Mon - Thurs: 8:00 - 5:15


(217) 698-8500


1615 W. Washington St., Springfield, IL 62702

Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

National Catholic Youth Conference

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The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is an exciting and interactive experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for the young Church today. The event includes general sessions in the Lucas Oil Stadium, workshops on a wide variety of topics, an interactive thematic park with Catholic vendors from all over country, and lots of opportunities for prayer and the Sacraments. Teens from all over the United States gather for this three-day event of praise to our Lord, Jesus Christ!


For an introductory video about NCYC, see https://youtu.be/UQ6bli2Cq14


Who Can Attend?

NCYC is for high school students and their adult chaperones. For supervision, two adult chaperones are needed for up to 10 youth and add one more adult for each additional one to six youth (i.e. 2 adult for 10 youth, 3 adults for 16, 4 adults for 23 youth, etc.) Groups must provide their own drivers and chaperones for this event. Any number of youth and adults can participate.



$410 if registered by June 27


How to Register ~ Some forms are fillable







pdf  NCYCYouthRelease2019.pdf [updated August 2019)

2017NCYCParticipanteJoven.pdf [2019 version available in August]

pdf 2019NCYCAdultReleaseForm.pdf [updated August 2019)

2017NCYCParticianteAdulto.pdf [2019 version available in August]

YouthCodeofConduct.pdf [2019 version available in August]

AdultCodeofConduct.pdf [2019 version available in August]




Important Dates and Deadlines

June 27                        

Early Registration Deadline

$20 late fee applies for registration received between June 28 and September 15


September 15

Individual Registration Form

Youth Participant Liability Waiver & Permission Form

Adult Participant Liability Waiver & Permission Form

Hotel Room Request Form

Private Lodging Request Form

Balance of Conference Fee (late fees apply after this date)

$40 late fee for registration received after September 15


September 30

All adults must complete Protecting God’s Children training and background check by this date

Substitutions due


October 20

Driver_Information.pdf or Rental Vehicle Proof of Insurance due

Pre-Conference Meeting (details TBA)


October 31

Deadline for cancellations

 No partial refunds can be given for cancellations after October 31


Stay Up-To-Date:

Updates will be sent via the eNewsletter for the Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry.


Delegation Leader, Diocese of Springfield in Illinois

Kyle Holtgrave

Director, Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

(217) 698-8500 ext. 154