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. 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 open.

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.

Applications open March 1st!

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

Oak Hill’s Summer on the Hill KIDS CLUB program is nine-weeks of hands-on enrichment activities where brilliant and bright young learners expand their minds. Put on your goggles for science week and investigate and discover how all of our surroundings can be our laboratory. Embrace the spotlight as a team headlining theater week as we practice creative movement and inventive ideas that make future actors and actresses. Every week, we spend a day in the kitchen inspired by our theme. Summer on the Hill transports students from enchanted forests to the ocean floor to outer space by using creativity to bring imagination to life. All kids throughout the community ages K-5th are welcome. We’re excited for you to join us!

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)

Morning

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
June 22 June 29 July 6 July 13 July 20 July 27 Aug 3 Aug 10 Aug 17
Fairytale

K-5

Hispanic

K-5

Theater program

K-5

Animal Planet/Safari

K-5

Life Skills Week

K-5

Scientists

K-5

Under the Sea

K-5

Greek Mythology

K-5

Outer Space

K-5

Mr. B PE Robotics

3-8

Robotics

3-8

Mr. B PE Robotics

3-8

Robotics

3-8

Robotics

3-8

 

Afternoon

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
June 22 June 29 July 6 July 13 July 20 July 27 Aug 3 Aug 10 Aug 17
Fairytale Fiesta/Spanish

K-5

Theater program

K-5

Animal Planet/Safari

K-5

Life Skills Week

K-5

Scientists

K-5

Under the Sea

K-5

Greek Mythology

K-5

Outer Space

K-5

Novel Writing

4-7

Rachel P

Robotics

3-8

Adobe

Grades?

Adobe

Grades?

Robotics

3-8

Robotics

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 22- July 10 2020

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

HOW: Applications open. 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): TBD
Explore 1 (1:00 – 2:30): TBD
Explore 2 (2:30 – 4:00): TBD
Super Summer Full Day tuition: TBD
(Lunch supervision is covered for with day tuition)
Some classes may have additional material fees
A limited amount of financial assistance is available.

Applications are now open, and class selection begins April 1st.

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 am 

12:00pm

Art Art Art

Mindy Brady

K-2

Visual Arts Class

Andrea DiPalma

3-5

Mandarin

Sophie Wang

K-5

Stop Motion Animation

Asa Tellschow

4-7

How to Make A Movie

Miles Dixon

Model Airplane

Tom Drakes

5-7

Explore 1

1:00 pm

2:30 pm

Beading, crochet and More Handwork galore 

MindyBrady

Art and Math Class

Andrea DiPalma

K-3

Fun with Geometry

Steve

1-5

Dogs 101 Care, Training, and Food.

LeeAnne

4-7

Make Your Story Come Alive 

Rachael Pruitt

2-4

Forensic Science

Jeanne Mclaughlin

5-7

Explore 2

2:30 pm

4:00 pm

Jenny Bertsch

K-2

Anatomy for The Littles

Andrea DiPalma

K-3

Forces Energy and Roller Coaster Motion with K’nex 

Steve

1-5

Mermaids and Queens, Kings and Warriors Fantasy 

Rachael Pruitt

4-7

Disc GolfKat Tippetts

4-7

Anatomy and Physiology

Jeanne Mclaughlin

5-7

Celts of the Iron Age

Mindy Brady

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 19- August 1st, 2020

WHERE: University of Oregon campus

HOW: Online applications open

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 open in January, and class selections begins June 1st. A limited amount of financial assistance is available.

COST: TBD

Applications open now and tuition is due May 1st!

Click here to see the full SEP class list from 2019.

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. 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 open.

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.

Registration opens March 1st!

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

Oak Hill’s Summer on the Hill KIDS CLUB program is nine-weeks of hands-on enrichment activities where brilliant and bright young learners expand their minds. Put on your goggles for science week and investigate and discover how all of our surroundings can be our laboratory. Embrace the spotlight as a team headlining theater week as we practice creative movement and inventive ideas that make future actors and actresses. Every week, we spend a day in the kitchen inspired by our theme. Summer on the Hill transports students from enchanted forests to the ocean floor to outer space by using creativity to bring imagination to life. All kids throughout the community ages K-5th are welcome. We’re excited for you to join us!

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)

Morning

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
June 22 June 29 July 6 July 13 July 20 July 27 Aug 3 Aug 10 Aug 17
Fairytale

K-5

Hispanic

K-5

Theater program

K-5

Animal Planet/Safari

K-5

Life Skills Week

K-5

Scientists

K-5

Under the Sea

K-5

Greek Mythology

K-5

Outer Space

K-5

Mr. B PE Robotics

3-8

Robotics

3-8

Mr. B PE Robotics

3-8

Robotics

3-8

Robotics

3-8

Afternoon

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
June 22 June 29 July 6 July 13 July 20 July 27 Aug 3 Aug 10 Aug 17
Fairytale Fiesta/Spanish

K-5

Theater program

K-5

Animal Planet/Safari

K-5

Life Skills Week

K-5

Scientists

K-5

Under the Sea

K-5

Greek Mythology

K-5

Outer Space

K-5

Novel Writing

4-7

Rachel P

Robotics

3-8

Adobe

Grades?

Adobe

Grades?

Robotics

3-8

Robotics

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 22- July 10 2020

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

HOW: Applications open. 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): TBD
Explore 1 (1:00 – 2:30): TBD
Explore 2 (2:30 – 4:00): TBD
Super Summer Full Day tuition: TBD
(Lunch supervision is covered for with day tuition)
Some classes may have additional material fees
A limited amount of financial assistance is available.

