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SCHEDULE


Wednesday, April 12th

12:00pm:

District Fine Arts begins at Christian Life Assembly in Camp Hill, PA
(CHECK IN CONTINUES THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL)

4:00-11:00pm

District Fine Arts Competition begins in all categories

Midnight

Curfew at all hotels (please respect all other guests that may be sharing the building)

Thursday, April 13th

8:00am-3:00pm

District Fine Arts Competition continues at Christian Life Assembly, Camp Hill

9:00am-11:00am

Youth Convention Group Registration at Christian Life Assembly, Camp Hill
(Your Youth Convention Registration will be available to pick up at the location you indicated when you registered for Youth Convention – this location cannot be changed unless you contact our office. You must pick up your registration at either Christian Life Assembly or the Sheraton)

 12:30-4:00pm

Youth Convention Group Registration at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey
(Your Youth Convention Registration will be available to pick up at the location you indicated when you registered for Youth Convention – this location cannot be changed unless you contact our office. You must pick up your registration at either Christian Life Assembly or the Sheraton)

5:00-6:00pm

Dinner at one of the many restaurants in the area

6:00pm

Doors open at the Giant Center

7:00-9:30pm

Youth Convention Opening Session at the Giant Center

11:30pm-1:30am

Late Night Activities – Fountainblu Skating Arena

Midnight

Curfew at all hotels (please respect all other guests that may be sharing the building)

Friday, April 14th

9:00am

Doors open at the Giant Center

10:00am-Noon

Youth Convention Session 2 and Candlelight Service (Giant Center)

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch at one of the many restaurants in the area

1:00-4:00pm

Free Time

4:00-5:30pm

Dinner at one of the many restaurants in the area

5:30pm

Doors open at the Giant Center

6:00pm

Fine Arts Awards Celebration

7:15-9:30pm

Final Session at the Giant Center

11:30pm-1:30am

Late Night Activities – Ice Skating, Twin Ponds, East

Midnight

Curfew at all hotels (please respect all other guests that may be sharing the building)

Saturday, April 15th

10:00am-8:00pm

Final Fling at Hersheypark
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WHAT IS YOUTH CONVENTION?

Youth Convention is a time where thousands of teenagers come together to worship and hear a powerful and relevant presentation of the gospel! Every year, we join together in Hershey, Pennsylvania the Thursday, Friday and Saturday before Easter to celebrate! Join us this year!

 

This year: April 13-15, 2017

Hershey Giant Center (550 Hersheypark Dr, Hershey, PA 17033)

WHY “IS IT’S TIME”?

Time is the world’s currency, as each minute ticks away, we are closer to the end of our lives.  What are your students doing with the time they’ve been given? It’s Time to see radical change in how each of us choose to spend the currency of time.  It’s Time for leaders and students to gather, worship, and surrender their lives to Jesus.  It’s Time for the best Convention ever!

 

Just as Esther was encouraged that she was placed in her position “for such a time as this,”  It’s Time for students to be saved, healed, filled with the Holy Spirit, and called to Ministry! What better place than in Hershey, PA on April 13th – 16th !

 

Last year, several leaders commented that they love Youth Convention because their students are “impacted by the move of God.”  We’re looking forward to this weekend because it’s the celebration of the weekend that Jesus died to save us and rose again to give us victory over sin and death! He didn’t waste time in calling us out of darkness and into the light. The time is NOW to see this generation radically giving, serving, loving, and surrendering to Jesus. It’s Time!

REGISTRATION LOCATION

NEW THIS YEAR: When you register for Convention, you can choose where you want to pick up your Convention Registration Packet! You can either pick up your Registration at the Fine Arts Festival at Christian Life Assembly in Camp Hill on Thursday, April 13th from 9-11am or at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey from 12:30pm-4:00pm on Thursday, April 13th. Registration will then re-open at 6:00pm at the Giant Center for on-site registration and ticket purchases.

 

Please note that this location cannot be changed unless you contact our office. You must pick up your registration at either Christian Life Assembly or the Sheraton.

CONVENTION PASSES

When you arrive at Convention Registration, you will receive wristband passes with your assigned seating section printed on them. These wristbands will be necessary for identification purposes during the entire Youth Convention (this means the entire event – all events and activities!). Please advise all persons in your group that these passes must be presented for all Youth Convention events and activities. It is important that they do not lose them! There will be a charge of $5.00 to replace lost or destroyed wristbands. To receive a replacement wristband, the youth pastor or main group leader and the person needing the replacement must both come to the registration table at the Giant Center. Lead pastors and their spouse can register free of charge at the link below. Also, children 8 years and younger are free of charge and do not need a wristband to enter. Any child over the age of 8 needs to purchase a pass for Convention.

