Steubenville East

Steubenville East

July 13 – 15, 2018 // UMass Lowell


Who can I contact if I am interested?

Please contact either Larry or Andrea using the information under Contact Us.

Location: Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell

We are excited to be hosting the conference at University of Massachusetts Lowell again this year. This location will continue to allow for growth and makes travel even easier for all of our New England parishes. Steubenville East will take place at the Tsongas Center on the campus of the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Dining will take place at dining halls on campus and housing will be in various dorms on campus as well. Once you arrive on campus, parking officials will guide you to registration. Click here for more info on UMass Lowell’s campus.

Who can attend Life Teen Steubenville East?

Youth participants must be age 18 or younger and incoming freshman through just graduated seniors. All chaperones must be 21 years of age or older. Since it is a high school youth conference, young adults ages 19 & 20 who wish to attend the conference should apply to volunteer at the conference as they cannot be registered with a group.

How can I volunteer?

You can apply to volunteer at Steubenville East here! If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding volunteering for Steubenville East, please contact Terri Mauthe at

Where will we stay?

Volunteers have the option to commute, be housed in a dorm on campus, or stay at a local hotel.  There is no cost to stay on campus, however dorm housing is limited and available on a first come basis.  Volunteers are expected to make their own arrangements if they choose to stay at a hotel.

How many adults need to come?

The required chaperone to youth ratio is 1 chaperone for up to every 8 youth of that same gender. Chaperones must be gender-specific (i.e. if 4 girls and 2 boys are attending, there must be at least 1 female AND 1 male chaperone). Chaperones must be 21 years of age or older and provide proof of completing your Diocesan Safe Environment requirements. No teenagers will be allowed to drive to or from the conference site.

How do I register?

Please contact either Larry or Andrea using the information under Contact Us.

Can group leaders and adult chaperones bring infants and children?

Although we strongly support Catholic family life, our staffing, facility constraints, and insurance regulations do not allow us to provide childcare. Meeting rooms and residence halls are not designed for the care of young children. In addition, the focus of the Adult Chaperones/Group Leader need to be on the youth participants. If these adults bring their own children, their focus will be split. With the best care of the youth in mind, this is not allowed.

What if my teen has a disability or a food allergy?

Please inform Leanne Bergsieker in the registration office as soon as possible of any special disability needs an individual in your group may have. For example, we can arrange to have an interpreter for someone who is hearing impaired during parts of the conference or have special meals prepared. We need to know this in advance, however, in order to do our best to accommodate your specific needs.

Do you have scholarship money available?

We do have a limited amount of scholarship money available. To apply for these funds, please download the form here: Scholarship Form