can register for classes.

MORE: Application required. This program is for students who thrive in an advanced learning environment. Letters of recommendation from past instructors and other information is required. Extended care (before & after) is available.

COST: 

Deep and wide (9:00-12:00): $450
Explore 1 (1:00 – 2:30): $220
Explore 2 (2:30 – 4:00): $220
Super Summer Full Day tuition: $880
(Lunch supervision is covered for with day tuition)
Some classes may have additional material fees
A limited amount of financial assistance is available.

Lunch care (12:00 – 1:00) is included with a full day schedule and is available as an add on for Deep & Wide and Explore I sessions.

Extended morning care, provided through K.I.D.S. club, is available as an add on to Deep & Wide Sessions from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Extended afternoon care, provided through K.I.D.S. club, is available as an add on to Explore II sessions from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

 

Deep and Wide

9:00-

12:15

Fun with Food!

Grades: 3-7

Kellie Johnson

35$ fee

Robotics

Grades: K-3

Alex Lowe

Exploring the Animal Kindom in Music, Movement, and VisualArts

Grades:  K-3

Andrea DiPalma

Scientists Wanted!

Grades: 4-7

Carly Leavitt

Lunch
E1

1:00-

2:30

Finding your way!

Grades:3-7

Kellie Johnson

Robotics

Grades: K-3

Alex Lowe

Forces Energy and Roller Coaster Motion with K’nex

Grades: K-5

Steve  Nastasiuk

Creativity Through the Visual Arts

Grades: 3-5

Andrea DiPalma

Creating Animal Folktales

Grades: 4-7

Racheal Pruitt

E2

2:30-

4:00

How to write your Novel

Grades:3-7

Racheal Pruitt

Robotics

Grades: K-3

Alex Lowe

Super Extreme Math Fun

Grades: K-5

Steve Nastasiuk

Board Game Design

Grades:4-7th

 

WHO: High achieving 6th- through 11th-grade students, from any school.

WHAT: Located on the University of Oregon campus, this residential program offers high achieving and TAG students a college preview by providing high-level academics, social activities, and new friendships.

WHEN: The 2 week residential camp runs from July 14-27, 2019

WHERE: University of Oregon campus

HOW: Online applications open March 1st.

MORE: Application required. This program is for students who thrive in an advanced learning environment. Letters of recommendation from past instructors and other information is required. Applications begin in January, and class selections begin in June 1st. A limited amount of financial assistance is available.

COST: Application fee $50 / Tuition $1,900 (Junior Counselor $1,500)

Here are a few classes that we offered in the 2018 SEP: Feminism, Welcome To America, Theatre Around The World, Who We Are: An Intro To Personality And Intelligence Testing, The Outdoor Studio, A Day In The Life Of A Scientist, Orienteering, Beginning Ukulele, Public Speaking, The Philosophy Of Art And Aesthetics, Musical Theatre, Art Of Social Change, Cardiology 101, Art Of The Sketchbook, Vertebrate Anatomy And Physiology, College Cooking, Roots Of Democracy: Ancient Athens And Self-Government, Africa And International Development From An African Studies Perspective, Theatre For Social Change, Discrete Mathematics: Graph Theory And Combinations, A Brief History Of Poetry, Exploring Fractals, Chess Essentials And Beyond, Rythm Rhyme And Reason, A Day In The Life Of A Scientist, Welcome To America, Geometry For The Artist, Sex Love And Gender In Young Adult Literature, Western Music History, Hacky Sack Philosophy, Ballroom Dance, Gene To Protein, Harry Potter, Zumba, Euclidean Geometry And Proofs, Descartes’ Meditations- The Matrix and External World Skepticism, and Let’s Get Technical.

WHO: International students in middle and high school who have not completed their studies

WHAT: IYEP is a global program ideal for students considering applying to high school at Oak Hill School or another American high school.  Those seeking a short-term international experience will benefit also.

WHEN: The two week residential camp runs from August 4th – 17th, 2019

WHERE: University of Oregon Campus, Eugene Oregon, United States of America

HOW: Online applications open March 1st.

