The MASC Advance is open for all secondary student leaders in Maryland to attend. Two days are “advance” preparation for the year and the last day is the first executive board meeting for the new year.

Please register your attendance for any and/or all days of the MASC 2018 Advance, Tuesday, August 7 through Thursday, August 9, 2018.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 29th


• Tuesday, August 7th: Teambuilding/Get-to-Know-You and Technical Training Day is a full day of workshops to certify students to be MASC workshop presenters and to re-certify previously certified workshop presenters. Students attending this day MUST commit to being a workshop presenter at the Fall Leadership Conference (Saturday, November 17th – location to be determined) and/or the Legislative Session (additional required training on Saturday, January 5th & Friday evening February 8th and the event on Saturday, February 9th – location to be determined). Please check the MASC calendar for snow dates for the Legislative Session. Student leaders who will not be a presenter at either of these conferences should register for the scheduled training on September 15th (location to be determined).

• Wednesday, August 8th: Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) Training (must be a certified workshop presenter or must commit to become a certified presenter at the Sept. 15th scheduled training – location to be determined) is a full day of workshops for presenters to “experience” the workshops that will be taught to middle school participants and to prepare with groups for the Fall Leadership Conference. Students attending this day are expected to teach the middle school workshops for the FLC or write/prepare and teach a high school workshop.

• Thursday, August 9th: The Executive Board Meeting – this is MASC’s first executive board meeting for the school year (there are five per school year). At this meeting, officer and staff reports are an opportunity to introduce officers and staff to the regional presidents, regional middle school representatives, SMOBs/SROBs/student commissioners, regional advisors, school advisors, and any other interested student leaders who may wish to attend. Business items include appointed staff confirmed, updated bylaws are discussed and adopted, organizations vying for our state charity give presentations (later in the meeting they are discussed and one is selected), conference updates or bids are heard, etc.

This year, the Advance is again being held at the Lathrop E. Smith Environmental Education Center
5110 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20855 (SmithCenterDirections – Word file)

Note: the cost for each day which covers food, materials, and facility insurance.
Tuesday $10 ($15 for those staying overnight)
Wednesday $15 ($20 for those staying overnight)
Thursday $5

OVERNIGHT PACKING: You need to bring a light sleeping bag or sheets/light blanket, pillow, toiletries including a bath towel, soap, etc. Cabins are air-conditioned, have about 12 bunk beds with a bath that has several toilet stalls, sinks, and showers.

Please bring cash or check (payable to MASC) to the on-site check-in.

Please note on the draft agenda, the times for daily registration if you are not attending all three days.

The registration form seems long, but in order to buy and prepare food in quantities needed, detailed information is requested. For each day, there is a required attendance question. You only have to complete the information for the day(s) for which you are attending.

PLEASE be sure to bring a reusable water bottle and a package of cookies to share!!

Program Schedule and Executive Board Agenda: (AdvanceSchedule2018)
Required MASC Emergency Form (pdf: EmergencyFormAdvance2018) (Word: EmergencyFormAdvance2018)
Registration Link: (click here) Registration closed at midnight on 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 29th

If you have a change in attendance plans, please email

Pre-filed Legislation: click here


Tuesday, August 7th,8:30-9:00 a.m., on-site check-in 
9:45 – 10:15 p.m. pick up for those not staying over
10:30 Head to cabins for those staying over

Wednesday, August 8th, 8:45-9:15 a.m., on-site check-in for those who did not stay over
10:00 p.m. pick up for those not staying over
10:30 Head to cabins for those staying over

Thursday, August 9th, 9:00-9:30 a.m., on-site check-in for those who did not stay over
3:00 p.m., pick up for all attendees