Each evening’s events are planned to engage, entertain and provide relaxation for campers of all ages. Evening programming includes:


Contra Dance
Monday evening is your chance to dance to old-time with music by David Strickler and friends. No partner or experience necessary. Contra dance is aerobic and social. Dancer-friendly instruction and calling by Susan English (woosterdance.com).

Hymn Sing

Small Ensembles
An evening of music made by YOU! Musically-inclined members of the SI community offer performances that are formal, fun, or downright wacky. Bring your instrument or your voice with you. The small ensembles coordinator will be soliciting your act near the beginning of the week. Sign up early!

Youth Coffee House
Performances offered by the talented members of the SI Youth Program. Everyone is invited to enjoy the show.

Children’s Talent Show
The children’s version of small ensembles. The coordinator of the show will be signing up acts early in the week.


Euchre Night

Ice Cream Social

Movie Night

All-Ages Dance

The Pub
From 9:30 PM onward, adults gather to socialize, share a pub beverage, make music, play games and make new friends while reconnecting with old ones. It’s a great place to relax and hang out when the day’s events are over.

Monte Carnival Night
This casino style event is family friendly and includes games for every age and skill level. Favorites such as Texas Hold-Em and Rock-Paper-Scissors will return alongside a variety of competitive wagering games. Win enough Nathan Money to claim a classy prize or relax with refreshments from our snack bar. Your first $500 Nathan Bucks will be free. All donations & proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund.

A Summer Institute tradition that defies description. If you have never encountered a PEEK experience, brace yourself for the perfect UU game. It’s a loud, fun, and quick card game for everyone, no matter what age. Everyone leaves a winner, with a prize and a smile. For veteran PEEK players, the management hopes that you will once again gladly contribute a PEEK prize for the festivities.