Democracy Camp 2020
Q: What is Democracy Camp?
A: Democracy Camp is a week-long program hosted by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, that brings rising high school seniors from Central Ohio to campus to learn about public service, leadership, and civic engagement in an educational, non-partisan manner, and fun manner.
Q: Where and when will it take place?
A: Democracy Camp will take place from June 14-19, 2020. Participants will stay in Ohio State University residence halls. Participants are required to stay in the residence halls and participate in all program sessions. Activities will take place throughout campus, primarily in Page Hall, home of the Glenn College. Students will also travel to downtown Columbus.
Q: Who is eligible to participate in Democracy Camp?
A: Any rising senior in the Central Ohio region is eligible to attend Democracy Camp, but participation will be capped at 30 and students must submit an application. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020, and the application can be accessed here.
Q: Is there a cost to attend?
A: There is no cost for students to attend. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to campus on June 14 and from campus on June 19.
Q: What can I expect as a participant?
A: Democracy Camp will feature numerous interactive sessions on topics including elections and voter engagement, government and public policy, activism and advocacy, civics and more. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with current and former elected officials, Ohio State faculty and staff, community leaders, and fellow students.