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July 27 - 29, 2018 // San Mateo
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? 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 with the hopes of strengthening and inspiring teens and youth groups in their collective journeys with 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.
San Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403
Early Bird Cost: $190 (until June 1)
Cost after June 1st: $205
Deposit Amount: $50
Deadline for Payment of Deposit: 2 weeks after registering online
Deadline for Payment of Final Balance: June 1
We have a whole team ready to help you!
For registration questions, contact Ashley Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For conference questions, contact Andrew Brown at email@example.com.
For general Life Teen/Steubenville questions, contact Erika Niehaus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for scholarship applications has passed.
Download the 2018 Steubenville NorCal Media Kit for promotional videos and images to spread the word about Steubenville NorCal around your parish, or send a picture or video to a friend to invite them to join you!
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The 2018 Steubenville NorCal schedule includes information and details on sessions, meals, workshops, keynotes and more. Times are subject to slight changes.
For Steubenville NorCal, Life Teen and Steubenville are happy to provide discounted hotel rates for your group to have an affordable place to stay for this conference.
For our second year of Steubenville NorCal, we will host the conference in San Mateo!
Youth participants must be age 18 or younger and incoming freshman through just graduated seniors. All chaperones must be 21 years of age or older. Since it is a high school youth conference, young adults ages 19 & 20 who wish to attend the conference should apply to volunteer at the conference as they cannot be registered with a group.
You can apply to volunteer at Steubenville NorCal here!
Housing is not included at Steubenville NorCal 2018 and groups will need to book hotels. A list of hotels with discounted rates can be viewed here!
Life Teen Steubenville Atlanta highly encourages priest participation. Priests are a wonderful witness and their presence helps young people consider this great vocation. We are greatly in need of priests during the conference to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Remember their registration fee is free and that a Statement of the Ordinary/Provincial form is required.
The required chaperone to youth ratio is 1 chaperone for up to every 8 youth. No teenagers will be allowed to drive to or from the conference site.
You can register for Steubenville NorCal 2018 right here! Contact Ashley Thomas at 800-809-3902 ext. 231 or by emailing email@example.com with any registration comments, questions or concerns you may have.
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.
Other housing arrangements must be made for bus drivers. Remember to mention Steubenville NorCal/Life Teen at your hotel.
Please inform Ashley Thomas in the registration 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 or have special meals prepared. We need to know this in advance, however, in order to do our best to accommodate your specific needs.
We do have a limited amount of scholarship money available. To apply for these funds, please download the form here: Scholarship Form
The Steubenville Youth Conferences, an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, are a series of 25 conferences across North America that help teens encounter the love of Christ every summer. Our mission is to build the Church by evangelizing, equipping, and empowering God’s children to become radical and joyful disciples. For more information about the Steubenville Conferences, visit steubenvilleconferences.com.