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University of Arizona // Tucson, AZ
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 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.
“See what love the Father has bestowed on us, that we may be called children of God.” -1 John 3:1
At the core of our being is a desire for meaningful connection and authentic relationship. We long to love and be loved, but how often do we just feel lonely?
As we search for ways to escape these feelings of isolation, there comes a small, quiet whisper that pierces through to the depths of our heart: “You are never alone, because you are Mine.”
This summer, over 50,000 Catholic teens across North America will attend one of 24 Steubenville Youth Conferences to encounter the God who calls us His sons and daughters. Come and experience His overwhelming love for you. You belong here.
Help more teens encounter Christ by donating to this conference!
Early Bird Cost: $210 (until June 1st)
Cost After June 1st: $225
Deposit Amount: $50
Deadline for Payment of Deposit: Two weeks after registering online
Deadline for Payment of Final Balance: June 1st
Steubenville West will be held at:
University of Arizona
1401 E University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Housing will be on-campus dorms provided by the university. Dorms will be assigned during registration.
We have a whole team ready to help you!
For registration questions, contact TJ Poynor at email@example.com.
For conference questions, contact Debbi Mesa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general Life Teen/Steubenville questions, contact Erika Niehaus at email@example.com.
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. All participants must be registered as part of a group with a group leader taking responsibility for adhering to the payment, cancellation, and paperwork policies.
The required chaperone to youth ratio is 1 chaperone for up to every 8 youth of the same gender. For example, if 4 girls and 2 boys are attending, there must be at least 1 female AND 1 male chaperone. All chaperones will need to provide proof of completing your (Arch)Diocesan Safe Environment requirements.
No, infants and children are not allowed at Steubenville conferences. Although we strongly support Catholic family life, our staffing, facility constraints, and insurance regulations at these conferences do not allow us to provide childcare. Meeting rooms are not designed for the care of young children. In addition, the focus of the group leaders & adult chaperones 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, this is not allowed.
No, because of security, liability, and safe environment requirements, we aren’t able to have visitors who aren’t registered participants attend any part of the conference.
We will be working with the site to determine the best place for buses, vans and cars to park. Please check back soon for more details. We will also include this in your welcome email prior to the conference.
Yes, you have two options to get your teen registered for the conference. You can form and register a small group comprised of yourself, your teen, and some of his or her friends. In that case you would be the group leader. We require a minimum group size of 3 and all groups must comply with the chaperone requirements. The other option is to find out if there is a parish in your area attending the conference and then you can contact the youth minister at that parish to see if they’d be willing to take your teen as a part of their group. Contact TJ Poynor (firstname.lastname@example.org) to see if any groups from your area are registered.
All participants attending the conference must complete a digital liability form. To fill out the digital paperwork for your child, you will need to get your group’s code or direct link from your group leader. This instructional video will walk you through the steps for completing the paperwork.
Please watch this instructional video that will walk you through how to access your group’s digital paperwork. If you are still having difficulty after watching the video, contact TJ Poynor (email@example.com).
We strongly encourage you to register your group as soon as possible in case the conference sells out and so that we can best prepare for your arrival. We will not be able to accept registrations or additions to groups after June 1st. Please refer to the registration section of the website for additional information about registration.
We love having priests attend the conference with their parishes! The registration fee for priests is waived in gratitude for their willingness to hear confessions, concelebrate mass, and be present to the teens during the conference. Registration for priests is being handled separately from group registration this year. All priests must register via Priest Registration. Do not include your priest in the numbers reserved for your group. If you have a priest that would like to attend the conference with your group, please visit the Priest Registration section of the conference website to read about the required priest paperwork and to fill out the form to get him registered.
Yes, but after May 15, you can only make substitutions of the same gender and age category (chaperone, 18 year old, or minor) due to housing arrangements. Please notify TJ Poynor (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the change and in your digital paperwork platform, you’ll need to delete the form of the person no longer attending and have the person replacing them fill out the form using your group’s code. If the replacement is an adult, make sure that you submit a new Safe Environment form immediately with their name included on it.
We have to hold all groups to the cancellation policies that were agreed to during registration. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable to the final balance. Parishes may drop unneeded spots until June 1. The $50 deposit will be forfeited, but the remaining balance will not be owed if spots are dropped before June 1. Spots may be dropped by emailing TJ Poynor at email@example.com. Parishes will be held responsible for payment in full for all spots not dropped by June 1. Be sure to pay attention to these deadlines. The best thing you can do is to find teens to attend! Our media kit can help you market the conference. You may want to consider inviting a neighboring parish who is not yet registered to join your group.
The exchanging of spots between parishes is not allowed. You may choose to bring participants from other parishes to fill spots you purchased, however, by doing so, you assume all responsibility for them as they are considered part of your group. They will be seated with your group, you must have enough chaperones to meet the required ratios, and their paperwork must be completed using your group’s code.
The bus driver is not permitted into the conference unless they are a paid in full participant with the proper paperwork submitted. We are not able to house bus drivers unless they are registered conference participants.
Please inform TJ Poynor (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible of any special needs an individual in your group may have so that we can accommodate to the best of our ability. For example, we can arrange to have an interpreter for someone who is hearing impaired during parts of the conference, but we need to know this in advance in order to meet specific needs.
Food allergy information is collected via the online digital liability form. Participants with food allergies must fill out that online form prior to June 15th in order for their allergy to be accommodated at the conference.
Are there teens in your group with a desire to grow in servant leadership and discipleship? If so, Steubenville offers a great opportunity for a small group of teens to take part in LEAD week prior to the conference. For more information about LEAD, CLICK HERE.
As an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, we are a series of 24 conferences across North America that help teens encounter the love of Christ every summer. Our mission is to build the Church by helping teens encounter the love of Jesus Christ. For more information about the Steubenville Conferences, CLICK HERE.