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Michigan


Lansing, Michigan

Michigan
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Class Director Bill Jack
For students ages 13-19
  • Four Day Class February 24-27, 2020
    Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday: 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    $280 first time students; $240 alumni students
  • Political Communication Workshop February 28, 2020
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    $50 standalone rate; $40 with Four Day Class
  • Student Housing St. Francis Retreat Center
    $195 for three nights; $240 for four nights
For students ages 8-12
  • One Day Class February 28, 2020
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    $40 for the first child; $35 for additional siblings
Contact Information

Tracy DuBaere, State Coordinator - 586-212-3533 - michigan@teenpact.com

Four Day Class

February 24-27, 2020

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 at the Michigan State Capitol by 12:45 p.m. on Monday. The TeenPact staff will meet you by the elevator on the main level and direct you to the classroom. All students should eat lunch prior to arriving to class.  

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

All day parking is only available at parking ramps or lots approximately four blocks away. Street parking meters are available closer to the Capitol, though may have a two or three hour maximum parking time, depending on location

 

directions

To the Camp

All students and chaperones staying at St. Francis Retreat Center should go to the camp first on Monday morning between 11:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. This will allow you the time needed to check into the camp, drop off luggage, stop for lunch on the way to the Capitol, and arrive at the Capitol Rotunda by 12:30 p.m.

 

NOTE: Because no luggage is permissible at the Capitol, all Residential Students and Chaperones must drop all luggage off at the camp prior to arriving at the class.

 

Students may pick up their luggage at the St. Francis Retreat Center after graduation concludes on Thursday.  Students attending the Political Communication Workshop may pick up their luggage on Friday after the workshop. More details will be provided in pre-class emails.

 

To the Capitol

Click here for a map to the Michigan State Capitol.

 

bring this

  • Your completed homework with your name on each page
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Refillable water bottle

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 at the Four Day State Class. If you are staying at the residential camp during the week, lunch will be provided at no additional cost. If you are commuting to the Four Day Class each day, you may bring a sack lunch from home each day, or purchase catered lunches 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 Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, TeenPact offers Evening Sessions at the 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 commuting students are invited to join us at the camp for Evenings Sessions. We are pleased to offer dinner to those not staying at the camp for just $15 per person. To make your reservation, please email Tracy DuBaere at least one week before the start of the class. If you are commuting and do not wish to purchase dinner, you are welcome to bring a picnic dinner as well.

 

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. at the Capitol. 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! More information on details for graduation will be sent to registered families from the State Coordinating Team prior to the class.

 

Political Communication Workshop

February 28, 2020

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 at the Michigan State Capitol by 9:45 a.m. on Friday. The TeenPact staff will meet you by the elevators on the main level and direct you to the classroom.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

All day parking is only available at parking ramps or lots approximately four blocks away. Street parking meters are available closer to the Capitol, though may have a two or three hour maximum parking time, depending on location

 

directions

Click here for a map to the Michigan State Capitol.

 

bring this

  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Refillable water bottle
  • A sack lunch (only if attending for the Workshop and not staying at the Residential Camp)

 

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 lunches for Four Day Students staying at the Residential Camp for the Political Communication Workshop. If you are joining us for just the Workshop on Friday, please plan to bring a sack lunch from home.

 

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 24-28, 2020

Students attending the Four Day Class are encouraged to stay at the St. Francis Retreat Center located in Dewitt, MI. 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, and meals 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 include this option at time of registration. Parents and commuting students who are not able to stay at the camp are invited to join us for Evenings Sessions. We are pleased to offer dinner to those not staying at the camp for just $15 per person. To make your reservation, please email Tracy DuBaere. If you are commuting and do not wish to purchase dinner, you are welcome to bring a picnic dinner as well.

 

All students and chaperones staying at the camp should drop off luggage at the camp prior to arriving at the Capitol on Monday. Plan to arrive at the camp to drop luggage between 11:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. This will allow you the time needed to check into the camp, drop off luggage, stop for lunch on the way to the Capitol, and arrive at the Capitol by 12:30 p.m.

 

Students and Chaperones should pick up luggage after the conclusion of class on Thursday (or Friday if staying for the Political Communication Workshop).

 

Click here for a map to the St. Francis Retreat Center.

 

bring this

  • Basic bedding is provided. You may bring your pillow and blanket.
  • Towels and washcloths are provided
  • Toiletries
  • Capitol clothes (see dress code)
  • Comfortable camp clothes (see dress code)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Board and/or card games to share (optional)
  • Snack to share (optional)
  • Personal bedding (if you do not wish to use the bedding provided by the camp)

 

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 the 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 commuting students are invited to join us at the camp for Evenings Sessions. We are pleased to offer dinner to those not staying at the camp for just $15 per person. To make your reservation, please email Tracy DuBaere. If you are commuting and do not wish to purchase dinner, you are welcome to bring a picnic dinner as well.

 

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 at our cost.

 

One Day Class

February 28, 2020

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 at the Michigan State Capitol by 9:45 a.m. on Friday. The TeenPact staff will meet you by the elevator on the main level and direct you to the classroom.  

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

All day parking is only available at parking ramps or lots approximately four blocks away. Street parking meters are available closer to the Capitol, though may have a two or three hour maximum parking time, depending on location

 

directions

Click here for a map to the Michigan State Capitol.

 

bring this

  • Your completed homework with your name on each page
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • A sack lunch from home
  • Refillable water bottle

 

not that

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

 

Students and their families should plan to bring a sack lunch from home on Friday to have at the class. Each family will be able to find a space around the Capitol to enjoy lunch from home.

 

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