MORE: IYEP students ages 12 to 18, who have not completed high school, enroll in their choice of academic and arts-related classes. IYEP creates cross-cultural experiences by attracting international students from different countries on the University of Oregon campus.

COST:  Application fee $50 / Tuition $2,100

Oak Hill School Summer Program’s Mission Statement

Oak Hill School Summer Program’s mission is to provide the best K-12 summer programs, creating caring and responsible critical thinkers. We believe in providing a safe environment where all campers and staff are welcomed. We honor diversity. Our individual qualities make us a stronger group.

Oak Hill Summer Programs offer students the chance to explore their passions in a variety of classes. We offer classes that expand thinking and celebrate learning in a fun environment. We offer day camps at Oak Hill School campus and a residential camp at the University of Oregon student dorms. Our camps are tailored to meet the needs of a variety of learners.

We do not discriminate against race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, national origin, age, disability, military status or religion.

WHO:  Kindergarten through 11-grade students from any school.

WHAT:  Morning and afternoon classes are offered weekly, providing an enriching, personal, and engaging environment for students.

WHEN:  Weekly classes offered June 24th – August 23rd 2019. Morning sessions are 9:00am-12:00pm and afternoon sessions are 1:00pm-4:00pm.

WHERE:  Oak Hill School, 86397 Eldon Schafer Drive, Eugene, OR 97405

HOW: Online registration class opens March 1st

MORE:  No application is necessary; this program is open to ALL students. Typical registrations are for 1 week, but a few classes are 2 week camps. Extended care (before & after) is also offered. Cost varies, depending on the class. Class registration is open now.

Enrichment courses are offered as either a morning (9:00 – 12:00) or afternoon (1:00 – 4:00) session.

K.I.D.S. Club and enrichment courses can be combined to create an enriching full day experience.

Lunch care (12:00 – 1:00) is included with a full day schedule and is available as an add on for morning and afternoon sessions.

K.I.D.S Club also provides supplementary care to morning and afternoon sessions. Before care is available 8:00 – 9:00. After care is available (4:00 – 5:00)

Click here to see a list of the Summer On The Hill classes.

A completed application is required to register for Super Summer classes. Lunch care (12:00 – 1:00) is included with a full day schedule and is available as an add on for Deep & Wide and Explore I sessions. Extended morning care, provided through K.I.D.S. club, is available as an add on to Deep & Wide Sessions from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Extended afternoon care, provided through K.I.D.S. club, is available as an add on to Explore II sessions from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

WHO: High achieving kindergarten through 7th grade students from any school.

WHAT: This program offers exciting and educational classes to high achieving and TAG students. Morning, afternoon, and full-day schedules are available.

WHEN: 3 week session June 24- July 12 2019 (No Class on July 4th)

WHERE: Oak Hill School, 86397 Eldon Schafer Drive, Eugene, OR 97405

HOW: Applications open March 1st. A completed application is required before you can register for classes.

MORE: Application required. This program is for students who thrive in an advanced learning environment. Letters of recommendation from past instructors and other information is required. Extended care (before & after) is available.

COST: 

Deep and wide (9:00-12:00): $450
Explore 1 (1:00 – 2:30): $220
Explore 2 (2:30 – 4:00): $220
Super Summer Full Day tuition: $880
(Lunch supervision is covered for with day tuition)
Some classes may have additional material fees
A limited amount of financial assistance is available.

Lunch care (12:00 – 1:00) is included with a full day schedule and is available as an add on for Deep & Wide and Explore I sessions.

Extended morning care, provided through K.I.D.S. club, is available as an add on to Deep & Wide Sessions from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Extended afternoon care, provided through K.I.D.S. club, is available as an add on to Explore II sessions from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

 

Deep and Wide

9:00-

12:15

Fun with Food!

Grades: 3-7

Kellie Johnson

35$ fee

Robotics

Grades: K-3

Alex Lowe

Exploring the Animal Kindom in Music, Movement, and Visual Arts

Grades:  K-3

Andrea DiPalma

Scientists Wanted!

