What are the housing accommodations?

All registered participants will be housed in campus dorms at Purdue University. At the time of registration there will be questions provided to help ensure safe and appropriate rooms for each participant. Should you have any questions please reach out to Rev. Trayce Potter.

What if I have food allergies?

During the registration process there will be questions to address any dietary restrictions and/or allergies. Please note that we only provide gluten free options during any communion services that are held.


Are all meals included?

All meals on campus are included in the registration cost. This includes dinner on July 22nd; breakfast, lunch and dinner on July 23rd; breakfast, lunch and dinner on July 24th; and breakfast on July 25th.


Are youth allowed to leave campus during the event?

Youth participants are not permitted to leave campus during the event. If there is an emergency we ask that the appropriate adults (chaperone, pastor, national staff member) be informed to discuss and arrange transportation for any transportation which may be required.

If my youth group is flying into the Indianapolis airport, how should we arrange travel to Purdue University?

There will be two options for youth groups to book travel. The information is below and additional booking information will be available during the registration process. Lafayette Limo | Reindeer Shuttle


What is a chaperone?

A chaperone is an adult leader who will give oversight to the youth from their particular congregation. All chaperones must be a minimum of 21 years of age and may not be registered as a Young Adult participant during the 2020 National Youth Event. Chaperones are responsible for the safety, travel and wellbeing of their youth delegation. Other responsibilities may be assigned by the local congregation.

I hear that the church will be passing out condoms to my child during NYE. Why is that?

The presence of condoms has been a topic for the last several National Youth Events. We are committed to the education and de-stigmatization of sexuality. As such, condoms may be distributed during a workshop that involves topics around sexuality, STIs and STDs. Additionally, condoms may be present in the exhibit hall area when a trained facilitator is present to answer questions or share education and information around STIs and/or STDs. Finally, condoms may be available in any adult only places where youth will not have access to materials. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Rev. Trayce Potter at pottert@ucc.org or Min. Amy Johnson at johnsona@ucc.org.