Important Documents:

Medication Verification Form for Physicians

Policy for Use of Medication During a HOBY Event

Suggested Packing List

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions from Students and Parents:

  • What kind of program is planned?  During your HOBY Leadership Seminar, many dynamics 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 discussion and informal debate.  During the seminar you will be asked to undertake a community service project(s) involving at least 100 hours during the years 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.
  • What if i need to take medication while I am at the seminar?  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 the form set located at the top of this page).  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?  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 Eric Martin at 360-581-7581.  The seminar will be chaperoned by qualified adults who will be staying at the facility 24 hours a day.
  • Who pays for the seminar?  Your school, parent, or sponsor has paid a Registration Fee for the seminar.  All costs for meals, lodging and training materials have been generously provided by sponsors throughout our state, including businesses, foundations, individuals, volunteers, and service organizations wishing to support leadership education.  If you have not yet sent your payment please do so before the first day of the seminar.
  • What should I wear at the seminar?  Comfortable clothing is recommended for the seminar.  HOBY Washington will provide a shirt that is to be worn for the majority of the seminar, and will be washed and returned nightly.  Good walking shoes are highly recommended as many activities will require some walking to and from.  Also a rain jacket or umbrella is a good addition in the event some showers fall upon the seminar during outdoor walking periods.
  • What about religious services?  A non-denominational service will be provided Sunday prior to the program start.  Students wishing to attend are to notify their Facilitators during the seminar for scheduling of wake up calls.
  • What transportation arrangements have been made?  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 any last minute transportation issues on June 15th, please notify Eric Martin at
  • What if I am unable to attend the seminar?  If circumstances arise that prevent you from attending the entire seminar, including overnight, we would like to give another student the opportunity to attend.  Please return these forms to the person at your school who selected you, and follow up with Eric Martin at
  • Who may I contact should I have any additional questions?  Additional questions or concerns should be directed to Eric Martin at or 360-581-7581.
  • What actions should I take now?  With your parent or guardian, carefully review, complete and sign the forms in this set by March 31st, 2017.