Twenty-two Gahanna Lincoln High School DECA students gave up their cell phones for four days to learn about leadership, life, and marketing at the Ohio DECA Summer Leadership Retreat July 12-15 in Carrolton.

Twenty-two Gahanna Lincoln High School DECA students gave up their cell phones for four days to learn about leadership, life, and marketing at the Ohio DECA Summer Leadership Retreat July 12-15 in Carrolton.

The Ohio DECA Summer Leadership Retreat is an excursion during which attendees are paired with other DECA members from across the state in a small group led by a youth staff member. The retreat is designed to build a camper's leadership skills through various small group activities, teamwork exercises, co-initiative small ropes course, inspirational speakers, mock competition, informational workshops and social events.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. For more information about Gahanna DECA, visit gahannamarketing.org.