Are you looking for a screen-free way to build your child’s creativity and problem-solving skills?
Then you should consider Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)! OOTM is an afterschool program where students use their artistic, theatrical and engineering skills to create new solutions to intriguing problems; they learn to “think outside the box,” developing valuable skills that will be essential for success in the 21st Century.
Bells Mill has a robust Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) program: last year we sent eight teams to the Maryland State Finals and two of these teams participated in the World Finals. Teams of students from grades 1-5 meet weekly from fall to mid-spring under the supervision of trained parent coaches. Teams typically meet Friday after school at Bells Mill until 5:00pm.
A parent information meeting will be held on Monday, September 23 at 7pm in the Bells Mill ES Media Center. The meeting will give you an opportunity to learn more about the program and to speak to past participants!
The participation fees for the entire year will be $95.00. The fee covers team registration, materials, room rentals, and other needs.
Early Registration is now open! Please register here . If you do not have access to the online registration site and would like to register please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that parent assistance is required given that OotM is an entirely volunteer program. We need coaches and volunteers to help support the teams, with ample guidance from the OOTM program. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.