YouthCon is a once-every-four-years event for high school students of the U.S. Mennonite Brethren churches. It’s four days of connecting, worshipping, learning and experiencing. It’s fun, challenging, relaxing, exhilarating, exhausting and exciting. It is one of the largest regular gatherings of USMB people and it’s been happening since 1975. YouthCon, or “the Mennonite Brethren National Youth Convention,” as it has historically been known, is a life-transforming event. (If you have been to YouthCon before we think you’re nodding your head like yeah…) Registrations fall 2018!
Late Night and Free Time Activities: The advantage of Glorieta is the multitude of built-in entertainment options. Glow in the dark dodgeball, beach party, karaoke at the firehouse and more! Each night there will be several options to enjoy.
Building relationships is at the heart of YouthCon and Camp Glorieta provides several options made to connect and learn.
Gathering Places– From the well-equipped common areas and sunny courtyards, to coffee shop and retail areas you’ll find groups playing games, deep in discussion or quiet study. You’ll be hard pressed to find a spot on campus where campers aren’t gathered.
Relaxing Spots– There are plenty of places to relax, think, or even do a prayer walk. Stake a claim at one of the many hammocks that are open for grabs. Find a soft patch of grass in one of our courtyards or own a rock overlooking the waterfront.
Coffee Shops– Order up, bust out the board games and let’s chat. Grab a cup and mellow out at several coffee shop locations.
YouthCon and Camp Glorieta will havemore than 35 different optionsto do during free time all around the camp. Trust us, you won’t run out of things to do! Check out the map for all the options. And most will be included in the YouthCon price! TALK ABOUT CHOICE OVERLOAD!"
YouthCon will be Wednesday, April 3 to Sunday, April 7.This is a slight change from previous conventions.We have added a full day to the convention, with a new twist.We understand that most students will be missing several days of school, this is unavoidable, so we tried to make the best of it.We tried to choose a weekend that worked for Camp Glorieta, and possibly be around their Spring Break.So even though it is Wednesday – Sunday there are some strategic decisions that were made to benefit each youth ministry.
The first session will begin late Wednesday evening, so those groups who are traveling from far away will not miss anything.Most groups will be spending all day traveling so a late night option will be welcomed.
Then the biggest change… there will be no programming on Sunday.In years past one of the hardest parts of the youth workers were returning to work the next day after the convention.Usually, we have our last session that morning which finishes around 11:00 a.m. then everyone loads up and hits the road for a very long day.And the groups who have to drive a long distance doesn’t get home until the middle of the night.And some youth groups even skip the last session to make it home in time.So we switched things up!The only thing that is planned for the last day is breakfast (and you can even skip that)!So if you have a long drive, you can get back home at a decent hour.Believe us, your adult volunteers with thank you, and you won’t miss a thing.
A detailed schedule will be available as we get closer to the date.