Grades: 4-7

Carly Leavitt

Lunch
E1

1:00-

2:30

Finding your way!

Grades:3-7

Kellie Johnson

Robotics

Grades: K-3

Alex Lowe

Forces Energy and Roller Coaster Motion with K’nex

Grades: K-5

Steve  Nastasiuk

Creativity Through the Visual Arts

Grades: 3-5

Andrea DiPalma

Creating Animal Folktales

Grades: 4-7

Racheal Pruitt

E2

2:30-

4:00

How to write your Novel

Grades:3-7

Racheal Pruitt

Robotics

Grades: K-3

Alex Lowe

Super Extreme Math Fun

Grades: K-5

Steve Nastasiuk

Board Game Design

Grades:4-7th

WHO: High achieving 6th- through 11th-grade students, from any school.

WHAT: Located on the University of Oregon campus, this residential program offers high achieving and TAG students a college preview by providing high-level academics, social activities, and new friendships.

WHEN: The 2 week residential camp runs from July 14-27, 2019

WHERE: University of Oregon campus

HOW: Online applications open March 1st.

MORE: Application required. This program is for students who thrive in an advanced learning environment. Letters of recommendation from past instructors and other information is required. Applications begin in January, and class selections begin in June 1st. A limited amount of financial assistance is available.

COST: Application fee $50 / Tuition $1,900 (Junior Counselor $1,500)

Here are a few classes that we offered in the 2018 SEP: Feminism, Welcome To America, Theatre Around The World, Who We Are: An Intro To Personality And Intelligence Testing, The Outdoor Studio, A Day In The Life Of A Scientist, Orienteering, Beginning Ukulele, Public Speaking, The Philosophy Of Art And Aesthetics, Musical Theatre, Art Of Social Change, Cardiology 101, Art Of The Sketchbook, Vertebrate Anatomy And Physiology, College Cooking, Roots Of Democracy: Ancient Athens And Self-Government, Africa And International Development From An African Studies Perspective, Theatre For Social Change, Discrete Mathematics: Graph Theory And Combinations, A Brief History Of Poetry, Exploring Fractals, Chess Essentials And Beyond, Rythm Rhyme And Reason, A Day In The Life Of A Scientist, Welcome To America, Geometry For The Artist, Sex Love And Gender In Young Adult Literature, Western Music History, Hacky Sack Philosophy, Ballroom Dance, Gene To Protein, Harry Potter, Zumba, Euclidean Geometry And Proofs, Descartes’ Meditations- The Matrix and External World Skepticism, and Let’s Get Technical.

WHO: International students in middle and high school who have not completed their studies

WHAT: IYEP is a global program ideal for students considering applying to high school at Oak Hill School or another American high school.  Those seeking a short-term international experience will benefit also.

WHEN: The two week residential camp runs from August 4th – 17th, 2019

WHERE: University of Oregon Campus, Eugene Oregon, United States of America

HOW: Online applications open March 1st.

MORE: IYEP students ages 12 to 18, who have not completed high school, enroll in their choice of academic and arts-related classes. IYEP creates cross-cultural experiences by attracting international students from different countries on the University of Oregon campus.

COST:  Application fee $50 / Tuition $2,100

Oak Hill School Summer Program’s Mission Statement

Oak Hill School Summer Program’s mission is to provide the best K-12 summer programs, creating caring and responsible critical thinkers. We believe in providing a safe environment where all campers and staff are welcomed. We honor diversity. Our individual qualities make us a stronger group.   Oak Hill Summer Programs offer students the chance to explore their passions in a variety of classes. We offer classes that expand thinking and celebrate learning in a fun environment. We offer day camps at Oak Hill School campus and a residential camp at the University of Oregon student dorms. Our camps are tailored to meet the needs of a variety of learners.   We do not discriminate against race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, national origin, age, disability, military status or religion.

   Oak Hill Summer Programs Supplemental Forms

   Financial Aid Request Form

Oak Hill Summer Programs Assistance Application (Google Doc) (PDF)

    Eligibility Criteria

Oak Hill Summer Programs Eligibility Criteria (Google Doc) (PDF)

Summer Staff

Oak Hill Summer Programs employs instructors and administrators who are experts in their field with a passion for educating youth.

