Steubenville | Rochester

Why Steubenville??

A Steubenville Youth Conference is primarily an invitation to spiritual growth. For some this means entering into a personal relationship with God for the first time. For others, this means a deeper and more mature acceptance of the gospel and the Church and a greater zeal to be a witness for Christ.

The conference weekend is about developing the gifts given at Baptism and sealed at Confirmation. It’s about hearing dynamic speakers instruct and challenge teens in: prayer, chastity, service, and the power of the sacraments. You will discover that Christianity is not for the weak and timid; it is not a crutch; and it is not boring! It is about meeting hundreds of people on fire for the Lord: laughing, crying, talking, singing, praying, dancing and being encouraged to take a stand for Christ.

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2017 conference details coming soon

July 14-16, 2017


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By far my favorite weekend EVER! The music the speakers mass adoration and confession were all so amazing! when asked what my favorite part of the weekend was in small group it was way to hard to decide. I love Steubenville! cant wait until next year already!!!!!!!! #Godis #steubienorth
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Frequently Asked Questions

Parent FAQs

Conference participants should bring modest clothing. All attendees are expected to dress in a fashion that represents modesty and good taste. Clothing must cover all undergarments and midriffs. Please refer to the Modesty Guideline located on the Group Leader Page. Participants may wish to bring a Bible and a journal to use for prayer, reflection and small group sharing. Attendees may also wish to bring spending money to use at the conference bookstore and food concessions, and a small backpack or sport-pack to carry any items that may be needed during conference sessions.

NOTE for On The Lake Attendees: For SOTL, if you are staying on campus at Carthage or Parkside, linens are not provided. Please bring sheets and pillows, towels, washcloths, etc. Only some of the dorms have air conditioning, so it is wise to pack a small fan. All participants will have their own bed.

NOTE for St. Paul Conference Attendees: Linens are not provided at the University of St. Thomas. Plan to bring sheets and pillows, towels, washcloths, etc. Only some of the UST dorms have air-conditioning, so it is wise to pack a small fan. Also, the sleeping arrangements typically require some of the participants to sleep on the floor, so it is suggested to bring a sleeping bag or mat.

Steubenville | Rochester: Local hotels at special conference rates.

Steubenville | On The Lake: Your Group leader has either chosen hotel housing or housing in dormitories on Carthage or Parkside campus.

Steubenville | St. Paul: Dormitories on The University of St Thomas (UST) campus.

Note: Bed and bathing linens are not provided. See “What should we bring” for more details.

No. All participants (teens and adults) must attend the entire conference arriving & departing with your group. The conference theme builds from one session to the next and it is important for participants to be present for the whole weekend. No late arrivals and/or early departures are allowed.

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Yes. In order to provide the best possible context for fellowship, sharing, ministry, and supervision, the youth conferences handles registration by groups only. A group is defined as one adult leader with one or more youth participants. Single registrations are not accepted.

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We are pleased to offer partial scholarships to a limited number of applicants. To apply for these funds, please complete the Scholarship Application by April 6, 2016. Franciscan LEAD applications are due by April 1, 2016.

Group Leader FAQs

Yes. You will need one male adult chaperone for every eight young men and one female adult chaperone for every eight young women.

Bus drivers will need to make reservations at local hotels for the weekend.

Steubenville | Rochester: No other food is available at the conference venue during the day however, Group Leaders may wish to order pizza and arrange for delivery to their hotel after the evening sessions on Friday and Saturday.

Steubenville | On The Lake: We are working on this detail.

Steubenville | St. Paul: Pizza will be available for delivery at the end of Friday and Saturday sessions. Group Leaders will receive pizza coupons in their arrival packets at check-in. In addition, concessions are open where the youth may purchase food items.

Group Leaders can check-in for their group at the conference site from 1:00-4:00pm on Friday.

We are pleased to offer partial scholarships to a limited number of applicants. To apply for these funds, please complete the Scholarship Application by April 6, 2016. Franciscan LEAD applications are due by April 1, 2016.

Youth: Incoming high school freshman through graduated high school seniors.

Group Leader: One assigned person organizing the trip and serving as a contact person to the Partnership for Youth (PFY) office. Written and oral communications take place between the Group Leader and the office.

Adult Chaperone: An adult (21 years of age or older), that is of solid character attending the conference to chaperone and attend to the youth. Chaperones must be in compliance with safe environment polices of their home diocese.

Young Adult: A young person, (between the age of 18-20), attending the conference with a group. They may attend the conference as a small group leader with your group, but CANNOT be counted as a chaperone. Young adults must be in compliance with safe environment polices of their home diocese.


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