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Fall Leadership & Skills Conference

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  • Directions - Des Moines Y Camp, 1192 166th Dr #1, Boone, IA 50036. For driving directions, click here.

  • Arrival & Registration - Registration opens at 12:30 PM on Monday in the Pioneer Center. Pioneer Center is located near the entrance to the camp and greets all who enter the camp valley. 

  • Parking - Parking is available in front of Pioneer Center or on the back side of the building. 

  • Lodging - All lodging is separated by gender and participant type. Lodging assignments will be given on-site. Please note, that most cabins are a shared sleeping space for 10-16 individuals and have two bathrooms/toilets in the cabin. 

  • Packing List - The following items should be considered for your packing list. Twin bed sheet, pillow(s), blanket(s), towel, toiletries, clothes including an appropriate jacket, cash for snacks or incidentals, etc. 

  • Dress Code - Make sure your students are dressed appropriately for the conference. Students should pack jeans or pants with a school, SkillsUSA, or red/black shirt or similar for the conference attire. We ask that students dress for the weather and be prepared to have both indoor and outdoor activity weather including a bone fire at night. 

  • Conference Meals - During the conference, attendees are provided two meals (Monday dinner and Tuesday light breakfast) as part of conference registration. All dietary restrictions have been accommodated and the attendee should see a server/chef when entering the meal area.

  • Group Health Forms - Advisers should have all attendees complete the group health form (attached). This form should be turned in on-site when arriving at the registration desk or emailed to if interested in submitting prior to arriving. 

 Explore your inner leadership, learn programs to support chapter growth, and master working as a team over two dynamic days alongside social experiences and industry experiences.

Deadline to register: October 12, 2023 at 5 PM.

Monday, October 23 - 1:00PM - Tuesday, October 24 12:00PM

$80 per attendee


Conference registration materials

1 dinner and 1 breakfast

FREE Conference t-shirt

Overnight lodging

Des Moines Y Camp

1192 166th Dr #1, Boone, IA 50036

All attendees will be housed in single-gender cabins.  Housing is included as a part of the conference registration rate.

Attendees are required to bring bedding and towels.

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