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3 Morning Seminars Closed!

The following morning seminars are officially full and closed to further registrations: 5. Expressive Collage 11. Exploring Architectural Treasures of Oberlin College 16. Kosha Yoga

Letter to the Community

Dear SI Community: For a second year I must tell you that our theme speaker has regretfully cancelled.  Rev. Abhi Janamanchi has notified me that he is attending to an ongoing family crisis and will likely be occupied during SI week.  After speaking to him at length we both agreed that, given the nature of […]

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SI 2015 registration is now open! Register! 2015 Programming Estimate Costs Please remember that if you are receiving a campership or applying for a scholarship do not pay your invoice until you receive a revised invoice from a Registrar. All registrations will be processed within 48 hours

OMDSI Cost Estimator

Wondering how much heading to Summer Institute will cost your family? What if you want A/C? What if you sleep past breakfast every day? Does that affect your cost? Yes, it can. Use this tool to get a good idea of how much SI will cost you to attend this year. Disclaimer: We’ve done our […]

OMDSI 2015 Brochure!

Did you know that registration opens on April 1st? It does! To help you get ready (and excited!), the brochure is now available:

Chair’s Letter

As this year’s SI planning began last August, I had one wish: for a really boring planning year. After 2014 which saw a new venue, change in theme speaker, transition away from a paper brochure, and new procedures for youth housing, among many other changes, I was hoping for a little more stability, a little […]

Theme Speaker: Rev. Joan Van Becelaere

Rev. Joan Van Becelaere serves as the District Executive for the Ohio-Meadville District. Reverend Van Becelaere will speak with us about “Faith, Evolving: How American Religion Is Changing and What It Means for Unitarian Universalism” She has served in this position since July 2007. Previously, Rev. VanBecelaere was Vice President for Student Services at Iliff […]


Morning Worship: Rev. Lynn Kerr is the minister of the Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation (MVUUC) in Bowling Green, Ohio and is that congregation’s first called minister. She has been at MVUUC since 2011 and is proud to be in a young congregation that is just 30 years old and is now experiencing tremendous growth, […]

Is it too early to get excited about OMDSI 2015?

Of course not! Here’s an aerial tour of Oberlin’s campus to help stave off the cold.

Morning Seminars

Awaken to the Heartbeat Rebekah Benner Make a joyful noise!! Connect to the heart of the Mother Earth through the drum! Learn the basics of hand-drumming and drum circle facilitation. Rhythms from many cultures will be shared. Shamanic drum journey, trance drumming, drum chant & song will also be explored. For the new and the […]

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

The Summer Institute youth program provides programming for over one hundred youth in an atmosphere of fellowship in a safe and supportive community. The program is organized by a panel of elected youth and adults working together. Youth also join the entire SI community in afternoon and evening activities which seek to engage them in […]

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 […]

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