Conferences

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RYM Summer Conference Overview

Our Heartbeat:

RYM deeply cares about reaching and equipping youth for Christ.  We long for them to believe in, cling to, and live out the gospel of Jesus Christ.  This gospel tells us about Jesus’ unrelenting love which sustains us through all of life and is making all things new. This is the heartbeat of RYM.

Our Goal:

We strive to serve the Church through summer conferences which are God-centered, Word-driven, and Gospel-focused. Our goal is to provide a space where local churches from around the nation can gather together for worship, fellowship, and fun. During your week at RYM you and your students will be encouraged and challenged by the Word of God, grow closer together as the body of Christ, and enjoy times of fun and fellowship.

Our Distinctives:

For nearly 50 years RYM has been committed to applying God’s Word specifically to students’ current cultural context. We prioritize Scripture-saturated teaching, aimed at the heart, in daily large group worship services, elective seminars, small groups, and individual devotionals. Church groups attend and participate in RYM not only together as a local church, but alongside the broader Church gathered together for the week.  We believe that God has called the Church as the community of believers to build each other up in the Christian faith and nurture faith in Jesus among the next generation.  


WHO: Any church youth group that is looking to grow in Christ and enjoy a time of fellowship together.

WHAT: Our Summer Conferences are structured with youth groups in mind. We strive to apply God's Word to the hearts and minds of today's youth, and to provide a safe space for worship, fellowship, and fun.

WHEN: Our conferences run during the students’ summer break. For dates, check out our "2021 Conference Dates" below.

WHERE: We currently have six conferences in four locations - Texas, Colorado, Florida, and Maryland.

HOW: Registration is done by church.  Trip leaders visit the registration page and follow the steps to register your group.

WHY: We want students to believe in, cling to, and live out the gospel of Jesus Christ every day of their lives.  


We hope you will join us at an RYM Summer Conference!

2021 Conference Dates

Middle School Texas: TBD

High School Colorado: June 14-19, 2021

Middle School Florida: June 28-July 2, 2021

High School Florida #1: July 5-9, 2021

High School Florida #2: July 12-17, 2021

High School Mid-Atlantic: TBD

 

 

Summer Conference FAQs:

Q: What grade does my student have to be in to attend?

A: Our middle school conferences welcome rising 6th graders through rising 9th graders and high school conferences welcome rising 9th graders through recently graduated seniors.


Q: What are the sleeping arrangements at each facility?

A: While each location is different, RYM strives to create safe and healthy living and sleeping environments for all attendees. Rooms can sleep anywhere from 4 people to 60 people, but most rooms accommodate around 6-12 people. Please feel free to reach out about a specific location.


Q: How many chaperones do I have to bring?

A: Groups are required to have at least one adult leader/chaperone per ten students; male and female.  RYM recommends a ratio of one chaperone for every six students for both male and female students. You are welcome to bring more or less.  


Q: What sort of activities are available at RYM Conferences?

A: Each location has unique recreational opportunities.  In addition, RYM provides sports tournaments and other structured free-time activities which are meant to be fun and provide fellowship for your group. Every location has access to pools, basketball courts, volleyball courts, gaga-ball pits, kan-jam, spikeball, and many other activities! For more information, see each specific conference page.


Q: What sort of food accommodations do the facilities provide?

A: Each facility does their best to accommodate guests with food allergies and dietary restrictions.   This information will be noted on the individual registration form.  


Q: Is there anything the leaders need to do or have before coming to RYM?

A: In an effort to increase and maximize the safety of everyone present, ALL leaders and chaperones must conduct a national background checks and take a brief online child safety training course in order to attend any of our RYM conferences.  Instructions for this can be found here.


Q: What should my group pack for a week at an RYM Conference?

A: Comfortable summer clothes, bedding (sleeping bag or single bed sheets/blankets), a pillow, 2 towels (bath and/or beach), appropriate swim-wear (modest one piece or tankini for girls, modest length and fit suit for guys), Bible, pen/notebook/journal, refillable water bottle, rain jacket, close-toed shoes, sandals/shower shoes, toiletries, flashlight/headlamp, extra spending money (for additional snacks, book table, RYM merchandise, and other optional paid activities).