After reading over the FAQs, if you still have a question that is not answered, you can contact us by e-mailing: or calling 985/262-6094.
Why should a young person attend a Steubenville youth conference? The vision of the conference is to lead teens to Christ and to give them a deeper understanding and love for their Catholic faith.
What is the cost to attend the conference? Refer to the Group Leaders page under the "All Participants" tab for details. Keep in mind that we only charge conference registration. Each Group Leader must also account for transportation and lodging in addition to the conference.
Can I attend a Steubenville On The Bayou Conference if I am not part of a group? No, you must be a part of a youth group to attend Steubenville on the Bayou. If you need help finding a group to attend with, you can contact our office.
How big does a group have to be? A group must consist of at least two youths and two adults.
Can we come if we are not a regular parish youth group? Yes, you can make up a group of any youth and adults. However, our Verification Form must be signed by your parish’s Pastor. You must have the support of your parish’s Pastor and anyone who is over 18 years of age must be in compliance with the Safe Environment policies of your diocese in order for your group to attend.
What are the criteria for youth, group leader, and chaperones?
Group Leader: the adult responsible for organizing your trip and serving as the main contact for your group. Written and oral correspondence takes place between the Group Leader and the Conference Office. The Group Leader must be attending the conference and will be responsible for the entire group.
Chaperone: age 21 or older, small group leaders, attending to help in chaperoning the youth. For the safety of the youth and to foster productive small group times, the ratio of youth to adults is 1 adult per 8-10 youth in your group.
Young adults (ages 18-20): may attend as a young adult participant/small group leader. They are not considered youth participants or chaperones nor are they counted in ratios.
Youth: youth participants attending the conference must be entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades in the Fall of 2020 or be a 2020 high school graduate.
*This weekend is challenging; physically and spiritually. It is a time of deep ministry and small group time. We recommend Chaperones (small group leaders) feel comfortable directing, sharing and praying with youth.
Where will we stay? Group Leaders are responsible for making all housing arrangements for the group. A list of the area hotels can be found on our website. At this time we do not have the capabilities to offer transportation to/from hotels/conference site.
What is included with our registration? Registration includes entry into the conference and all talks, events and activities that are part of the conference. It also includes Friday night dinner, Saturday lunch and Saturday dinner. Most area hotels include a free continental breakfast for those staying in their hotel, be sure to ask if it's included prior to booking rooms.
What will the weather be like? Louisiana can be very hot in June. Even though the conference area is air conditioned, please advise your group to drink plenty of water, get regular sleep and eat all meals while at the conference. Additionally, due to the high humidity, the air conditioning thermostat must stay at a cool enough temperature to keep the ceiling of the arena from forming condensation, therefore it can seem quite cold in the main arena-we suggest keeping a light jacket with you throughout the weekend.