A gathering of YRUU youth from around the MidAmerica Region of the UUA

December 6-8, 2019
at First Unitarian Church of Des Moines

Registration Fees

To pay fees on-line, go to our Give page from our web site
OR mail your check to First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, 1800 Bell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315
Please make checks are to First Unitarian Church and write CON-struction in the memo line. Thank you!

  • Registration postmarked by November 15, 2019: $35/youth
  • Late registration postmarked by November 22, 2019: $40/youth
  • Sponsor Registration: no cost

**You can download a PDF here with all CON information and registration forms.**

General Information

*Sexual behavior by youth or adults at lock-ins is not allowed. This includes the following guidelines: All clothing should remain on unless changing in a designated area. No sleeping bags or blankets should be shared at any time (one body per bag or blanket).


  • No Drugs/Alcohol/Smoking
  • No Fireworks/Pyrotechnics
  • No Sexual Activity/One person Per Sleeping Bag
  • Respect for the Church Property
  • No Weapons
  • Respect for each other
  • Respect for Church Property
  • NO WALK INS!!!!

Sponsor’s Role

The general role of the sponsor is to chaperone the youth, support the community, and participate in conference activities. The purpose of the 1:7 adult:youth ratio is to ensure a safe environment for the weekend’s activities. The goal for sponsors is to help foster a fun community, to encourage all of the youth to participate in con activities, and to meet other great UU adults.

We thank you for your participation – we could not have this event without your support! We will ensure that there are additional sponsors available to chaperone the lock‐in Saturday evening, so sponsors needing to drive Sunday will have ample time to sleep. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Devon McClurken (see below for contact info). Click here to register as a sponsor for this CON.

What to Bring

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Change of clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Talents for Coffee House
  • Sponsor (at least 25 years old; one sponsor per 7 youth)

Questions / Registration Contacts:

  • Devon McClurken, Interim Director of Faith Formation: 515-244-8603 ext. 104 or dre@ucdsm.org