Stony Brook Church ~ YouthCon 2019

What is YouthCon?

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!

YouthCon Website CLICK HERE

for all the details! 


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 have more than 35 different options to 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. 



$395 Early Bird Registration -- Register between October 31, 2018 - January 27, 2019
$450 Conference Registration -- Register between January 28, 2019 - February 28, 2019
$550 Late Registration -- Register between February 28, 2019 and March 13, 2019

All participants must register for YouthCon ‘19 online at:
Families will make payment for their child(ren) to the local church and through the church’s Lead Youth Worker.
Payments cannot be made online.
Anyone attending who is 18 years of age or older at the time of the convention must complete child abuse
awareness training. This is required by all Glorieta Camps and Camp Eagle properties. 
Registration for YouthCon ‘19 will open October 31, 2018.
Register early! We will not be able to guarantee room arrangements for registrations or changes in registration
received after February 28, 2019