Summers @ OBA Class Information


Male Pupil In High School Art Class

Session #1 – June 26 – 30, 2017

Elementary Age Group – going into grades 3rd, 4th, 5th

  1. Elementary Mixed-Media Art Camp 1 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am – Class cost $120

Campers will explore a variety of art materials and processes.  Students will experience art through painting, drawing and 3D sculpture.   Instructor: Gina Menasco

  • Cooking Fun from 9:00 am to 10:30 am – Class cost $145

Cooking class for young chefs!  Students will learn the basics of cooking, measuring, and the importance of kitchen safety.  Each day we will do hands-on cooking and baking.  We will make kid-friendly and kid-approved foods and snacks that you will be able to make at home for your family.  Delicious learning indeed!  Instructor: Janet Moore

Middle School Age Group – going into 6th, 7th, 8th

  • Painting 101 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon – Class cost $200

Creative: having good imagination or original ideas.  Come be creative in this vibrant camp by exploring the bright realm of color and various artistic methods of painting: acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media.  No painting experience required. Instructor: Lacye Russell

  • Missions & Service Experience from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon – Class cost $200

Students will engage their heart and hands to make a difference in the lives of others throughout this camp experience.  We will be on mission with both local and global service projects to the hungry, hurting, and those in need.  Our week together will encourage students in understanding their part in God’s plan to bring salvation to the world through the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Hours from this camp may count towards high school community service hours.  Instructor: Linda Kodesh

High School Age Group – going into 9th through 12th

  • Missions & Service Experience from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon – Class cost $200

Students will engage their heart and hands to make a difference in the lives of others throughout this camp experience.  We will be on mission with both local and global service projects to the hungry, hurting, and those in need.  Our week together will encourage students in understanding their part in God’s plan to bring salvation to the world through the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Hours from this camp may count towards high school community service hours.  Instructor: Linda Kodesh

  • College Camp: Writing a College Admission Essay from 9:00 am to 10:00 am – Class cost $100

Rising Seniors, this is a wonderful opportunity to get your college applications completed during the summer and ready to submit to colleges in the early fall.  College Camp mets to focus on writing responses to college admissions questions.  The basic tools for good essays will be reviewed and explained.  Essays will be edited and polished during the seminar.  Each essay will receive edits by the instructor.  Instructor: Marsha Scott

Session #2 – July 10 – 14, 2017

Elementary Age Group – going into 3rd, 4th, 5th grades

  • Elementary Mixed-Media Art Camp II from 9:00 am to 10:00 am – Class cost $120

Campers will explore a variety of art materials and processes.  Students will create with clay, chalk pastels, paint, and develop techniques in weaving and drawing.  Instructor: Gina Menasco

  • Everything Homemade from 9:00 am to 10:30 am – Class cost $145

Cooking just like grandma, or maybe even better than grandma!  In this class, we will be learning to cook from scratch.  We will make homemade strawberry jam, homemade biscuits, pie crusts, pie, and more!  Scrumptious skills for sure! Instructor: Janet Moore

  • Drama and Improv Workshop from 9:00 am to 11:30 am – a two week class – Class cost is $200

Gather tips and methods to improve your acting and speaking skills!  This fun class will help advance your ability to communicate and develop confidence, as well as build creative thinking, leadership, teamwork, and self-esteem.  You will strengthen memory and problem solving strategies by learning a script and improvisational techniques.  We will wrap up the workshop with a delightful class performance.  Instructor: Layne Estabrooks

Middle School Age Group – going into 6th, 7th, 8th grades

  • Drama and Improv Workshop from 9:00 am to 11:30 am – a two week class – Class cost is $200

Gather tips and methods to improve your acting and speaking skills!  This fun class will help advance your ability to communicate and develop confidence, as well as build creative thinking, leadership, teamwork, and self-esteem.  You will strengthen memory and problem solving strategies by learning a script and improvisational techniques.  We will wrap up the workshop with a delightful class performance. Instructor: Layne Estabrooks

  • Missions & Service Experience from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon – Class cost is $200

Students will engage their heart and hands to make a difference in the lives of others throughout this camp experience.  We will be on mission with both local and global service projects to the hungry, hurting, and those in need.  Our week together will encourage students in understanding their part in God’s plan to bring salvation to the world through the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Hours from this camp may count towards high school community service hours.  Instructor: Linda Kodesh

  •  Forensic Investigation 1 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon – Class cost is $200

