Who can attend Steubenville East?
Great question! Steubenville East is designed for high school students and their adult leaders, 21 and older. If you are out of high school, and 18 but not yet 21, we would love for you to volunteer as you are unable to attend the conference as a participant or adult leader. Contact Jill Patten and Heather Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in doing this.
How can I volunteer?
We are always in need of additional volunteers to make Steubenville East a success. Contact Jill Patten and Heather Flynn at email@example.com for more information.
Can I send my youth alone?
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.
What are the criteria for youth, group leader, and chaperone?
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: Young adult, age 21 +, attending to chaperone the youth. For the safety of the youth and to foster productive small group times, the ratio of youth to adult is 1 adult per 8 youth in your group. 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 chaperones feel comfortable directing, sharing, and praying with youth.
Youth: youth participants in the conference must be entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades in the fall of 2013 or a 2013 high school graduate.
How do I register?
We are here to make registration easy! Click on the registration page to get started. You will reserve your spots online this year and receive confirmation through email. For more detailed registration procedures, click on the registration page. As always, contact us at 404-252-8815 with any questions you may have.
Where will we stay?
We have a number of dorm rooms on campus this year. If you are bringing a priest with you, please be sure to indicate whether he would like us to make a single dorm room reservation for him or if he will make his own hotel arrangements. When you register, you will be asked to submit a housing assignment list.
Can group leaders and adult chaperones bring infants and children?
Although we strongly support Catholic family life, 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 need 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, this is not allowed.
What will the weather be like?
Rhode Island weather can vary in July, but typically it is very hot. Please advise your group to drink plenty of water, get regular sleep and eat all meals while at the conference.
How many adults need to come?
We require you to have one adult chaperone per eight teenagers. Please Note: No teenagers will be allowed to drive to or from the conference site.
What should we pack?
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. For a more detailed list, click here.
What about the bus driver?
You need to book a room at a nearby hotel. We will not be able to feed your bus driver on campus. There are several restaurants right around campus. Please make the necessary provisions.
What if my teen has a disability?
Please inform the Life Teen office as soon as possible of any special disability needs an individual in your group may have. For example, we can arrange to have an interpreter for someone who is hearing impaired during parts of the conference. We need to know this in advance, however, in order to do our best to accommodate your specific needs.
Do you have scholarship money available?
We do have a limited amount of scholarship money available. To apply for these funds, contact Pattie Flynn, the Regional Coordinator of this conference.
Who do I contact for more information?
We have a whole team ready to help you! For registration questions, contact Karen Devine at firstname.lastname@example.org. For conference questions, contact Pattie Flynn at email@example.com. To volunteer for Steubenville East, contact Jill Patten and Heather Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org. For general Life Teen Events questions, contact Chris Turner at email@example.com. If you ever need to call someone to get your question answered, contact Chris in our Atlanta office at 404-252-8815. We are always ready and able to help!