Youth Program

Fun in the Sun!

Youth ages 6 to 18 will enjoy two action-packed days at some of Utah’s most exciting attractions, as well as make new friends and enjoy friendships from previous annual dental conferences.

We hope all 6- to 11-year-olds will join us for some great Get-To-Know-You games, while the 12- to 18-year-olds will enjoy a guest speaker, after which they will all spend the day at Lagoon and the evening at Café Zupas. The second day of the program, all youth will get to enjoy a speaker or water games, followed by a day at Seven Peaks Waterpark with its giant half-pipe tube ride, 16 water slides, 500,000-gallon wave pool, 100 feet of free-fall drop slides, lazy river, and more!

NOTICE: Due to construction at BYU during the 40th Annual Dental Conference, please access the following link for parking information while visiting campus/BYU Conference Center: ce.byu.edu/parking

Ben Knowlton

Ben Knowlton

Ben Knowlton was raised in Kaysville, Utah, and is married to Lisa Larkins. They have five sons ages 12–26, two daughters-in-law, and one grandson. He lives in Springville, Utah. He graduated from BYU in Portuguese and Psychology with a Master’s in Public Administration and has taught seminary in Utah County for 19 years and has been teaching institute for nine years. He has taught at EFY, Education Week, and Habits for Life Camp for many years. He loves to snow ski and sing karaoke.

Hank Smith

Hank Smith

Hank Smith teaches in the Religious Education Department at BYU and is a favorite speaker for Especially for Youth, Best of Especially for Youth, and BYU Education Week. Hank and his wife, Sara, were both born and raised in St. George, Utah, and are the parents of one daughter and two sons. Brother Smith enjoys running marathons and eating lots and lots of ice cream (which is why he runs marathons). More than anything else, he loves being at home spending all day with his wife and children.

  By July 15 July 16–July 31
Youth Adventure Registration $170 $220

Please note: To ensure the safety and protection of all participants in the Youth Program, and to ensure adequate staffing and other conference requirements, the FINAL DEADLINE TO REGISTER YOUTH IS JULY 31. Unfortunately, we will be unable to accommodate late registrations.

Please pick up your child promptly at the end of each day. The youth program ends at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Thank you for sharing your children with us!

"The youth programs are excellent. I love having activities for the entire family . . . this conference is fun for the whole family!"