Chair’s Letter

Welcome if you’re new to our community and are trying to find out just what it is that your friends keep enthusing about. Welcome also if you’re a long-time attendee wanting to know what’s in store for Summer Institute 2014.

This is a year for many changes, starting with the replacement of our large paper brochure with this folder, our new website, and culminating with our move to the campus of Oberlin College. The detailed information and registration forms formerly contained in the brochure are on our website. We will have the adventure of new spaces for all of the activities of Summer Institute. What won’t be changing is, most importantly, the opportunity for building community through talks, workshops, art, music, sports, or just sitting under a shady tree with old and new friends. Please see our website for details about the theme speaker, the many workshops and activities, and other important information.

We’re excited that Oberlin offers us an accessible campus with our activities focused on the north quad. Although there will be plenty of opportunities for exercise for those who seek it or activities elsewhere on campus, others will have an easy time getting around Summer Institute at Oberlin. Basic costs for attending Summer Institute will be $490 for adults and youth, $340 for children (K-6), and $100 for pre-Ks. The young adult ‘weekend’ rate will be $75. Generous scholarships are available, especially for first time attendees. Please see our website for more details and for application information. There are various options for housing and meals that are explained in detail on the website.

We look forward to bringing the magic of Summer Institute to Oberlin with all of you July 13-19, 2014!

Alan Halperin
Chair of the 2014 Summer Institute Planning Committee