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JOIN US: JUNE 15-19, 2020

You are invited to join other student leaders like yourself for ORU’s Emerge Leadership Experience. You and other young leaders will gather on ORU’s campus for a week-long intensive program that will challenge you to rethink leadership and encourage you to follow God’s voice in new ways. By merging in-depth academic workshops with hands-on practical application, you’ll participate in an innovative approach to leadership that extends far beyond the realm of theory into being an extension of God’s heart to the world around you. 

REGISTER TODAY! 

 Student Regular Rate: (February - June)
$349.99 per person

Includes: 

  • A high-quality leadership development experience with an awarded ORU Leadership Certificate at the completion of the week.
  • Participation in high and low ropes activities.
  • Spiritually immersive experiences featuring ORU Live and special guest speakers.
  • An opportunity to make connections with ORU faculty, staff, and current students.
  • Extremely fun “camp-style” activities and competitions throughout the week.
  • On-campus dining experience (see below schedule).
  • Housing provided in our on-campus residence halls (see below schedule).
  • Free transportation to/from Tulsa International Airport (TUL).

Monday (June 15) - Arrival Day - Day 1

  • 1:00 PM-6:00 PM: Open Arrival & Check-In
  • 5:00 PM-6:00 PM: Dinner
  • 7:00 PM-8:30 PM: Evening Conference Service 
  • 8:30 PM-10:00 PM: Late Night Event 
  • 10:30 PM: Lights Out

Tuesday (June 16) - Day 2

  • 8:00 AM-9:15 AM: Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM-10:30 AM: Morning Worship & Devo Time
  • 10:45 AM-12:00 PM: Camp Activity
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Lunch
  • 1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Afternoon Conference Session 
  • 3:00 PM-5:00 PM: Camp Activity
  • 5:00 PM-6:30 PM: Dinner
  • 6:30 PM-8:30 PM: Evening Conference Session
  • 8:30 PM-10:30 PM: Late Night Event
  • 10:30 PM: Lights Out

Wednesday (June 17) - Day 3

  • 8:00 AM-9:00 AM: Breakfast 
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM: High & Low Ropes Day
  • 5:00 PM-6:30 PM: Dinner 
  • 6:30 PM-8:30 PM: Evening Conference Session
  • 8:30 PM-10:30 PM: Late Night Event
  • 10:30 PM: Lights Out

Thursday (June 18) - Day 4

  • 8:00 AM-9:15 AM: Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM-10:30 AM: Morning Worship & Devo Time
  • 10:45 AM-12:00 PM: Camp Activity 
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Lunch 
  • 1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Afternoon Conference Session
  • 3:00 PM-5:00 PM: Camp Activity
  • 5:00 PM-6:30 PM: Dinner
  • 6:30 PM-8:30 PM: Evening Conference Session
  • 8:30 PM-10:30 PM: Late Night Event
  • 10:30 PM: Lights Out

Friday (June 19) - Departure Day - Day 5

  • 8:00 AM-9:00 AM: Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM-12:00 PM: Check-Out Time

 

What is the Emerge Leadership Experience?
The Emerge Leadership Experience is a week-long immersive experience designed to provide high-quality leadership development for high school students. The week will include leadership training, fun camp activities, a High Ropes Course, dynamic speakers, powerful worship sessions, and interaction with the Spirit-empowered culture of ORU’s beautiful campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Who is invited to participate in the event?
This event is designed for high school students (incoming freshmen through seniors graduating May 2020). Students must be at least fourteen years old to participate.

What are the dates?
June 15 - June 19, 2020 

Where will I stay on campus?
All students will stay in on-campus residence halls. All ELE students will have one roommate during the week, and ORU student leaders will also stay on the hall with the ELE students. 

How do I pay?
When you fill out the registration, you will be promoted to the payment portal online. If you are being sponsored for the event, a check can be made out to Oral Roberts University. 

What is the weather like in Tulsa?
The weather will likely be hot and humid. We will be spending time both inside and outside, so we encourage you to keep this in mind when you pack. The air conditioning in the buildings can make it cool, so we encourage you to bring an array of shorts, jeans, a jacket, etc.

What will a typical day be like?

  • 8:00-9:15AM: Breakfast
  • 9:30AM-10:30AM: Morning Worship & Devo Time
  • 10:45AM-12:00PM: Camp Activity
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM: Lunch
  • 1:30PM-3:00PM: Afternoon Conference Session
  • 3:00PM-5:00PM: Camp Activity
  • 5:00PM-6:30PM: Dinner
  • 6:30PM-8:30PM: Evening Conference Session
  • 8:30PM-10:30PM: Late Night Event
  • 10:30PM: Lights Out 

Travel

  • Flying: If you are flying in for the event, please fly into the Tulsa International Airport (TUL). The airport is approximately 25 minutes away from campus, and transportation will be provided to and from the airport if you fill out a Shuttle Request. Travel information will be collected as the date of the event draws closer.
  • Driving: If you are driving in for the event, ORU is located on 7777 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74171. 

Check-In 
Students should arrive at ORU between 1:00-5:00PM on Monday, June 15th (the day of check-in). The first meal provided will be dinner on June 15th with an opening session to follow. 

Check-Out
Departure day is Friday, June 16th. Breakfast will be provided in the morning with departure time between 8:00AM-12:00PM. Shuttles will be provided to the airport as well. If you book a flight that leaves after the check-out time, please contact spirituallife@oru.edu.

 

  • Comfortable, athletic clothing for day-time activities (enough for 4 nights / five days)
  • Comfortable, casual clothing for night-time activities (enough for 4 nights / five days)
  • 1 light jacket
  • 1 pair of tennis shoes or close-toed shoes (for High Ropes Course)
  • 1 pair of sandals or flip-flops (shower)
  • Socks and undergarments (enough for 4 nights / five days)
  • Hat (optional but encouraged)
  • Swimsuit (potential water activities)
  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothbrush/toothpaste, etc.)*
  • Towel / Washcloth*
  • Sunscreen*
  • Bug Spray*
  •  Sleeping Bag / Twin Sheet Set*
  • Pillow*
  • Refillable Water Bottle*
  • Bible, Journal & Pen

 

*Please note that these items are vitally important as there are no extras available on campus. 

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