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Banquet, Student Retreat, Symposium, and NCCA

Locations, Accommodations, and Schedules

Accommodations

Student Retreat and Symposium attendees will all be lodging at the Heritage International Ministries Conference Retreat Center. The rooms (double occupancy) are included in the registration cost. Additional nights, if needed before or after the event, can be obtained for $40 per night per person during registration. The ticket also includes the meals during the time of the conference.

Transportation

In a change from previous years, we will not be coordinating individual transportation for all attendees. Transportation van service options will be provided by Trisha Trosclair, who has helped us out previously. You will contact Trisha directly with your travel details. There will be a flat rate of $20 per person for those who pre-register by Oct. 10 with Trisha, $25 per person for those who do not pre-register but can make a pre-scheduled pickup time, and $40 for the first then $10 for each additional person if you need a special pick-up outside a pre-arranged time. Please bring cash for to pay the driver. If you are coming in at odd times then contact Matt Schmidt who will advise you of your best option.  Just a heads up, Matt's wife is due with their 3rd child at some point in the next few weeks. If you do not get a response from Matt within an hour please call 704-763-3023 (Carol). 

Another idea to consider may be using Uber which would be somewhere between $17-$40 and you would be responsible for arranging this completely on your own.

Transportation Coordinators:
Van Shuttle: Trisha Trosclair    704-360-7803   trishatrosclair@gmail.com 
Matt Schmidt, mattschmidt@ratiochristi.org, Phone 402-533-3898 (Call or text; prefer call)
 

Students: Students are responsible to get to the retreat center by no later than Saturday morning at 7:45 am or to NCCA by no later than 10:00 am (first NCCA session officially starts at 8:30).

Transportation will be provided for students by bus:

  • Saturday morning from Morningstar Retreat Center to NCCA
  • Saturday late morning from NCCA to Whitewater Center
  • Saturday afternoon from Whitewater Center to Retreat 

*If students drive their own car directly to NCCA on Saturday morning they will be responsible to either:

  1. Take their car from NCCA to Whitewater Center and then from Whitewater Center to retreat center, OR
  2. Make other arrangements for their vehicle.

Students are responsible on their own to get transportation away from retreat center on Sunday evening.

Locations and Directions

Banquet, Lodging, Symposium & Student Retreat Location

Heritage International Ministries Conference Retreat Center

375 Starlight Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Minutes south of Charlotte, NC
877-446-3836
Conference Center website: http://www.heritageconferencecenter.org/
Google Directions Link from  Symposium/Student Retreat to NCCA: [https://goo.gl/maps/3PANTpgTN6E2]  (7.3 miles; 20 minutes) 
Google Directions Link from  NCCA Symposium/Student Retreat to: [https://goo.gl/maps/E1DWi]  (7.9 miles; 20 minutes)

National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA)

Calvary Church
5801 Pineville Matthews Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
Church website: http://www.calvarychurch.com/   Google location https://goo.gl/maps/kqXiG
Google Directions Link from NCCA to Symposium/Student Retreat:  [https://goo.gl/maps/E1DWi]  (7.9 miles; 18 minutes) 

Friday Dinner Location (Friday evening)

**Please note: this is for Ratio Christi staff, Chapter Directors, and leaders only. If you are not with RC and wish to attend please contact carolanderson@ratiochristi.org for more information.
Dinner at the NCCA Location: Room to be Announced
Please go to the dinner room from the NCCA sessions immediately at 4:30 in order to arrive for the dinner promptly at 4:45 

Saturday Afternoon Student Activity - U.S. National Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28214
704.391.3900
Whitewater Center website: http://usnwc.org/
Google Directions Link from NCCA to Whitewater Center:  [https://goo.gl/maps/p8ur7]  (25 miles; 28 minutes)
Google Directions Link from Whitewater Center to Banquet/Symposium/Retreat location:  [https://goo.gl/maps/EZKME]  (20 miles; 26 minutes)

General Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 13 - Regional Directors Meeting. ONLY for Ratio Christi regional directors 

9 am - 6 pm Including lunch, dinner, and Thursday evening accommodations. 

NCCA Women's Pre-Conference on Thursday 1 pm to 9:30 pm at Calvary Church. Free for women who attend NCCA or paid separately. [Details]

National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) Friday & Saturday, Oct. 14 & 15

Tickets can be purchased through Ratio Christi here if you are attending the Ratio Christi Symposium or Student Retreat (discount available for RC staff) or sold separately by NCCA if you are not attending the Symposium or Student Retreat. 

Friday, October 14

You can purchase breakfast meals at the retreat center cafe. Opens at 7:00 am.

8:30 am - 12:00 noon attend NCCA

Lunch  (12:00 noon - 1:20pm; during break in NCCA) - Ratio Christi Team Lunch for Ratio Christi staff, students, and faculty

Location: at NCCA location in separate room (to be announced)
Fellowship and Discussion
Included in Registration Price of NCCA if purchased here

1:20 pm - 4:50 pm attend NCCA

4:50 pm - 6:15 pm (during break in NCCA) Evening Dinner for Ratio Christi staff with the Alliance Defending Freedom - during break in NCCA (5:00 - 6:10pm)

Location: Room at NCCA; exact location tba. Please arrive promptly by 4:55!
Topic: Your Legal Rights on Campus

6:00 - 9:45 pm attend NCCA

Saturday, October 15

7:00 am You can  purchase breakfast meals at the retreat center cafe.

7:45 am Students Board Bus to NCCA (Adults responsible for own transportation)

8:00 am  Transportation for students leaves retreat center for NCCA

You may also go directly to NCCA and check in there as a Ratio Christi student.
National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA)
Calvary Church (directions above)

8:30 am - 10:45 am  Students attend sessions at NCCA

10:45 am - 11:15 am Students Check In and load onto bus at NCCA

11:15 pm Student bus leaves for activity location (transportation details to follow)

Lunch will be provided for every student on the bus trip

8:30 am - 12:00 noon Non-students attend sessions at NCCA

Lunch  (12:00 noon - 1:20pm; during break in NCCA) - Included in Registration Price of NCCA or Student Retreat if purchased here

Non-Students: Ratio Christi Team Lunch for Ratio Christi staff, leaders, and faculty 
Location: at NCCA location in separate room (to be announced)
Fellowship and Discussion

1:20 pm - 5:00 pm

Staff, non-students: Attend NCCA
Students attending Retreat: at US Whitewater Center (see above)

Banquet - Dr. Carol Swain

Location: Heritage International Ministries Conference Retreat Center. See directions above.

4:00 pm Check-In Begins
6:30 pm Banquet Begins
9:00 pm Banquet Ends
9:15 pm Game & Movie Night

Sunday, October 16 - Student Retreat and Symposium

Location: Heritage International Ministries Conference Retreat Center. See directions above.
7:15 - 8:30 Buffet Breakfast Included
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Worship, Sessions, Fellowship, Lunch Included

See detailed schedules for Saturday afternoon and Sunday:

Food Menu Details

Registration

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