General Conference Information

Who: 

◦ High-school age youth (graduating 8th graders through graduating seniors) may come as participants.
◦ Greenshirt Volunteers: college age students who serve as volunteers. Click here for more info.
◦ Chaperones: Adults over 21 who have completed the (arch)diocesan 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.​

What:

A great Catholic youth conference that's been around since 2005!

Where:

O'Brien Hall, St. Louis Bertrand Parish, Louisville, KY

When: 

Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10, 2021. This two-day format is only for this summer; in 2022 we hope to be able to provide a full, four-day Ignite as in the past.


Registration dates and fees:

​Registration for the conference opens Feb. 15, 2021.​ 

$70 per youth participant or chaperone. Early bird discount price: $50 if paid by May 1, 2021.


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.


Meals:

Participants are asked to bring their own lunches. The conference will provide a continental breakfast and dinner each day.


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 fewer than 2 and no more than 10 same-gender youth under same gender chaperone.



Parents 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 502-931-4260. 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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