The FAQ on LTC

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Who Can Attend

Do you have to be in Student Council to attend LTC?
NO! We believe that "leadership is universal", and warmly welcome student leaders from a variety of activities including Student Council, class officers, NHS, service clubs, athletic teams and also students who are not involved in any of these but are looking to develop leadership skills.

Does my school have to be a member of NJASC?
NO! While we encourage all middle and high schools in New Jersey to join NJASC and take advantage of our programs for student leaders and their faculty advisors, we accept students from ANY school in New Jersey! After attending LTC, you will probably want to get your school involved in NJASC - where you'll reunite with the new friends you meet during our seasonal Conferences.

Do I need my school's permission or support to attend LTC?
While many schools do recruit and send delegates to LTC so their student leaders will come back to serve their school community, nearly half of our delegates are registered and paid for directly by their parents.

What age/grade level are your delegates?
LTC is open to students entering grades 7 through 12, and the LTC Advanced program is also open to those entering grade 10 or higher and who already attended the regular LTC program.

I was a delegate to LTC 2023 - can I come back this year?
MAYBE! If you will be entering Grade 10 or higher in September 2024, you could return for our LTC Advanced Program. CLICK HERE for more information.

Housing

What kind of room will I be staying in, and with who?
In 2024, we will be using the Townhouses East complex at TCNJ to house our delegates and staff. Each townhouse has ten individual rooms, 2 on the first floor (typically staff), 4 on the second floor, and 4 on the third floor. There is a bathroom on each floor, so 4 delegates will be sharing one bathroom. There will be two LTC Staff members (Junior and Senior Counselor) in each townhouse.

It's hot in July - are the townhouses air conditioned?
Yes they are! In fact, the A/C works so well that you'll want to bring a sweatshirt and sweatpants to sleep in at night. All of the indoor facilities we use for meals, workshops, etc. at LTC are also air conditioned.

Can I be placed in the same townhouse as my friends from school?
Please understand that we do NOT accept rooming requests from delegates, schools, or parents! An important part of the LTC experience is to meet fellow student leaders from throughout New Jersey and make new friends while sharing ideas and experiences throughout the conference. Having delegates from the same school or who are friends in the same townhouse significantly detracts from this experience not only for them but for the entire group. Thank you for your understanding of this important policy.

I live close to TCNJ - can I stay home and commute to LTC?
No. Please understand that LTC is not a commuter program. Staying in the townhouse with fellow student leaders and bonding with them and your Color Group is an integral part of the LTC experience. Please understand that for this reason (and liability concerns) delegates are not allowed to leave LTC once the session begins and return to that session. The ONLY consideration that will be given toward an exception to this policy is for medical reasons, which must be confirmed by a doctor and then approved by our conference nurse.

What do I need to bring with me?
CLICK HERE to open our "Packing List" page in a new browser window.

Getting to LTC

Where is LTC?
Our program is centrally located at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ); the address to enter into your GPS is below:

2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08648

You'll get off Interstate 295 at Exit 72 for NJ Route 31 (which is Pennington Road), and then follow signs for Route 31 SOUTH (toward Trenton). TCNJ is about 1.5 miles SOUTH of the interchange. The college entrance will be on your LEFT if coming south, at the fourth traffic light past the I-295 interchange.

Where do I go once on campus?

Delegate check-in will be at Townhouses Eastl, the housing complex we use for LTC. When entering the campus, follow the signs for "LTC". Delegates who drive themselves to TCNJ may park in the Decker Hall Parking Deck (Lot 13) for the duration of LTC, but will NOT be allowed to return to their car at any time during the conference.

CLICK HERE for an updated campus map of TCNJ. TCNJ Campus Police STRICTLY enforce all traffic laws and parking regulations. Therefore, we ask all delegates and/or parents driving them to please adhere to all posted speed limits and parking regulations.

When is dropoff on Day 1 and when is pickup on Day 3?
Dropoff on Day 1 (July 9 for Session 1, July 13 for Session 2) should be at Townhouses East between 8:30-9:30 a.m. See above for directions and where to park.

Pickup on Day 3 (July 11 for Session 1, July 15 for Session 2) should be at Townhouses East - the same location as drop off - between 4:45-5:15 p.m.

Payment

Are there scholarships or financial aid available from NJASC?
NJASC already subsidizes the cost of LTC by nearly $100 per delegate, so please understand that NJASC does not offer direct aid or scholarships toward the delegate registration fee. However, there may be outside organizations in your community (PTSA, Service Clubs, etc.) that are willing to provide support.

Can my parents pay with a credit card?
Yes, when registering online parents can use a credit card to pay the entire registration fee or a partial payment. Unless your school is paying the ENTIRE registration fee, a minimum deposit payment of $100 (non-refundable) by credit card is required when registering online. If a partial payment is made, then the remaining balance must be paid by either check (payable to NJASC) or credit card (e-mail lmiller@njasc.net for an online invoice) by June 30.

My parents paid, but now I cannot attend - can they get a refund?
We can provide a refund, minus the $100 non-refundable deposit, but ONLY through June 30. Please understand that after June 30 we only can refund HALF of the registration fee, since at that time we have to lock in contract numbers with our host (The College of New Jersey) and are responsible to pay them for meals and other expenses whether you attend or not.