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Summer 2019

If you encounter any problems enrolling, please call our enrollment office at (913) 780-3213.


Enrollment is offered to those children who have completed kindergarten (must be 6 years old by June 1 for the summer enrolled) and up through those who have completed 6th grade.  The fee for the program covers the one week enrollment and  includes all instruction, equipment, insurance, and activities.  The Outdoor Education Laboratory is a 501(c)3 corporation that depends entirely on tuition.  Since the program is non-profit and self-supporting, fees are set to cover expenses.  If the session that you select is already full, you will be notified and given the opportunity to enroll in another session, or you will receive a full refund.  Students who find it necessary to cancel their enrollment must notify the office two weeks before that session to receive a full refund.  Due to the popularity of our program, we cannot accept telephone reservations.  OEL reserves the right to cancel any session that does not have more than twenty students.  If this occurs, we will work to find another session for you or send you a full refund.  We will accept a down payment of a certain portion of the total amount for each week enrolled, to reserve a place in the session you desire.  The balance will be due two weeks before that session.  Upon receiving your payment, we will send you confirmation. 

Locations

Red Cedar Forest - Located one mile west of 183rd and Metcalf, Red Cedar Forest is one of the most scenic natural areas of Johnson County. The sheltered valley includes mature woodlands surrounding a clear rock stream. The Outdoor Education Laboratory has operated summer programs at this site since 1989.
 

 

Sycamore Springs - Located at 183rd and State Line Road, this former Boy Scout Camp is the site of the original Outdoor Education Laboratory Program. The pond, stream, woodlands, and native prairie provide an ideal location for our programs.
 

Bus Stop Information

 

Bus Stop Information

Shawnee Mission South High School
107th and Lamar
Overland Park, KS 66207
Departs 8:20am - Returns 4:15pm

 

Regency Place Elementary
13252 Greenwood
Olathe, KS 66062
Departs 8:40am - Returns 3:55pm

 

Blue Valley Baptist Church
8925 W 151st Street
Overland Park, KS 66221
Departs 8:55am - Returns 3:40pm

 

No Bus - Camp
Drop off 9:05am - Pick up 3:30pm

 

Shawnee Mission East High School
7500 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Departs 8:15am - Returns 4:15pm

 

First Church of the Nazarene
11811 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
Departs 8:35am - Returns 4:00pm

 

Christ Community Church
14200 Kenneth Rd
Leawood, KS 66224
Departs 8:55am - Returns 3:40pm

 

No Bus - Camp
Drop off 9:05am - Pick up 3:30pm

 
Activities

More Information

Activity Set A   Activity Set B   Activity Set C   Activity Set D

Camouflage

 

Animal Babies

 

Animal Defenses

 

Bird Identification

Dead Tree Ecology

 

Cycles

 

Animal Locomotion

 

Butterflies/Insects

Dinosaurs

 

Fishing

 

Backpacking

 

Creek Ecology

Fishing

 

General Plants

 

Biodiversity

 

Dangerous Animals

GPS

 

Grasshoppers

 

Environmental Impact

 

Fishing

Insects

 

Insect Cages

 

Fishing

 

Flower Identification

Leaf Prints

 

Map and Compass

 

Nature Sounds

 

Fossils

Microscopic Life

 

Paint with Nature

 

Seining

 

Microhabitats

Natural Communities

 

Predator - Food Chain

 

Spiders and Webs

 

Lizards

Scavenger Hunt

 

Reptile Search

 

Tracks

 

Seining

Seining

 

Seining

 

Tree Books

 

Tie-Dye

Snakes Alive

 

Tree Game

 

Turtles

 

 


 
Sessions

 

Summer 2019

Red Cedar Forest

Sycamore Springs

Week 1
May 28, 2019 - May 31, 2019
Only 4 days

Sycamore Springs Only

Status: Non-Bus Only
Cost: $145.00

Best of A, B, C, and D

Week 2
June 3, 2019 - June 7, 2019

Status: Full
Waitlist: 6

Cost: $180.00

Activity Set A
Status: Full
Waitlist: 7

Cost: $180.00

Activity Set A

Week 3
June 10, 2019 - June 14, 2019

Status: Full
Waitlist: 15

Cost: $180.00

Activity Set B
Status: Full
Waitlist: 11

Cost: $180.00

Activity Set B

Week 4
June 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019

Status: Full
Waitlist: 8

Cost: $180.00

Activity Set C
Status: Full
Waitlist: 21

Cost: $180.00

Activity Set C

Week 5
June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019

Status: Full
Waitlist: 38

Cost: $180.00

Activity Set D
Status: Full
Waitlist: 16

Cost: $180.00

Activity Set D

Week 6
July 1, 2019 - July 5, 2019
No camp on July 4.

Status: Available
Cost: $145.00

Best of A, B, C, and D
Status: Available
Cost: $145.00

Best of A, B, C, and D

Week 7
July 8, 2019 - July 12, 2019

Status: Full
Waitlist: 16

Cost: $180.00

Activity Set A
Status: Full
Waitlist: 7

Cost: $180.00

Activity Set A

Week 8
July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019

Status: Full
Waitlist: 20

Cost: $180.00

Activity Set B
Status: Full
Waitlist: 10

Cost: $180.00

Activity Set B

Week 9
July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Status: Full
Waitlist: 12

Cost: $180.00

Activity Set C
Status: Full
Waitlist: 6

Cost: $180.00

Activity Set C

Week 10
July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019

Status: Full
Waitlist: 8

Cost: $180.00

Activity Set D
Status: Full
Waitlist: 19

Cost: $180.00

Activity Set D
 
 
Down Payment Option: $50.00/Session - Remaining balance will be two weeks prior to the first day of the session.  Enrollments are non-transferable.
If a week is listed as Non-Bus Only, this means the bus is already full.  You may enroll, but you must provide your own transportation.

 

 

 

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Enrollment for Summer 2020 will begin March 1, 2020
If you would like to receive notification when the enrollment for the Summer 2020 season begins, fill in the required fields below to be included on our mailing list.  (Anyone enrolled or waitlisted for the Summer 2019 season will automatically be included.  E-mail will be sent from Enrollment@OutdoorEducationLaboratory.com.  Add this address to your safe life to ensure proper delivery.)

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