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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is this event located?

This conference is held at Lifeway Ridgecrest Conference Center (1 Ridgecrest Drive, Ridgecrest, NC 28770).

Can my sibling(s) attend the conference?

Yes. High school students are welcome to come to the conference. However, each high school participant must have his or her parent sign the BCF-required parental consent form to participate. This must be signed, scanned and emailed to admin@bethelcampusfellowship.com  by February 12, 2018.

What do I do if I am coming alone (unassociated with any school)?

We love the fact that you don’t want to miss the Conference and have taken the step to register yourself to join us. We have a team of people ready to meet you and connect you with our team. If you would like one of the team members to give you a call prior to departure day to organize where to meet, email us in advance at admin@bethelcampusfellowship.com to let us know.

How many days am I going to miss of work and class?

We will depart to Ridgecrest, NC as early as Thursday evening and will return Sunday evening. The actual time(s) depend on your departure location (e.g Maryland attendees will leave on Thursday). Please check your schedules and plan to be available from Thursday evening to Sunday evening.  For all students, BCF will be providing a permission letter that you can distribute to your teachers to explain your absence. 

What should I bring?

Other than clothing, personal hygiene products and snacks, please bring your Bible, notebook, and several pens. Resources will be available at our Conference Merchandising areas for purchase, including CD recordings of the sessions, keynote speakers' books,  teaching CDs, BCF paraphernalia, and etc...

What do I wear?

In February, North Carolina is typically very cold, with the possible chances of rain and/or snow. So, it is recommended that you bring an umbrella, warm clothing, and flat comfortable shoes or boots. A jacket/coat is also recommended, along with typical winter wear i.e. hats, gloves, etc.

I am interested in riding along on the bus. What is the address for my departing site?

The departure of buses and vans will occur at various regional locations. These locations will be provided on the website, as the conference date gets closer. In addition, please contact your school’s BCF President for more information concerning transportation.Please arrive at least an hour to 45 minutes prior to departure. Please inform BCF of your intentions while you register so we can accommodate you accordingly.

Will food be provided during the bus drive or will I need to bring money with me (for food)?

We recommend that you eat dinner before coming to the departure site. Once we depart (on Thursday for MD attendees) the first meal to be provided by BCF will be at 12 noon on Friday and that will be given at the conference venue. Please bring money for your breakfast on Friday (likely to be fast food). If you do not wish to eat fast food, please bring your snacks that will satisfy you for breakfast. In addition, we are likely to stop on our way back on Sunday evening at a fast food restaurant, we encourage you to have money for that also.

I plan to fly back to school the same day of our return (Sunday). What is the estimated return time?

The journey from Ridgecrest takes between 8 and 9 hours by road to MD. For NC and GA, the trip is between 5 and 6 hours, respectively. Therefore, if we begin departure at 11:00 am on Sunday (last day of the conference), we will reach Maryland around 8:00 pm. It is recommended that participants that can afford the flight, fly back to school from North Carolina, especially if they must be back to school on that Sunday.  A missed flight is not the responsibility of Bethel Campus Fellowship.

If you plan to fly out of North Carolina, BCF strongly recommends that you schedule your departure time for mid-afternoon of the last day of the conference. A flight leaving no earlier than 4 PM will be recommended. PLEASE DISCUSS WITH YOUR STATE REP OR FLIGHT COORDINATOR, (Mr. Hervens Jeannis at hjeannis@bethelcampusfellowship.com) BEFORE BOOKING YOUR FLIGHT.

Which airport should I book my ticket to in North Carolina?

Book your flight to AVL (Asheville) or CLT (Charlotte) in North Carolina. Please make sure that you coordinate your flight schedule time for airport pickup with Flight Coordinator, Mr. Hervens Jeannis at hjeannis@bethelcampusfellowship.com

AirportArrival Time on FridayDeparture Time on Sunday
Charlotte – CLTNo later than 9 AMNo earlier than 4 PM
Ashville - AVLNo later than 11 AMNo earlier than 2 PM
Are we fasting during the conference?

