National Catholic Youth Conference

November 16 - 19, 2017

Indianapolis, Indiana

Adult Orientation

Adults participating in NCYC must participate in an orientation webinar on Oct. 22 at 7 PM. Please register for this webinar at the link below:



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, including a Mass with our Bishop during the event. Teens from all of the United States gather for this three-day event of praise to our Lord, Jesus Christ!

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.


The cost is $390.00 + $40.00 late fee per person which includes registration and fees from the conference planners, hotel lodging, and a diocesan shirt commemorating this event. This price is based on four participants sharing a hotel room. Additional fees may apply if you request private/semi-private lodging, or for late registration, cancellations and/or substitutions.

How to Register

Below are a number of forms and supporting information for NCYC.














Pre-Purchased Meal Options



Important Dates and Deadlines

September 1                   Participants turn in all paperwork to Group Leader

September 15                 Individual Registration Form

                                     Youth Participant Liability Waiver & Permission Form

                                     Adult Participant Liability Waiver & Permission Form

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

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

                                    (all due to diocesan office)

October 15                    Information to Owners Using Private Vehicles Forms or Rental Vehicle Proof of Insurance due

October 22                    Parent and chaperone webinar (details will be emailed)

October 31                    All registration is final after this date with the following fees:

  • Late Registration, $40 late fee, for registration processed after September 30
  • Cancellations ($40 cancellation fee)*

* No partial refunds can be given for cancellations after October 31

Coordinator for Diocesan trip to NCYC

Kyle Holtgrave

Director, Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

(217) 698-8500 ext. 154