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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

More About Pop Ups!

SI POPUPS – a Uniquely UU Summer Institute Experience! Your Summer Institute Planning Council is working very hard to tie up all the loose ends, preparing for lots of activities, worship, and all the work needed to house and feed all our “congregation” this year. Registration opened Friday, April 1. Have you been imagining what […]

Scholarship Applications for 2016

Scholarship Applications 2016 Scholarship applications are now available. Please click here to read instructions and access the forms. PLEASE NOTE: The deadline has changed this year. It is now May 1st, 2016 (in past years it was the end of May). This is the firm deadline for mailing both the application and letter of support. […]

What’s Super Quick and Super Helpful?

This survey! Please take just a minute to take this five question survey. It is fast and easy and we will be grateful! Survey Thanks! Gina Phillips, SIPC

Introduction to Restorative Justice

  Restorative Justice: many of you have heard of it, some have experienced it, and likely some have never heard of it. Restorative Justice is a model for handling breaches in community, times when covenant has been broken or is perceived to have been broken, conflict between parties, and rule infractions. It is an approach […]

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’

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.


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.


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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Recent News

2016 T-Shirt

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


Come to Summer Institute!

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


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


T-shirt Designs Still Being Accepted

T-shirt design entries are still being accepted. Note that the deadline is a little earlier than usual this year, however: it’s February 1st. The theme is Covenant and Collective Action. So get your creative juices flowing, and send your submissions to: The winning designer gets a free t-shirt. We can’t wait to see all […]


Calling all artists!

Now that we have the theme for SI 2016, which is Covenant and Collective Action, it’s time to design the 2016 t-shirt! So start thinking and start doodling, and when you’re ready to submit, send your designs to:  Please put “SI T-shirt” in the subject line. Some tips to help you get started: remember that the […]


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