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Experience life as a United States Senator, Representative, Lobbyist, or Reporter. This event is designed to put you in the shoes of a person of influence in a Mock Legislature environment to train you to impact policy and culture for Christ.

 

For years TeenPact students have raved about the vibrant, interactive “Mock Legislature” portion of our state class. With this in mind, we created a national-scale event called TeenPact Congress. It is a legislative experience unlike anything TeenPact has ever produced.

 

During this event, students will have the opportunity to serve as U.S. TeenPact Senators, Representatives, Lobbyists, and Reporters, as they walk through the legislative process from opening session to sine die. In this “hands on” environment, each participant will learn, practice and defend the theory and process of representing citizens and making public policy.  Students will have the ability to sponsor bills, participate in committee meetings, and work with lobbyists, as well as debate and amend bills on the floors of the Florida House and Senate Chambers. Those interested in our media track will be able to take part in live press conferences and interviews, followed by the opportunity to report on their investigative findings.

 

After the heat of daily legislative battles, students will return to camp and experience the joy of TeenPact Worship, competition of Ultimate Frisbee, and the spiritual growth of TeenPact Rendezvous. End your summer with TeenPact friends and an experience that will make a lasting impression on your life!

 

Positions are subject to availability and are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis; register today to ensure your position. Those interested in media are encouraged to sign up to be a reporter, as you will have tracks special to your field.

Contact Information

Benjamin Sullivan, Program Director - congress@teenpact.com

Alexis Moore, Assistant Program Director - alexis.moore@teenpact.com

TeenPact Congress
Registration Closed

  • Tallahassee, FL August 5-10, 2018
    Students: $339Parents: $269
Program Director Benjamin Sullivan Event Director TBA

FOR THOSE DRIVING

Please arrive at the camp between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 5. Plan to leave the camp between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10. If you are in need of carpooling information for your area, please contact Alexis Moore at alexis.moore@teenpact.com

 


 

FOR THOSE FLYING

Please book your flights in and out of Tallahassee, FL (TLH). Plan to fly in between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 5. Plan to depart aft 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10. TeenPact Staff will meet you at your baggage claim when you arrive. Please wear a TeenPact t-shirt to help us find you. We will deliver you back to your ticketing counter for your departing flight.

 

Please login to teenpact.com/events to enter and confirm your travel information.

WOODMEN OF THE WORLD CAMP

We will be staying at the Woodmen of the World’s Richard W. Ervin Youth Camp.

 

Address: 22459 NE Woodman of the World Road, Hosford, FL 32334

 

If you enter this address into a navigation system, not that the street name is spelled “Woodman” rather than “Woodmen”. Please enter the address accordingly for proper directions.

BRING THIS

  • Pillow and Bedding
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Bible, notebook, and pen
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack to share at Coffeehouse (Girls bring sweet, Guys bring salty)
  • Money for the TeenPact store (optional)
  • One outfit you don’t mind getting messy

 


 

NOT THAT

Remember, we will be media-free during this week so plan on leaving any cell phones, tablets, laptops, books, etc. in your suitcase during the week unless they’re being used for on-site assignments.

To create a distraction-free atmosphere, please bring only clothing that adheres to our Dress Code.

 

Congress requires several types of attire during the week:

 

  • Casual: Bring a casual outfit for every day during free time and evening sessions.

 

  • Traditional Professional: Bring four days of Traditional Professional outfits, as you wore to your State Class.

 

  • Business Casual: Bring one Business Casual outfit for a special evening event.

 

For more information on the standards for each type of attire, visit teenpact.com/dress-code or email Alexis Moore at alexis.moore@teenpact.com.

CONGRESS ROLES

  • Senators & Representatives: Will be responsible for researching the bills ahead of time and choosing which bills they would like to sponsor on a first come-first served basis. Each legislator will be assigned to a committee and will participate in the process of examining, debating, & voting bills out of committee. Once bills are passed through committee they are heard during legislative sessions in the House and Senate.

 

  • Lobbyist: Will be lobbying on behalf of or in opposition to different bills during committee meetings and House and Senate Floor activities. Lobbyists have the opportunity to work with legislators to affect change in legislation on behalf of their clients by building relationships and finding compromise all sides can agree on.

 

  • Reporter: Will be researching different news stories during the Congress legislative session working to report quality news. Reporters may write articles for and publish a daily newspaper, record nightly broadcasts, produce a daily podcast, photograph events for print, or any combination thereof. From political beat writing to editorial columns, broadcast journalism and photography; reporters for TeenPact Congress uphold the important duty of giving the people the news they have the right to know.

 


CONGRESS BILL BOOK

 

Download Bill Book

 


 

CONGRESS STUDENT HANDBOOK

 

Download Student Handbook

 

 

Parents and other Chaperones play a huge role at TeenPact events and we love having them involved! If you are a parent who would like to attend Congress with your student, register at teenpact.com/events.