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Iowa


Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa
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Class Director TBD
For students ages 13-19
  • Four Day Class March 18-21, 2019
    Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday: 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    $270 first time students; $230 alumni students
  • Political Communication Workshop March 22, 2019
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    $50 standalone rate; $40 with Four Day Class
  • Student Housing Willowbrook Bible Camp
    $185 for three nights; $230 for four nights
For students ages 8-12
  • One Day Class March 22, 2019
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    $40 for the first child; $35 for additional siblings
Contact Information

Linda Brewer, Capitol Coordinator - 515-669-4176 - iowa@teenpact.com

Melanie Edwards, Camp Coordinator - 515-783-7940 - iowa@teenpact.com

Four Day Class

March 18-21, 2019

The Four Day Class is a dynamic, hands-on leadership experience where students learn about state government from a Christian worldview. Students gather at their local State Capitol to run for student office, participate in a mock legislature, and learn about how they can be effective leaders in their community back home. For students ages 13-19.

 


a special thanks to our sponsors

Kinze MFG, INc.

 

Please meet at the Wallace Building auditorium located at Grand Avenue and East 9th Street by 12:45 p.m. on Monday. A TeenPact staff member will meet and direct you to the classroom. All students should eat lunch prior to class.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

Public parking is available one block west of the Wallace Building on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue. Street parking is available on East 9th Street, Des Moines Street, and Lyon Street.

 

directions

To the Camp

For students staying at Willowbrook Bible Camp, please deliver your luggage to the camp between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Please do not bring any luggage with you to the Wallace Building.

 

To the Capitol

Click here for a map to the Wallace Building.

 

NOTE: Because no luggage is permissible at the Capitol, all students must check in at camp and drop off luggage prior to arriving at the class.

 

bring this

  • Your completed homework with your name on each page
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • A sack lunch if you do not wish to purchase catered lunch online.

 

not that

  • Weapons (including knives and firearms)
  • Media devices (including tablets, ipods, computers, etc.)
    We will be media free for the week.

 

We are pleased to offer catered lunches to all students and chaperones at the Four Day Class. If you are staying at the Residential Camp throughout the week, your lunches will be provided at no additional charge. If you are commuting to the class from home each day, you can purchase lunch online at time of registration. If you are commuting from home and do not wish to purchase catered lunch, you are welcome to bring your own lunch from home.

 

Evening Sessions are an integral part of the TeenPact experience, allowing students to combine the academic emphasis in class with a spiritual focus on students’ relationships with God and one another.

 

On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, TeenPact offers Evening Sessions at Willowbrook Bible Camp that give students the opportunity to relax and fellowship with like-minded peers in a more casual environment. Students play games, participate in small groups, enjoy a time of worship, and are challenged by a message from the Class Director. Parents  and non-camp students are invited as well and if interested in attending, please contact Melanie Edwards to make dinner reservations for just $7 per person per evening.

 

Parents are invited to stay for as much of the class as possible. We love having parents observe what their students are learning! If you are not able to stay, you are welcome to drop off your student.

 

Please join us for graduation on Thursday beginning at 1:00 p.m. During graduation, students participate in a short mock legislative session, hear speeches from the elected officials, hear a charge from the Program Director, receive graduation certificates, and much more!

 

Political Communication Workshop

March 22, 2019

The Political Communication Workshop trains students to analyze and interpret public presentations through a variety of activities and discussions. Students are challenged to develop critical thinking skills as they participate in policy debates, practice political negotiations, and discuss current events. For students ages 13-19.

 

Please meet at the Republican Party of Iowa Building by 9:45 a.m. on Friday. A TeenPact staff member will meet and direct you to the classroom.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

Public parking is available one block west of the Wallace Building on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue. Street parking is available on East 9th Street, Des Moines Street, and Lyon Street.

 

directions

Click here for a map to the State Capitol.

 

bring this

  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • A sack lunch if you do not wish to purchase catered lunch online.

 

not that

  • Weapons (including knives and firearms)
  • Media devices (including tablets, ipods, computers, etc.)
    We will be media free for the day.

 

We are pleased to offer catered lunches to all students at the Political Communication Workshop for just $7 per person. Please select your lunch options accordingly at time of registration. If you are a Four Day Student staying at the residential camp on Thursday night, your lunch will be provided at no additional charge.

 

Parents are invited to stay for as much of the class as possible. We love having parents observe what their students are learning! If you are not able to stay, you are welcome to drop off your student.

 

Camp

March 18-22, 2019

Students attending the Four Day Class are encouraged to stay at the Willowbrook Bible Camp. This is an integral part of the TeenPact experience, allowing students to combine the academic emphasis at the capitol with a spiritual focus on relationships with God and one another. 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, enjoy a time of worship, and are challenged by a message from the Class Director.

 

Lodging, transportation, breakfasts, and dinners are included in the price of the residential camp fee of $185 for three nights or $230 for four nights. To reserve your slot at the camp, please register online. Students who are not able to stay at camp may join us for dinner and evening events. Please make your dinner reservation for just $7 per person per evening by emailing Melanie Edwards.

 

All students and chaperones staying at the camp should drop off and pick up luggage at the camp prior to arriving at the Capitol on Monday.

 

Click here for a map to Willowbrook Bible Camp.

 

bring this

  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Sheets, blanket or sleeping bag
  • Toiletries
  • Capitol clothes (see dress code)
  • Comfortable camp clothes
  • Board and/or card games to share
  • Snack to share

 

not that

  • Weapons (including knives and firearms)
  • Media devices (including tablets, ipods, computers, etc.)
    We will be media free for the week.

 

On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, TeenPact offers Evening Sessions at camp that give students the opportunity to relax and fellowship with like-minded peers in a more casual environment. Students play games, participate in small groups, enjoy a time of worship, and are challenged by a message from the Class Director. Evening Sessions are an integral part of the TeenPact experience, allowing students to combine the academic emphasis in class with a spiritual focus on students’ relationships with God and one another. Parents and non-camp students are invited as well. If interested, please contact Melanie Edwards to make dinner reservations.

 

We encourage parents to come and enjoy the week as chaperones and assist with student transportation at a discounted rate of $140 for three nights or $180 for four nights. We can’t do TeenPact without your help! This is a wonderful opportunity for adults to experience TeenPact as well. Often parents find they enjoy their week at TeenPact as much as their students! To reserve your place at the camp, please register online.

 

One Day Class

March 22, 2019

The One Day Class is an action-packed day full of exciting experiences that introduce students to their state government using a dynamic, hands-on approach. Students are led by an energetic staff team as they explore their Capitol, pray for their leaders, discuss their mock legislation, and so much more! For students ages 8-12.

 

Please meet in the rotunda of the Iowa State Capitol by 9:45 a.m. on Friday. A TeenPact staff member will meet and direct you to the classroom.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

Public parking is available one block west of the Wallace Building on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue. Street parking is available on East 9th Street, Des Moines Street, and Lyon Street.  

 

directions

Click here for a map to the State Capitol.

 

bring this

  • Your completed homework with your name on each page
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • A sack lunch or money to purchase lunch from the cafeteria

 

not that

  • Weapons (including knives and firearms)
  • Media devices (including tablets, ipods, computers, etc.)
    We will be media free for the day.

 

Students should plan to bring a sack lunch or money to purchase lunch at the cafeteria.

 

Parents are required to stay with their students (and students they may be chaperoning from another family) for the entire class.