It is with heavy hearts that we announce that, after many hours of prayer and discernment, we have decided to cancel all our conferences in Steubenville, Ohio, for the summer of 2020 – including Steubenville Encounter Main Campus.


Registered guests will receive an email regarding our refund options. If you don’t hear from us by Tuesday, May 12, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 


Know that these decisions were not taken lightly; the summer will truly not be the same without getting to see all of you. 


Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding these changes: [email protected] or (740) 283-6315. 


Count on our continued prayers for you, and we are so excited to see you in 2021! 

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We have all been created to know and live in the love of Christ. It gives our lives meaning and joy. However, life’s endless distractions, busyness, and concerns often make it difficult for us to find the time and space to encounter and share that love.


But when we do, it changes everything.


In the love of Christ and by following him as disciples, we find peace, hope, and renewed purpose. Hearts, lives, and families are changed. Are you ready for change? Are you ready for something new?


Franciscan University’s Steubenville Encounter Conference will transform your heart, strengthen and renew your faith, and launch you on a journey of discipleship that will change the course of your life.


For years, adults who have journeyed with teens at Steubenville Youth Conferences have been saying to us, “We love the praise, preaching, and energy. Why don’t you do a youth conference for adults?” Well, that’s what we’ve done!


Steubenville Encounter is also the first family-friendly conference to be offered on our campus. The whole family is invited to be a part of this amazing weekend.


There will be a special time for younger children to experience prayer, catechesis, and fun with their peers, while older teens will join their parents for a message that will draw them closer to Christ and one another.


Come and be part of Steubenville Encounter. You, your family, and your friends will leave with the new power and direction you need to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Ministry Team

There will be special programming offered for children ages 3-13 on Saturday, August 1, running parallel to the adult programming. Children will have the opportunity to engage with their peers and experience a time of prayer, catechesis, and fun and games!


Children will be grouped according to the following ages:

  • 3-6 years old
  • 7-9 years old
  • 10-11 years old
  • 12-13 years old


More information about the schedule and content will be posted when available.

Conference Registration


EARLY BIRD RATE (register by February 28, 2020): $146



EARLY BIRD RATE (register by February 28, 2020): $75



EARLY BIRD RATE (register by February 28, 2020): $20


MEAL PLAN: $52 (free for under age 6)


Standard Housing

Not for families/children.


SHARED NON-A/C ROOM: $45 per night

PRIVATE NON-A/C ROOM: $63 per night

SHARED A/C ROOM: $55 per night

Family Housing


For families with children under age 18. Must register as a family to qualify for family housing.





2 BEDS ROOM (2 people on floor; max capacity 4): $75 per night

3 BEDS ROOM (3 people on floor; max capacity 6): $90 per night



Not air-conditioned; all include small kitchenette (stove, refrigerator, sink) and a living room


2 BEDROOMS (4 beds; up to 4 on the floor; max capacity 8): $80 per night

3 BEDROOMS (6 beds; up to 4 on the floor; max capacity 10): $100 per night

4 BEDROOMS (8 beds; up to 4 on the floor; max capacity 12): $120 per night


Franciscan University of Steubenville
1235 University Blvd.
Steubenville, OH 43952



CALL: 740-283-6315
OR EMAIL: [email protected]