Learn more about our staff below!

Alex Lowe

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Asa Tellschow works as a math and science tutor in Eugene Oregon.  He studied math and physics at the University of Oregon, before studying teaching at Pacific University.  His interests include natural building, herbalism, animation, and circus arts such as juggling and aerial silks.  Asa also plays baritone sax in a local band.

Monica and Alex

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Monica – (Left)

“I’m a University of Minnesota graduate (Go Gophers!) with a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience. I’ve always had a love for teaching and education, and post-graduation have gotten the opportunity to grow that passion through teaching English and Forest Conservation. I love traveling and any chance to explore the great outdoors. You can catch me chowing down on some tacos and binge watching Friends in my spare time. I recently moved to Eugene and am jazzed to get to know my new home!”

Alex – (Right) 

“I’m a Washington local who recently graduated from UO with education in Art and Theatre. My hope is to eventually return to school to earn my master’s in education so I can become an Arts teacher. In my spare time when I’m not making art, you’ll find me playing dnd, tackling a rock wall, or petting a dog. I’m thrilled to take my previous experience with programming and education to bring my love of imagination, creativity, and supporting others! ”

Steve

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Steve has taught in the Super Summer program for 18 years and has been involved in mathematics tutoring since his high school days, which were so long ago that some students have speculated that he assisted Pythagoras in the development of his famous theorem or at least worked on the Elements with Euclid. Steve also serves as a volunteer math tutor through Looking Glass Community Services’ New Roads School for runaway homeless youth. He has helped many students pass the math portion of their GED requirements, including eight graduates this year. He also volunteers with Community Supported Shelters and the U.S. Forest Service.

Steve was featured in the Register Guard’s Education & Schools Volunteer column in July 2017

You can find some of Steve’s math resources by visting mathonthemckenzie.blogspot.com

Andrea DiPalma

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Andrea DiPalma is a graduate of the UO Fine Arts Department, former Resident Potter of four years at the UO Craft Center, Teaching Artist with Lane Arts Council and Treetop Academics, and creator of Dancing Hands Ceramics. She has influenced many aspiring students throughout the Pacific Northwest with her ability to connect them with their inner artist and her ability to give specific techniques that help students develop detailed projects and an artist sensibility.

One of my earliest, most memorable moments of finding my life’s purpose was in elementary school when I was nominated and endorsed for the newly formed gifted and talented arts program. To this day that moment remains an ineffable experience, but one that has shaped my existence because I profoundly understood that I had the power to create! From this place my passion for the arts and my commitment to education combine. I believe my twenty-four years plus of art making and teaching in all kinds of disciplines, mediums, and formats is a testament to my devotion and desire to empower others through the creative, expressive process.

Gypsy Prince

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Gypsy Prince is a graduate of the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, where she studied Theatre Arts and Nonprofit Administration. While attending the UO – she co-founded a theatre company, served as co-chair for the student-led Pocket Playhouse, and worked on numerous productions both on stage and off. She also received training at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England as part of a Fulbright grant in 2017.

Tim Rogers

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Tim Rogers has been the Director of Technology and computer instructor at Oak Hill School for 12 years, and has worked with technology for over 30 years. He has extensive experience with computers and networks, programming, and a wide variety of technologies, including theater, music, and video tech. One of his current passions is filmmaking – and he may be a little obsessed with the DaVinci Resolve video editing software.

Dana Giles

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Greetings! My name is Dana and I am the Instructor Coordinator for this year’s SEP.   I teach English at Oak Hill School, where I am privileged to share my passion for all things literary with sixth grade students.  Prior to joining the Oak Hill team, I have worked with students and adult learners of all ages, from beginning my own preschool to being a classroom teacher in grades 2-6th in public, private and Montessori schools.  I have created and taught enrichment programs for K-12 home school students, taught and assessed writing skills for adults, and helped to create online educational writing programs for Hewlett-Packard. When I am not teaching, you will find me outdoors hiking, gardening, cross country skiing and backpacking or in my kitchen baking bread.  

