MNY Spring Junior Con 419
An intentional community for UU youth grades 6 through 8
What is this Retreat thing?
This conference ("con") is a 24-hour event where junior UU youth and their adult sponsors meet. We have fun, make, do and learn stuff. We eat. We get to know each other. UU’s from all over the Metro area and the Central East Region attend. The retreat is led by YRUU senior youth. RE teachers and parents attend as advisors. The ratio of youths to adults is about 5:1. This event is held every spring, along with a retreat held every fall.
Getting there. Each society is responsible for its own transportation and for providing at least one adult for every five youth. Please coordinate with your DRE.
What to bring:
- A sleeping bag and pillow
- Toothbrush & toothpaste, towel, soap, comb, etc.
- Clothing appropriate for being outside in late March
- A change of clothing
- Music to share (instruments, voice, etc.)
- A high spirits, a sense of adventure and your open-minded anticipation.
What not to bring:
- Personal electronics. Youth may not have cell phones at the con.
- Weapons, drugs, tobacco products, etc.
Please note that all attendees are expected to arrive on time and may not leave and later retrun.
Capacity for this event is 90 youth, 30 sponsors. If the form is closed and we are not yet at the deadline, please contact the registrar to be placed on the waiting list. The required youth to adult ratio is 5:1.
Fee: $60 per youth, $60 per sponsor.
You may pay by credit card when you register, however that will increase your fee by $1 per person. If you pay by check or cash, you must bring that with you to the con. No credit card payments on site.
If you are unable to pay the full registration fee and need a full or partial waiver you may request that on the registration form. You will be notified if your request is denied. Please bring your partial payment with you. Payment must be made in cash or by check made payable to UUA-CER. You cannot make a partial payment via credit card.
If this is your first conference, please read the Behavioral Expectations which describes our expectations of youth and adults attending youth events in the region and the CER Youth Event Procedures and Requirements. You will be asked about these documents in the registration process.
Register as a Youth.
Registration for youth opens on February 1 at 9 am and closes March 29 at 11 pm. If the form says it is no longer taking submissions, the event is full, please contact the registrar to be placed on the wait list.
Register as an adult sponsor
Registration for adults closes on February 1 at 9 am and closes April 3 at 8 pm.
Please note that all adults who attend must be registered by their congregation as an approved adult. If this has not yet happened, please talk with your religious educator or other congregational leader.
Registrar is Charlie Neiss, cneiss [at] aol [dot] com