SEATING ASSIGNMENTS

Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis based on the date we receive your registration. Seats on the floor and lower bowl will be assigned to the groups who register the earliest. There is no price reduction to groups who are assigned to seats in the upper bowl. Please see the Seating Information form for a seating diagram and details.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION

If you need American Sign Language Interpretation for your group, please contact Jessica Jones at 717-795-5921 or jessica@penndel.org by March 30th, 2017.

ACTIVITIES

Join us for late night activities and our Final Fling at Hersheypark!  You can register for these activities on your group registration form or when you register online. Note: All registrations (including activities) are non-refundable. This is true even in the case of bad weather. Group leaders must accompany their groups.

 

Thursday Night
What: Roller Skating
When: 11:30pm-1:30am
Where: Fountainblu Skating (521 Locust Road, New Cumberland, PA)
Admission: $8 per person (participating or non-participating)

 

Friday Night
What: Ice Skating
When: 11:30pm-1:30am
Where: Twin Ponds, East (3904 Corey Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109)
Admission: $8 per person (participating or non-participating)

 

Saturday
What: Final Fling at Hersheypark
When: 10am-9pm
Where: Hersheypark (100 W Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033)
Admission: $30 per person (participating or non-participating)

CONTACT INFO

If you have a question that cannot wait until you come to registration, please call our office at 717-795-5921 between the hours of 8:30-4:00 M-F. You may also email jessica@penndel.org. We are happy to assist you!
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We are very excited to be able to offer you remarkable hotel rates.  Please review the Hotel List; these hotels offer a Convention rate discount.  There is free parking at all of the hotels listed.  Many of the hotels offer free continental breakfast and/or an indoor pool. Make sure that your Hotel Reservation Form is postmarked by March 30, 2017!  Please note that you MUST cancel rooms and make room block changes within 72 hours of the scheduled check-in.  

 

The Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey, our headquarters hotel, will serve as our housing bureau. The Sheraton will be reserved for guests planning to stay both Thursday and Friday nights.

Milton Hotel, Hershey

(was Best Western)
Rt 422 & Sipe Ave, PO Box 364 Hershey, PA 17033
Fax: 717.533.5675
Amenities: Continental Breakfast Rate: $70
Distance: 5 minutes (2.5 miles)

Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey

(Headquarters)
4650 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Fax: 717.564.2476
Amenities: Pool
Rate: $77
Distance: 13 minutes (9 miles)

Hampton Inn

4230 Union Deposit Road Harrisburg PA 17111
Fax: 717.545.6907
Amenities: Continental Breakfast Rate: $72
Distance: 15 minutes (12 miles)

Holiday Inn Grantville

Hershey Exit 28, I-81
604 Station Rd.
Grantville, PA 17028
Fax: 717.469.7755
Amenities: Pool, Grab and Go
Rate: $70
Distance: 12 minutes (8 miles)

Red Lion

(was Holiday Inn)
4751 Lindle Road Harrisburg, PA 17111
Fax: 717. 985-0386
Amenities: Pool
Rate: $70
Distance: 13 minutes (9 miles)

Comfort Suites

320 Milroy Road
Hummelstown, PA 17036
Fax: 717.566.3700
Amenities: Continental Breakfast, Pool
Rate: $70
Distance: 8 Minutes (6 miles)

Best Western Premier, Central

800 E Park Drive Harrisburg, PA 17111
Phone: 717.561.2800
Fax: 717.564.2347
Amenities: Pool
Occupancy: 1-4
Rate: $70
Distance: 15 minutes (11 miles)
You must register with the hotel of your choice by sending the Hotel Registration Form directly to the hotel with a deposit.
The hotel you choose must receive your Hotel Registration Form by March 30, 2017.
Hotels are filled on a first come first served basis. If you send your registration to a hotel that is
already filled, your registration will be forwarded to a comparable hotel with availability.
We would ask that you select from the hotels on this list when attending Youth Convention.
Please do not use hotels that are not contracted with the PennDel Youth Convention.
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  • Early

  • OVER
  • Register by March 9th to receive the Early Rate

    (Does not include travel/lodging/food costs)

  • Regular

  • OVER
  • Register by March 30th to receive the Regular Rate

    (Does not include travel/lodging/food costs)

  • Online Registration Closed

  • AT THE DOOR
  • Register after March 30th or at the door.

    (Does not include travel/lodging/food costs)