Welcome to Summer at Oakhill Day School

Why Oakhill Summer Days?

Our goal at Oakhill Summer Days is to create a summer camp where every child can find multiple classes that interest him/her. As the children grow from summer to summer, so will Oakhill Summer Days. We want to compliment and help children to express their unique qualities that define who they are. From toddlers through middle school, we have developed a summer program to help us accomplish this goal.

We are excited to offer over 50 choices of classes and activities to children of all ages. Students are able to create their own unique schedule for the summer.  Class varieties change every morning and afternoon session on a weekly schedule. Class themes range from sports, academics, and art to all types of enrichment. Our fabulous class selection is available for nine weeks of the summer. This time span allows students to be able to devote as much time as they want to Oakhill Summer Days.  Half day and full day options are available, along with extended care programs, to make our hours convenient with parents' work schedules. Every class and program option is explained throughout the catalogue.  Enjoy browsing and creating your very own unique summer!

We look forward to Oakhill Summer Days 2014.

Kathryn Dodson

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How can I find out more about your program?

Oakhill families are automatically notified of the online catalog in February (grades Toddler-8th grade).  Non-Oakhill families can download the catalog from our website after February 19, 2014 or email the Summer Coordinator or call the main office at 816-436-6228 if you want one mailed to you.  

If you have moved since last summer, Please contact the main office at 816-436-6228 so that we may update our records.

When does the 2014 Summer registration begin?

February 19, 2014 at 8:00 am

How do I register for summer 2014 courses?

The summer catalog will be online in February. At that time, you may download the catalog and  

1)    Register online

2)    Call 816-436-6228 for paper registration forms.

Don't forget, Classes fill quickly so get your registration to us soon!


How will I know if I have been enrolled?

If you register online you will receive confirmation online. When hard copy enrollment forms are mailed or walked-in to the office, the summer office will generates a confirmation including a copy of your registration form along with a receipt noting the tax ID number. You will also receive a letter which details drop off and pick up procedures. It may take one week to receive this confirmation due to the large amount of enrollment forms being returned.

How will I know if a class is closed?

We will personally call and let you know if a class is closed. At that time, we will notify you of other offerings open that week, and you may make another selection. You will typically know within 48 hours if there is a problem. If you do not receive a call, you will receive confirmation via mail.


Summer Catalog

All courses, descriptions, prices, teachers, and lab fees for Summer 2014 can be found in the Summer catalog.  

Summer 2014 Catalog

Online Summer Registration

Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures:  We will have carline procedures in place for dropping off and picking up your child.  Morning and afternoon carline for grades 1st-8th will be at the north doors (cars will head north on North Cherry Street).  Morning and afternoon carline for toddler-minicamps as well as the Treehouse Club will be through the circle drive.  Students coming or leaving at noon will utilize the circle drive regardless of age or grade level.   For more detailed information, please refer to our Summer 2014 catalog.

If you have immediate questions, please contact Kathryn Dodson.

Summer At A Glance

What is Oakhill Summer Days? 

Oakhill Summer Days is a fun and exciting experience for children ages 2 through the 8th Grade. At Oakhill Summer, students can choose from a variety of academic preparation and enrichment courses that are designed to stimulate a student's intellectual, physical, creative and social growth. Any child is welcome at Oakhill Summer Days, even those who do not attend Oakhill during the academic year.

What is the Oakhill Summer Days mailing schedule?

Postcards will be sent to last summer's families in December.

Teasers will be mailed in early January via direct mailing service (this is a simple "teaser" to tell you about some of the things Oakhill offers in the summer). Because a direct mailing service is used, teasers may not be mailed to the past summer's attendees.

Catalogs will be posted on the Summer Catalog page on this web site in February.

What types of courses are offered?

Oakhill Summer Days offers everything from academic programs to sports camps.  If your child wants to take an art studio camp, do science experiments, learn to cook, enjoys drama and theater, or wants to take a camp geared towards their interests then we have a camp for them! For those looking for a traditional day camp, we offer a fun-filled Traditional Camp with uniquely themed weeks of arts and crafts, outside sports and playground activities and much more. Swim lessons are offered to accompany Traditional Camp, as well as a Super Swim option for your child's afternoon.

For our 2, 3 and 4 year old students, we offer Toddler, Lil’, and Mini camps which offer flexible schedules for you and your child. You have the option to send your child for full or half days, 3-day  or 5 days.  Your little one is in for fun-filled themed weeks of art, music and movement, storytelling, creative play and water play on Fridays. Mini Camp students also have the ability to register for swim lessons and learn all the basics of swimming skills.

Our new Kindergarten Prep camp is called The Treehouse Club.  We will focus on kindergarten readiness as well as work on self-help skills to guide our students into greater independence as they move into the elementary age.  We will work on skills in the kitchen, personal care, and responsibility.  Some weeks will have field trips associated with the weekly theme--so be sure to check out the fun offerings we have for this age group.  Treehouse Club members can also register for swim lessons.

Who do I contact for program information? 

Program Coordinator - Kathryn Dodson
Office Coordinator - Sharon Phillips

Where does Oakhill find their summer teaching staff? 

All of our summer teachers are certified teachers from neighboring school districts, teachers from Oakhill, or field experts.

When Does Oakhill Summer Days begin?

The main camps are held June 2-August 1, 2014.

Does Oakhill Summer Days offer Extended Summer Programming?

Yes! Our Extended Summer Programming consists of Summer Start Line and The Final Lap. Summer Start Line is offered from May 27 –May 30, 2014. The Final Lap is offered from August 4 through the start of school.   Both programs are geared for kids age 2 through the 8th grade.

Will there be camp on the 4th of July?

To honor the 4th of July, there will be NO camp  and Friday, July 4th.  Fees will not be adjusted for this week.

How will I be informed about Weather-Related/Emergency Cancellations?

If camp must close for any reason, the closing will be announced on the news and radio in the morning. We will also post a message on our school's answering machine.  If we are unable to get this information to the news or radio stations, the staff will advise you of the situation at the time of drop-off. Our web site will always be updated in the event of a closing situation.

How can I reach Before and After Care?

Call our school phone number, 816-436-6228, to reach a staff member for the extended care program. To speak with extended care staff, please call between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. or from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

*Field Trip Forms: Field Trip forms are available through Ultracamp, our online registration system.  Field trip forms must be on file before campers can leave campus for any field trips. 

*Refund Policy: Oakhill Day School reserves the right to change or cancel any course, clinic, or program. Efforts will be made to assign the students affected by such a change or cancellation to other available programs. A complete refund will be given in those cases where other program placement is not at all possible. There will be NO REFUNDS if as student withdraws from any of our summer programs after May 9, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. This includes vacation schedules, conflicting activities, or just a change in plans. NOTE: A class cancellation and/or a class change fee of $10.00 per class will be charged for EACH 3-hour course cancelled or changed once the enrollment has been processed. When a new class is chosen, the new lab fee will be charged in addition to the original lab fee and the $10.00 change fee. Enrollments are processed as soon as they are received by the summer office.

Kathryn Dodson