March 29-31, 2018

Hershey Giant Center

Hershey, PA

 

Worship: Sean Curran

Communicator: Austin Jones

Special Guest: Carson Wentz

DYD: Doug Sayers

 

For over 13 years, Austin & Jennifer Jones have seen thousands of lives transformed by the resurrection power of Jesus Christ. From the metropolitan areas of America to the remote parts of Alaska, they have witnessed multitudes of men, women, and children encounter the living God. They actively pursue the lost and passionately proclaim Jesus Christ as Savior, Healer, Baptizer, and soon coming King. As a result of their ministry, many lives have turned to Jesus, pastors and leaders have been established, and churches have been revitalized. Presently, the Joneses serve as US Missionaries with the Assemblies of God. They reside in the Bering Straits Region of Alaska with their two sons Aiden and Wyatt. Austin and Jennifer uphold a strong missional focus in Western Alaska by maintaining a relational and spiritual connection with the churches and leaders that have been touched by their ministry. They posses a deep conviction to preach the full Gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth; while equipping, training, and establishing the next generation of leaders. For many years to come, the Joneses will remain committed to their God-given vision of “Reaching the 1 – Equipping the 99.”

Schedule

Wednesday, March 28th

12:00 PM
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, March 29th

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
12:30-4:00pm
Youth Convention Group Registration at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey
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
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, March 30th

9:00am
Doors open at the Giant Center
10:00am-noon
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, March 31st

10am-8pm
Final Fling at Hersheypark

Hotels

 

Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey (Headquarters)

4650 Lindle Road

Harrisburg, PA 17111

Fax: 717.564.2476

Email: katie.reichel@sheratonhershey.com

Amenities: Pool

Rate: $78

Distance: 13 minutes (9 miles)

Hampton Inn
 4230 Union Deposit Road 
 Harrisburg PA 17111
 Fax: 717.545.6907 
 Email: harpa_hampton@hilton.com
 Amenities: Continental Breakfast 
 Rate: $72
 Distance: 15 minutes (12 miles)
Holiday Inn Grantville
 604 Station Rd.
 Grantville, PA 17028
 Fax: 717.469.7755 
 Email: nikkigolias@stayholiday.com
 Amenities: Pool, Grab and Go 
 Rate: $70
 Distance: 12 minutes (8 miles)
Red Lion
 4751 Lindle Road 
 Harrisburg, PA 17111
 Fax: 717. 985-0386 
 Email: Jane.Koppenhaver@redlion.com
 Amenities: Pool 
 Rate: $71
 Distance: 13 minutes (9 miles)
Comfort Suites
 320 Milroy Road
 Hummelstown, PA 17036
 Fax: 717.566.3700 
 Email: michele@padutchhotels.com
 Amenities: Continental Breakfast, Pool 
 Rate: $70
 Distance: 8 Minutes (6 miles)
Best Western Premier, Central
 800 E Park Drive
 Harrisburg, PA 17111
 Fax: 717.564.2347 
 Email: Megan.Wilkinson@thecentralhotelharrisburg.com
 Amenities: Pool
 Rate: $70
 Distance: 15 minutes (11 miles)
Ramada
 300 North Mountain Rd
 Harrisburg, PA 17114
 Fax: 717.652.7180 
 Email: s.brenneman@dellisart.com
 Amenities: Continental Breakfast, Pool 
 Rate: $70
 Distance: 21 minutes (11 miles)
Hilton - Harrisburg (NEW)
 1 North 2nd Street
 Harrisburg, PA 17101
 Fax: 717.233.6271 
 Email: nicole.radel@hilton.com
 Amenities: Pool, attached food court/shopping center & IMAX Theatre.
 Local market, Tours of the Harrisburg state capital nearby.
 Rate: $72 (plus $10 per night parking)
 Distance: 18 minutes (13 miles)
Red Lion Inn and Suites (Previously The Milton)
 Route 422 and Sipe Ave
 Hershey, PA 17033
 Fax: 717.533.5675
 Email: Jane.Koppenhaver@redlion.com
 Amenities: Continental Breakfast
 Rate: $70
 Distance: 5 minutes (2.5 miles)

You must register with the hotel of your choice by sending (via fax or email) the Hotel Registration Form directly to the hotel with a deposit. The hotel you choose must receive your Hotel Registration Form by March 15, 2018. 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.

