Author Archives: Cliff Adams

Oberlin Now a Tobacco-Free Campus

FYI, Oberlin recently updated their policy on tobacco smoking on campus More Info: Oberlin Now a Tobacco-Free Campus

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 […]

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!

Chair’s Letter

It has arrived, the time when the 2016 Summer Institute Planning Council (SIPC) welcomes old friends and new friends to join us this summer at Oberlin College. Our Theme for 2016 is “Covenant and Collective Action” with Matt Meyer who will guide us through the exploration of Unitarian Universalism in the sanctuary, in the house […]

Theme Speaker: Matt Meyer

Covenant and Collective Action Unitarian Universalism is a faith of covenant and collective action.  Our shared spiritual practice informs our work in the world, and our social justice work shapes our spiritual path. This year’s theme talk will be an exploration of Unitarian Universalism in the sanctuary, in the home, and in the streets. We […]


Rev. Rose Eddington Rev. Edington has a BA from Alderson-Broaddus College (1969) with a major  in Humanities with an emphasis on English Literature; a Master’s of Divinity in Theology from Colgate-Rochester Divinity School (1973), Rochester, NY;  and a Doctor in Ministry in Feminist Liberation Theology from Episcopal Divinity School (1998), Cambridge, MA. She was ordained […]

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

Morning Seminars

Youth Program (arriving 7th grade-Completed 12th grade)

Drumming and Community Matt Dudack’s Found Sounds The drum is a worldwide phenomenon, with every culture having their own version of percussion music.  Found Sounds will take the audience on a virtual journey to Africa, Cuba, Brazil, and Trinidad and Tobago to show how drumming is a part of life.  Alumni of the University of […]

Young Adult Program (SI-ers aged 18-35)

YAs at SI are a diverse, growing community. Because young adulthood is a time of transition and self-discovery, this year’s Young Adult theme is all about balancing UU beliefs and ideals with living in the real world. Young Adults join the general community for most daytime activities, including meals, theme talk, morning worship, workshops, and […]

Early Afternoon Workshops (1:30– 3:00)

Unlike adult morning seminars, children’s RE, and youth programming where you commit for the week, afternoons at SI are more “come and go as you please.” You don’t sign up for these workshops but enjoy the offerings, or exercise, (or nap!) as the spirit moves you. Most are intergenerational and designed to be experienced by […]

Late Afternoon Workshops (3:15—4:45)

Also in the Afternoon: Pat Lorei – Folk Orchestra Hal Walker – Choir Theme Talk Back


Each evening’s events are planned to engage, entertain and provide relaxation for campers of all ages: Evening Programs A  CD release concert with Hal Walker/ You, You and Me Contra Dance Hymn Sing Small Ensembles Youth Coffee House Children’s Talent Show Bowling Peek Euchre Night Monte Carlo Dance The Pub From 9:30 PM onward, adults […]

Youth Safety Guidelines

The SI Youth Program strives to create an environment of safety that fosters youth independence and accountability. A panel of youth and adult leadership help to create that environment as well as manage situations that may arise with empathy and confidentiality. All youth staff are committed to providing a safe and healthy community, which means […]