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Kansas


Topeka, Kansas

KansasRegister

Class Director Kevin Gentzler
For students ages 13-19
  • Four Day Class March 5-8, 2018
    Monday: 12:45p.m. - 5:00p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday: 8:45a.m. - 3:00p.m.
    $260 first time students; $220 alumni students
  • Political Communication Workshop March 9, 2018
    Friday: 9:45a.m. - 4:00p.m.
    $50 standalone rate; $40 with four day class
  • Student Housing March 5-9, 2018 Forest Park Conference and Retreat Center
    $160 for three nights; $200 for four nights
For students ages 8-12
  • One Day Class March 9, 2018
    Friday: 9:45a.m. - 4:00p.m.
    $40 for the first child; $35 for additional siblings

KansasRegister

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.
    $260 first time students; $220 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 March 18-22, 2019 Forest Park Retreat Center
    $160 for three nights; $200 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

Kathy Gentzler, State Coordinator - 254-319-8671 - kansas@teenpact.com

Four Day Class

March 5-8, 2018 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.

 

The Four Day Class will be held in the Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium. The entrance is on the SW 8th Avenue side of the Capitol. Please arrive no later than 12:45 p.m. on Monday. The TeenPact staff will greet you at the Welcome Table. All students should eat lunch prior to class.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

A public parking garage is located at the corner of 9th Street and Kansas Avenue and charges an hourly fee. This garage is approximately one block from the Capitol where the class will be held. Click here for more information.

 

directions

To the Camp

If you are staying at Forest Park Retreat Center, please drop off your luggage between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. before going to the Capitol. This will allow you adequate time to check into the camp, load your luggage into your cabin, stop for lunch on the way to the Capitol, and arrive at the Capitol Visitor Center by 12:45 p.m.

 

To the Capitol

Click here for a map to the Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center.

 

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

 

bring this

  • Your completed homework with your name on each page
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Money to pay for catered lunches

 

not that

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

 

Students will be served a catered lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The State Coordinator will send out more information regarding lunches prior to the class. If you are not staying at the camp, you are welcome to bring a sack 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, and Wednesday, TeenPact offers Evening Sessions at the Forest Park Retreat Center 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 commuting students are invited as well. Please contact Kathy Gentzler for more information.

 

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 9, 2018 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.

 

The Political Communication Workshop will be held in a Capitol Visitor Center classroom located just past security. The entrance is on the SW 8th Avenue side of the Capitol. Please arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. on Friday. The TeenPact staff will greet you at the Welcome Table.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

A public parking garage is located at the corner of 9th Street and Kansas Avenue and charges an hourly fee. This garage is approximately one block from the capitol where the class will be held. Click here for more information.

 

directions

Click here for a map to the Capitol Visitor Center.

 

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.

 

If you will be attending the Four Day Class prior to the Political Communication Workshop, you can purchase your lunch for Friday at check-in on Monday. If you are attending only the Political Communication Workshop, please plan to bring a sack lunch to the class.

 

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 5-9, 2018 March 18-22, 2019

Students attending the Four Day Class are encouraged to stay at the Forest Park Retreat Center located in Topeka, KS. 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 $160 for three nights or $200 for four nights. To reserve your slot at the camp, please include this option at time of registration. Students who are not able to stay at camp may join us for dinner and evening events. Please make your dinner reservation by emailing Kathy Gentzler.

 

All students and chaperones staying at the camp should drop off and pick up luggage at the camp between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. prior to arriving at the Capitol on Monday.

 

Click here for a map to Forest Park Retreat Center.

 

bring this

  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Sheets, blanket or sleeping bag
  • Toiletries
  • Flashlight
  • Umbrella
  • Small personal mirror (optional)
  • Bottled water (optional)
  • 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, and Wednesday, 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 commuting students are invited as well. If interested, please contact Kathy Gentzler 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 $120 for three nights or $155 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.

 

One Day Class

March 9, 2018 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.

 

The One Day Class will be held in the Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium. The entrance is on the SW 8th Avenue side of the Capitol. Please arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. on Friday. The TeenPact staff will greet you at the Welcome Table.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

A public parking garage is located at the corner of 9th Street and Kansas Avenue and charges an hourly fee. This garage is approximately one block from the capitol where the class will be held. Click here for more information.

 

directions

Click here for a map to the Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center.

 

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.