Q: What time does the conference begin?
A: Registration is on Sunday afternoon between 3-5 pm. It is helpful to arrive during this time so that you can meet your roommates and counselor. Dinner is at 6 pm with the conference in full swing at 7 pm.
Q: What time does the conference end?
A: On Saturday morning, we host a brunch and we hope your parents and/or youth leader will join us at 9 am in McCormick Dining Center in Sutton Hall. We’ll have a short closing service at 10 am. The conference closes at 11 am.
Q: What if I need to leave before the conference is complete?
A: We really hope that you can commit to the entire week. The end of the week is a critical time for conference activities. Students who leave early always regret it.
Q: Is airport transportation available?
A: Yes, we are happy to pick you up at the Tri- Cities, TN (TRI) airport. Please make arrangements to arrive on Sunday, between 1- 3 pm and depart on Saturday between 1-3 pm. If this flight schedule does not work for you, contact us BEFORE you book the flights. The YiM staff has limited availability before and after the conference.
Q: Is there a dress code policy?
A: You are welcome to wear jeans, t-shirts, etc. Shorts are ok, too, as long as they are no shorter than 3 inches above the knee. One piece swim suits are preferred for girls. The rooms may be cool with air conditioning, so sweaters or hoodies are a good idea.
Q: What can you tell me about my counselor?
A: We have a one to five ratio of counselor to students. Counselors are Milligan College students with strong reputations for a deep spiritual life and leadership abilities. Most often the counselors are Milligan juniors or seniors. The teens are separated by gender in the dorms and are housed with their small group counselor.
Q: May I drive to Milligan and leave my car on campus?
A: Yes, but you are not permitted to drive at any time during the conference. Students who leave campus without the YiM Director or Conference Dean’s permission will be sent home immediately. At registration, let us know that you have a car on campus so that we can give you a visitor’s pass.
Q: What is the cell phone policy?
A: Students may have their cell phones but are asked to turn them off during any conference activity.
Q: May students bring computers or other electronic devices?
A: We don’t recommend it. Even during free time there are many opportunities for social interaction that you won’t want to miss. Additionally, YiM is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Q: What should I pack?
A: Students will need to bring their bed and bath linens (twin size sheets). Additionally, they will need toiletries, such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. We do encourage students to bring something warm as well as sensible footwear (not flip flops), as there will be a hike during the conference.