General FAQs

Where is Benedictine College? Benedictine College is located along the Missouri River, 45 minutes northwest of Kansas City.


What is the closest airport? The closest airport is Kansas City International (MCI) which is approximately a 45 minute drive from campus.


Will you provide rides to and from the airport? Transportation is available upon request. Please contact maggiecrider@gmail.com as soon as possible.

 

How do I register? Registration will be available online closer to the event. Check back soon!
 

Where will I sleep? All participants will be housed in the college dormitories. All rooms sleep two and have communal bathrooms. Linens will be provided, but please bring a pillow and towel!

 

Emergency Contact? Staff will be available 24/7 during the conference to answer any questions and handle any emergencies which may arise. Please contact Benedictine College Ministry at 913-360-7655.


Are scholarships available? We want every student interested to be able to participate, regardless of financial means. Please contact maggiecrider@gmail.com to request additional information.

 

Are meals provided? Meals are provided through Aarmark catering. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or dietary needs.

 

What ages can attend? The conferences are open to students ages 13-19, who are entering their freshman year of high school through class of ‘12 graduates.


What is included in my registration fee? The conference fee includes all sessions, housing, meals, activities and t-shirt.

 

What is the dress code? This conference is casual! Modest, comfortable clothing is recommended. Please do not wear short shorts, spaghetti strap tank tops, tube tops or anything that does not promote Christian values, including references to tobacco, drugs or alcohol products.


What happens if I lose something? Benedictine College is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please clearly label all personal items and leave valuables at home.


I'm concerned for the safety of my teen. In the interest of protecting our young people from abuse or threat of danger, Benedictine College Ministry is requiring ALL group leaders to be VIRTUS trained. We desire our conferences to be a place where parents feel safe in sending their teens.


What if my teen has a disability? Please contact the Benedictine College Ministry office at maggiecrider@gmail.com or 913-360-7655 in advance if your teen has a medical necessity or handicap that requires special attention. Benedictine College Ministry will do its best to accommodate any special needs.

 

What do I need to bring?

  • Toiletries (e.g., toothbrush, toothpaste, contact lens case and solution, soap, deodorant, shampoo)
  • Pillow (linens will be provided)
  • Towel
  • Comfortable and modest clothing
  • Comfortable shoes and athletic shoes for activities
  • Pajamas
  • Alarm Clock
  • Light sweater or Jacket
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  •  Water bottle
  • Positive Attitude
  • Fire in your heart for Christ!
  • Rosary (suggested)
  • Bible (suggested)
  • Journal (suggested)
  • CATHEDRAL: Business Casual outfit for the Dedication Banquet, notebook for note taking, pens/pencils
  • VOICE: Dress outfit for final performance, notebook for note taking

 

Will there be a bookstore? Yes, The Raven Store is filled with a variety of Benedictine and Christian themed items such as jewelry, music and clothing. The bookstore will be open and will be listed in your schedule of events.


Can I bring my cell phone? As young adults, students are expected to demonstrate discipline, courtesy, and responsibility when it comes to their cell phones. During any activity, please silence your phone and save emails/texting/surfing for break times. Please respect the presenters and other participants by keeping usage to a minimum.


Can I pay with Credit Card on the day of the conference? Yes, you can pay with your credit card. All credit card information will be taken down during check in and processed at a later time. If you are uncomfortable with this format of paying we accept checks and cash as well. There is an ATM on campus in the Student Union if needed. PAYMENT IS DUE IN FULL by the start date of the conference, or participants will be unable to attend.


Can I make changes to my online registration after I have submitted it? Please contact maggiecrider@gmail.com if changes need to be made.


Where are the restroom facilities & showers? Dormitories will have communal bathrooms for participants.


Where do I pick up my dorm key? Check in will occur at Elizabeth Hall. You will receive an information packet following completed registration including a campus map and detailed check-in instructions.


Are there sheets and towels in the dorms? Linens will be provided, but don’t forget a towel!


Are the dorms air conditioned? Absolutely!


What happens if I lose the keys to my room? For security reasons, report any lost or missing keys to a member of staff immediately. A lock change will need to be performed on your room and you will be charged a fee. Please, for your safety and the others around you, keep your keys safe!


I've looked over the information, and I still can't decide if I should come. What should I do? Email the conference director, Cassie Goodman, at maggiecrider@gmail.com. We're always happy to tell you more about the conference, faculty and events, and to help you figure out the best option!


Additional Questions? Please contact Cassie Goodman at maggiecrider@gmail.com or Phone: 913-360-7655

 

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