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July 21 - 23, 2017 // St. John's University in Queens, NY
Summers can be overwhelming for Youth Ministers – with so many different events offered that bless the teenage soul, how does a Leader discern which opportunities are the best “fit” for the teens in their specific youth group? When do you take teens to camp for a week and when is the young soul ready for Leadership Training?
The good news is that Life Teen has a little something for every teen and every parish. We’re here to help ensure that all teens – no matter where they are on their faith journey – have an encounter with the God Who loves them and the Church He loved us enough to begin.
Each summer, Life Teen hosts six different Steubenville Youth Conferences (East, West, NYC, Atlanta, Lone Star, and NorCal) with the hopes of strengthening and inspiring teens and youth groups in their collective journeys to Christ. Evangelistic in nature, these weekend conferences are both a great “introduction” to the Gospel message for new or younger teens, while offering deep and moving experiences of prayer and fellowship for even your Youth Group regulars.
Come let our Life Teen Staff and volunteers spoil you – you work so hard for the teens and their families…let us work hard for you. Give your own spirit the gift of renewal and give your teens the inspiration they need to renew not only your youth group but your entire parish community. Join us for a weekend of engaging liturgies, inspiring music, challenging talks and overwhelming joy.
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Early Bird Cost: $270 (until June 1st)
Cost after June 1st: $285
Deposit Amount: $50
Deadline for Payment of Deposit: 2 weeks after registering online
Deadline for Payment of Final Balance: June 1st
For registration, paperwork, housing, and Storm Card questions, contact Leanne Bergsieker at email@example.com.
For general conference questions, contact Jill Patten at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-460-3947.
Check out the 2017 Steubenville NYC schedule for information and details on sessions, meals, workshops, keynotes and more at the Carnesecca Arena. Times are subject to slight changes.
The 2017 Steubenville Conference T-Shirts will be available for order soon!
Click below to download the 2017 Steubenville NYC Media Kit featuring promotional videos and images for the conference. Use this kit to promote Steubenville NYC around your parish, or send a picture or video to a friend to invite them to join you!
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Click below to download the 2017 Steubenville NYC Scholarship Application. Life Teen has a limited amount of scholarship money available for teens wishing to attend Steubenville NYC. To apply for the funds, download and submit the form below.
Download Scholarship Form
Steubenville NYC will take place on the campus of St. John’s University in Queens, New York. Only minutes from Manhattan by car, bus or train, the 105-acre Queens campus offers a traditional university environment in the world’s most dynamic city. SJU’s Queens campus features broad lawns, handsome stone buildings and ultramodern student residence halls. Combining urban excitement with suburban tranquility, the campus is located in a leafy, residential area of one of the five boroughs, or counties, that make up New York City. Meals will take place at dining halls on campus and housing will be in various dorms on campus. Once you arrive on campus, parking officials will guide your group to registration. Follow this link for a map of the campus to help with planning.
Steubenville NYC is designed for incoming freshmen through outgoing seniors in high school accompanied by their adult chaperones, age 21 and older.
You can apply to volunteer at Steubenville NYC 2017 here!
Group Leader: The adult responsible for organizing your trip and serving as the main contact for your group. Written and oral correspondence takes place between the group leader and the conference office. The group leader must be attending the conference and will be responsible for the entire group.
Adult Chaperone: Adult, age 21 +, attending to chaperone the youth. For the safety of the youth and to foster productive small group times, the ratio of adult to youth is 1 adult per 8 youth in your group and the chaperones must be gender-specific. We ask that your group not exceed the maximum adult to youth ratio. This weekend is challenging physically and spiritually. It is a time of deep ministry and small group time. We recommend that chaperones feel comfortable directing, sharing with, and praying with youth.
Youth: Youth participants in the conference must be entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades in the fall of 2017 or have been a 2017 high school graduate.
In order to provide the best possible context for fellowship, sharing, ministry, and supervision, the youth conferences handle registration by groups only. No individual registrations will be accepted.
We would love for you to concelebrate! We ask that you please bring your own vestments as we cannot promise that we will have enough or the correct size. We have a vesting room where you can leave your vestments all weekend.
You can register for Steubenville NYC here. Please contact Leanne Bergsieker at email@example.com with any registration questions you may have.
Do you have teens in your group who show leadership qualities that would like to participate in a leadership week leading up to the conference? Steubenville offers a great opportunity for a small group of teens to take part in LEAD week. You can find out more information about LEAD here.
We will do our very best to help accommodate whatever needs that individual may have. Remember, we can only help as much as you communicate with us. For that reason, please contact Leanne Bergsieker at firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible to explain your need.
Life Teen strongly supports Catholic family life. However, our staffing, facility constraints, and insurance regulations do not allow us to provide childcare. Meeting rooms and residence halls are not designed for the care of young children. In addition, the focus of the Adult Chaperones/Group Leader needs to be on the youth participants. If these adults bring their own children, their focus will be split. With the best care of the youth in mind, please refrain from bringing non-participant children with you.
If you have a food allergy we need to be aware of (vegetarian, lactose intolerant, wheat/peanut allergy, etc.), please let us know. There is a section that allows you to share this information with us during the online registration process.
We always do our very best to accommodate your needs; however, it never hurts to bring some snacks just in case.
We require you to have one adult chaperone per eight teenagers. The chaperone ratio must be gender specific; thus if you are bringing male and female teens you must have 1 male chaperone for up to every 8 male teens and 1 female chaperone for up to every 8 female teens. Priests do not count as chaperones.
Each participant should bring clothing appropriate/comfortable for a church function and warm weather, his or her personal items, sleeping bag, pillow, towel, washcloth, Bible, journal, and spending money (many participants like to get things from our bookstore or the concession stands when the session ends each night).
New York City can be very warm during the summer. Dress to be casual, comfortable, and modest.
We do have a limited amount of scholarship money available. To apply for these funds, please complete this form: Scholarship Form