Conference Basics

When: 

•Dates: Thursday, July 11th – Sunday, July 14th. (check-in begins at 12:30 pm.)



•Who: 

◦ High-school age youth (graduating 8th graders through graduating seniors) may come as participants.
◦ Greenshirt Volunteers: college age students who serve as volunteers.
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◦ Chaperones: Adults over 21 who have completed the (arch)diocese Safe Environment Training & Criminal Background check.
◦ Group Leaders: Chaperones who lead their group by inviting teens, following up, ensuring teens register, recruiting other chaperons and make rooming assignments. Click here for more info.​

 

​•Location:

University of Alabama, Huntsville


•Registration:

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2019. Click here for more info.​


•Cost:

$280 per youth participant or chaperone. Early Bird discount $260 if paid by Friday, April 6, 2018.


•Transportation:

Parents or youth group leaders are responsible for transportation of participants to and from the conference. The registration fee does not include transportation costs.


•Housing:

Housing will be in the dorms at UA Huntsville campus. Dorm floors will be strictly segregated by gender. The dorms are monitored 24 hours a day by security cameras and personnel. During the conference the dorms are not accessible to the teens except with special permission. Conference organizers will be available to the participants in case of emergency or any other need.


Meals:

All meals will be provided and take place in the college’s dining hall. No nuts are served or used in preparation of food in the dining hall. If additional allergies pose a threat, please contact us.


•Health Care:

A conference nurse is on staff and available during the entire conference. Any conference participant who requires medical attention for more than one hour will be taken by a conference chaperone to the emergency room or sent home, whichever the staff deems appropriate.


•Chaperones:

Groups provide their own chaperones. We encourage no less than 2 and no more than 10 same-gender youth under same gender chaperone.



•Contacting youth during the conference:

If an emergency arises and you need to reach your son or daughter, you may call a conference organizer at 502-377-3282. Please do not call unless there is an emergency. Youth participants should NOT bring cell phones to the conference. A chaperone will lend a teen a phone in case of emergency.



PLEASE NOTE:

Due to space limitations, only full-time chaperones (i.e., those who are also staying overnight) may attend the conference in addition to youth participants. Parents or others driving teens to the conference from a distance may stay in local hotels.
 

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