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For students ages 13-19
  • Four Day Class February 11-14, 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 February 15, 2019
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    $50 standalone rate; $40 with Four Day Class
  • Student Housing Flat Rock YMCA Camp
    $185 for three nights; $230 for four nights
For students ages 8-12
  • One Day Class February 15, 2019
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    $40 for the first child; $35 for additional siblings
Contact Information

Debbie Armbruster, Statehouse Coordinator - 317-250-6654 - indiana@teenpact.com

Loni Montgomery, Camp and Student Coordinator - 812-343-3120 - indiana@teenpact.com

Four Day Class

February 11-14, 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.

 

Please arrive by 12:30 p.m. on Monday and enter the Indiana Government Center South building through the public entrance along Senate Avenue, between the government center and the Statehouse building. Be aware there may be a long line as you go through security so please allow a little extra time. After you walk through security, a TeenPact staff member will meet and direct you to the Auditorium in Government Center South. All students should eat lunch prior to class.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

 

parking

Parking downtown is limited with a few metered spaces. These are short-term and require payment via credit card. To find up-to-date info on parking garages, see parking maps at VisitIndy.com or DowntownIndy.org.

Parking is also available at the Indianapolis Zoo (1200 West Washington St.) for $8 per day (free if you are a zoo member). This is the most economical option. Follow the sidewalk between the zoo and White River Gardens and you will enjoy a safe hike across the White River on a pedestrian bridge, past the NCAA Hall of Champions, Indiana State Museum, and Eiteljorg Museum. The Government South building is the next building after the Eiteljorg. The only road to cross is West Street at the intersection of Washington and West.

 

directions

Click here for a map to the Indiana Government Center South.

 


STAYING AT CAMP?

Please see Camp Details for luggage directions.

 

 

bring this

  • Your completed homework with your name on each page
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • A sack lunch or money to purchase lunch in the cafeteria for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Plastic Water Bottle
  • Comfortable Dress Shoes (we do a lot of walking!)

 

not that

  • Weapons (including pocketknives and mace)
  • Media devices (including tablets, ipods, computers, etc.) We will be media free for the week.
  • Drinks in glass bottles or cans. Plastic ONLY in backpacks and lunches.

 

Students should bring a sack lunch or money to purchase lunch in the cafeteria each day. Students will spend approximately $9 – 12 per lunch.

 

Note: Since students need to purchase or provide their own lunch at the Statehouse, when you register for camp, you will see a lunch discount of your total registration cost automatically reflected online at time of registration. 

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 Tuesday and Wednesday, TeenPact offers Evening Sessions at the Flat Rock River YMCA Camp that give non-camp 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. Non-camp students should contact Loni Montgomery before January 25th to make dinner reservations ($9) and to inquire regarding ride availability from the Statehouse to the camp.  

 

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

February 15, 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 arrive by 9:30 a.m. on Friday and enter the Indiana Government Center South building through the public entrance along Senate Avenue, between the government center and the Statehouse building. Be aware there may be a long line as you go through security so please allow a little extra time. After you walk through security, a TeenPact staff member will direct you to the workshop location.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

Parking downtown is limited with a few metered spaces. These are short-term and require payment via credit card. To find up-to-date info on parking garages, see parking maps at VisitIndy.com or DowntownIndy.org.

 

Parking is also available at the Indianapolis Zoo (1200 West Washington St.) for $8 per day (free if you are a zoo member). This is the most economical option. Follow the sidewalk between the zoo and White River Gardens and you will enjoy a safe hike across the White River on a pedestrian bridge, past the NCAA Hall of Champions, Indiana State Museum, and Eiteljorg Museum. The Government South building is the next building after the Eiteljorg. The only road to cross is West Street at the intersection of Washington and West.

 

directions

Click here for a map to the Indiana Government Center South. A detailed map of the building can be found here.

 

 

Please bring the following items to class:

  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • A sack lunch or money to purchase lunch from the cafeteria
  • Plastic Water Bottle

 

Please do not bring:

  • Weapons (including pocketknives and mace)
  • Media devices (including tablets, ipods, computers, etc.) We will be media free for the day.
  • Drinks in glass bottles or cans. Plastic ONLY in backpacks and lunches.
Students should bring a sack lunch or $9 – $12 to purchase lunch in the cafeteria.

 

Note: Since students need to purchase or provide their own lunch at the Statehouse, when you register for camp, you will see a lunch discount of your total registration cost automatically reflected online at time of registration. 

 

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

February 11-15, 2019

Students attending the Four Day Class are encouraged to stay at Flat Rock YMCA 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 spot at the camp, please selection this option at time of registration.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT LUGGAGE

All students staying at the camp must drop off their luggage to cabin leader 12:00-12:30 p.m. on Monday before going to the Statehouse. Due to the immensity of transporting luggage, students may drop off only three items: 1 suitcase, 1 hanging clothes bag, and 1 bedding bundle. No loose items will be accepted.

 

See Camp Directions below for instructions on luggage pick-up and drop-off.

