Dearly beloved in Christ,
We are very delighted to welcome you all on behalf of the Christos Mar Thoma Church Yuvajana Sakhyam to the 20th Diocesan Yuvajana Sakhyam Conference that is to be held at Bushkill Inn Resort in Poconos.
You are officially registered for the conference and must have already received the acknowledgment email from our Registration team. This email contains important information for the delegates. So, please read this in its entirety, as well as, share and discuss it with other delegates from your parish in case they miss it.
Bushkill Inn Resort
159 Pocmont Loop
Bushkill, PA 18324
Delegate Registration & Hotel Check-in
The registration desks will be open at 3:00 PM on Friday, October 4th at the lobby of Bushkill Inn Resort. Please report at the registration desk on your arrival. If you arrive at the hotel earlier than 3:00 PM, check-in will be by the availability of the assigned room. One of our reception committee members will be waiting for you at the lobby for assistance. Please note that the hotel requires your credit card and ID at check-in for incidentals and verification respectively.
All delegates must check-out by 1:00 PM on Sunday, October 6th to avoid late check out fees.
Those who have already requested for the transportation arrangements from nearby airports, our transportation team will be contacting you with further information. If you have any further questions regarding transportation, reach out to our transportation Convener Mr. Jobin Thomas (Phone: 267-515-2189).
Following are some details about the program worth knowing in advance.
The inaugural session will start with a procession at 5:30 PM. All parishes are encouraged to assign a church rep (either Yuvajana Sakhyam Secretary or someone else) to represent your parish in the procession. All the assigned representatives are requested to line up for the procession at 5:15 PM.
Dinner starts at 7:35 PM followed by the inaugural session.
We will have a campfire on Friday (9:45 PM to 10:30 PM) after the closing session.
There will be a group photo session on Saturday at 3:45 PM.
Also, there will be a game session from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Saturday.
All Parishes are encouraged to participate in a group performance at the Talent Night event on Saturday evening (7:35 PM to 9:30 PM).
Programs end at 12:00 PM on Sunday followed by lunch. The delegates are requested to check out before 1:00 PM to avoid the late checkout fees.
Conference General Guidelines:
All delegates must abide by and respect the faith and practices of the Mar Thoma Church.
The conference committee will not be liable for the loss of personal items and/or valuables.
Please adhere to the rules and regulations of the resort. Do not tamper with any safety equipment and/or devices. All violators will be liable for any damages and will be suspended from the conference center.
Children below 4 are to be supervised by their parents at all times. Children 4 and above should be supervised by their parents during break and when sessions are not in progress. Please do not leave children unattended in guest rooms or anywhere on the resort property.
Please be vigilant and always supervise kids near and around campfire and pool area. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult in order to gain access to the swimming pool.
During the medical emergencies, please contact the medical team convener (Phone: 267-738-0576) and in case of a true emergency, please call 911.
We have arranged a variety of delicious meals for all delegates. We have taken into consideration of the people who have already informed us of their food allergies. We are arranging allergy wrist tag for registrants who have allergies. If you have any food restriction, please inform the food convener (Phone: 267-370-9830) at the earliest so that we can try to accommodate your needs.
All delegates please don’t forget to carry your medical insurance information in case any emergency.
Weather in Poconos
The temperatures in Poconos is averaging 61°F during the day and 42°F at night during the conference days. Please bring a jacket to be comfortable and wear appropriate shoes. Also, there is 60% chance of rain on Friday morning (10/04).
Finally, if you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me or General Convener Santhosh Abraham: Phone: 215-605-6914, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please keep the conference in your prayers. Wishing you all a safe journey and looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Yours in Christ,
Secretary, Christos MTC Yuvajana Sakhyam