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Housing Your Group for NCYC

Hello! It’s Maureen, Director of Meetings and Events, at NFCYM. Housing your NCYC group can seem a little complicated, but it does not have to be that way. Here are a couple of my tips and tricks when choosing the right housing solution for your group.  

The NCYC Housing Block

The easiest way to book housing is to do so through the NCYC housing block. Our housing block features most hotels located in downtown Long Beach and are close to the convention center. Booking within our housing block will not only be convenient but also will save you money. The housing block also supports NCYC. So do yourself a favor and book within the housing block to support the conference you love and keep your housing simple. 

Which Hotel is Best for Me?

There are many options to choose from within the housing block list. Every hotel has different features and some may fit your group’s needs more than others. To help, here are some things to consider when choosing your hotel:  

  1. How many people will be in your group and who will be part of your group? Each group will have different demographics. Groups can consist of teens, chaperones, clergy, and religious.  
  2. How many different room types do you need and how many rooms will you need? To calculate how many rooms you will need, we recommend starting with 3 teens per room. Then, chaperones, religious, and clergy each will need their own room. This will influence what room types you book depending on who will be sharing a room and who will be on their own. 
  3. How will you be traveling to NCYC? Will you have to house your bus drivers? If you will be traveling by bus or van, consider a hotel with parking that can accommodate your travel method. Sometimes you may need to house the bus driver as well depending on the company. 
  4. Will you need breakfast? Some hotels will have continental breakfast every day. Others will not. Depending, you may find it advantageous to find a hotel that will have this to keep your costs for food down and add another convenience to your experience. 
  5. Will you need a meeting space? Some groups like to hold pre- and post-day programming with their group. If you plan on doing this, consider a hotel that has a rentable meeting space.

How to Book Your Hotel?

To book your room, purchase tickets first and then create an account in the portal. Having signed into the portal, you will see an option to choose either “Request 10 or Less Rooms” or “Request 11+ Rooms”. Requesting 10 or less rooms is as easy as entering your credit card but requesting more than 10 rooms will require a bit more of a process. Enter information about your group and then choose your preferences. We will then choose the best and most available hotel for your group’s needs.

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2023 Host

Mari Pablo

Mari Pablo is a proud Hispanic and cradle Catholic whose life was wrecked in the best possible way when she finally decided to stop fighting and surrender it all to Him. Mari has joyfully worked in youth ministry for over fifteen years, both as a youth minister and theology teacher, and as a presenter for Ascension Press. Mari has a deep love for food but an even greater love for Christ and is dedicated to helping others encounter Him.

2023 Host

Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN

Sister Josephine is a native Texan, raised baptist in Houston Texas. Jesus called her to religious life in 2011 and in 2020 Sister made her final vows as a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She ministers as a licensed mental health counselor, and also serves on the community vocations team and as a national speaker. 

You will now be directed to NFCYM.ORG to complete registration.

ABOUT NFCYM

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people.

Members enjoy:

  • Professional training, resourcing, and support
  • Full access to our resources and webinars,
  • Special rates to NFCYM events, and more.

ABOUT NFCYM

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people.

Members enjoy:

  • Professional training, resourcing, and support
  • Full access to our resources and webinars,
  • Special rates to NFCYM events, and more.

You will now be directed to NFCYM.ORG to complete registration.

2023 Host

Mari Pablo

Mari Pablo is a proud Hispanic and cradle Catholic whose life was wrecked in the best possible way when she finally decided to stop fighting and surrender it all to Him. Mari has joyfully worked in youth ministry for over fifteen years, both as a youth minister and theology teacher, and as a presenter for Ascension Press. Mari has a deep love for food but an even greater love for Christ and is dedicated to helping others encounter Him.

2023 Host

Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN

Sister Josephine is a native Texan, raised baptist in Houston Texas. Jesus called her to religious life in 2011 and in 2020 Sister made her final vows as a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She ministers as a licensed mental health counselor, and also serves on the community vocations team and as a national speaker.