Details:

  • Conference Schedule info
    • On-site check-in begins 9 am Saturday, March 26
    • Conference concludes with lunch Sunday, March 27
    • We’re hoping to be able to provide more breakout sessions, moving around, and mixing with other parishes this year
    • Conference includes House band, prayer, catered meals, Mass, breakout speakers, evening social with entertainment, and keynote speaker Stacey Sumereau. Find more about her inspiring story here!
  • Accommodations
    • Bunkhouse and tent accommodations (we’ll ask for those who would like to sleep in tents on individual registration forms and will use only if we exceed our cabin capacity)
  • Registration
    • Deposits are $50 per person
    • Final payments are due March 21
    • Early bird discounts ($20 off with registration before Jan 10 and deposits paid by Jan 14; $10 off if registered by Feb. 10 and deposits paid by Feb. 14) and Yes-I-want-to-stay-in-a-tent bonuses available
    • Please contact Angie (ruralyouth@archkck.org) if you need to coordinate a custom payment arrangement
    • Please send all payments directly to the ArchKCK Youth Office, ATTN: RYMO, 12615 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66109
  • Planning
    • We will have an optional parish group shirt contest on Saturday
    • New information! Saturday evening’s social theme is beach (of course, no swimming suits allowed), country, or country club. Prizes for participation.
    • Sunday, participants will be encouraged to wear their conference shirt and/or dress nicely for Mass
    • We ask that participants dress modestly (and comfortably). Please, no leggings and keep shorts at an appropriate length
    • New posting! Service opportunity: Bring hygiene items to help Catholic Charities pack kits for distribution in rural areas. Please bring any of the following items: full-sized shampoo; full-size body wash or bar soap; full-size deodorant; toothbrushes; full-size toothpaste.
    • This is a BYOLC event (Bring Your Own Lawn Chair)
    • Our number one focus is to provide an opportunity for our kids to encounter our Lord throughout this conference. Adults, please pray for your kids and for patience before and during the conference. Let us, as adults, not do anything that stands in the way.
  • Extras
    • Space is limited, so make plans with your group now
    • Each group needs to provide their own gender-specific chaperones (suggested ratio for this event 1:8)
    • CoVid considerations: We will be following mandates for Franklin County if there are any at the time of the conference. Any participants who wish to wear masks or keep extra distance from other participants will be welcome to do so.
    • Please let us know if you have any extra needs so that we may make appropriate accommodations
    • Questions or more info: ruralyouth@archkck.org or call/text (785) 221-2644
    • All are welcome, and we can’t wait to see you!!

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