Engaging Youth in Leadership and Community Service
Online registration will open separately for both conferences.

Middle School TEENPOWER registration will open on February 20 at 6:30pm and close at 8:30pm. This process will repeat for the next two days. Once registration opens on February 23, it will remain open until April 28.


High School TEENPOWER registration will open on February 27 at 6:30pm and close at 8:30pm. This process will repeat for the next two days. Once registration opens on March 2, it will remain open until April 28.


Please visit www.youth-resources.org and select the TEENPOWER web page for the online registration link. If you are registering multiple students for the same conference, you will conveniently be able to sign up both students under one email address unlike in years past.  

TEENPOWER is open to students in the southwest Indiana region. Middle School TEENPOWER is designed for students entering grades 7 or 8 during the 2017-18 school year. High School TEENPOWER is designed for students entering grades 9-12 during the 2017-18 school year.
Youth Resources is moving to a tiered payment structure (much like the YMCA’s Camp Carson) for both TEENPOWER conferences. Our hope is to make TEENPOWER as affordable as possible, as we know that families have differing abilities to pay. The three options are based on an honor system by which we trust each family to choose the rate they are able to pay. When you register for TEENPOWER, you will have the option to choose Rate A, B or C.

We will continue to offer a multiple-child discount of $25 per registrant. Please pay $25 less than the rate you are able to pay.

EXAMPLE: Mom and Dad are able to pay at Rate B ($250) for John and Jane to attend Middle School TEENPOWER. Mom and Dad register John and Jane for $225 each, bringing total to $450. 

Registered participants will receive a confirmation email upon completing their online registration, but this does not guarantee a spot at TEENPOWER. There is a cap of 15 students per school at Middle School TEENPOWER and a cap of 50 students per school at High School TEENPOWER. Registration fills up quickly for both conferences and wait lists are extensive. In the event that you are placed on a waiting list, you will be notified via email as soon as possible.

A packet of detailed camp information will be mailed in late April/early May. Make sure to mark your calendars and get ready for a life-changing experience!

Yes, students registered for TEENPOWER must be present for the entire event, including overnight.

Please note that it is Youth Resources’ policy that “No participant may leave the campus for any reason during TEENPOWER except for family emergency as approved by the TEENPOWER Coordinator.” There are no exceptions to this policy.

If a participant cannot arrive to High School TEENPOWER by 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, or has to leave before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, they are ineligible to participate in the conference.

If a participant is not able to arrive at Middle School TEENPOWER by 12 p.m. on Monday, June 19, or has to leave before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, they are ineligible to participate in the conference.

If you will no longer be able to attend TEENPOWER, please notify us as soon as possible so we can accommodate someone on the waiting list.  If you have any questions, please call Youth Resources at (812) 421-0030 or email me jeremy@youth-resources.org.

Middle School TEENPOWER will be held at the University of Southern Indiana and participants will be housed in Newman Hall and Governor Hall. High School TEENPOWER will be held at the University of Evansville and participants will be housed in Morton Hall and Brentano Hall. Linens are not provided in the dorms. Participants will need to bring their own towels and a sleeping bag or sheet and blanket.

Middle school participants are allowed, but not guaranteed one roommate request. Each of the requesting participants must have matching requests. Part of the High School TEENPOWER experience is rooming with a random roommate. The only exception is that incoming freshman will typically be paired randomly with another incoming freshman.

Each student will receive a Things To Bring List with their camper packet mailed out in late April/early May. Cell phones are allowed at TEENPOWER, but should only be used during free time and before lights out. They will be confiscated and returned at the end of the week if used at inappropriate times. For snacks, there are vending machines located in the dorms, and your child is welcome to bring their own snacks.
Dress comfortably. We will be very active during TEENPOWER! Complete guidelines will be included in the camper packets. The following attire is not permitted at TEENPOWER at any time: strapless/tube tops, spaghetti straps, bare midriffs, exposure of undergarments, short shorts or skirts, excessively tight clothing, and clothing with profane or offensive language or graphics.
Yes, both universities are extremely helpful to accommodate participants with food allergies.
You will be asked to provide information about your child’s medication when signing them in on the first day of TEENPOWER. TEENPOWER staff is available to dispense your child’s medication upon request.
Please contact YR as quickly as possible if you are unable to attend. If we are able to fill your spot with someone from the waiting list, we will offer you a refund (after deducting a $25 cancellation charge). Due to facility use and conference contracts, refunds cannot be guaranteed.
Past participants have stated that these camps are “life altering experiences” and “there is nothing else like this available” to them. They will leave TEENPOWER with developed leadership skills, new friends, improved drug resistance skills, and most of all- they will leave TEENPOWER exhausted! They will be ready to catch up on sleep, and then soon asking to hang out with their new TEENPOWER friends! Rest assured, we will have a safe, productive, fun and terrific week with your children.
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