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What is Summer Institute?

Where is it? Where do we sleep? What does a day look like?

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Days until SI 2016!

July 17th - 23rd
Hang in there, you can make it.

OMDSI Blog Posts

Slack

SI Community, This year we are going to introduce a new tool for communicating with the rest of the SI community called “Slack”.  Several of us on the SIPC have been using Slack at our workplaces and I can assure you that it is extremely popular with people who do and do not have a technology background. […]

Thank you thank you thank you

I want to say a huge thank you to the people who helped Summer Institute Planning Council members Liz Bright, Dan Flippo, and me staff the Summer Institute booth at General Assembly. These people are Helene Roussi, Nic Gill, Cliff Adams, Rylan Phillips, and Claire Ramsey (who drove TWO HOURS each way to do it). […]

SI Ambassadors Needed!

Do you love Summer Institute? Do you like meeting UUs from all over the country? Do you like volunteer opportunities that require no preparation, no expertise, and limited time commitment? Have I got the job for you! Summer Institute will have a booth at General Assembly, and we need people to staff it. You do […]

Introducing Children’s Vespers!

Hello Summer Instituters! I am very pleased to announce something new for SI for 2016… children’s vespers! Children’s vespers will take place at the same time as adult vespers for children aged 9 and up who are not yet in the youth program. The services will be led by Amanda and Andrew Rome of the Kent […]

Summer Institute 2016: July 17th – 23rd

Theme Speaker: Matt Meyer

Matt Meyer is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, working to deepen and expand Unitarian Universalism community through engaging worship and community organizing.

Matt’s theme is ‘Covenant and Collective Action’
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About Summer Institute

Inter-generational Program

OMD Summer Institute is an Intentional Community that gathers for a week every July. Daily activities include Worship, Workshops, and Theme talks, and lots of fun! What does the typical day look like? As busy or relaxed as you care to make it. It can end in the pub, or sitting outside under the trees.

Young Adults

The Young Adult Program

Young Adults (18 – 35) have some of their own programming, and also participate in much of the regular adult programming at SI.Young Adults have their own dorm as well as evening worship services. Young Adults also run our fanciest and most awesome scholarship fundraiser, Monte Carlo Night. Can’t get away for the whole week? Come for the weekend deal.

Youth

Our Youth Program

The Youth Program offers age-appropriate programming for about 125 youth from grades 6 or 7 (at the parent’s discretion) through grade 12, including recent high school graduates.  The group works both as a whole but also has distinct programming for the junior high group and the senior high group. The program features an adult chaperoned Youth Dorm for Senior High youth, Touch Base Groups, the Youth Coffeehouse and an adult chaperoned All-Nighter.

Children

Childrens Program

What do children (aged 0 to 6th grade) do at Summer Institute? While the adults and youth are in their morning programming, the Children are in their own morning program. There are also several opportunities for kids to shine at SI including the Talent Show and Childrens Choir.

Music Opportunities

There are many opportunities to perform music and share your musical talents with others at SI: choir, folk orchestrasmall group ensembles , or casual ‘pick up’ groups that gather spontaneously during the week. Bring your instrument or your voice and don’t be shy about getting involved!

Summer Institute Staff

There are many hard working volunteers who spend all year bringing Summer Institute to all of us each year. See the current members of the main Planning Committee, the Young Adult Panel, and the Youth Panel.

 

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Thank you thank you thank you

I want to say a huge thank you to the people who helped Summer Institute Planning Council members Liz Bright, Dan Flippo, and me staff the Summer Institute booth at General Assembly. These people are Helene Roussi, Nic Gill, Cliff Adams, Rylan Phillips, and Claire Ramsey (who drove TWO HOURS each way to do it). […]

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Last day to save money!

Greetings! As you (hopefully) know, today is the last day to register for OMDSI 2016 with the early bird discount. After today, the registration fee jumps $75. This day is even more important for anyone on staff! If you have a campership for doing a job or presenting a workshop, you need to register by […]

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2016 T-Shirt

Been undecided about whether to order a T-Shirt this year? This should help!

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Come to Summer Institute!

One month from today in when the price of Summer Institute 2016 increases! Register soon to save!

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Getting Ready for OMDSI 2016!

We know everyone is excited about OMDSI 2016, and registration will open soon on April 1st (no fooling!). To help get you ready, here are a few links of interest: 2016 Morning Seminars 2016 Cost Estimator

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