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Covecrest is more than a retreat center and summer camp. Covecrest is a community of Catholics committed to transforming teens, transforming parishes, and transforming culture. Will you join us?
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Each summer, Life Teen hosts six different Steubenville Youth Conferences (East, West, Atlanta, NYC, Lone Star, and NorCal) with the hopes of strengthening and inspiring teens and youth groups in their collective journeys to Christ. Registration for all six Steubenville Conferences opens Wednesday, January 18th. Don't miss out on this life-changing experience!
The Catholic Youth Ministry Convention provides a beautiful mix of practical, comprehensive training and spiritual renewal. Daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation, praise and worship, and other times of prayer are staples of CYMC and by the end, youth leaders will leave knowing they are not alone, but a part of a greater community that is ready to help and support them. Registration opens Wednesday, February 1st at 10:00 am EST!
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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.
We’ve sold out of spots for this conference, but please add your request to the waiting list as space may become available! You may want to also consider attending one of our other sites: Atlanta, West, East, NYC, or NorCal.
Irving Convention Center
500 W Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, Texas 75039
Early Bird Registration: $170 (until May 1st)
Cost after May 1st: $185
Deposit Amount: $50
Deadline for Payment of Deposit: 2 weeks after registering online
Deadline for Payment of Final Balance: May 1st
For registration questions, contact Leanne Bergsieker at email@example.com.
For conference questions, contact Lori Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general Life Teen/Steubenville questions, contact Erika Rosa at email@example.com.
All hotels in the attached list have provided special rates for Life Teen Steubenville Lone Star. Please call the hotel directly to make your reservations.
The 2017 Steubenville Conference T-Shirts will be available for order soon!
Click below to download the 2017 Steubenville Lone Star Media Kit featuring promotional videos and images for the conference. Use this kit to promote Steubenville Lone Star 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 Lone Star Scholarship Application. Life Teen has a limited amount of scholarship money available for teens wishing to attend Steubenville Lone Star. To apply for the funds, download and submit the form below.
Download Scholarship Form
For our second year of Steubenville Lone Star, we are excited to announce our new conference location, the Irving Convention Center. This new location will help us reach even more teens for the Lord. We can’t wait to come back to Texas for another great conference in 2017!
Steubenville Lone Star 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 for Steubenville Lone Star 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.
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.
You can register for Steubenville Lone Star 2017 here. Contact Leanne Bergsieker at firstname.lastname@example.org with any registration comments, questions or concerns.
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 800-809-3902 ext. 231 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.
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.
Texas can be very warm during the summer. Dress to be casual, comfortable, and modest.
Each participant should bring clothing appropriate/comfortable for a church function and warm weather, his or her personal items, Bible, journal, and spending money (many participants like to get things from our bookstore or the concession stands when the session ends each night).
We do have a limited amount of scholarship money available. To apply for these funds, please download this application: Scholarship Form
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.