OASC has partnered with the iBELIEVE Foundation to offer eight different weeks of summer workshop programming! Summer workshop is a 5 day, 4 night summer camp opportunity for student leaders in the middle level program (entering grades 7-9) and the senior high program (entering grades 10-12). These summer programs encourage the development of leadership skills, improves understanding of setting and achieving worthy goals, and inspires young leaders to accept challenges and responsibilities, so they may return to their communities with knowledge, convictions and understanding which will empower them to better all they encounter. Our summer programming also facilitates life long connections between student leaders from all over the state of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and most recently, Kentucky.
Extensive preparations are being made to insure that we have the best programs possible ready for you upon your arrival. But, no program, no staff member, and no facility will be what makes this a great experience for you. Ultimately, YOU are the key to guaranteeing that you will get everything from the workshop that is intended!
We hope you will come to workshop with a desire and the spirit to learn, to try new things, and to share your talents, ideas, and feelings with others. If you do that, we promise you will leave with more information than you ever thought you could remember, with more new friends than you thought you could make, and with a feeling that you can make a positive difference in your school, community, and in the lives of the people you know!
2017 Summer Workshop Dates & Locations
|Event Date||Sunday, 18 June 2017|
|Event End Date||Thursday, 27 July 2017|
|Cut off date||Wednesday, 19 July 2017|
In late April, the Ohio Association of Student Councils comes together for their Annual State Conference.
This is a 3 day event beginning on Thursday evening for both middle school and high school students to engage in special presentations, keynote speakers, informative small group discussions, swap shops, a banquet a dance and many opportunities to make new friends and share ideas.
In addition, students participate in the process of electing new board members. Senior High must elect 4 new candidates to serve on the executive board, while middle school students vote for 2 candidates to serve on the executive board.
Students stay in host homes of Student Council members from the host school. These host homes graciously open their doors and are routinely some of the highest rated scores on our conference evaluation.
In order to attend State Conference, schools must be OASC members and have paid membership for the current year.
|Event Date||Thursday, 27 April 2017|
|Event End Date||Saturday, 29 April 2017|
In order to provide a longer opportunity for discussion and group development, OASC created a three year rotation of retreat programs for both Middle Level and Senior High students. These overnight retreats offer students opportunities to make new friends, connect with old friends, work in a council setting and develop their teamwork skills in an overnight setting. Over the course of the years, various skills and topics have been covered including: project development, creativity, diversity, problem solving, communication, self-awareness, and self-esteem.
|Event Date||Saturday, 11 March 2017|
|Event End Date||Sunday, 12 March 2017|
|Event Date||Tuesday, 07 March 2017|
|Event End Date||Tuesday, 07 March 2017|
Super Saturday is an event held annually on a Saturday in the late fall of each school year. This is a one day "drive in, drive out" conference that is held in the greater Columbus area. This event showcases a keynote speaker, followed by lunch.
After lunch, students engage in breakout sessions that will address a variety of topics: stress management, gratitude, creativity, diversity, communication, problem solving are just some of the themes we've had in recent years.
|Event Date||Saturday, 29 October 2016|
|Event End Date||Saturday, 29 October 2016|
|Cut off date||Sunday, 23 October 2016|