The Ohio State University at Newark

Buckeye Leadership Camp

Develop Your Leadership Skills!

Please check back next spring to register for Buckeye Leadership Camp being held June 22-25, 2020.

Who: Rising 9th-12th grade students

What: The BUCKEYE LEADERSHIP CAMP gives students opportunities to develop leadership skills through informative sessions, small-group activities and engagement with campus and community leaders. Students will gain exposure to subject matter that will help them identify their strengths, develop a plan to make a positive impact on their schools, teams, communities or elsewhere. Students will learn how they can be a leader as they prepare for their college experience and beyond. The camp is led by Ohio State Newark faculty, staff and students.

Where: The Ohio State University at Newark, 1179 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055.

When: June 22-25, 2020, 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Cost: $50 per student, due at time of registration (some need-based scholarships may be available).

A typical day at the 2019 Buckeye Leadership Camp included:

8:30 a.m. – Arrival, Check-in & Roll Call
Founders Hall, 1179 University Drive, Newark campus

Workshops/Learning Sessions:
The Value of Persistence: The Michael Jordan Model
Your Network: Your Personal Board of Directors
Etiquette: Your Introduction, Handshake & Body Language

Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch on campus

Leading with Compassion, Grit and Resiliency:
Social Change Model of Leadership
Self-Branding, Self-Awareness, Self-Respect and Social Media
6 p.m. – Departure

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why enroll? The Buckeye Leadership Camp is tailored for students who want to be an agent of change! The camp was developed to provide leadership activities, knowledge and understanding for the leaders of tomorrow. Including this camp on a future college application is sure to impress the admissions committee!

What time does camp start? The camp will begin daily at 8:30 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. Please arrive five minutes before the start time. Wednesday will be a short day with camp ending with a closing ceremony at 4 p.m. Parents and/or guardians are invited to join us for this ceremony where each student will be recognized with completion.

What should I wear? Students should dress comfortably and always wear tennis shoes for comfort in recreation activities. Shorts and t-shirts are welcomed.

Is lunch provided? Lunch will be provided by Ohio State Newark’s dining services. Please alert the camp director of food allergies at time of registration.

Is there someone I can call with questions? The camp director is Diane Kanney, Director of Enrollment. All questions regarding the camp should be directed to her at 740.366.9333 or

Students may also be interested in our Summer Enrichment Camp being held June 15-19, 2020.
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