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When do we go?

May 13-18, Monday to Saturday, which is Week 2 of Summer Conference.

What will we do?

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: 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. 

Week Two Seminar List

Large Group: Each night we'll hear from our speaker (see bio below), 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...

Our speaker

Week 2: Scott Sauls 

Scott Sauls is the husband of one beautiful wife (Patti), the father of two fabulous daughters (Abby and Ellie), and the proud owner of a Gibson J-45 guitar. Scott serves as Senior Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. 

Prior to Nashville, Scott was a Lead and Preaching Pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian in New York City. All these things considered, however, Scott’s primary ‘credential’ is that he is a connoisseur of all things BBQ.

Where is it?

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. A group of us will be caravaning from Houston to Panama City Beach beginning early Monday morning. We will return to Houston Saturday afternoon. 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. 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.

What 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.

What will all of this cost?

Early Registration (on or before April 15) - $325

Late Registration (April 16 onward) - $350

We accept payment online via check or credit card.

ScholarshipsDon't let the cost prohibit you from coming, as scholarships are available. Contact your Campus Minister prior to registering if you are interested in a scholarship. You will input your scholarship code at the time of Registration. If you register and withdraw, you will be responsible for the non-refundable $75 deposit.

Cancellation PolicyStudents must use their Cvent confirmation number to change or modify their reservation. Cancellations made before April 26 result in a refund, minus the $75 deposit. No refunds will be issued after April 26, except in cases of unforeseen circumstances or tragedy.

How do I register?

Register online by clicking here to REGISTER NOW AND MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER FOR WEEK 2. Online registration will continue until May 1 or as long as space is available. Don't wait to register! Here are some great reasons to register early:

  • There is limited space. With over 100 campuses attending, slots will fill up quickly.
  • Cost is $25 cheaper if you register on or before April 15 (Earlybird!)

On-site registration will begin at 2pm the Monday of conference and will continue as long as space is available.

Who will be there?

Download a list of schools and their respective weeks here.