Through dynamic experiences, TeenPact seeks to inspire youth in their relationship with Christ and train them to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend the Christian faith, and engage the culture around them. “Changing lives to change the world” is more than a vision statement to us. It’s what we do every day.
At TeenPact, we believe students learn best by doing. That’s why our State Classes are comprised of focused hands-on leadership training. With classes offered across the nation and for students ages 8-19, young people will quickly discover how to embrace their call as the next generation of leaders through the unique tools, teaching, and opportunities TeenPact provides.
Our Alumni Events take students deeper in their relationship with Christ as they build lasting community and grow through intentional leadership training. While events activities range from meeting legislators on Capitol Hill to team building in South Dakota, the focus is the same – training students to be influential and servant-hearted leaders.
The culmination of the TeenPact season, National Convention is the largest gathering of TeenPact students every year. Will you be there?
Be challenged and encouraged by speakers, small group discussions, and focused quiet time. Engage in wholehearted worship surrounded by hundreds of other TeenPacters. Experience the energy and excitement of the highly-contested national TeenPact election as a voter, campaign volunteer, or candidate. Compete with friends in soccer, volleyball, and ultimate frisbee tournaments, listen to live music and play games at Coffeehouse, and make unforgettable memories.
The National Convention Blog
Learn more about the National Convention experience and vision behind National Convention through student stories, event recaps, and thought posts on the National Convention blog.
May 23-29, 2022
Program Director Quinton Cools
Event Director Peter Martin
How to get to here. It’s really the most important detail.
National Convention will be held at Lee University, located in Cleveland, Tennessee. Just 30 miles from Chattanooga, this beautiful campus is the ideal location for TeenPact’s largest event.
For those driving
Please arrive at Lee University between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23. You can plan on leaving Lee by 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 29. If you are interested in organizing a carpool, we would be more than happy to connect you with other Students from your area. Please let us know by contacting the TeenPact National Office at [email protected].
For those flying
Please book your flight into Chattanooga, TN (CHA). Please arrive between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23. TeenPact Staff will meet you at your baggage claim when you arrive. Please wear a TeenPact shirt to help us find you! You should plan to depart Chattanooga after 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 29. We will deliver you back to your ticketing counter when you depart.
NOTE: Due to scheduling, all National Convention attendees will be dropped off at the airport by 12:00 p.m. If your flight is later in the day, be prepared to wait in the airport until your departure.
We are not able to make airport runs to Nashville, Knoxville, or Atlanta, but we may be able to connect you with someone driving through these cities. If you would like to assist with Student pickup, please let us know. Contact the TeenPact National Office at [email protected] for more details or for any other travel requests.
Please login to your account at teenpact.com/events to enter your Travel Information once confirmed.
Bring This, Not That
Be sure to read over this packing list before you come!
Bedding (Pillow, sheets/blanket/sleeping bag. NOTE: Mattresses are extra long and require extra long twin sheets)
Towel and toiletries
Bible, notebook, pen, reusable water bottle, umbrella, flashlight
A snack to share at Coffee House (girls bring sweet, guys bring salty. Please avoid peanut-based snacks.)
Campaign material (if applicable)
Money for the TeenPact store (optional)
Shower shoes (optional)
Remember, we will be media-free during National Convention so plan on leaving your iPods, laptops, books, etc. in your suitcase during the week.
There is no homework for this event.
What to Wear
Dress for the occasion . . . which happens to be a TeenPact event!
Dress is casual for the week, but some people like to dress up a little bit in the evenings.
If you’re a candidate, consider dressing in a way that tells people “take me seriously,” especially during primaries, open forum and election returns.
Business Casual is optional on the evening when Elections Results are announced.
Visitors & Parents
Want to experience TeenPact too? Here’s how you can join us.
Parents and chaperones
TeenPact National Convention gathers over 100 Chaperones from all over the country to experience the largest TeenPact Event of the year. Chaperones at National Convention are able to experience the event to the fullest, participating in worship, sessions, free time activities, and even small group breakouts for Chaperones. Because of the size of the event, we ask Chaperones to sign up for various volunteer roles throughout the week, including time keeping for sports, staffing the Information Desk , ushering during sessions, and more. Each task for Chaperone volunteers comes with instructions and resources to make the responsibilities simple and enjoyable.
When Chaperones are not volunteering for a task, we invite them to participate in all event activities. Chaperones are welcome to vote in elections, participate on sports teams, and fellowship with one another.
Chaperone housing at National Convention is consistent with many of our Residential Camps at State Classes. Chaperones stay in a room on a hall with Students of the same gender to provide additional adult supervision during the time in the dorms. Chaperones will typically be housed in a room with another Chaperone, which may be in a suite with hall leadership, or a room of Students.
If you are interested in joining us as a Chaperone at National Convention, just register using the link above and we will look forward to seeing you there!
Because we guard the focus and experience of our Students very carefully, we have a strict visitor policy. All requests should be directed to the National Convention Program Director, Quinton Cools, for approval.
The most highly anticipated student body election in TeenPact.
Every year, National Convention hosts high-energy, nationwide elections for a single Presidential/Vice Presidential ticket, four Senate seats, and nine Representative seats. Campaigning at National Convention takes elections to the next level as candidates find creative and ambitious ways to spread their name recognition, making for a fun, exciting, and competitive environment!
Each candidate will first have to secure their party’s nomination in order to continue into the general election, making that first primary election a key part of the race! Continue checking in for more information on the 2022 National Election as NatCon gets closer.
You don’t have to miss out! Join us via the live steam.
Can’t make it to National Convention this year? We will be live streaming the event. Check back in for more details.