There are 2 Steubenville Mid-America conferences in 2020. The first weekend is July 10-12, and the second weekend is July 17-19.
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 John Q. Hammons Arena and Juanita K. Hammons Theatre which will be where our programming is held.
Registration & Payment:
There are 2 options for registration based on housing:
On Campus Option: $195.00 per person
On campus housing is included in the regular $195.00 Conference Fee. This housing will be on campus in Missouri State University’s dorms. Please note: Each room will have two single dorm beds. Three people will be staying in each room; this includes chaperones and young adults. Males and females are housing in different buildings and teens and adults must be housed in different rooms.
Off Campus Option: $155.00 per person
For groups opting to stay off campus in hotels, you may register using the “Off Campus Option”. This Conference Fee is $155 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.
Group registration will open February 6th, 2020 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.
Final payment is due on May 8th, 2020
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 in the dorms, each room has two beds. Teens will be housed with three individuals per room. Adult chaperones will be housed two individuals per room.
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. Please call our Office with any questions about numbers.
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.
Youth participants may range from incoming freshman (entering 9th grade in August of 2020) through graduated seniors (graduated in May of 2020).
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.
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. Priests must register online with your group and submit a Certificate of Aptitude to the Office of Youth Ministry.
- $19500per participant
- Dorm Room Housing
- 5 Meals
- $15500per participant
- Hotel Price Not Included
- 3 Meals
*Online group registration opens at 10:00am on February 6th, 2020. A $50 deposit per participant will be due on February 20th. Your final payment is due on May 8th.