Edmond Schools has compiled a list of resources that may be helpful to parents in the event of a teacher walkout beginning April 2. We will update this page as more information is sent to us.
Please note: The information listed is provided by the organization. For specific questions, please contact the organization or agency directly.
Fine Arts Institute
If there is a walkout, The Edmond Fine Arts Institute (FAI) will offer a daily art camp until school resumes. Students in grades 1st-5th will rotate between visual art classes including, drawing, painting, clay, mixed media and more. Art Camp time is 9:30 to 2:00 p.m. and the cost is $55 a day. Please bring a sack lunch. Enrollment is daily, refunds will only be given if school resumes. Space is limited! FAI is located at 27 East Edwards across from the downtown Edmond post office. Sign up at EdmondFineArts.com or call 405-340-4481.
Henderson Hills Baptist Church
Henderson Hills Day Camp will begin Monday, April 2nd and continue for the duration of the walkout (or as resources allow). The camp will provide a structured environment for Kindergarten through 5th-grade students. The camp will run from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Lunch will be provided. Children will be well supervised by adults (with background checks) in a secure facility. The camp is open to all area students and there is no charge to attend. Registration is open online at www.hhbc.com/camp.
For additional information, call 405-341-4639
Registration is now open for the upcoming Teacher Walkout starting on April 2nd.
Please click here to register. During enrollment, select the “Camp DaKaNi – Other Programs” then “Teacher Walkout” program. Upon program enrollment, you will be charged $40* for the first program day (April 2nd). Assuming the walkout and school closures continue past the first day, you will be charged a daily rate of $40 each day you attend the program until you contact us to cancel the enrollment OR The walkout ends and schools reopen.
The program runs from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Camper check in and out is available throughout the day to accommodate varied work schedules. Campers will be provided breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.
Space is limited. After the program reaches capacity, we will have a waitlist. Since it is possible that some schools resume before others, camper space may open up after April 2nd for campers on the waitlist.
Financial assistance is available for those who need it. Teachers/school employees-please contact the camp office at 405-254-2080 for tuition assistance information.
Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma
In preparation for the teacher walkout Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma is offering a Spring Camp for all girls K-5 in the Oklahoma City and Edmond areas M-F from 8:30 am- 4 pm starting April 2, 2018. Although open to all girls, our priority is girls in low-income schools and we are offering a three-tier payment system to include financial assistance. We will provide a safe space where girls can continue to learn and develop while their parents attend work. Go to www.gswestok.org/springcamp to register and view more information or call toll free at 1.800.698.0022.
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
Science Museum Oklahoma will host day camps for children from pre-K to sixth grade beginning April 2 at the museum located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City. Camps will continue on weekdays for the duration of the walkout. Pre-K and kindergarten camps are from 9 a.m. to noon and are $20 per day for museum members, $25 for nonmembers, and children should bring a snack. Camps for grades 1-6 are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are $45 per day for museum members, $50 for nonmembers, and children should bring a snack and a lunch. Drop off for camp begins at 8:45 a.m. Each day of camp will have a unique theme. Registration for each camp is now open online at ScienceMuseumOK.org or over the phone at 405-602-3760 and closes at 5 p.m. the prior day or when full. Children may be registered for individual days or the entire week. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Refunds will be offered in the event the walkout does not take place or ends prior to an already reserved day. All other sales are final.A complete rundown of details for our camps are here: https://www.sciencemuseumok.org/news/science-museum-oklahoma-to-offer-day-camps-in-the-event-of-teacher-walkout
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
OICA has created a database for those offering services for kids/families during a potential walkout. http://oica.org/Resources/