The Ohio Summer Rendezvous is an annual event for homeschool graduates. Centered in the beautiful Mohican State Forest, the OSR is a weekend of fellowship, indoor and outdoor games/sports, amazing, home-cooked meals, English/Scottish Country Dancing, talent show, hiking and Spiritual growth.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Schedule, 2014


+ Arrival at camp: 4:30- 5:00 PM

+ Dinner: 5:30 PM

+ Introductions (of attendees) and welcome from hostess/s

+ Get-to-know-you games, including:

1. 'Human Bingo
2. 'Two Truths and a Lie'
3. 'Do You Love Your Neighbor?'
4. Improv acting games

+ Bonfire; jam session; singin' under the stars

BRING YOUR INSTRUMENTS! Guitars, mandolins, whistles and whatnot, if you play something, bring it along.

There will be coffee, tea and other drinks available throughout the weekend.


+ Optional girls and guys Bible Study 

+ Breakfast: 8:30 AM

+ Devotions: 9:00 AM (subject to change)

+ group picture in front of lodge: 9:15 AM (or whenever devotions end)

+ 2-mile hike (Lions Falls trail) : 9:30 or 10:00 AM

+ Games (time allowing before lunch)

+ Lunch: 12:30 PM

+ 2012 OSR Talent Show prep: 1:00 -2:00

+ free for all games and/or sports (for those not participating in Talent Show): 1:00-2:00

+ Official Ohio Summer Rendezvous Talent Show: 2:00 -3:00 PM

+ Sports: 3:00-5:30 PM

+ Dinner: 5:30 PM

+ English/Scottish Country Dance prep: 6:00 PM

+ group picture: 7:45 PM (subject to change)

+ Official OSR ECD/SCD, 2012: 8:00 PM (subject to change)

improv by Marissa and Co immediately following.


+ Breakfast: 8:30 AM

+ Home Church: 9:00 or 9:30 Am

+ Possible Bible Dramatization by Marissa D.

+ OSR hotdog roast: 12:00 PM

ATTENTION Locals and people driving! If you feel inclined, please bring a snack to share over the weekend, such as cookies, chips, candy, etc, etc. We'd also like to ask you to bring a game or two - cards, board games, etc. Thank you so much!

There you have it folks! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me (Michaela) or any of the event co-planners, and we will do our very best to help you!

Looking forward to fellowshipping together this September!

All I Have Is Christ

Did you know the OSR has a theme song? Check out the lyrics.

All I Have is Christ


I once was lost in darkest night
Yet thought I knew the way
The sin that promised joy and life
Had led me to the grave
I had no hope that You would own
A rebel to Your will
And if You had not loved me first
I would refuse You still

But as I ran my hell-bound race
Indifferent to the cost
You looked upon my helpless state
And led me to the cross
And I beheld God’s love displayed
You suffered in my place
You bore the wrath reserved for me
Now all I know is grace

Hallelujah! All I have is Christ
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life

Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone
And live so all might see
The strength to follow Your commands
Could never come from me
Oh Father, use my ransomed life
In any way You choose
And let my song forever be
My only boast is You

© 2008 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Guidelines for Ball Apparel

As usual, there is no costume theme for this year's OSR English Country Dance Ball. Semi-formal to formal wear is acceptable.

Guys: Self explanatory. Not quite a black tie event, but jeans aren't a great choice either. 

Girls: Pretty easy to figure out, right? Anything from long sweeping skirts, fancy costumes, or cute party dresses work. As long as your outfit fits within these specifications, you are good to go:

+ No dresses above the knee
+ No cleavage
+ Dresses MUST have straps
+ No open backs 

Note that if you do not wish to dance, you don't have to! We recommend it, as English/Scottish Country dancing is very "hands off," fun, and family friendly. Don't be shy!  However, we understand convictions or personal preferences. There are plenty of snacks and games available for nonparticipants. 

--there will be a group picture taken prior to the Ball

Monday, September 8, 2014

2014 Guest List/Statistics


Moriah Clark
Marissa Dubina
Nancy Dubina
Hannah Michelle
Debbie Bates
Michaela Shearer
Michaela Ferrar
Anna Ferrar
Julia Ferrar
Maria Ferrar
Lidia Ferrar
Patrizia Ferrar
Nancy Thorn
Rachel Graber
Kimberly Young
Rachel Young
Morgan Cody
Kate Davis
Elizabeth Davis
Carma Krueger
Sarah Krueger
Rebekah Krueger
Michaela Krueger
Angel Bullock
Jessica Bullock
Victoria Bullock
Samantha Harzell
Laurie Hartzell
Lily Riggenbach
Gretel Riggenbach
Shiloh Crook
Judy Crook
Rachel Bruce
Sarah  Kozelek
Abbey Kozelek
Zanthia Hill
Alana Hill
Leslie Sisk
Victoria Salzman


Brandon Pieplow
Caleb Pieplow
Jareb Popiel
Stephen Brown
Jonathan McLaury
Kyle Shearer
Cameron Shearer
Dave Ferrar
Nathanael Brunner
Joe Helpman
Dave Krueger
Josh Krueger
Michael Krueger
Scott Salzman
Phillip Salzman
Dustin Matheny
Gabrial Everson
Stephen Everson
Mark Kozelek
Christian Anderson
Josiah Crook
Larry Crook
Michael Gnizak
Joshua Richards
Michael Butz
Joshua Higginbotham
Sam Graber
Paul Hartzell
Wesley Hartzell
Roger Sisk
Sam Dubina
Ben Marshall

Total guest count: 74

Grad count only: 62

including fathers: 32
grads only: 26

including mothers: 42
grads only: 36

If I missed your name, please let me know! Note that we also have several others visiting during the day on Saturday and possibly Friday evening.

Cabin directors

Remember, arrival time is 4:30-5:00 PM. I will be there to greet you, but keep a special lookout for this trio. Kate and Marissa will be directing girls to their cabins, while Josh handles the guys. Cabins are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Registration extension

Registration has been extended until 12:00 AM, September 7th, 2014.

Improv Team, 2014



Brace yourselves for two nights of seeing 7 people make fools of themselves for the sake of a few good laughs!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Menu, 2014


Dinner (5:30 PM)

A Taste of Italy

+ Homemade Lasagna
+ Fresh Green Salad
+ Warm Garlic Bread
+ Dessert


Breakfast (8:30 AM

Maple Morning Breakfast

+Buttermilk Pancakes with our warm 
+Homemade Maple Syrup 
+Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
+Golden Hash browns
+Crisp Bacon or Savory Sausage Links

Lunch (12:30 PM)

All American

+ Hamburgers with the Works
+ Golden French Fries
+ Tangy Pickle Spears

Dinner (5:30 PM)

South of the Boarder

+Full Taco Bar with
+Soft and Crunchy Taco
+Topping choices- Tomatoes, Cheese, 
+Lettuce, Sour Cream, Salsa
+Hot Bean Dip with Salty Tortilla Chips
+Cheesy Quesadilla’s


Breakfast (8:30 AM)

Mohican Sunrise Breakfast

+Country Sausage Gravy
+Warm Buttermilk Biscuits
+South Western Casserole
+Brown Sugar Fried Apples 
+Savory Sausage Links

OSR annual hot dog roast served later around a bonfire and under the Ohio sky.*~

Registration deadline:

The registration deadline for The Ohio Summer Rendezvous, 2014--SEPTEMBER 5th. Registration is open now. Please pay via the Paypal form found on the OSR website.  

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

OSR on the web

Quick update to announce the new website for the OSR! All frequently asked questions, registration, etc, will be handled there. Check it out, enjoy, and come see us this September. :)