We are observing a 6:00 am to 6:00 pm fast on February 17th, which is the Saturday. The only meal on that Saturday will be dinner at about 6:00 pm. If this poses a problem for you, please let your leaders know. There will be snacks and water for those who are unable to do so.

I can’t attend, but would like a copy of the speakers’ messages from the conference.

We truly are sorry that you will not be able to make it to the conference. The great news is that the entire conference will also be available online to the public for free LIVE viewing during the conference.

If you need copies of the messages, you may get a friend to purchase the messages for you at the conference site to avoid shipping fees. However, those who order online will incur additional shipping and handling fee of $5.

Flat Rate Costs *subject to change* (Tax-Free):

  • -$5 per CD; $25 for the entire session (a 6 CD set)
  • -$8 per DVD; $40 for the entire session (a 6 DVD set)
  • -$65 for complete package (DVD and CD of the entire conference)

There will be an order page on the BCF website where you can place your orders.

For more information, please contact: BAM@bethelcampusfellowship.com

Will I receive a confirmation of registration?

Yes. A confirmation email will be sent to you upon the completion of your registration.

Can I pay in installments?
Yes. The installment payment breakout will be shown on the registration form and must be made by the specific due date on the form. The remaining balance will be automatically charged but you can log in and complete the payment at any time before then. NOTE: If you register using the Installment Payment option, your registration will only be confirmed after the scheduled payment is successfully processed.
Is there a special rate for anyone traveling from afar?

Unfortunately, the registration price is fixed. If you are purchasing your flight or using your own transportation from a location other than the ones where BCF transportation is provided, BCF will not be responsible for any traveling costs you may incur. We issue official BCF fundraising letters to help people from outlier stations to raise money for their transportation but all funds raised must be declared before application or use.

Can I register as a group?

Yes, Group Registration is available. After clicking SAVE ATTENDEE (at the end of the form) you can then select Add Attendee to register another individual before completing the total payment. A maximum of 20 individuals can be registered as a group.

NOTE: With Group Registration, only one credit/debit card can be used to pay for all the registrants. Additionally, ONLY the registrant that entered his/her email under Billing Information will be able to create/login to the account. 

Are refreshments/lunch/dinner included in the price?

Food is included with the conference registration.

Is accommodation included?

Yes, we provide lodging during the conference.

Is there another method of paying my conference registration other than through the website?

No, only online payments can be accepted to register for the conference. You can pay online using our one-time or installment payment options.

However, if you have cash only (and do not have a credit card) you can:

  • Find someone you can trust to make the credit card transaction for you before the deadline if you pay him/her the cash.
  • Purchase a Visa gift-card and utilize it to pay your registration fees online.

If there is trouble with online payment, please reach out to BCF immediately.

Below is the contact information:

BCF Place (National Secretariat & Leadership Training Center) 

7307C Hanover Parkway, Greenbelt, MD 20770 

Phone number: (240) 965-4838 

Email: contact@bethelcampusfellowship.com 

Can I register and pay at the door?

ALL registration and payment must be completed online.

You can register here!

 If for any reason you cannot pay before the late pay rate deadline, please contact BCF Place immediately at contact@bethelcampusfellowship.com or (240) 965-4838.

I did not like my accommodation in the youth room in past conferences. Can I be housed in the hotel style rooms?

Hotel accommodation is reserved only for the BCF leadership team and guest ministers. Married couples or adults who are not in either category will have to call the registration team to arrange for this room type. Please note that there is an additional cost for the hotel room instead of the cheaper student room if available. For fairness to all conference attendees, this is strictly enforced.

When does the actual conference start and when does it finish?

The 2018 BCF conference is scheduled to commence and end as follows:

  • Commence: Friday, February 16th @ 12pm
  • Conclude:  Sunday, February 18th @ 10:30am

This does not include transit time, please refer to your local chapter representatives for transportation meet-up times. 

What is your cancellation policy?

All cancellations must be made by February 7th, 2018. A fee of $60.00 will apply to all cancellations made before February 7th, 2018 and after this date, no refunds will be given. However, you may transfer your registration to someone else.

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