We are now accepting parish group registrations for NCYC 2017. We are estimating the total cost will be between $550 and $600. Please email Grace Busse or Chris Hurtubise for a parish registration spread sheet.
Registration and Payments are due as follows:
March 1st, 2016 -- $175 per participant and basic information spreadsheet
April 15th, 2017 -- $175 per participant
June 1st, 2017 -- All paperwork and fee balance due (approximately $200-250)
All deposits are non-refundable, but are transferable for a substitute attendee. Once registrations have been submitted to NFCYM (in the fall) a substitution fee of $40 will be charged. No further substitutions will be permitted after October15th.
All registration and payments must come through the parishes. Please have all the individual participants’ checks made out to your parish and then send one individual check for your parish group. All checks must be made out to “Diocese of Superior” with ‘NCYC’ in the memo and mailed to the Bishop Hammes Center at PO Box 280, Haugen, WI 54841.
Frequently Asked Questions
National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is an exciting, biennial (every two years) three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers (Grades 9 - 12) and their adult chaperones. The schedule includes keynote addresses, concurrent and workshop sessions addressing a wide variety of topics. There are also opportunities for liturgy, reconciliation, prayer and worship, recreation and special activities such as concerts, exhibits, and the interactive thematic park.
Registration & Information - November 16 – 18, 2017
The National Catholic Youth Conference is an exciting, biennial four-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. The schedule includes keynote addresses, concurrent and workshop sessions addressing a wide variety of topics. There are also opportunities for liturgy, reconciliation, prayer and worship, recreation and special activities such as concerts, exhibits, and the interactive thematic park.
Each NCYC has a specific overall theme that varies from conference to conference and through which the prayer experiences, theme song and other interactive venues within the conference.
The theme park is another major part of NCYC which flows from the overall theme. The thematic park is an interactive venue featuring a College Corner, Vocations Corner, arts and crafts activities, service projects, sports, games, music, and exhibits from Catholic and secular companies, organizations, and colleges.
Diocesan group leaders make arrangements for their respective delegations through NFCYM for housing at hotels in the Indianapolis area.
The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) sponsors NCYC.
NCYC is open to high school age young people (grades 9-12). NCYC has had as many as 28,000+ youth and adult participants. Most participants are Catholic. Many youth participants are leaders in their local parishes, schools and/or diocese, though many are just beginning to connect to their faith. Some attendees may have participated in previous national or international events such as the World Youth Day. Many are experiencing this type of gathering for the first time.
NFCYM requires that chaperones be 21 years or older. The diocesan group must have at least two chaperones for first one to ten youth and one additional adult for each additional one to six youth. Adults beyond this ration will be considered as this is a youth event.
Adult events that are similar to NCYC includes
More options coming soon. Contact the Office of Marriage, Family and Youth Ministry for additional suggestions for adults.
Youth attend the NCYC because they want to:
The cost, dates and locations for each NCYC vary and will be announced locally as soon as information is received from the national office.
To register for NCYC, you must contact your parish, school, or diocesan youth ministry office for details on your diocesan NCYC package. NFCYM does not allow individuals to register for NCYC. All participants must register in advance as part of a diocesan group.