|1:00-4:00pm||Registration (PSU Grand Ballroom)|
|4:15-6:30pm||Dinner (Groups will be split into three shifts for all meals)|
|6:15pm||Doors open (Great Southern Bank Arena)|
|6:45-9:30pm||General Session (to include Eucharistic Adoration and Keynote)|
|9:30-11:30pm||Reconciliation/Small Groups/Bookstore Open|
|8:00am||Arena Doors Open|
|8:30-10:45am||General Session (to include Saturday daily Mass)|
|12:00-12:45pm||Women’s Lunch (1st Shift)|
|12:00-1:45pm||Opportunity for Reconciliation|
|12:45-1:30pm||Women’s Lunch (2nd Shift)|
|1:30-3:45pm||Open Time: Recharge (Block Party, Bookstore Open)|
|3:15pm||Arena Doors Open|
|7:30-10:10pm||General Session (to include keynote and Eucharistic Holy Hour & Procession)|
|10:10-11:30pm||Small Groups/Reconciliation/Bookstore Open|
|9:00-10:15am||General Session (to include keynote)|
There are 2 Steubenville Mid-America conferences in 2024. The first weekend is July 5-7, and the second weekend is July 12-14.
Both are held on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. Located in the southwest corner of the state, Springfield is about three hours southwest of St. Louis, just north of Branson, MO. MSU is home to the Great Southern Bank Arena which will be where our programming is held.
Check in for the conferences will be between 1:00-4:00pm on the Fridays of the conference in the Plaster Student Union.
The conferences will end at 12:00pm on Sunday following the Celebration of Mass.
Yes! If there is a dietary restriction, ask a staff member in the dining hall where to go in order to let the dining staff know of the restriction. From there, the dining staff will make sure accommodations are met.
If dining in Blair-Shannon, participants with food allergies and restrictions will be served from the Salad Bar area. (The circular serving area to the left of the entrance)
If dining in Garst, the location will be the last serving area to the left from the entrance, the serving area is shaped like the letter U, this station is at the top left tip.
Low gluten hosts will be available outside Section A in the arena concourse during both Saturday and Sunday Masses.
Registration & Payment:
In 2023, there were 2 options for registration based on housing:
On Campus Option: $210.00 per person
On campus housing is included in the regular $210.00 Conference Fee. This housing will be on campus in Missouri State University’s dorms. Each room has two twin beds and three youth participants will be housed per room.
Off Campus Option: $170.00 per person
For groups opting to stay off campus in hotels, you may register using the “Off Campus Option”. This Conference Fee is $170 per person and includes conference entrance, Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, and Saturday dinner. All housing is up to the Group Leader to coordinate.
On-Campus Registration includes the conference entrance fee as well as 5 meals (from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast). If you choose the On-Campus Housing option, your housing on MSU’s campus is included.
Hotel Registration includes the conference entrance fee as well as 3 meals (Friday dinner and lunch and dinner on Saturday).
Look for the “Registration” item in the header menu of this website. Clicking it will lead to the group registration page. After registration goes live, you will see a registration form that you will need to complete in order to register your group. Before registration goes live, this page will only contain a message informing you that registration is not active.
2024 group registration will open February 8th, 2024 at 10:00am CST.
No. On the day of registration you will only need to know the number of participants, the number of young adults, the number of chaperones and the number of priest attending.
Yes. A non-transferable, non-refundable $50.00 deposit is due 10 business days after you initially register your group.
The final payment will be due on May 2, 2024. The final bill will be sent to Group Leaders immediately following the Drop Date on April 18, 2024. The group will be financially responsible for the spots originally registered for unless adjusted by the April 18th Drop Date.
No. All participants must register and attend the conference with a Group. A Group is defined as one adult leader with one or more teen participants. No individual registrations are accepted.
We have two housing options available with registration: On-campus housing and hotel off-campus. If you are on-campus, housing is provided. Off-campus housing will require you to organize your own housing/hotels.
If your group is staying on campus in the residence halls, youth participants will be housed 3 to a room and adult participants will be housed 2 to a room. The rooms have two beds, so please consider additional bedding or a twin size air mattress for the third youth participant.
No, you will need to bring bedding (sheets, blanket, sleeping bag etc.) for the beds in the residence hall rooms.
The Group Leader is the individual organizing the trip for their group or parish. The Group Leader must be 21 years old and attending the conference weekend. All correspondence and planning, prior to the conference will take place between this individual and the Office of Youth Ministry.
Chaperones must be 21 years of age and in compliance with their home Diocesan Child Protection Policies. (It is the responsibility of the Group Leader to ensure that all chaperones are in compliance). Chaperones should be prepared and able to walk long distances across campus, handle loud music in the sessions and keep up with active youth. The Office of Youth Ministry requires 1 chaperone for every 8 youth, per gender and no more than 1 per every 4 youth. Please call our Office with any questions about numbers. Each group should have at least 2 chaperones, even if the group is less than 8 youth.
Young Adults are individuals who are between the ages of 18 and 21 and past the summer after their senior year of high school. There should be no more than 1 young adult for every ten teen participants. Young Adults must also be in compliance with their home Diocesan Child Protection Policies.
Youth participants may range from incoming freshman (entering 9th grade in August of 2024) through graduated seniors (graduated in May of 2024).
The Archdiocese of St. Louis has a Chaperone to Teen ration of 1:8. Please keep in mind that we house different genders in separate buildings. Each group will need to bring both male and female chaperones if you are bringing both male and female teens. Each group should have at least 2 chaperones, even if the group is less than 8 youth.
No. With the best care of the teen participants in mind, children and infants are not allowed.
Yes. We encourage all groups to invite their parish priest to attend. Any priest who attends and is willing to hear confessions will be admitted to the conference for FREE! We coordinate priest housing and house all priests off campus in a near-by hotel, two priests to a room. There is a limited number of single rooms that can be bought out for $150 and are first come, first served by contacting the Office of Youth Ministry. Priests must register online with your group and submit a Certificate of Aptitude to the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau prior to the conference weekend.
- $21000per participant
- Dorm Room Housing
- 5 Meals
- $17000per participant
- Hotel Price Not Included
- 3 Meals
*Online group registration opens at 10:00am on February 8th, 2024. A non-refundable, non-transferable $50 deposit per participant will be due on February 22nd.
All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable unless the conference is canceled by us or a governmental agency.
If the Conference is not canceled but your group or individual participant chooses not to attend , there will be no refund.