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Pennsylvania


Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
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For students ages 13-19
  • Four Day Class April 29 - May 2, 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 May 3, 2019
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    $50 standalone rate; $40 with Four Day Class
  • Student Housing April 29-May 3, 2019 Bongiorno Conference Center
    $185 for three nights; $230 for four nights
For students ages 8-12
  • One Day Class May 3, 2019
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    $40 for the first child; $35 for additional siblings
Contact Information

Deb Jones, State Coordinator •  814-797-5211 •  pennsylvania@teenpact.com

Four Day Class

April 29 - May 2, 2019

The Four Day class is a dynamic, hands-on program where students are taught all the elements of state government and student leadership through field experiences, prayer walks, mock legislation and much more. The class is led by a well trained student staff team who make learning educational, engaging and fun!

 

Please meet in the Rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol by 12:45 p.m. on Monday. TeenPact staff will meet and direct you to the classroom.

 

If you are staying at the camp, all luggage must be dropped off at the camp in Carlisle prior to arrival at the class on Monday. Similarly, all luggage must be picked up from the camp prior to picking up your student on Thursday (or Friday if attending the Political Communication Workshop). No luggage is permissible at the Capitol.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

Multiple parking options are available in the downtown area.  Click here for more information.

 

directions

To the Camp

For those staying at the camp, follow this map to the Bongiorno Conference Center where students will be staying during the week. Please drop all luggage at the camp prior to arrival at the Capitol. No luggage is permissible at the Capitol.

 

To the Capitol

Follow this Map to the Pennsylvania State Capitol.

 

NOTE: Students should plan to eat lunch between dropping luggage at the camp and arriving at the class. Lunch will not be provided.

 

bring this

  • Your completed homework with your name on each page
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Money for lunch each day (approximately $7/day)

 

not that

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

Students and Chaperones should plan to bring money for lunch each day (approximately $7 per person per day), to be purchased from the Capitol Cafeteria.

 

Note: Residential Students and Chaperones will receive a discounted camp rate, as a meal credit towards the cost of lunch at the cafeteria each day. You will see this automatically reflected at checkout.

 

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, TeenPact offers Evening Sessions 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. We often like to say, “TeenPact is so much more than what happens at the capitol!” Parents are invited as well.

 

Students who are not able to stay at the camp are invited to join us for dinner and evening sessions. Contact the Pennsylvania State Coordinator, Deb Jones, for more details on activities and fees.

 

Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay and observe the Four Day class. We love having parents learning right alongside their student! If you’re unable to stay for the class, 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

May 3, 2019

The Political Communication Workshop allows students to explore different aspects of political communication and public presentation through activities and discussions that will challenge students in their public speaking skills. Attendees will participate in a day filled with academic material ranging from policy debates and mock legislative sessions to field experiences, not to mention continued interaction with like minded teens and curriculum that guides students towards Biblical truth.

 

Please meet in the Rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol by 9:45 a.m. on Friday for the Political Communication Workshop. TeenPact staff will meet and direct you to the classroom.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

Multiple parking options are available in the downtown area.  Click here for more information.

 

directions

Follow this Map to the Pennsylvania State Capitol.

 

bring this

  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Money for lunch during the Workshop (approximately $7/person)

 

not that

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

Students and families should plan to bring money for lunch at the Political Communication Workshop (approximately $7 per person), to be purchased from the Capitol Cafeteria.

 

Parents may either drop off their student at the class or stay and observe the class. We love having parents learn alongside their student!

 

Camp

April 29-May 3, 2019

Students are invited to stay with the staff at Bongiorno Conference Center, located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In addition to the time at the Capitol, 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, play Ultimate Frisbee, enjoy a time of worship, and are challenged by a message from the Class Director. Time at the camp is an integral part of the TeenPact experience, allowing students to combine the academic emphasis at the Capitol with a spiritual focus on students’ relationships with God and one another.

 

Lodging, transportation, and meals are included in the price of the residential camp fee of $185 for three nights or $230 for four nights.  To reserve your slot at the camp, please include this option online during registration. Because students will need to purchase their own lunch at the Capitol cafeteria each day, a Meal Credit will automatically be applied to your registration at checkout. If you have any questions, contact office@teenpact.com.

 

Students who are not able to stay at Bongiorno Conference Center are invited to join us for the afternoon activities, dinner, and evening sessions. Contact the Pennsylvania State Coordinator, Deb Jones, for more information on activities and fees.

 

All students and chaperones staying at the camp should drop off luggage at the camp prior to arriving at the Capitol on Monday. Luggage should be dropped off between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Please pick up your student’s luggage prior to meeting with them at the Capitol on the final day of their class. Once again, plan to arrive at the camp to retrieve luggage between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

 

directions

Follow this Map to Bongiorno Conference Center.

 

bring this

  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Sheets, blanket or sleeping bag
  • Toiletries
  • Capitol clothes (see dress code)
  • Comfortable camp clothes
  • Alarm clock

 

not that

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

We encourage parents to come and enjoy the week 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.

 

One Day Class

May 3, 2019

The One Day Class is a “snapshot” of what happens at the Four Day and is filled with worship, skits, prayer walks, discussing bills in committees, elections and much more.  It’s a fabulous day to spend with younger students while introducing them to state government processes.  

 

Please meet in the Rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol by 9:45 a.m. on Friday for the One Day Class. TeenPact staff will meet and direct you to the classroom.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

Multiple parking options are available in the downtown area.  Click here for more information.

 

directions

Follow this Map to the Pennsylvania State Capitol.

 

BRING THIS

  • Your completed homework with your name on each page
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Money for lunch (approximately $7)

 

not that

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

 

Students and families should plan to bring money for lunch at the One Day Class (approximately $7 per person), to be purchased from the Capitol Cafeteria.

 

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