What is summer conference?
During the day (from after lunch to dinner) you will have time for volleyball, basketball, swimming, sailing, and of course plenty of time to sit on the beach! You'll have a very open schedule that you can fill with whatever you choose! Summer Conference is a place for you to gather with other students from across the United States at the end of the school year for teaching, prayer, discussions, and fun with friends.
Seminars provide students a special opportunity for biblical, honest, compelling, and respectful teaching on specific issues or facets of Christianity in a focused setting. Students at conference are coming from many different places spiritually. Please know that we are not only aware of this, but we welcome and delight in this reality. We hope that these seminars give you a unique and insightful opportunity for growth and exploration of the Christian faith.
You will select one 4-day seminar and two 2-day seminars from a list of over 25 including topics like Can I Trust the Bible?, Faith & Science, Dating & Relationships, God's Covenant through Scripture, Justification, God's Will, Suffering, Sharing the Gospel, Christian Liberty, and many more.
Each night we'll hear from our speaker, pray together, and worship through music.
And much more: Cookout, dancing, laying on the beach, swimming in the ocean, talking with friends, endless games, dodgeball, a sandcastle contest, dinner out on the town with your campus, you name it...
Where is summer conference?
Location: RUF Summer Conference is held at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat, 20016 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413.
Transportation: Talk to your Campus Minister about travel arrangements. If you are traveling independently use the address above for driving directions via google maps, etc. The closest airport is approximately 14 miles away -- Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. You will need to arrange your own transportation from the airport to Laguna Beach. Your Campus Minister or Intern may be able to help with this. Onsite check-in will begin on the Monday of conference at 2:00 p.m. Dinner will be served that evening at 5:45 p.m. Summer Conference will end Saturday morning. No meals will be served on Saturday.
When is Summer Conference?
We'll be going to the third week of Summer Conference, May 20-25.
What to do I need to bring?
Pillow, bedding (sheets, blanket or sleeping bag, etc), towels, casual beach clothes, bathing suit, a notebook if you like, and a Bible if you have one. Bring enough money to cover small expenditures (souvenirs, a meal, ice cream, etc.) as well as a special offering.
There is limited space. With over 100 campuses attending, slots will fill up quickly!