Required Items


  • Bed linens or sleeping bag

  • Pillow

  • Bath towel

  • Toiletries: Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.

  • Appropriate clothing:

    • In order to foster a sense of unity and modesty, the Conference provides T-Shirts and requires them to be worn during the conference starting on Friday. For Thursday arrival, participants must wear a youth group t-shirt or other t-shirt. Avoid clothing with offensive messages.

    • Shorts and skirts may be worn if they come to the knees.

    • No ripped jeans, leggings or yoga pants.

    • Athletic clothes and shoes: During recreation times, participants may change out of their Conference T-Shirt into a different T-shirt for recreation, no tank tops. Athletic shorts are allowed during recreation time (not too short). 

    • Those who violate the dress code will be required to change.

    • For sleeping clothes, you may bring shorts, lounge pants, pajamas, etc.

  • Special personal items you need for yourself

  • Medications: Parents must indicate if and what prescription medications will be brought to the Conference.

    • Medications must be well-labeled with concise directions including dosage and frequency. Medications can be given and administered by the nurse by requesting to do so on the online registration form.

  • Food (Dietary Restrictions): All meals will be provided and most food allergies and restrictions are accounted for. If a participant needs to bring specific food items, they may be stored in the dorm kitchen, with refrigeration available. ​

  • Food (Snacks): Participants are allowed to bring snacks for in the dorms, but must follow these guidelines:

    • Food is to be eaten only in the common areas such as lounges and lobbies. No food in dorm rooms.

    • Food should be snacks, not meals and should be purchased in advance of the conference (no trips to the grocery store). 

    • Participants should bring snacks with the intention of sharing with others

    • Food must respect extreme allergy restrictions: NO nuts or nut butter of any kind (tree nuts, peanuts, etc). 

    • Lounge/common areas must be cleaned up after snacks to maintain this privilege. 


Recommended Items


  • Earplugs (if you’re a light sleeper)

  • Light sweater or jacket (it can get chilly and windy in the evenings)

  • Umbrella or poncho

  • Athletic shoes (for activities in the sports fields and gym)

  • Kneeling pad (available in the garden section of Target or other stores) for the holy hours and Masses. Please label the pad with your name before you come.

  • Note pad and pens for taking notes

  • Kleenex/tissues

  • Bath mat or flip flops for shower

  • Inexpensive camera (cell phones not allowed). *NOTE: photos of the religious are not allowed without their consent. 




  • OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS: these will be available as needed from the nurse

  • ILLEGAL ITEMS: alcohol, tobacco, and all illegal drugs and substances

  • WEAPONS AND INAPPROPRIATE ITEMS: knives, firearms, fireworks, magazines, animals, etc.

  • CELL PHONES, iPODS, ETC: Do not bring cell phones, iPods, CD players, radios or any electronic devices (In case of an emergency, a chaperone cell phone may be used).

  • VALUABLE ITEMS: such as expensive jewelry or cameras, large amounts of cash, etc. We cannot guarantee the safety of such items.