Children’s Groups

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”

– Proverbs 22:6

Oakland Wednesdays Live (OWL)

Our Wednesday night programming will begin on November 4, 2020. OWL is held from 5:30 – 7:30 pm and is open to children ages three (if potty-trained) through 5th grade. The program includes dinner, recreation, a music class (instruments only), and a worship education class. We will meet at 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Masks will be required at all times except when eating or drinking. Temperatures will be taken at the door, and COVID health screening questions will be asked before children can enter the building.

We need parents to volunteer once this semester. Volunteer sign up will be available at check-in. If you are unavailable to volunteer, please speak to Paige McRight when you drop your child off for the first time.

The dinner provided will be for a fee of $2 per meal. At this time, we want to avoid handling cash payments.  You can pay online through our online giving link HERE. Just click the “Give Online” button and then choose “Wednesday night dinner” from the fund drop-down. You can pay weekly or for multiple weeks in advance. Specifics can be entered in the memo line. Parents are also welcome to feed their children at home before dropping them off.

If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Goggans at tiffany@oaklandpres.org or 407-656-4452, ext. 105.

To register for OWL, click THIS LINK.

Children ages 3 – 5th grade are invited to sign up for virtual choir lessons! Lessons with instructional videos prepared by Ms. Bonnie are emailed to all participants on a weekly basis. The videos contain instructions from Ms. Bonnie on the songs we are learning to sing. Ms. Bonnie also sends out additional resources and fun learning activities every week. Contact Bonnie at bonnie@oaklandpres.org to be added to the email list.

OPLUG – Oakland Presbyterian Lego Users Group

LEGO Club meetings are currently on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To keep up-to-date on all things OPLUG, be sure to Like our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/OPLUG-Oakland-Presbyterian-LEGO-User-Group-270322853096980/

Scouting

Cub Scout Pack 978

Cub Scout Pack 978 was chartered by Oakland Presbyterian Church in 2004 and is for boys in first through fifth grade. They meet on Mondays at 6:30 pm and follow the Orange County Public Schools calendar. The Pack does not meet on school holidays. Pack 978 is part of the Central Florida Council in the Apopka Shores District. To learn more, visit https://cubpack978.mypack.us. For more information on Cub Scouts, visit the national website at http://www.scouting.org/Home/CubScouts.aspx.

Boy Scout Troop 145

Boy Scout Troop 145 is for young men ages 10 – 18. They meet every Tuesday evening from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. We believe that a smaller Troop provides a better opportunity for Scouts to excel. We encourage you to visit us. Scouting is a great opportunity to learn about outdoor skills, leadership, community, faith, and yourself. To learn more about Boy Scouts, visit http://www.scouting.org. For details about Troop 145 or for registration information, please email the Scout Master at scoutmaster.troop145@gmail.com.

Young Christian Musicians Band

YCM Band will not be meeting for in-person classes during the COVID crisis, however, we will continue classes using SmartMusic and Zoom. Zoom classes will meet each Wednesday beginning September 2. We welcome students from our church and the surrounding communities to participate in our band program. As always, classes are free.

For students with no previous band experience, we offer three classes based on grade levels:

Pre-Band – Recorder 1      Grades 2 and 3      9:00 am

Pre-Band – Recorder 2      Grade 4                  10:00 am

1st Year Band                       Grades 5-12           1:00 pm

For students with prior experience, we offer three classes based on performance levels:

2nd Year Band           2:00 pm

Intermediate Band  3:00 pm

Concert Band              4:00 pm

For more information or to register for a class, please contact Amy Duncan via email at ycmband@gmail.com.

Music Camp

When: Monday – Friday, July 12-16, 2021, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Where: Oakland Presbyterian Church, Christian Life Center

Who: Children who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade

Cost: $125 per child; no sibling discounts; Scholarships are available for Oakland Presbyterian Church members and/or current OPC Children’s Choir members only

Children in grades K-2 will enjoy musical activities using boom whackers, hand chimes, and Orff mallet instruments, as well as musical games. Students in grades 3-5 will be given instruction in piano, hand bells, and Orff mallet instruments, as well as drama. All grades will work together to present a socially-distanced skit from the Book of Daniel about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and the Fiery Furnace.

Additionally, all children will enjoy recreation/free time. We have outdoor basketball courts, art center, library center, ping pong, movie room, playground and equipment (kick balls, hula hoops, etc.)

On the final day of camp, campers will be videotaped as they present what they have learned in piano, orff mallets, and handbell classes. We will also videotape our costumed skit. Links will be provided to parents so that they can view our performances online at their convenience.

Contact: Bonnie Litteral (please ONLY contact Ms. Bonnie) at bblitteral@aol.com or 407-466-7554.

To register online, fill out this form and click submit:

Music Camp Registration

Youth Volunteer Application

 

Payment

Vacation Bible School

When: Monday – Friday, July 5-9, 2021, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Oakland Presbyterian Church, Christian Life Center

Who: Children ages 5 through 5th grade

Cost: $10 per child to be paid on the first day of VBS

Register online only: VBS Registration Form

Contact: Tiffany Goggans at tiffany@oaklandpres.org or 407-656-4452, ext. 105

Sewing Camp

Campers will learn the basics of hand and machine sewing, learn to sew buttons, and complete a pillowcase mission project.

 

When: Monday – Friday, June 21-25, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm for ages 8-12; 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm for ages 13+

Limit: 8 campers per age group

Where: Oakland Presbyterian Church, Youth Room

Cost: $20 per child, payable on the first day of camp

Register online only: Sewing Camp Registration Form

Contact: Tiffany Goggans at tiffany@oaklandpres.org or 407-656-4452, ext. 105