State Coordinator: Nancy Bennett
Where to Meet
Four Day Class: Please meet in the Micah Building (680 State Street, Salem) by 12:45pm on the Monday of your class. A TeenPact staffer will meet and direct you to the classroom.
One Day Class: Meet in the Rotunda of the Capitol where a TeenPact Staff Member will greet and direct you to Hearing Room 50, which is located in the basement of the Capitol. Parents are expected to attend the class with their student. Please bring a packed lunch, and don’t forget to complete and bring your homework to the class!
Political Communication Workshop: Meet in a Rotunda of the Capitol at 9:45am on the Friday of your class. A TeenPact Staff Member will direct you to the class room.
What to Bring
To the Capitol:
– Your completed homework with your name on each page
– Please purchase lunch during your online class registration; if you are commuting from home and do not wish to purchase lunch, you may bring a bagged lunch from home each day
– A Bible, notebook and pen
– Please review our dress code before attending the class
To the Camp:
– Pillow, towel, sheets & blanket or sleeping bag
– Comfortable clothes (see dress code)
– Board and/or card games to share (optional)
– Snack to share (optional)
What NOT to Bring:
– Any sort of knife or firearm
– CD players, iPods, etc.
The Four Day Class will meet in the Micah Building (680 State Street). The One Day Class will meet in Hearing Room 50 in the Capitol (900 Court Street). Parking is limited around the Capitol, so be prepared to walk if needed. 10-hour visitor meters are located on Court Street and require approximately $1.00 per hour. Alternatively, $15.00 day passes are sold in Room 49 of the Capitol. These passes may be used in any 2 hour metered parking spaces within the area defined on the back of the pass. They allow you to park all day and to have the option of moving your car if needed. Limited available free parking may be found in a City of Salem lot located on State Street between Liberty and High (short walk to Micah Bldg and Capitol).
Housing and Afternoon Session
Students are invited to stay with the staff at Aldersgate Retreat, located in Willamette Valley, Oregon. In addition to the time at the Capitol, staying at the camp gives students the opportunity to relax and fellowship with like-minded peers in a more casual environment. Students play games, participate in small groups, play Ultimate Frisbee, enjoy a time of worship, and are challenged by a message from the Class Director. Time at Aldersgate Retreat is an integral part of the TeenPact experience, allowing students to combine the academic emphasis at the Capitol with a spiritual focus on students’ relationships with God and one another.
Lodging, transportation, breakfasts and dinners are included in the residential camp fee of $150 for 3 nights or $190 for 4 nights. We encourage parents to come and enjoy the week as chaperones and assist with student transportation at a discounted rate of $120 for 3 nights or $155 for 4 nights. To reserve your slot at the camp, please register online.