NOTE: The Political Communication Workshop for TeenPact Texas Camp Students is currently full. If you would like to register to commute to the Political Communication Workshop, please call our Registration Manager, Aryn Young at 804-323-7052.
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Texas


Austin, Texas

Texas I
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Class Director Dale Stewart
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
  • 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
  • Student Housing Camp Twin Lakes
    $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

Texas II
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Class Director Mike Tiland
For students ages 13-19
  • Four Day Class February 18-21, 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
  • Four Day Class February 18-21, 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
  • Student Housing Camp Twin Lakes
    $185 for three nights; $230 for four nights
For students ages 8-12
  • One Day Class February 22, 2019
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    $40 for the first child; $35 for additional siblings

Texas III
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Class Director Bob Chambers
For students ages 13-19
  • Four Day Class February 25-28, 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
  • Four Day Class February 25-28, 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
  • Student Housing Camp Twin Lakes
    $185 for three nights; $230 for four nights
For students ages 8-12
  • One Day Class March 1, 2019
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    $40 for the first child; $35 for additional siblings
Contact Information

Janet Baber, State Coordinator •  903-253-4189 •  texas@teenpact.com

Four Day Class

February 11-14, 2019 February 18-21, 2019 February 25-28, 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 lead by a well trained student staff team who make learning educational, engaging and fun!

 

Please meet the TeenPact staff at the Texas State Capitol in the rotunda by 12:45 p.m. From there, you will be directed to the classroom. All students should eat lunch prior to arriving for class.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

Parking is available in the Texas Capitol Visitor Parking Garage at 1201 San Jacinto Blvd, located between Trinity and San Jacinto and 12th and 13th Streets.  You can enter the garage from 12th or 13th streets.  The first two hours are free, $1.00 for every half hour thereafter, and a maximum daily fee of $12.00.  In the rare case that the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage is full, there are metered parking spaces throughout the Capitol Complex.  From the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage, walk two blocks west on either 12th or 13th Streets to the Capitol Grounds.  

 

directions

To the Camp

All students staying at Camp Twin Lakes should go to the camp prior to arriving at the Capitol on Monday morning between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. This will allow you the time needed to check into the camp, load your luggage into your cabin, stop for lunch on the way to the class, and arrive at the Capitol by 12:45 p.m.

 

NOTE: No luggage can be brought to the Capitol. Please be sure to drop all luggage at the camp prior to class.

 

To the Capitol

Once you have dropped your luggage at Camp Twin Lakes, make your way to the Texas State Capitol by following this map.

 

bring this

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

 

Students are expected to purchase their lunches for the Capitol Cafeteria each day, right across from the classroom. Students should plan to bring $8-$10 for lunch each day to purchase meals. Food is not permitted in the Auditorium where the class is held, so please refrain from packing your own individual lunch.

 

Note: Residential students will receive a discounted rate at the residential camp to serve as a Meal Credit towards purchasing lunch each day. You will see this automatically reflected online at time of registration.

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. 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 welcome and encouraged to stay and observe the Four Day class. We love having parents learning right alongside their student! Plus, we need chaperones who will stay at the camp and possibly help transport students to and from the capitol each day. 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

February 11-14, 2019 February 18-21, 2019 February 25-28, 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 the TeenPact staff at the Texas State Capitol in the rotunda by 9:45 a.m. From there, you will be directed to the classroom. All students should eat lunch prior to arriving for class.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

Parking is available in the Texas Capitol Visitor Parking Garage at 1201 San Jacinto Blvd, located between Trinity and San Jacinto and 12th and 13th Streets.  You can enter the garage from 12th or 13th streets.  The first two hours are free, $1.00 for every half hour thereafter, and a maximum daily fee of $12.00.  In the rare case that the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage is full, there are metered parking spaces throughout the Capitol Complex.  From the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage, walk two blocks west on either 12th or 13th Streets to the Capitol Grounds.  

 

directions

For directions to the Texas State Capitol, follow this map.

  

Bring this

  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • 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 are expected to purchase their lunches for the Capitol Cafeteria each day, right across from the classroom. Students should plan to bring $8-$10 for lunch each day to purchase meals. Food is not permitted in the Auditorium where the class is held, so please refrain from packing your own individual lunch.

 

Note: Residential students staying at camp on Thursday night will receive a discounted rate at the residential camp to serve as a Meal Credit towards purchasing lunch on Friday. You will see this automatically reflected online at time of registration.

 

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

 

NOTE: If your student is attending the Four Day Class and staying for the Political Communication Workshop, please pick up your student’s luggage on their bunk at camp on the day of departure between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. before meeting your student at the capitol. TeenPact is not responsible for personal articles left at camp after 11:00 a.m. will be donated.

 

Camp

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Students attending the Four Day Class are encouraged to stay at Camp Twin Lakes.  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 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, 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 slot at the camp, please include this option online at time of registration. All students staying at the camp should drop off luggage at the camp prior to arriving at the capitol on Monday.

 

Parents, please pick up your student’s luggage on their bunk at camp on the day of departure between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. before meeting your student at the capitol. TeenPact is not responsible for personal articles left at camp after 11:00 a.m. will be donated.

 

directions

All students staying at Camp Twin Lakes should go to the camp prior to arriving at the Capitol on Monday morning between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. This will allow you the time needed to check into the camp, load your luggage into your cabin, stop for lunch on the way to the class, and arrive at the Capitol by 12:45 p.m.

 

bring this

  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Sheets, blanket or sleeping bag
  • Flashlight
  • Umbrella
  • Toiletries
  • Capitol clothes (see dress code)
  • Comfortable camp clothes – see dress code
  • Board and/or card games to share (optional)
  • Personal water bottle (optional)
  • Small mirror for personal use (optional)
  • Snack to share: girls bring sweet and guys bring salty

 

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. We often like to say, “TeenPact is so much more than what happens at the capitol!”

 

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.

 

NOTE: When registering online as a chaperone, you will automatically be placed on a waitlist to ensure the correct amount of space at the camp for both students and parents. You will be notified if we have space available at the camp by phone or email.

 

One Day Class

February 15, 2019 February 22, 2019 March 1, 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 the TeenPact staff at the Texas State Capitol in the rotunda by 9:45 a.m. From there, you will be directed to the classroom. All students should eat lunch prior to arriving for class.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

Parking is available in the Texas Capitol Visitor Parking Garage at 1201 San Jacinto Blvd, located between Trinity and San Jacinto and 12th and 13th Streets.  You can enter the garage from 12th or 13th streets.  The first two hours are free, $1.00 for every half hour thereafter, and a maximum daily fee of $12.00.  In the rare case that the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage is full, there are metered parking spaces throughout the Capitol Complex.  From the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage, walk two blocks west on either 12th or 13th Streets to the Capitol Grounds.  

 

directions

For directions to the Texas State Capitol, follow this map.

  

Please bring the following items to class:

  • Your completed homework with your name on each page
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • 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 are expected to purchase their lunches for the Capitol Cafeteria each day, right across from the classroom. Students should plan to bring $8-$10 for lunch each day to purchase meals. Food is not permitted in the Auditorium where the class is held, so please refrain from packing your own individual lunch.

 

 

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