In addition to the general guidelines for registration, the following points apply to North America:
Applicants from North America should be juniors or seniors in high school. Others may be considered on an exception basis.
There is a quota for those attending from North America of 100 spaces. Registration will close once this limit is reached or on 3rd June 2018, whichever comes first. Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Late applications cannot be accepted. Your place will be reserved when we have received your online registration form and payment.
We also encourage you to be in a language program in your school. This will greatly help the blending of the young people at the conference
Ratio of Serving Ones
A ratio of one serving one to three young people is required for this conference. This means that those coming from North America may need to coordinate and blend across the regions to cover this ratio. You can contact the country coordinator to assist in meeting this need at email@example.com.
Letter of Recommendation
If you are young person or serving one under the age of 25, please be aware that your registration IS NOT complete until an elder or serving one (that knows you personally) has written and submitted a letter of recommendation for you. Please ask them to email it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org (not to you). The online registration form will ask you to confirm, by checking the appropriate box, that this letter of recommendation has been sent.
Travel to Poland
On the morning of Lord’s Day, July 29th there is a mandatory orientation meeting for all the North American saints, henceforth, all the saints travelling from North America are required to arrive in Małe Ciche on Saturday, July 28th one day prior to the beginning of the conference. Please do your best to arrive at the Krakow airport before 6 pm, to catch the chartered bus shuttling the saints to Małe Ciche. If, however, you will not be able to arrive on Saturday before 6 pm, you will need to provide your own transportation to Małe Ciche. Once in Małe Ciche on Saturday, July 28th your accommodation and meals starting with dinner on Saturday are taken care of until Lord’s day morning, August 4th after breakfast. As stated in the Payment section, transportation from and to the Krakow airport are provided and included in the conference flat fee.
For those who haven’t been to this conference before, and have expressed concern regarding the reception at the Krakow airport, there will be a designated brother in the lobby area holding a sign and waiting to greet all those coming from the United States.
The cost of the conference, including the two extra nights’ accommodation (before and after the conference) and travel to and from Krakow airport is $300. This cost is the same for everyone, even if you decide not to join/use everything included in the amount.This amount includes the following:
The total cost of the conference is $300. This is a flat fee that includes the following:
- Conference Registration fee
- One conference T-Shirt
- Transport from Krakow airport to Małe Ciche and back again.
- Accommodation in Małe Ciche on Saturday, July 28th, dinner included
- Accommodation in Małe Ciche on Saturday, August 4th, dinner included as well as breakfast on the following day, August 5th
- Optional sightseeing trip to Zakopane on Saturday afternoon, August 4th.
- Optional sightseeing trip to Krakow on Lord’s day afternoon, August 5th.
- Accommodation in Krakow on Lord’s day, August 5th after the sightseeing trip
Please note that since the $300 is a flat fee, if you opt out of any of the aforementioned events/meals/accommodation nights, you will still have to pay the fee in full.
Any extra Outlines or T-shirts would be charged additionally.
Payment is made online on this website via PayPal after you have completed the registration form.
If you plan to stay in Małe Ciche before Saturday, July 28th or after Lord’s day, August 5th, there will be an additional cost that will be added to your total payment due when you select it on your form.
In addition to your conference fees, you will need to bring some additional funds of about $70 for spending money. There will be the opportunity to exchange US dollars into Polish Zloty once you arrive in Krakow.
If you arrive in Krakow before Saturday, July 28th, you must provide for your own needs until you meet the bus at Krakow airport for transportation to Małe Ciche on Saturday, July 28th.
Due to practical limitations the churches in Poland are not able to receive guests for hospitality either before or after the conference. Those who arrive early or stay later than these dates will need to provide their own transportation and make their own housing arrangements.
Once the conference begins on Lord’s day, July 29th , breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided for you at your lodging until, and including, breakfast on Lord’s day, August 5th. Plan to eat your meals in the house where you are assigned and not at the local restaurants.
The Dates to Travel
Plan on leaving the USA no later than Friday, July 27th to arrive in Krakow (KRK) on Saturday, July 28th. If possible, arrange your flight to arrive in Krakow before 18:00 (6pm) local time.
Plan to depart from Krakow (KRK) on Lord’s day, August 5th or no later than Tuesday, August 7th..
Do not make any travel plans for the conference until you receive the confirmation you have been accepted.
Optional Trips after the Conference
There is the option to join two Gospel and sightseeing trips after the conference to Zakopane and Krakow.
Saturday, August 4th: Trip to the scenic mountain town of Zakopane for gospel time and sightseeing. This trip is available to those whose flights are scheduled to depart from Krakow later Lord’s day 1:00pm. You will leave from Male Ciche to Zakopane in the afternoon and return to Male Ciche in the evening for overnight lodging.
Lord’s day, August 5th: Trip to the historic city of Krakow for gospel time and sightseeing. This trip is available to those whose flights are scheduled to depart Krakow on Monday, August 6th. You will leave from Małe Ciche to Krakow in the morning. Once the day trip is over, you will remain in Krakow overnight, to depart from the Krakow airport next day, Monday 6th.
These trips can be selected on your registration form. To cover meals and snacks on the excursion each person will need to bring approximately an additional $50.
For these optional trips following the conference, it will still be necessary to maintain the ratio of one serving one for every three young people participating.
Parents and Children’s Conference
|Parents and Children’s Conference Adult||$300|
|Child eating full-portion||$250|
|Child eating half-portion||$125|
|Child with no meals (bed only)||$85|
|Child with no meals and no bed||$25|
A T-shirt and an outline will be provided for all adults and children who are paying the $250 registration fee. All the other children, who are paying a fee less than $250, can get a T-shirt or an outline for the additional cost of $7 and $3 respectively.
NOTE: Unlike the Young People Conference registration fee which includes the optional trip to Krakow, the registration fee for PCC (Parents and Children’s Conference) does NOT include the trip to Krakow. If you would like to join this trip you will need to select it and pay an additional $50 for it when you register online. The afternoon trip to Zakopane is however included in the registration fee, hence, if you would like to join you do not need to pay an additional fee.