Zoe

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Zoe AnDyke was born in La Grande, Oregon. Growing up, she excelled at playing a wide variety of sports, especially competitive swimming and volleyball. Her inspiring start to life in athletics, lead her to become a certified, successful and extremely passionate coach. Zoe started playing disc golf in 2005. This was also the year she began teaching Physical Education for The Academy at Sisters, J Bar J Youth Services. During her four years of teaching, she completed various specialized pieces of training in motivational speaking, program directing, outdoor adventure therapy, and so much more. Zoe moved up to Alaska from 2009-2011. In her continued path to work with children, she managed a Boys and Girls Club facility and coached swimming in Anchorage, AK. Zoe continued to play and compete in disc golf, and before moving back home to Oregon, she taught her first disc golf instructional clinic. In 2012, Zoe started playing professional disc golf. She has been traveling and competing at tour events with her best friend and business partner Dustin Keegan ever since. Touring and playing in the events were never enough to feed Zoe’s true passion for teaching. She started hosting clinics, giving lessons and speaking about her love for the sport. Today, Zoe has taught more than 140 workshops and reached well over 15,000 children and adults. She is the founder of Universal Play Disc Golf, a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which focuses on enhancing the health and well-being of communities through the provision of educational disc golf programs. In 2018, Zoe was named The Most Spirited player in the game, and is currently our World Putting champion, while being ranked among the top 15 females in the world. Zoe’s dreams of boosting overall happiness for people everywhere through continuing to share and inspire through disc golf.

Li

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Li-Hsien Yang earned a M.A. in language teaching specialization, a M.S. in educational technology and virtual schools, and a M.Ed. in K-12 licensure with endorsements in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and ESOL from the University of Oregon. She is currently working as an online Mandarin instructor for high school students at Portland Public School and also coordinating customized international student programs at the University of Oregon. She enjoys working with students to promote Mandarin Chinese learning via various activities.

Sabrina Gross

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Sabrina is a local theatre artist and student at the University of Oregon. She is majoring in philosophy with a minor in theatre, with interests in feminism, existentialism, environmental philosophy, dramatic theory, and critical storytelling. This will be her fourth time teaching at Oak Hill summer programs. In the past she has taught at Upstart Crow Studios and Thurston Elementary School. She works at the Wildish Community Theater as Asst. Technical Director, and participates in community theatre almost year-round. Her all-time favorite role is Snoopy in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, reading, video games, music, and having existential crises.

Dustin

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Dustin has been playing disc golf since 2007 and has been traveling the country playing professionally since 2013.

Dustin has been teaching disc golf in schools around the state of Oregon, as well as teaching and facilitating many group clinics & personal lessons.

Over the last few years, Dustin and Zoe run weekly disc golf putting leagues in Eugene & Albany. He started the exciting UPlayDG journey with Zoe from the beginning and it means so much to him to see this project succeed in schools.

Judy Roberts

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JUDITH “Sparky” ROBERTS, M.F.A. has been on stage since age five.  She has lived around the country, and long ago, settled in Oregon.  She performs in many venues, and directs shows with Fools Haven acting company.  Sparky’s lectures at the Eugene Public Library include live actors.  She plays around with Shakespeare, children’s plays, and experimental theatre. She has worked for years with the Shedd Institute for the Arts.  Creative collaborations sometimes take her to Europe. (Then she has to leave the cats.)

Asa

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Asa Tellschow works as a math and science tutor in Eugene Oregon.  He studied math and physics at the University of Oregon, before studying teaching at Pacific University.  His interests include natural building, herbalism, animation, and circus arts such as juggling and aerial silks.  Asa also plays baritone sax in a local band.

Leslie

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As a veteran educator, I have years of experience sharing the things I love with kids.  My Master’s Degree is in gifted education K-12th grade. I taught third grade at a STEM school in Colorado, gifted students K-12 in Kansas and 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades in Oregon.  I have taught various summer school workshops involving science, math, and nature. I like to provide a challenge for students and make learning fun.

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