FAACT's Teen Retreat 2020 Is Cancelled Due to COVID-19!

Save the Date for 2021!

NOVEMBER 12-14, 2021
The Hyatt Lodge & Hyatt Lodge Conference Center, Oak Brook, Illinois

FAACT's Celebrity Spokesperson, August Maturo, to join FAACT’s Seventh Annual Teen Retreat, which will be Friday, November 12, through Sunday, November 14, 2021 at The Hyatt Lodge & Conference Center in Oak Brook, Illinois.

The Teen Retreat is all about pre-teens, teens and college students, their siblings, and their parents. The weekend offers an informative program full of fun activities. Teens will learn about managing their food allergies and, more importantly, spend time with peers who have food allergies (and siblings who do not). Siblings are also affected when a family member has food allergies. Our Teen Retreat is a safe place for them to discuss their concerns with a group who not only understands but can share their own experiences, advice, and solutions. 

Schedules will be available by Summer 2021! 

Registration fees per person for the weekend are as follows:

*NOTE: Registration fees include the following:

  • Entrance to FAACT's Teen Retreat.
  • Socials on Friday evening after the Welcome Ceremony (Parent Meet & Greet and the Teen Social).
  • Catered lunch on Saturday (allergen-friendly menu planned with catering staff). The Teen Lunch is free from the Top-8 plus gluten-free and seed-free. (All allergies will be accommodated).
  • After lunch on Saturday, the Teens will spend the afternoon at 'Escape The Room' at Oak Brook Center.
  • Coffee/soda/juice beverage bar throughout the weekend.
  • Socials on Saturday evening (Parent Social and Teen Social/Dance Party).
  • FAACT gifts for all attendees.

Early Bird Registration Fees through September 1:   

$255 - Adults/Parents/Caregivers

$255 - Teens (ages 11-23)

$255 - Teen Siblings (ages 11-23)

Registration Fees after September 1:

$295 - Adults/Parents/Caregivers

$295 - Teens (ages 11-23)

$295 - Teen Siblings (ages 11-23)

NOTE: Teens (ages 11-17) must be accompanied by a parent and/or legal guardian who also attends the Teen Retreat weekend. If 18 and still a senior in high school, he/she must also be accompanied by a parent and/or legal guardian who attends the Teen Retreat weekend. If 18+ and in college, he/she may attend the Teen Retreat weekend on his/her own, but parents and/or legal guardians are still preferred to attend.

Teen Retreat tentative timeline schedule is as follows:

Thursday: Arrive and check into the hotel (if traveling).

Friday, 10a-3p
: Day activity for all attendees. We use the hotel shuttle over to Oak Brook Shopping Centre. Teens socialize and shop (with Teen Leader chaperones). Parents go for coffee and socialize. We meet up for a group lunch in a reserved area at Maggiano's Little Italy (each family pays for their own bill). We had about 75 of the attendees join us last Fall, and it was a fun, successful day.

Friday evening, 7p-10:30p
: Welcome Ceremony, then the Parents' Meet & Greet and Teen Social.

Saturday, 9a-4p
: Separate parent and teen sessions. *After lunch, the TEENS will spend the afternoon with the Teen Leaders at 'Escape The Room' at Oak Brook Shopping Centre for some fun team building and return by 4pm to meet their parents. This is time to break for dinner.

Saturday evening, 7:30p-9:30p
: Parent Social and Teen Social/Dance Party.

Sunday, 9a-1p: Separate parent and teen sessions, then we end in a joint session.

Deadline to Register is Friday, October 22, 2021.

Registration will open April 2021!

Hotel Reservations 

The Hyatt Lodge & Hyatt Lodge Conference Center
2815 Jorie Blvd. 
Oak Brook, IL 60523 
TEL: 630-568-1234 
Hotel Nightly Rate: $159.00/night plus 9% tax - Total: $173.31/night
2 Queen Beds, Mini Refrigerator, Patio/Balcony, Free Wi-Fi
Check-in: 3:00pm | Check-out: 12:00pm
Rates Subject to Change in 2021

Online Reservation Link: Will be available by January 2021
Reservation cut-off date: August 23, 2021

For sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, please contact Eleanor Garrow-Holding.

Want to see what a great time we had in 2019? Check out our YouTube slide show!

Check out our YouTube 2018 
slide show!