4 Awesome #SummerofDECA Activity Ideas for Your Officer Team

Class may be over for the year, but that doesn't mean DECA is!

As an officer, you’ll be planning the new DECA year with a new team.

Not sure of what to do? Here are some creative ideas to not only plan an awesome school year, but also bond with your officer team:

Host an Officer “Boot Camp”

The title may seem intimidating, but doesn’t everything seem that way until you try it? I’m not telling you to do an insane obstacle course, but just hangout in your classroom and discuss ideas for the new year as well as learn each other’s strengths and weaknesses. For this camp you cater to your own needs depending on your chapter.


DECA is known for marketing and entrepreneurs, why not showcase it by creating unique fundraising opportunities for your chapter? If you’re involved in the Learn and Earn project, this could be a great way to come up with some ideas for it. It’s also a great way for your chapter officers to organize an event together. The possibilities are endless; lemonade stand, graphic tee sale, talent show, concert, etc.

Escape Reality

I’m well aware that summer vacation is meant to be fun. That’s why you should hang out with your chapter outside of school! If you’re planning something with your officer team, try an Escape Game. For those who don’t know what an Escape Game is, allow me to explain: imagine being locked in a room for an hour and you have to find your way out with a few clues. It’s a great way to test out leadership skills, as well as a great way to use #SummerofDECA on social media! (Imagine how EPIC those pics will be, and yes I did just use last year’s theme). Search online to see if there are Escape Rooms in your area!  

Social Media

Recently DECA hit 20,000 followers on Twitter, and it’s time we add some faces to those followers. Why not plan a totally rad party or event with your entire chapter and have a photo booth? Be sure to tag DECA, along with your friends, and use hashtags that are designed for your chapter specifically (that way everyone can find pictures of the event).

Now that you’ve got some ideas for the summer, go out, find some more, and make ‘em happen!

I hope your #SummerofDECA is fun in the sun (but be sure you’re wearing sunscreen because burning is not fun, trust me).

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