Welcome Future Delegates!
IncluCity is a cutting edge, time-tested, human relations program for high school students, designed to empower youth to create respectful and just communities. For four days during the school year, young adults from Omaha metro area high schools enjoy the peaceful settings at Carol Joy Holling Retreat Center in Ashland, Nebraska.
Our time-tested curriculum is designed to engage students in productive dialogue around issues of race, class, faith, ability, gender, sexual orientation, age and appearance. Delegates (students) learn the impact of prejudice on their own lives as well as the lives of others, and define for themselves their role and responsibility in creating inclusive and respectful communities.
IncluCity is a place to:
- Break down barriers of prejudice and oppression by enhancing diversity awareness
- Learn about cultures, faiths, ethnicities, etc.
- Enhance dialogue and other essential skills within safe and comfortable settings
- Build and live in an inclusive community
- Explore who we are in relationship to each other and the environments
that surround us
- Learn about your responsibility as a leader to create more inclusive communities
- Build cross-cultural lasting relationships
Who can attend IncluCity?
- Any young adult age 15-20 years old and is enrolled at the sponsoring school and is recruited by school staff.
- Applicants should be emotionally prepared to discuss tough issues such as: racism, gender roles, faith, class, sexism, culture, and more.
IncluCity is facilitated at Camp Carol Joy Holling, located at 27416 Ranch Road, Ashland, Nebraska 68003, just North of Mahoney State Park.
For more information, please contact your high school's counseling department/ IncluCity Advisor or Colin McGrew, Inclusive Communities’ Senior Program Partner at Colin@inclusive-communities.org
Inclusive Communities recommends that all participants at IncluCity be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, however, vaccinations will not be required to attend. In order to keep IncluCity COVID-19 free and avoid any camp shutdowns we are asking ALL delegates and attendees of IncluCity to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
If you are willing to share your vaccination status/paperwork with Inclusive Communities, please upload your proof of vaccination here. This information will not be shared with anyone outside of Inclusive Communities and Partners. You can also email your vaccination materials to email@example.com.
To ensure specific perspectives in Inclusive Communities programs, please supply the following information about your identities.
School or Group
Schools and organizations contract with Inclusive Communities to attend IncluCity, our 4-day residential program. You must attend one of the following high schools to attend IncluCity during the 2022-2023 school year. Submission of this application does not guarantee you a spot with your high school's delegation. Please see your school's counseling department for information about program admissions.
Emergency Contact & Medical Information
General Information in case of emergency
The Food Services staff at Carol Joy Holling Center aims to provide creative and delicious dining experiences for all guests, and wants to be supportive of those unable to enjoy some of any offerings due to certain food intolerances or allergies. In those cases, CJH asks guests to be sure to use discretion in deciding what food choices to make at each meal. Even though CJH cannot guarantee that specific ingredients or allergens are not present (CJH does not have separate kitchens to prepare allergen-free items), CJH wants to do their best to accommodate your needs. So, at your request, CJH is happy to always have the following replacement items available for you:
• Plain Grilled Chicken Breast
• Gluten Free Roll
• Vegetarian Burger on a Bun
• Soy Milk.
Many times guests with specific allergies or dietary needs choose to bring their own special food items to supplement what CJH serves. Of course, CJH supports those decisions and are happy to provide refrigerated space to store those items for you.
Typically, CJH's menus are planned one week ahead. Please contact Carol Joy Holling if they can help you better prepare for your time with there during programming.
Inclusive Communities and its hosts may not be able to accommodate all needs. Please call Inclusive Communities if you have concerns regarding what our campsite host is limited to. Personal supplements should be brought, and we are happy to assist you with its specific requirements.
When packing for IncluCity, please ensure you will have enough of your medication for the entire program, in its original package/bottle with dosage information. An adult staff member will dispense all needed medications to ensure proper dosage, confidentiality and security.
IncluCity Participant & Guardian Agreement