Buckeye Leadership Camp

The Buckeye Leadership Camp gives high school students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through informative sessions, hands-on workshops, small group activities and engagement with campus and community leaders.
camp returns in June
grade students
cost per student

Develop leadership skills


Rising 9th-12th grade students


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.


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


June (dates to come) 2024


$60 per student due at time of registration (some need-based scholarships available).

A typical day

9 a.m.: Arrival, check-in and roll call

Workshops/learning sessions

Noon–1 p.m.: Lunch on campus

Workshops/Learning Sessions

4 p.m.: Departure

A male student holds up buckeyes that he's strung for a necklace.

Sample workshop/learning session topics

Two students greet each other with a handshake.
  • The Value of Persistence: The Michael Jordan Model
  • Your Network: Your Personal Board of Directors
  • Etiquette: Your Introduction, Handshake & Body Language
  • Leading with Compassion, Grit and Resiliency: Social Change Model of Leadership
  • Self-Branding, Self-Awareness, Self-Respect and Social Media

Frequently asked questions

Question Why should my son or daughter enroll?


The summer enrichment program is tailored for students who want to explore a variety of academic areas in a fun and relaxed environment while learning more about what college will be like. Including this program on a future college application is sure to impress the admissions committee!

Question What time does my student need to arrive?


The summer enrichment program will begin daily at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Please arrive 5 minutes before the start time. Friday will be a short day with camp ending with a closing ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Parents or guardians and invited to join us for this ceremony where each student will be recognized with a certificate of completion.

Question What should my student wear?


Students should dress comfortably and always wear tennis shoes for safety in laboratory experiences and comfort in recreation activities. Shorts and T-shirts are welcomed.

Question 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.

Question Is there someone I can call with questions?


The camp director is Diane Kanney, director of enrollment at Ohio State Newark. All questions regarding the camp should be directed to her at 740.366.9344 or you can email her.

Additional summer camps

Parents, if you have younger students, please consider the Summer Enrichment Camp at Ohio State Newark.