Make Commencement/Reunion Weekend a family vacation. Camp Oberlin for Children is a great opportunity to introduce your children and or grandchildren to your alma mater.
Make Commencement/Reunion Weekend a family vacation! This is a great opportunity to introduce your children or grandchildren to your alma mater.
Oberlin College offers supervised recreational activities for children ages 4 to 12 on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children will enjoy various activities on and off campus, including touring the Little Red School House, bowling, crafts, an Indonesian Gong ensemble workshop, and much more!
Children should be dropped off and picked up at the Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center. Please provide children with a water bottle with their choice of drink. Cost is $75 per day, lunch included, and requires advance registration. Please sign up on the online registration form and include your child’s name and age and any special needs such as food allergies or if they require individualized attention.
On Saturday and Sunday, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., children’s pizza dinners will be available in Wilder Hall for children ages 4 to 12 whose parents attend class/cluster dinners. Cost for the pizza dinners is $10 per child. Please sign up on the online registration form. If your child is attending the children’s activities, arrangements can be made with the coordinators to have children go directly to the pizza dinners.
Toddlers and Infants: Wee Obies
If you have children who are too young for Camp Oberlin, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of on-call babysitters. This list will also be available at the Welcome Center. It is your responsibility and discretion to interview or complete a background check on the potential babysitters.
Oberlin College has not done background checks or interviews with these individuals. We recommend talking to your classmates about arranging for group babysitting. We are willing to house parents of young children near each other, if requested.
There are a limited number of highchairs in the dining halls. Due to liability issues, we are unable to provide portable cribs. A changing station is available in the Welcome Center.
Just for Teens
Just for Teens Oberlin will offer supervised activities for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 throughout the weekend.
There are a number of admissions tours, seminars, and financial aid information sessions available during the day on Friday and Saturday by advance reservations. If you would like to reserve a spot please register directly with admissions. Afternoon and evening activities include glow bowling, billiards, and tater tots in Wilder Hall; a movie night; their own night at the ’Sco; meals on Saturday and Sunday evenings; and more!
Cost is $75 for the weekend and requires advance registration. Please sign up on the online registration form.