What is Junior High Rally? Junior High Rally is a Catholic conference for middle schoolers from the Treasure Valley and beyond. Youth ministers and volunteers produce this event to help 6th-8th graders grow closer to Christ and the Church, make friends, and have fun. We bring national speakers and performers to Boise who love the Lord and evangelize for a living. Junior High Rally fuses practical knowledge of God and Church with the Christ encounter we desperately need—we connect head and heart!
What do we do at Junior High Rally? The day includes laughter, games, storytelling, music, dancing, team-building challenges, Mass, prayer, Adoration of the Eucharist, snacks, and friendship. Plan on being active and engaged.
What is the cost? Schools Day costs $20 per student and is paid by the school. Parish Day costs $60 per teen and chaperone. Pay your parish, and they pay for all parish delegations attending the Junior High Rally.
What to bring: Jacket/coat, water bottle with participant’s name on it, donations for Idaho Diaper Bank and a positive attitude.
What NOT to bring: Smart phones, iPods, laptops, electronic devices, jewelry, valuables, knives, weapons, alcohol, drugs, inappropriate clothing (please no belly, back, shoulders, underwear, or upper thighs showing for gentlemen or ladies).
How will you transport students? Schools will be responsible for transportation to Bishop Kelly for Schools Day, and parents will be responsible for transportation on Parish Day. For Schools Day, we encourage schools that are close enough to have parents drop off and pick up their students. Carpools are encouraged to lessen the number of vehicles. We will stagger the drop off and pick up times to avoid an overloaded parking lot.
Here is the schedule for drop off and pick up on schools day:
8:00am St. Mark’s, Sacred Heart
8:15am St. Joe's, St. Mary’s, St. Paul’s, St. Ignatius
2:00pm St. Paul’s, St. Mark’s, St. Mary’s
2:15pm Sacred Heart, St. Joe’s
2:30pm St. Ignatius
How will you feed everyone? Students are asked to bring a sack lunch for Schools Day on Friday. On Saturday, catered meals for lunch and dinner are provided by the Rally. Water and snacks will be provided on Saturday.
What is expected of chaperones? We expect teachers, parents, leaders, and volunteers to actively participate in the day’s activities, be present and attentive, lead discussions, engage in the content, and keep teens on task throughout this exciting day.
Can students come to both days? Absolutely! We encourage students that attend Friday’s Catholic Schools Day to return for Saturday’s Parish Day. The Saturday program is different and builds on the Friday experience. When students experience the incredible talks from Katie Prejean, and enjoy the sweet sounds of the Alex Street Band, they will want to return on Saturday!
How to we sign up? Find the link under the Rally Registration tab. All registration must be submitted to CampDoc.com by 11:59p.m. on November 2nd. See the Rally Registration tab for more information.
Questions? Email us or call Alex Street at 208-629-9287.