All about the Children’s Program

Children’s Morning Program

Our children’s program offers a variety of activities specially designed for the children to create their own Summer Institute experiences. They meet separately and together, in various age groups from infants through those entering 6th grade. Children who have completed 6th grade have the option of participating in either the Youth Program or the Children’s program. Due to staffing issues, this decision must be indicated on your registration application and may not be modified. Nursery age children (to 3 years) will be cared for in […]

Children’s Talent Show

No one ever knows for sure what acts we will have in a given year, but this is always a big event with excellent entertainment that shows off the diversity of SI talents. Performances range from skits to original poetry reading to music performances (of all kinds and abilities) to hilarious comedy. Auditions are mid-week. Let us know if you need practice space. Acts are 3 minutes or less.

Children’s Choir

After lunch the children will have the opportunity to affirm our UU values singing in a children’s choir. Joe Schafer has directed the West Shore UU Children’s Choir for 25 years, and has written music celebrating UU principles that kids can sing easily and well, using ragtime, jazz, rock, and other fun-loving rhythms. No experience required, and all kids are welcome.

Childcare co-op

There is a cooperative childcare arrangement for those parents who wish to share nighttime supervision of their children throughout the week of Summer Institute. The co-op makes it easier for parents to enjoy all the late evening activities that SI has to offer. Continue reading →

Parent Responsibilities

Provide full disclosure regarding physical/emotional issues to classroom teachers. Know that when my child is not in an SI program that provides adult supervision, I am directly responsible for his/ her supervision, including meal time. Know that I am responsible for my child’s health, well-being, safety and good behavior at SI. Know that if my child fails to follow SI or Oberlin College rules, he/she may have to remain with me during the remainder of SI and that continued failure to follow rules may result […]