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Iowa


Des Moines, Iowa

2021 TeenPact Iowa
Registration Opens September 1

Class Director TBA
For students ages 13-19
  • Four Day Class March 22-25, 2021
    $280.00 First Time Students; $240.00 Alumni Students
  • Political Communication Workshop March 26, 2021
    $50.00 Workshop only; $40.00 with Four Day Class
  • Student Housing Willowbrook Bible Camp
    $195.00 for three nights; $240.00 for four nights
For students ages 8-12
  • One Day Class March 26, 2021
    $40.00 for the First Child; $35.00 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 22-25, 2021

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. TeenPact Staff 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 your State Coordinating Team to make dinner reservations for just $7 per person per evening. You can contact Melanie Edwards by emailing iowa@teenpact.com with “Dinner” in the subject line.

 

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 26, 2021

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 learn what communication looks like in the political realm. For Students ages 13-19.

 

Please meet at Calvary Chapel Des Moines by 9:45 a.m. on Friday. TeenPact Staff 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 Calvary Chapel Des Moines.

 

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 22-26, 2021

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 $195 for three nights or $240 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. Please be sure to include “Dinner” in the subject line.

 

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 for just $7 per person per evening. Be sure to include “Dinner” in the subject line.

 

Are you looking for an opportunity to invest in the next generation and make some great new friends along the way? Join us as a Chaperone for TeenPact Leadership Schools! You are invited to assist us with carrying out our goal of raising gospel-centered leaders. As a Chaperone, you have many responsibilities, including staying in the room with a group of Students, assisting with Student transportation each day, and having the opportunity to observe or participate in aspects of the class, including Prayer Walks, TeenPact Legislature, and Evening Sessions. You may be asked to assist with preparing and distributing meals and snacks during lunch and Coffeehouse. You are also welcome to join the Students for Rendezvous or have a separate Chaperone Rendezvous, which is an amazing time to pour into the Students spiritually and be blessed yourself. You will be surprised by how much you personally receive through this week of service. Because you will be on site, you will be able to have the full TeenPact experience alongside your Student, seeing first-hand how God uses the ministry to change lives. 

 

If you would like to join us, we would love you to register. As with many ministry opportunities there is a cost to serve. TeenPact invites parents to serve as Chaperones for $140 for three nights or $180 for four nights. This registration fee covers your housing and meals for the week.

 

Note: Because of the limited space at the residential camp, all Chaperones will be placed on a waitlist initially and contacted to attend as Chaperones based on Chaperone need and housing availability at the camp.

 

One Day Class

March 26, 2021

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. TeenPact Staff 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.