OWJL Program @ Ohio Wesleyan University
For 39 years, OWjL (Ohio Wesleyan/Junior League) has been the premiere summer program of challenge and enrichment for central Ohio’s gifted and talented middle school students. Each June, more than 500 campers come to Ohio Wesleyan University for our residential camp where they learn, make new friends, and grow together. For more information about OWjL, please visit owjl.owu.edu.
This summer, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, we cannot hold our residential camp; however, our talented teachers have rallied together to transform some of campers’ favorite classes from previous years into on-line “virtual” classes. The same level of engagement, enrichment, and excitement that we offer each year will continue this summer, just in a different format. We are excited that we can also offer these on-line classes to students currently finishing 5th grade, in addition to our usual group of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. So, this year only, gifted and talented 5th graders can enroll in our classes. (We encourage those same 5th grade students to apply for our 2021 residential camp when applications become available in December.)
Each class starts on the date and time shown in the schedule below and continues for the full week, Monday through Friday, for 75 minutes each day. This gives ample opportunity for students to explore favorite topics, meet new friends with similar interests, and develop new passions. The course catalog is posted below in the “Related Files” section. Please download it and read through the course descriptions; we are sure you will find something that piques your interest!
To register, click "Sign Up" next to all the classes you choose (one class per time slot). At the bottom, click "Submit and Sign Up" to register for all your classes at once. Enter your child’s name, along with the email, phone number, and address where you would like to receive camp-related communication. You will then go to the screen to pay tuition ($75 per class). You will get a verification of your classes on the following screen.
Unfortunately, because we hire teachers and offer them contracts based on class enrollment, we cannot offer refunds for on-line classes once they are scheduled. After registering, you will hear from the OWjL office a week before your classes start, with details about how to log in to your classes.
Thank you! We will see you soon... on-line!
Kyle Miller, Executive Director, OWjL Program