Summer Fun 2015!

What can students do to continue learning this summer?

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Summer is right around the corner!

We love for our kids to have fun while learning. We wanted to share some activities to keep students from that "summer slide" that happens when their minds are not engaged. Please refer to this flyer to see events and activities that will keep your child busy and learning while having fun at the same time! This flyer will be updated as new programs and activities are announced.

Free Summer Lunches for Kids!

Through a grant and a partnership with Madison County School's Child Nutrition Program, lunches will be available to all children through the age of 18 at the New Hope Elementary School from 11:30-12:30 from June 1st through July 17th. This is open to all children regardless of residence! Please contact Amy Conville at For other locations in Madison County for summer lunches, please contact Barbara Haugtvedt at
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Rocket City Mom

Rocket City Mom is a fantastic blog that includes nearly all of the activities and events taking place in the greater Huntsville Metro area. You can also follow them on Facebook. Find lists, information, and calendars on the site for local summer camps, summer concerts, free/cheap summer movies, indoor play, outdoor fun, water options, festivals, fairs & carnivals, summer reading programs, road trips, and more. It is your one-stop-shop for everything going on this summer around Huntsville!!


These links will take you to information about camps held at Burritt Museum, U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville Museum of Art, Sci-Quest, Randolf, Botanical Gardens, FCA, and more! Many of these camps have scholarships available.

Fantasy Playhouse Camps-

Rocket City Mom's blog about Camps and local Vacation Bible Schools-

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camp-

New Hope Elementary School Day Camp

OCRS will not have summer day care, but New Hope Elementary School will be accepting OCRS students for their program.

Registration is now underway for children who will be entering K-6th in the Fall. Weekly rate is $65.00 per child; this is prorated when there are additional children from the same family attending Camp. Children can be enrolled for two, three, or four days per week. The days per week that your children will be attending must be established before Camp begins. There is also a $5.00/day or $25.00/week fee to cover the cost of our daily activities (swimming, skating, splash pad, movies, etc.) & transportation. Call the School at 256-851-3260 or email to receive registration forms.

Camp Invention

Camp Invention will be held on the Owens Cross Roads School Campus again from June 1st through June 5th. While there are no more openings for students available, there are some volunteer positions available for high school or college-age students who are looking to gain some service hours. If interested, please contact Davina Mann at

NHCLC Indian Pride Leadership Camp

For exiting 6th grade OCRS students only:

Camps will run at different times from June 8th through July 17th.

Health and Safety Camp (June 8 - June 19)- Campers will travel daily to Alabama A&M to swim, bowl, play sports, etc. Cost- $50

Lights, Camera, Action Camp (June 22 - July 2)- Campers will travel daily to the Fine Arts Center at Lee High School where they will enjoy two weeks of re-creating and performing some of their favorite tales from Disney and Broadway, with a final performance performed for parents! Cost- $50

Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion Camp (July 6 - 10)- Individual and group instruction will be provided for Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, and Percussion. Students must have their own instruments and supplies to participate. Cost- $25

Wrestling Camp (July 6-10)- Learn proper wrestling form, have workouts, and compete with wrestlers in your division. Boys only please. Cost- $25

Gymnastics Camp (July 6-10)- Join us for a week long introduction to Gymnastics and physical fitness at Matrix Gym in Huntsville. Cost- $25

**Your child can enjoy a whole summer of learning for the discounted rate of $100 and may register for either the entire summer or just particular camps. **

For more information or registration forms, please contact Amy Conville at 256-851-3264 or at

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Summer Reading Program and Library Events

Our summer reading program is connected to the Huntsville Madison County Public Library this year. Our goal is for 100% of our kids to have a library by the last day of school. There are great reading and science activities planned at the New Hope Library this summer. Students will be divided into three age groups: PreK, 1st-2nd, and 3rd-5th grades. Over 436 books are available to read online, via your library card at the following link:

Thirty-Eight addition books are available at

School: Owens Cross Roads School

User ID: ocrs

Password: eagles

You can check out events at other local libraries including reading programs, performances, crafts, etc. at this link:

Finally, you can down load the Overdrive app onto Apple and Android devices to check out ebooks and audio books using your library card and pin number.

Please plan weekly visits to the library and use these online resources for a great summer of exciting reading!

Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitor Bureau

This link give you a day by day guide to events from the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitor Bureau. You will find a searchable calendar that can help give you that perfect activity for those days you want an outing.

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Free Movies!

Check out the Rocket City Mom website, local libraries, and the link below to find free or cheap movies for kids this summer!