 


 

REQUESTING CABIN MATES

First time students may request a cabin mate until January 25th. Alumni students will be assigned a cabin.

 

A NOTE ABOUT FOOD ALLERGIES

The camp is only able to accommodate food allergies listed in the registration system.

 

PACKING LUNCHES

If campers would like to bring food with which to pack lunch each day for the Statehouse, please discuss details with Loni Montgomery prior to February 7th.

 


Please contact Loni Montgomery, indiana@teenpact.com, with any camp questions.

All students staying at the camp must drop off their luggage to cabin leader 12:00-12:30 p.m. on Monday before going to the Statehouse.

 

Directions to Luggage Rendezvous

White River State Park South Lot, 801 W. Washington St.                                                       

Go west on Washington St. past the Eiteljorg Museum and the State Museum. Turn right at the first light into the White River State Park (across the street from Victory Field). Turn left and follow the loop around the parking lot; we will be loading near the back of the loop.

 


 

Luggage DROP-OFF

Cabin Leaders will be waiting for students’ luggage between 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Please do NOT come before noon. Republic Parking is graciously allowing us to meet at this location for 30 min. When students have dropped off labeled luggage, release form, and granola bars to Cabin Leaders, please move vehicles out of the parking lot unless paying to park. If parents are not staying for class, they may drop students off on the sidewalk in front of the Government Center South building. Do NOT attempt to take luggage through security.

 

 

Luggage PICK-UP

We will be waiting with your luggage in the same location immediately following graduation on Thursday, 3:15-3:30 p.m. For students staying for the PCW, luggage pick-up will be immediately after the PCW ends, Friday, 4:15-4:30 p.m.

 

 

bring this

  • 1 trash bag or tied up bundle with all your bedding together. No loose pillows, sheets, towels, etc.
  • 1 hanging clothes bag (or trash bag over hanging clothes). No unprotected clothing with hangers tied together.
  • 1 suitcase. No shoes, coats, toiletries accepted outside of suitcase.
  • Extras to pack in Suitcase: umbrella, flashlight, and board/card games.
  • 1 box of INDIVIDUALLY-WRAPPED granola bars to be used as healthy snacks in the vehicles on the 50 minute ride back to camp. (If you have a special diet, bring what you will need for the 4-5 days and keep it in your bag/purse.) Do NOT pack granola bars in suitcase.
  • Optional: Cookies & salty munchies for evening Coffeehouse. Homemade goodies are always appreciated. Be sure to label your box if not disposable. Do NOT pack in suitcase.
  • Camp Release Form with parent signature to be handed to cabin leader at Drop-off. Do NOT pack in suitcase.
  • Loni Montgomery will send a camp letter by January 31 with final details and cabin name. Please label suitcase, clothing bag, and bedding bundle with your NAME and your CABIN NAME. If you have not received a letter, check your spam box or email Mrs. Montgomery at indiana@teenpact.com.
  • Please review our dress code before packing for camp.

 

not that

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

 

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, TeenPact students have 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.

 

 

We encourage parents to come as chaperones and assist with student transportation at a discounted rate of $140 for three nights or $180 for four nights. 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.

 

We are so grateful for parents who are willing to assist with student transportation because we cannot do TeenPact without you! We need several 12-15 passenger vans to transport the camp students to and from the Statehouse each day. If you have access to a church bus or a van/vehicle and are willing to drive students, please contact Loni Montgomery at indiana@teenpact.com with the number of passengers your van can carry. If you are unable to chaperone in 2019, please pray about this urgent need.

One Day Class

February 15, 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 arrive by 9:30 a.m. on Friday and enter the Indiana Government Center South building through the public entrance along Senate Avenue, between the government center and the Statehouse building. Be aware there may be a long line as you go through security so please allow a little extra time. After you walk through security, a TeenPact staff member will meet and direct you to Conference Room B in Government Center South.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

Parking downtown is limited with a few metered spaces. These are short-term and require payment via credit card. To find up-to-date info on parking garages, see parking maps at VisitIndy.com or DowntownIndy.org.

 

Parking is also available at the Indianapolis Zoo (1200 West Washington St.) for $8 per day (free if you are a zoo member). This is the most economical option. Follow the sidewalk between the zoo and White River Gardens and you will enjoy a safe hike across the White River on a pedestrian bridge, past the NCAA Hall of Champions, Indiana State Museum, and Eiteljorg Museum. The Government South building is the next building after the Eiteljorg. The only road to cross is West Street at the intersection of Washington and West.

 

directions

Click here for a map to the Indiana Government Center South. A detailed map of the building can be found here.

 

 

 

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
  • Plastic Water Bottle

 

not that

  • Weapons (including pocketknives and mace)
  • Media devices (including tablets, ipods, computers, etc.) We will be media free for the day.
  • Drinks in glass bottles or cans. Plastic ONLY in backpacks and lunches.

 

Students should bring a sack lunch or $9 – $12 to purchase a lunch in the cafeteria.

 

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