REGISTRATION

Online Registration NOW OPEN! Purchase session passes, activity tickets,  and Merch all from the registration store!

FAQ

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Early Registration is $60 per person when postmarked by March 1, 2018. $65 per person when postmarked by March 15, 2018. $70 per person – registrations not postmarked by March 15, 2018 will be handled at the door. $35 per pass – passes are available for one service.

Mail registration form and payment to: Youth Convention, 4651 Westport Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


CONVENTION PASSES

When you arrive at Convention, 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 room at the Giant Center.


T-SHIRTS

Youth Convention commemorative t-shirts will be offered this year at a cost of only $10. T-shirts will only be available to pre- order with registrations postmarked by March 15, 2018. After this deadline, a limited supply of t-shirts and sizes will be available at Youth Convention for $15.00.


HOUSING

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. Many of the hotels offer free parking, free continental breakfast, and/or an indoor pool. Make sure that your Hotel Reservation Form is postmarked by March 15, 2018! Please note that you MUST cancel rooms and make room block changes within 72 hours of the scheduled check-in. Please be careful in making your hotel registrations. Many hotels are now adopting an early departure fee: In the event that an individual who has reserved a guest room within the group’s reserved room block checks out prior to the reserved check out date, a fee may be charged to the individual.


MEALS

There are several fast food restaurants in the immediate area of the Giant Center and hotels.


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!


REGISTRATION LOCATION

Registration is located at both Christian Life Assembly in Camp Hill, PA and the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey. You MUST select a registration location when you register. This location can only be changed by contacting our office. Registration will be held from 9am-11am at Christian Life Assembly on Thursday, March 29th and at the Sheraton from 12:30pm-4:00pm on Thursday, March 29th. It will then re-open at 6:00pm at the Giant Center for on-site registration and ticket purchases.


AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION

If you need ASL Interpretation for your group, please contact Jessica Jones at jessica@penndel.org by March 15th, 2018.

ACTIVITES

Join us Thursday night from 10:15 pm-12:00 am at the Sheraton (4650 Lindle Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111) for The Late Show with Youth Alive! Food will be available to purchase from 10:15 pm-11:00 pm. You can add this to your registration by clicking “register”

Join us on Thursday day night from 11:30 pm-1:30 am for roller skating at Fountainblu (521 Locust Rd, New Cumberland, PA 17070). Tickets are needed even if you don’t plan to skate. You can add this to your registration by clicking “register”

Join us on Friday night from 11:30 pm-1:30 am for ice skating at Twin Ponds, East (3904 Corey Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109). Tickets are needed even if you don’t plan to skate. You can add this to your registration by clicking “register”.

You can add this to your registration by clicking “register”

MEDIA

Are you promoting Penndel Youth Convention to your church or your friends? Download our free public media kit for graphics, videos, pictures, social media posts, gifs, and more!

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VOLUNTEER

It takes hundreds of volunteers each year to make Youth Convention a reality.  We are looking for people who love this generation!  These are guys and ladies who will link arms with us as we carry this message across Pennsylvania & Delaware.

Where would your gifts and talents be most effective?  Take a look at the following opportunities that are available and choose where you believe the Lord wants to use you to serve as a Convention volunteer this year!


Ushers

Ushers do a variety of jobs; from serving as our hospitality hosts to welcoming all guests, helping guests find their assigned section/seats, answering their questions or finding the answers if you do not know, receiving the offering and passing out all materials, along with crowd control.  Ushers help make the overall event run smoothly and with limited distractions.  

Merchandise Sales

Merchandise Sales volunteers will help with set up and tear down all of the vendor booths and registration.  They also help with the selling of all PennDel Youth Convention merchandise like t-shirt, books, CD’s & miscellaneous things.  They may also work at a merchandise booth of our guest bands, communicators and PennDel Youth Ministries.

Security

Security is responsible for checking wristbands at the doors and during the event, guarding the stage, and making sure nothing suspicious gets in the building or is done to the building. 

Registration/Office Help

As a Volunteer Registration/Office Staff member you may be called upon to help as a runner, separating pre-ordered t-shirts, information desk worker, set up and tear down, work at the registration booth, etc.

Volunteer Application