SEE YOU IN JULY 2020
“Restore us, O God of hosts; let thy face shine, that we may be saved.” Psalm 80:3
REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 1, 2020
REGISTRATION - GROUP
1. Group Leader/Youth Minister completes an online registration form (see link below)
2. Confirmation email with portal login info and links for liability forms is sent to GL
3. GL sends appropriate link to each potential participant
4. Each participant completes liability form via link - and is then registered
5. All current registered participants shows up on GL's portal.
There must be one adult chaperone (over the age of 21) for each group of 1-8 same-gender youth. Young adults are welcome and may serve as small group helpers, but not as chaperones. Anyone graduating prior to 2019 and younger than 21 at the time of the conference is considered a Young Adult and will need to be screened as an adult. All Adults and Young Adults must be in compliance with the Safe Environment policies.
Group Leader: Adult who serves as main contact prior to and during conference
Youth: Incoming high school freshmen through 2018 graduated high school seniors
Chaperone: Adult at least 21 years old
Young Adult: Graduated prior to 2019 and under 21 years old
Conference Cost On-Campus option -- $220 per person
Dorm housing at Gonzaga University and five meals included
Conference Cost Off-Campus option -- $170 per person
Registration and three meals included (breakfasts NOT included)
(No cost for non-chaperone priests attending with group.)
If you choose to stay off campus, limited rooms are available at group rates at the following hotels (all within walking distance of the venue):
Ruby River Hotel (used to be Red Lion River Inn): $119 single, double, triple, or quad per night. Includes basic continental breakfast. Ruby River Hotel link
MUST BOOK BY JULY 5
Holiday Inn Express: $114/single, double, triple, or quad per night. Includes breakfast. Holiday Inn Link MUST BOOK BY MAY 26
Fairfield Inn: $119/single, double, triple, or quad per night. Includes breakfast.
To reserve, call Fairfield Inn 509-747-9131 and ask for the group block code SMSR. MUST BOOK BY JUNE 24
Ruby2: $109/single, double, triple, or quad per night (double-size beds). Includes
free limited continental breakfast or $5 voucher. Parking is $5/day. To reserve, call Hotel Ruby2 at 509-838-8504 and ask for the Spiritus Ministries group rate.
MUST BOOK BY JUNE 26
Best Western Plus: $139.95/single, double, triple, or quad per night. Includes breakfast. Best Western Plus Link MUST BOOK BY JULY 12
Quality Inn Downtown: $148/single, double, triple, or quad per night. Includes breakfast. Quality Inn Link MUST BOOK BY JUNE 26
These are a little less expensive and located in Spokane Valley (10-15 minute drive):
Holiday Inn Express: $114/single, double, triple, or quad per night. $134/up to six per night. Includes breakfast. Holiday Inn Valley Link MUST BOOK BY MAY 26
Super 8 by Wyndham: $105.40/double, $109.60/triple, $113.90/quad. Includes breakfast. Call 509-928-4888 and ask for Spiritus Ministries block.
MUST BOOK BY JULY 12
New addition: Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Rd, Spokane 99223
Double twin bed rooms $50 per person for the 2-night stay
( "Supervisor" full bed rooms with private full bathroom are available for group leaders and chaperones at the same cost.) Breakfast at Gonzaga, if desired.
Contact Kristen Parker at email@example.com 509-448-1224 x100 to reserve.
GROUPS REGISTER HERE
REGISTRATION - RELIGIOUS VOCATION
There is no fee for non-chaperone priests who hear confessions throughout the weekend.
There is limited housing available at Bishop White Seminary on Gonzaga's campus.
Please indicate your need for housing on your registration form.
Priests assigned outside of the Diocese of Spokane must provide a Testimony of Suitability for Ministry. Priests accompanying groups will register through their Group Leader. Priests attending independently, please REGISTER HERE
Deacon/Seminarian/Religious Sisters (NOT attending with group and NOT volunteering) Costs:
We will provide a meal bracelet for lunch and dinner on Saturday. Lodging in 2-bedroom apartments at Gonzaga is available ($35/night). Please indicate "Housing Needed" on registration form if desired. REGISTER HERE
NOTE: Deacons, Seminarians and Religious Sisters accompanying groups will register through their Group Leader. Those who want to serve as Volunteers, please register below.
REGISTRATION - VOLUNTEERS
Our volunteers are the reason we are able to offer this life-changing weekend to the youth of the Northwest. We are so very thankful for each and every one. Starting Thursday and continuing through Sunday afternoon, we welcome any time you are able to commit to helping us out. As a Steubenville Northwest volunteer, you will be given the opportunity to sign up to serve in particular areas (e.g. ushering, bookstore, first aid, etc.). If your preference isn’t available, we appreciate your willingness to serve where needed.
It costs $65 for meals and $70 for housing per person over the conference weekend. Donations are appreciated to offset this cost.
Out of town volunteers may be housed on Gonzaga University's campus in two-bedroom apartments. Please indicate this need on your registration form.
Alternative lodging is available at nearby hotels. Please see "Resources" tab (above).
If you would like to join this group of amazing, life-giving adults, please REGISTER HERE
For more information, contact our Volunteer Ministry Lead
All volunteers must show proof of being Safe Environment compliant.
LEAD is a five-day training retreat for teens who are ready to step up to the next level in leadership. It immediately precedes the conference weekend, and prepares teens to go back to their youth groups and communities equipped and empowered to share their Catholic faith through leadership, evangelization, and discipleship. The 2019 cost for Franciscan LEAD is $450 (which includes a $100 scholarship). Click HERE for more information.
INCREASE -- CANCELLED
INCREASE is the perfect transition for your youth group from HEARING the message of Jesus Christ to SHARING the message of Jesus Christ. This opportunity follows the Steubenville Northwest Conference weekend from Sunday evening to Tuesday afternoon, and is capped at the first 100 participants. Join other youth groups as they work together to paint, aid those in need of a little extra help around the house, mow some lawns, and experience the JOY of simply serving others. 2019 cost is $115 per person and includes lodging at Gonzaga and meals (breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday). JULY 28 - JULY 30, 2019 Click HERE for more information.
SILVERWOOD THEME PARK
Many of the groups attending Steubenville Northwest begin their weekend with a trip to Silverwood Theme Park in Idaho. We are able to get a volume discount on admission and meals. 2019 price is about $57 per person, and the registration link will be active in May. We welcome all interested Group Leaders to contact Lucy@silverwoodthemepark.com or click here for informational flyer with discount code.
CONFERENCE T-SHIRTS2019 conference T-shirts are available
by pre-order for $17-$20 each.
If interested, please complete a T-Shirt Order Form
For customized shirts, please contact Bob Falkner at firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
General Conference Info Flyer General Conference Info Flyer - Spanish
ONGOING: $50 non-refundable deposit (per person) is due within two weeks of online group registration. Those groups with deposits paid will be assigned dorms first.
JUNE 1: Last day to pre-order T-shirts T-shirt order form
JUNE 1: Group registrations due (A $15/person late fee will be applied for any spots reserved after June 1)
JUNE 1: Last day to drop spots -- Full payment will be charged for all spots reserved as of this date
JUNE 20: FINAL PAYMENT DUE (Balance is based on number of spots reserved as of June 1 + any new registrants)
JUNE 20: ALL supplemental registration forms due (All forms may be found here.)
CODE OF CONDUCT - all who register as adults and young adults
VERIFICATION FORM - one per group, listing all who register as adults and young adults
HOUSING FORM - one per group, listing all those staying on campus
BRING-A-FRIEND PROGRAM FORM (optional)