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What are the accommodations like?2022-04-12T22:04:19-06:00

Participants will be assigned to dorm rooms with two participants per room on floors reserved exclusively for the seminar. Please bring a pillow, bedding and toiletries. Everyone will receive nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. The first meal will be lunch on Friday, so please have breakfast before you arrive. On the Medical History Records Form, please indicate any special dietary considerations, including vegetarianism, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What kind of program is planned?2018-01-17T21:25:14-07:00

 During your HOBY Leadership Seminar, many dynamic leaders—all volunteers from the fields of business, education, government, and other professions—will address aspects of our changing world and the challenges future leaders will confront. The program will not promote any specific political party, religion, or way of thinking; but is designed to develop critical thinking skills by actively involving participants in discussions and informal debate. During the seminar, you will be asked to undertake a community service project(s) involving at least 100 hours during the year following your seminar, to make a difference in your school, community, place of worship, or other environment where you see a need. The program also includes outstanding speakers, leadership activities, social events, and a special closing ceremony to which your parents are invited.  

Is it possible to arrive a day early?2023-05-10T22:17:00-06:00

Limited accommodations may be available for students traveling more than 2 hours to the seminar to arrive on Thursday evening. There is a $45 fee which includes the extra night’s room and breakfast on Friday morning.  Please plan to have dinner before you arrive as a meal will not be provided on Thursday evening. Students planning to arrive early must contact [email protected] to make arrangements.

Where should I go when I arrive?2023-05-10T22:22:53-06:00

Use the following link to navigate to the parking lot at 1405 Chrisway Dr, Boise, ID 83706. A HOBY volunteer committee member will greet you and check you in. Google Maps Link  Apple Maps Link

When will the seminar be held?2023-05-10T22:18:19-06:00

Seminar participants may register any time after 8 AM on June 9th, 2023. The se-minar will begin with Ambassador Orientation on June 9, 2023 at 9:00 AM and conclude with Closing Ceremonies on June 11, 2023 at 12:30 PM. You must be present for the entire seminar, including overnight.

Where will the seminar be held?2023-05-10T22:18:51-06:00

The seminar will take place at Boise State University.

What if I need to take medication while I am at the seminar?2022-04-12T21:39:35-06:00

Please provide information about your medication on the Medical History Records Form and bring the Physician Medication Verification Form with you to the seminar (documents are included in this form set). Make sure to read and comply with the Policy for Use of Medication During a HOBY Event.

If necessary, how may I be contacted during the seminar?2022-04-12T21:39:29-06:00

Parents, friends, and family members are discouraged from calling students during the seminar due to the disruption caused to panels and activities. In case of emergency, your parent(s) or guardian may call at the number provided in your pre-seminar forms. The seminar will be chaperoned by qualified adults who will be staying at the facility 24 hours a day.

Who pays for the seminar?2021-02-10T19:28:06-07:00

Your school or parent has paid a Registration Fee which covers the costs pf materials and resources used during the seminar. All staff members donate their time and are not compensated.

What should I wear to the seminar?2022-04-12T21:58:08-06:00

Dress is casual throughout the weekend. Sunday is “dress-up.” You will be provided a HOBY t-shirt and there will be an announcement as to when you will wear the t-shirt during the weekend.

What about religious services?2022-04-12T21:35:36-06:00

HOBY Idaho does not offer Sunday services.

What transportation arrangements have been made?2023-05-10T22:20:02-06:00

You are responsible for your transportation to and from the seminar. Please include all details of your itinerary on the enclosed Participant Confirmation Form. If you have last minute transportation problems up to the seminar, please notify us at the number listed in your pre-seminar forms.

What if I am unable to attend the seminar?2023-05-10T22:21:06-06:00

If circumstances arise that prevent you from attending the entire seminar we would like to give another student the opportunity to attend. Please reach out to [email protected] so we can help find someone to fill your spot.

Who may I contact should I have additional questions?2023-05-10T22:21:44-06:00

 Additional questions or concerns should be directed to our seminar team at [email protected].


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