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New Jersey


Trenton, New Jersey

New Jersey
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Class Director Peter Martin
For students ages 13-19
  • Four Day Class February 3-6, 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 7, 2020
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    $50 standalone rate; $40 with Four Day Class
  • Student Housing Deer Park Camp and Retreat Center
    $195 for three nights; $240 for four nights
For students ages 8-12
  • One Day Class February 7, 2020
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    $40 for the first child; $35 for additional siblings
Contact Information

Suenia Almeida, State Coordinator - 201-355-9567- newjersey@teenpact.com

Four Day Class

February 3-6, 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.

Four Day should plan to arrive at the New Jersey State House by 12:45 p.m. on Monday. A TeenPact staff member will greet you and direct you to the Welcome Table. All students should eat lunch prior to arriving at class.

 

Please review the TeenPact Dress Code prior to arriving at the event.

 

parking

Please check back soon for more information regarding parking locations.

 

directions

Click here for a map to the New Jersey State House.

 

bring this

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

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 Four Day Students and Chaperones. If you are staying at the Residential Camp throughout the week, lunch will be included in the cost of of your stay. If you are commuting to the class each day, you are welcome to bring your own lunch from home, or purchase catered lunches 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 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 commuter students are invited to attend. If interested, please contact your State Coordinator, Suenia Almeida at newjersey@teenpact.com.

 

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 7, 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.

 

Political Communication Workshop Students should plan to arrive at the New Jersey State House by 9:45 a.m. A TeenPact staff member will greet you and direct you to the Welcome Table.

 

Please review the TeenPact Dress Code prior to arriving at the event.

 

parking

Please check back soon for more information regarding parking locations.

 

directions

Click here for a map to the New Jersey State House.

 

bring this

  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil

 

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 lunch to students at the Political Communication Workshop for just $7 per person. If you are a Four Day Student staying at the Residential Camp on Thursday night, Friday lunch will be included in your cost. If you are commuting to the class, you may purchase lunch online at time of online registration, or 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 3-7, 2020

Students attending the Four Day Class are encouraged to stay at Deer Park Camp and Retreat Center, located in Trenton, NJ. 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 online at time of registration. Students who are not able to stay at camp may join us for evening events. If interested in attending evening events, please contact your State Coordinator, Suenia Almeida, at newjersey@teenpact.com.

 

Click here for a map to Deer Park Camp and Retreat Center.

 

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 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 non-camp students are invited as well. If interested, please contact your State Coordinator, Suenia Almeida, at newjersey@teenpact.com.

 

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 7, 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.

 

One Day Students should plan to arrive at the New Jersey State House by 9:45 a.m. A TeenPact staff member will greet you and direct you to the Welcome Table.

 

Please review the TeenPact Dress Code prior to arriving at the event.

 

parking

Please check back soon for more information regarding parking locations.

 

directions

Click here for a map to the New Jersey State House.

 

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 (approximately $10)

 

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 One Day Students and their families for just $7 per person. Please select your options accordingly online at time of registration.

 

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