Retreat at Camp Kern designed for districts to idea share
Loveland, Ohio – Imaginations were challenged, problems were solved and teams were built as Camp Kern was transformed into a venue for the Southwest Ohio Middle Level Association’s Leadership Summit – and 15 Loveland Middle School (LMS) students were in the mix.
“This was a rare opportunity for middle schools in our area to share ideas, goals, experiences, and time in a collaborative environment to expose students and adults to different school cultures,” said LMS Principal Chuck Ogdan, who – with fellow administrators and teachers – joined his students at the summit.
The focus of each team activity was to build leadership qualities within middle-level students in an effort to grow the next generation of leaders. LMS students worked side-by-side with students from surrounding districts to complete activities.
“My goal was for our Tigers to step outside of the classroom and experience a completely different learning culture,” said Ogdan. “This was about successfully navigating challenge – and our students delivered in Tiger fashion.
The summit was designed specifically for seventh-grade students, so they can learn leadership skills to bring back to their districts for their eighth-grade year.