This camp will be a week of fascinating exploration examining different aspects of forensic science.  The class will be taught by both a former Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation criminalist and a registered nurse.  We will track a baffling murder mystery case from the site of the crime while we gather and identify evidence to solve the complex case.  Treks to the OSBI and to St. Mary’s hospital morgue will help us with our investigation and in solving the mystery.  Instructors: Jennifer Goldman and Lois McCullough

  • Mastering Middle School for Students going into 6th Grade from 9:00 am to 11:00 am – Class cost is $150

Are you academically prepared for middle school?  Do you know what you need to know?  Do you need a summer refresher?  This is just the class for you.  Taught by a top-notch teacher with numerous years of experience, this interesting class will help prepare you for sixth grade and the expectations that come along with it.  Instructor: Sumer Warnock

High School Age Group – going into 9th – 12th grades

  • Missions & Service Experience from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon – Class cost is $200

Students will engage their heart and hands to make a difference in the lives of others throughout this camp experience.  We will be on mission with both local and global service projects to the hungry, hurting, and those in need.  Our week together will encourage students in understanding their part in God’s plan to bring salvation to the world through the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Hours from this camp may count towards high school community service hours.  Instructor: Linda Kodesh

  • College Camp: Writing a College Admission Essay from 9:00 am to 10:00 am – Class cost is $100

Rising Seniors, this is a wonderful opportunity to get your college applications completed during the summer and ready to submit to colleges in the early fall.  College Camp mets to focus on writing responses to college admissions questions.  The basic tools for good essays will be reviewed and explained.  Essays will be edited and polished during the seminar.  Each essay will receive edits by the instructor.  Instructor: Marsha Scott

  • Printmaking from 9:00 am to 12:00 am – Class cost is $200

This fascinating hands-on camp will explore different forms of printmaking: relief prints, such as linocuts, and Intaglio methods, such as monotypes and embossing.  Printmaking is one of the oldest forms of art worldwide.  If you like drawing and painting, you will enjoy this class.

Session #3 – July 17 – 21, 2017

Elementary Age Group – going into grades 3rd, 4th, 5th

  • Eatable, Etiquette, and Entertaining from 10:00 am to 11:30 am – Class Cost is $145

Join us for a fun and engaging format to learn cooking, the value and purpose of manners, and how to share hospitality.  We will make a four course meal, set a formal table, learn proper table and dining manners.  The last day we will eat what we have made and practice the skills we have developed.  Delightful and delectable!  Instructor: Janet Moore

  • Under the Sea from 9:30 am to 11:00 am – Class Cost is $135

This camp will combine reading, science as well as fun activities about some of the most amazing creatures of the sea.  Each day we will learn about a different ocean animal.  The students will practice nonfiction reading skills as well as doing some fun hands-on activities to learn more and more about each creature.  Instructor: Lisa Wright

  • Drama and Improv Workshop from 9:00 am to 11:30 am – continued from previous week

Middle School Age Group – going into 6th, 7th, 8th grades

  • Middle School Mixed-Media Art from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon – Class Cost is $200       

Be innovative and original with this unique art camp.  Would you like to draw with sand?  Paint with paper towels?  This camp will sho you how to create art with non-traditional materials.  Express yourself while being resourceful and experimental!  Instructor: Lacye Russell

  • Building Rockets from 9:00 am to 10:30 am – Class Cost is $145

Get ready to blast off!  We will be building small rockets using cardboard, glue, and paint.  On Friday, we will end the camp by shooting off our rockets!  Instructor: Valora Unruh

  • Drama and Improv Workshop from 9:00 am to 11:30 am – continued from previous week

High School Age Group – going into 9th – 12th

  •  Forensic Investigation II from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon – Class cost is $200

This camp will be a week of fascinating exploration examining different aspects of forensic science.  The class will be taught by both a former Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation criminalist and a registered nurse.  We will track a baffling murder mystery case from the site of the crime while we gather and identify evidence to solve the complex case.  Treks to the OSBI and to St. Mary’s hospital morgue will help us with our investigation and in solving the mystery.  Instructors: Jennifer Goldman and Lois McCullough.

  • ACT Prep Course from 9:00 am to 11:00 am – Class cost is $150

The purpose of this focused ACT Prep Course is to prepare students for the English, reading, and writing portions of the ACT Test.  As future college students striving for admission to college, the ACT score can be a very important element to the admissions process.  Students will learn test taking strategies and time saving techniques to maximize test performance.  The course will allow students to prepare in a structure instructional environment for their best possible test performance. Instructor: Janie Koch