Conference Policies + FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What grade does my student have to be in to attend?
A: Our middle school conferences welcome rising 6th graders through rising 9th graders and high school conferences welcome rising 9th graders through recently graduated seniors.

Q: What are the sleeping arrangements at each facility?
A: While accommodations at each conference location differ, RYM conferences provide safe and healthy living and sleeping environments for all attendees. Rooms can sleep anywhere from 2 to 60 people, but most rooms accommodate between 6-12 people. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions about a specific location.

Q: How many chaperones do I have to bring?
A: While RYM recommends a chaperone to student ratio of 1:6 for both male and female students, groups are required to have at least one adult leader/chaperone per ten students; male and female.

Q: What sort of activities are available at RYM Conferences?
A: Each location has unique recreational opportunities. In addition, RYM provides sports tournaments and other structured free-time activities which are meant to be fun and provide fellowship for your group. Every location has access to pools, basketball courts, volleyball courts, kan-jam, spikeball, and many other activities! For more information, see each specific conference page.

Q: What sort of food accommodations do the facilities provide?
A: Each facility does their best to accommodate guests with food allergies and dietary restrictions. This information will be noted on the individual registration form.

Q: Is there anything the leaders need to do or have before coming to RYM?
A: In an effort to increase and maximize the safety of everyone present, ALL leaders and chaperones must conduct a national background check and take a brief online child safety training course in order to attend any RYM conference.

Q: What should my group pack for a week at an RYM Conference?
A: Comfortable summer clothes, bedding (sleeping bag or single bed sheets/blankets), a pillow, 2 towels (bath and/or beach), appropriate swim-wear (modest one piece or tankini for girls, modest length and fit suit for guys), Bible, pen/notebook/journal, refillable water bottle, rain jacket, close-toed shoes, sandals/shower shoes, toiletries, flashlight/headlamp, extra spending money (for additional snacks, book table, RYM merchandise, and other optional paid activities).