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OWjL Camp 2024 Dates: 

Residential Camp for students in grades 6, 7, & 8:

Week 1 - June 9 to 14, 2024
Week 2 - June 16 to 21, 2024
Week 3 - June 23 to 28, 2024

NEW Day Camp for students in grades 4, 5, & 6:

Week 4 - July 22 to 26, 2024

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Who We Are

OWjL (pronounced owl) is a residential and day camp program of challenge and enrichment for Ohio's gifted and talented school students currently (at time of application) in grades 4-8. 

Campers attending OWjL select four courses from an academic program that includes mathematics, logic, computing, science, humanities and creative development. Cultural, recreational and social activities round out the experience.

Residential campers reside in an air-conditioned dorm on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus, where they live in a family group atmosphere with an adult OWjL counselor. Only OWjL campers and counselors will occupy the dorm during our residential camp. No other individuals will share the dorm with OWjL during the summer.

Day campers join us daily from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Campers will participate in a family group atmosphere when not in their four enrichment classes and enjoy the same cafeteria lunch that college students do.

Approximately 700 campers are selected to attend the OWjL program, this includes residential and day camps, representing more than 120 schools throughout Ohio.

OWjL Mission Statement

The OWjL program is committed to nurturing the development of exceptional abilities of gifted students through opportunities to expand their minds, create a lifelong passion for learning, and develop meaningful friendships.

OWjL Goals

  1. Increase independence skills
  2. Increase Self-esteem, Self-understanding, & Awareness
  3. Increase Social Abilities & Connections
  4. Increase awareness of recreation opportunities & Skills
  5. Strengthen Emotional Wellness

OWjL Camp


Hayes Hall 1-J
61 S Sandusky St
Delaware OH 43015
P 740-368-3939

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