|MASC Summer Conference|
The MASC Summer Leadership Conference is designed to teach the principles of effective leadership through a practical, hands-on approach. Students will have the opportunity to meet and make new friends from all over Massachusetts. Attendance at the MASC Summer Leadership Conference will help each student realize their potential as a leader and develop crucial self awareness skills. The conference will be held at Worcester State University. The dates for the conference are July 8-12, 2013. Delegates arrive on Monday and depart on Friday.
Our goal is to bring out the best in each student attending the MASC Summer Leadership Conference. Throughout the week students will be exposed to many different models of leadership. In turn, this will help them identify and develop a model of leadership to use when they return to their schools.
As in years past, we will be offering a multilevel curriculum, with students being placed according to their years of attendance at our annual summer conference. Traditional skills of communication, organization, and problem solving will be taught. The three levels of the MASC Leadership Conference are:
Year 2 – Intermediate Level
We are proud to have have a student to staff ratio of 6 students to 1 staff member. Our MASC Summer Leadership Conference Staff is comprised by some of the finest educators, business professionals and studentleaders in New England.
Our Senior Counselors are experienced educators or private sector professionals with many years experience in the role of advising and working with high school students. Our Junior Counselors are attending college and have participated in the MASC Summer Leadership Program. Our Senior and Junior Counselors have the necessary energy, drive, and experience to work with all our MASC Summer Leadership Conference attendees. Our counselors are also supported by an administrative staff of 10 including a dedicated 24 hour on-site registered nurse (RN).
All staff members have successfully completed annual staff training and have been CORI (Criminal Offender Records Inquiry) checked by the Massachusetts Criminal History Systems Board.
Each SC is paired with a JC and given a "council" made up of about 18 students, randomly placed with a mix of students from different schools. This group will work and grow together during the week as they take on new activities and lessons.
Housing and Meals
Delegates are housed in traditional college dormitories. Nightly curfews are strictly enforced by our staff to ensure delegates are safe and well rested for the next day’s activities. Dorms are gender specific by floor or wing, depending on the building assigned. Delegates are not permitted to visit the floor / wing / dorm of the opposite gender at any time. Access to the dormitory is by key card only, and each room has its own separate key. A key deposit is required for all keys.
Each delegate shares a room with a delegate from a different school. Roommates are selected randomly and we do not accept requests for specific roommates. Roommates are an essential part of the conference experience and help student develop inter-personal skills.
Worcester State has a wide selection of food items at each meal. Both hot and cold options as well as healthy choices are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While there are healthy options, we do not police what the students choose to eat at each meal. Our staff members do their best to make sure each student eats enough and drinks plenty of fluids; these students are leaders and we expect they will make responsible choices at mealtime.
Safety and Medical Information
Our summer program boasts a student to staff ratio of about 6:1 (6 students to 1 staff member). Students are engaged in group settings from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM, always facilitated or supervised by our staff. In the residence halls both during free time (about an hour each afternoon) and at night, staff is assigned and resides on each floor with students. Worcester State University also has its own 24 hour professional police department. Residence halls are locked at all times.
Students are provided with various ways to contact emergency help if necessary. We hire a certified medical professional (RN or Paramedic). This individual is with us 24/7 and his/her only responsibility is our camp. He or she is visible at all general activities and have a specified location during quiet times so students can access help if needed. The Norton area has various hospitals that we use when necessary. Students are transported by ambulance in case of emergency; for non-emergencies, the medical staff or one of our adult staff members will transport and stay with the student until a parent/guardian arrives. Parents/Guardians are contacted immediately if their child has repeated issues or medical concerns or if at any time they are transported to a medical facility and are required to respond immediately if requested by camp administrators.
Each delegate is required to attend the entire conference. A student who comes late or leaves early detracts from the entire group's experience. Temporary dismissals are granted for extenuating circumstances on a limited case-by-case basis at the discretion of the conference co-directors.
Tuition for the MASC Summer Leadership Conference is $395, a bargain for 5 days including housing, food and program costs! Registration for all MASC events is online only. A $200 deposit will secure your place at the MASC Summer Leadership Conference. Full and Final payments for MASC Summer Leadership Conference must be received on or before June 23, 2013.
Go Express:All forms are now completed on line. If you are paid in full prior to the conference, registration will be quick and easy!
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 20:46|