Applications are now open, and class selection begins April 1st.

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 22- July 10 2020 (No Class on July 4th)

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

HOW: Applications open TBD. 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): TBD
Explore 1 (1:00 – 2:30): TBD
Explore 2 (2:30 – 4:00): TBD
Super Summer Full Day tuition: TBD
(Lunch supervision is covered for with day tuition)
Some classes may have additional material fees
A limited amount of financial assistance is available.

Applications are now open, and class selection begins April 1st.

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 am 

12:00pm

Art Art Art

Mindy Brady

K-2

Visual Arts Class

Andrea DiPalma

3-5

Mandarin

Sophie Wang

K-5

Stop Motion Animation

Asa Tellschow

4-7

How to Make A Movie

Miles Dixon

Model Airplane

Tom Drakes

5-7

Explore 1

1:00 pm

2:30 pm

Beading, crochet and More Handwork galore 

MindyBrady

Art and Math Class

Andrea DiPalma

K-3

Fun with Geometry

Steve

1-5

Dogs 101 Care, Training, and Food.

LeeAnne

4-7

Make Your Story Come Alive 

Rachael Pruitt

2-4

Forensic Science

Jeanne Mclaughlin

5-7

Explore 2

2:30 pm

4:00 pm

Jenny Bertsch

K-2

Anatomy for The Littles

Andrea DiPalma

K-3

Forces Energy and Roller Coaster Motion with K’nex 

Steve

1-5

Mermaids and Queens, Kings and Warriors Fantasy 

Rachael Pruitt

4-7

Disc GolfKat Tippetts

4-7

Anatomy and Physiology

Jeanne Mclaughlin

5-7

Celts of the Iron Age

Mindy Brady

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 19- August 1st, 2020

WHERE: University of Oregon campus

HOW: Online applications open

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 open in January, and class selections begins June 1st. A limited amount of financial assistance is available.

COST: TBD

Applications open now and tuition is due May 1st!

Click here to see the full SEP class list from 2019.

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

Read Alex's Bio

Alex graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics. In the summer of 2003, he began tutoring with an agency called Math is Magic, where he still sees students today. While gaining work experience as a recruitment coordinator for youth adventure jobs, an engineering technician for a civil engineering firm, a robotics instructor, a mathematics classroom specialist and a substitute elementary school teacher, Alex always continued seeing private students. 13 years later, Alex sees private students almost exclusively. 

Since the summer of 2013, Alex has been a summer and after-school robotics instructor when not tutoring. He began teaching robotics for the city of Eugene recreation department, and he now leads an after-school robotics enrichment class at Oak Hill Elementary in south Eugene. This summer of 2018 Alex will teach robotics for the Super Summer and Summer on the Hill programs. Alex is passionate about science, and he is an advocate of pushing STEM topics into lower grades. 

When Alex is not teaching STEM classes or geeking out on Astronomy, he might be found playing trumpet in one of four bands, working on graphic design, dabbling in website authoring, teaching mural workshops, backpacking or playing ultimate frisbee.

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Read Hannah and Myrna's Bio

Hannah – (Left)

“My name is Hannah Baker, and I’m excited to be with Oak Hill’s Kids Club! I moved to Eugene about five months ago from Idaho. I love the city and feel right at home, albeit I’m not as familiar with the in’s and out’s of the city as any local Eugenian. I study journalism and cinema part-time at Lane Community College, and I’m on track to transfer to the University of Oregon with an Associate of Arts degree. I’ve been involved in theater and the performing arts since I was six years old. My theatrical background often blends with my work with kids, so I never seem to stop playing. I love music, drama, dance, and any sort of creative expression. My favorite food is burritos. If you ever want to surprise me with coffee, I love a good Americano.”

Myrna – (Right) 

My name is Myrna McCarthy, I recently relocated to Springfield  Oregon with my husband and daughters. I’m happy to start my life in such a beautiful State. I’m originally from Tijuana, México until the age of 16. I’ve lived in San Diego, CA the last 32 years of my life.  

I’m a mother of two adult daughters who started at Lane Community College this winter. I have over 15 years of professional and personal experience. I have primarily worked with Preschoolers and Transitional Kindergarten. I attended Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA. focusing in Child Development.

My passion has always been helping, educating, motivating, and nurturing children. I bring fluency in English and Spanish along with an essential understanding of any parental concerns. I make sure I have a positive relationship with students and parents in order to be a support system for the whole family.   Combining my extensive hands-on experience with my artistic/creative thinking skills makes my job so fun! I enjoy all types of music, art, nature walks, languages, movies, and spending quality time with my family and our pets.  

I’m happy to be part of Oak Hill’s KIDS Club and start my new journey with students.

Steve

Read Steve's Bio

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

Read Andrea's Bio

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.

Asa

Read Asa's Bio

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.

Tim Rogers

Read Tim's Bio

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.

Jessie

Read Jessie's Bio

Jessie was the Counselor Supervisor for SEP 2019. When not prepping for camp by furiously reviewing old traditions and foraging for Spirit Goo, Jessie spends her time at UO’s College of Education getting her master’s in school psychology. Jessie is passionate about working with middle and high school students, implementing evidence-based academic and behavioral supports in schools, reading, listening to podcasts, biking and eating ice cream. Her favorite kitchen utensil is the spatula, and if she could have any miniature animal as a pet it would be an elephant. Returning after a 3-year hiatus, this will be Jessie’s 8th year at SEP!

Sabrina Gross

Read Sabrina's Bio

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.

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