Conferences

The 2021 conference season was a rich blessing!  Check out the brief highlight videos below! 

High School Colorado
Middle School Florida
High School Beach Weekend
High School Florida #1
High School Florida #2
High School Mid-Atlantic
Middle School Texas

2022 Conference Dates

High School Colorado: June 13-18, 2022

Middle School Florida: June 27-July 1, 2022

High School Florida #1: July 4-8, 2022

High School Florida #2: July 11-16, 2022

High School Mid-Atlantic: TBA soon (hopefully by end of August)

Middle School Texas: TBA soon (hopefully by end of August)

2022 group registration will open here on February 1, 2022 

 

Our Heartbeat:

RYM is passionate about serving the Church in reaching and equipping youth for Christ.  We long for them to believe in, cling to, and live in the freedom of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  This gospel tells us about the unrelenting love of God shown in the finished work of Jesus Christ.  "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." (Romans 8:1) This amazing gospel sustains us through all of life and is making all things new. This is the heartbeat of RYM.

 

Our Goal:

We strive to host 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:

RYM has been committed to applying God’s Word specifically to students’ current cultural context for 50 years! 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 attends RYM: Any church youth group that is looking to grow in Christ and enjoy a time of fellowship together.

WHAT: Our 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: Check out our 2022 Conference Dates above.

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

HOW: Registration is done by church.  When registraion opens in early February, group leaders visit the registration page and follow the steps to register your group.  Some FAQ's are listed below.

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

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).