Frequently Asked Questions (by parents)

What if my tween is almost 9 years old?

To attend Tween Author Boot Camp, your child needs to turn nine years old by December 31, 2017. If not, please wait until next year to sign him or her up for the conference.

Can parents stay at the conference with their tween?

No and Yes. If you desire, you can stay in the Gardener Center at Dixie State University for the entire conference but not in the ballroom or in the classrooms with the tweens. (The rooms can only fit so many people.)  Parents are also welcome to leave their tween and come back and pick him or her up at the end. Tweens are welcome to bring a cell phone with them to contact their parents if a need arises. Parents and siblings are welcome at the book signing from 2 – 2:30 p.m. in Gardener Center ballroom.

*If your child has special needs and requires assistance for reasons medical, mental, or behavioral, please email contact@tweenabc.com

What kind of food will be at the conference?

Lunch will consist of a Subway sandwich, bag of chips, and cookie. If you need a gluten-free option, please register for that option. Please note, there is an extra cost.

Who will be with my tween?

Each tween will be assigned to a group. (Yes, friends can stay together.) A volunteer will be assigned to each group and will stay with them the entire time. This volunteer will attend classes with the tweens,  walk in the halls with them, and eat lunch in the same room as them.

How can I pick up my tween when it is over?

Tweens must leave the event with a parent or guardian. Please do not tell your tween to meet you or a guardian anywhere outside the Gardener Center.  Please make arrangements with your tween to meet inside.

What should my tween bring to Tween Author Boot Camp?

Bring any personal items you will need. We will provide a backpack, notebook, pen, lunch, water, and lots of fun.

How early should I arrive with my tween?

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and continues until 10 a.m. We recommend giving yourself at least 15 minutes to get through the registration process.

Parking Directions?

Visitor parking spaces are located throughout campus for guests to park in for free, and they are marked Visitor with yellow pavement striping. Special day-passes for guests are available upon request at the Cashier’s Office in the Holland Centennial Commons building, located on the first floor.