F.A.Q.

How much will it cost?

The cost for City of Saints Teen Conference is $210 per participant (chaperones and teens). The fee will include accommodations and meals.

Who can attend?

High School aged teens may attend City of Saints Teen Conference, from those who are entering 9th grade in the fall through those who just graduated in 2017

How many chaperones will our group need to bring?

2 adult chaperones are needed for the first 10 teen participants  your group registers. For every 10 participants registered after that, 1 additional chaperone is required. If registering male and female participants, then at least 1 male and 1 female chaperone are required.

How large of a group can we register?

As long as there is space available, and you are registering an appropriate number of chaperones, there is no limit to the group size.

Can we sign up by mail?

No, registration for City of Saints Teen Conference is 100% online.

Do groups have to pay all at once?

Yes. We are not able to accept monthly payments. We suggest that parishes make arrangements for participants to make monthly payments, if necessary, to the parish. We require the entire balance to be paid to us by June 9, 2017.

Will the permission forms be sent by mail, or are they going to be available online?

All paperwork including permission forms are available online for group leaders to download. Forms will be made available February 1, 2017.

What other costs are there?

Groups attending City of Saints Teen Conference may incur additional transportation costs. It is up to each group to determine those costs and charge the participants in the group the correct amount. Additionally, there will be a plaza at City of Saints Teen Conference and participants may wish to bring extra spending money to buy items from vendors at the marketplace.

When do we have to sign up by?

Register early! Registration opens on All Saints Day every year. Spaces are limited, and once we reach capacity we will close registrations.

Do we have to stay on campus if we live in the area? Will we have to pay the full amount if we don’t stay on campus?

Groups that are located near the site are not required to stay on campus but it is highly recommended that you do stay. Please remember that the days are very long at the conference and you would be traveling home at the end of the day at midnight, and back to campus very early in the morning. Additionally, there is no price break for staying off campus. The cost is still $210 per participant.

What items are the participants allowed to bring…e.g. iPad, blanket, pillow, games…?

While we do not ban participants from bringing iPads, or other tablets to City of Saints Teen Conference, keep in mind that two important aspects of the conference are the opportunity for your group to deepen its bonds as a group, and for teens to have an opportunity to strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ. Please do not allow these items to be used in any way that detracts from these aspects of the conference. Additionally, please note that bags are not allowed in the dining hall. There will be one time use combo lockers available for bags, however neither City of Saints Teen Conference nor UCLA are responsible for items left behind, lost or stolen from any location at any time during the conference.

Participants do not need to bring blankets and pillows. If they do bring these items, they must remain in the dorms and not be brought into events at Royce Hall or other locations.

Games are allowed, and you may want to provide them for your group to play during travel. Keep in mind that the conference schedule is very full, but participants are welcome to play board games during down time.

Participants are not allowed to bring alcohol, illicit drugs or cigarettes. California law states that cigarette smoking is not permitted by anyone under 21, and adults may only smoke cigarettes in designated smoking areas.

Can we bring extra snacks for our group?

Yes, you may bring extra snacks for your group. Please keep in mind however, that bags are not permitted in the dining hall nor food is allowed in Royce Hall.

Can chaperones stay in the same building with the teens?

The teens will all be housed together in the same building as a group, along with a sufficient number of adult chaperones to supervise. Each building will be gender specific. However, if a group registers more adults (18 years and older) than are required to chaperone the group, the additional adults will be housed at a separate location.

Who can chaperone?

All adults/chaperones attending City of Saints Teen Conference with their group must be compliant with their (Arch) Diocese’s Safe Environment policies and procedures (fingerprinting/background checks) including compliances with required Safe Environment Adult Training.  Chaperones must also be over 21 years of age and accompany the teens under their supervision at all times.

How many participants will be housed per room?

Depending on the location, anywhere from a minimum of two to a maximum of eight.

Do you offer scholarships?

Yes, we will have a limited amount of funds to award scholarships. Applicants seeking financial assistance must submit a Scholarship Request Form by March 31, 2017. The application must be mailed to 3424 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010 (Attention: Victoria Radleigh) or emailed to vradleigh@la-archdiocese.org. The steering committee will review all applications and notify the parish by April 14th. For more information contact Victoria Radleigh at vradleigh@la-archdiocese.org or 213-637-7674.