Summer Institute is now!

Registration Begins April 1!

What is Summer Institute?

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

Media

Audio, Video, and pictures from past Summer Institutes

Days until SI 2017!

July 09th - 15th
Hang in there, you can make it.

OMDSI Blog Posts

A Note to the SI Community from Matt Meyer

Dear Ohio Summer Institute, Thank you for the amazing worship services, community singing, conversations about whiteness in a time of Black Lives Matter, stories about your organizing, trivia, pub nights, dancing dessert delivery, letting me win at pool and score a point in Ultimate, strategizing about environmental justice movement-building, concerts, choir magic, remembering the farmworker’s […]

Speaking of Covenant and Community…

Several years ago, I taught a Sunday School class for 10th graders. For a semester, we played a game. First, we pretended we were creating a Unitarian Universalist high school. We asked the youth, “what would this high school be like? How would it be different than – and the same as – your current […]

Google Calendar

We have a Google Calendar for our SI events.  Our website uses it to display upcoming events and Slack uses it to notify people of upcoming events. If you use Google Calendar and want to directly subscribe to our live, up-to-date calendar, you can click on the following link: OMDSI Calendar After you have subscribed […]

Personal Mobility Equipment

If you would like to rent a personal mobility device for Summer Institute, they are available for rent from a business based in Elyria called NPL Home Medical Equipment. If you call them ahead of time and tell them you’re with “Summer Institute”, we will arrange for a common pick up and drop off point at […]

Summer Institute 2017: July 9th – 15th

Theme Speaker: Sheila Schuh

Sheila Schuh is the Director of Religious Education at the First Unitarian Church of Rochester, NY

Sheila’s theme is ‘Beyond Lip Service: The Courage to Communicate UU Values’

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 perform late in the week, Drum Circles frequently pop up, 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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A Note to the SI Community from Matt Meyer

Dear Ohio Summer Institute, Thank you for the amazing worship services, community singing, conversations about whiteness in a time of Black Lives Matter, stories about your organizing, trivia, pub nights, dancing dessert delivery, letting me win at pool and score a point in Ultimate, strategizing about environmental justice movement-building, concerts, choir magic, remembering the farmworker’s […]

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SI 2016 Slideshow

If you missed this at the closing ceremony, please watch. If you were at the closing ceremony, especially watch. Jennifer May did a great job in putting this together and the projector did not do it justice. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Check out

Please turn in your key, preferably in the small manilla envelope it came in, by noon at the latest at CSIC. This is accessed via the middle door in Stevenson. Remember to check lost and found and the quad for your things as well.

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Church Banners

Church banners will be available for pick-up after closing ceremony on Saturday.

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Post-SI OUUF Luncheon

Oberlin UU Fellowship has once again offered to open their doors to Summer Institute attendees. Following closing ceremony on Saturday, OUUF will be hosting a luncheon at the Oberlin church from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

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Extended Pub Hours

The SI Pub will be open until 1:00 AM tonight due to Jim Scott. Enjoy your last night at SI 2016!

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Lost & Found

If you have lost (or found) something, our Lost & Found is located in CSIC in Stevenson. Please stop by to claim your lost items!

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