What is Night to Shine?

Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is an unforgettable prom night experience centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. Night to Shine 2017 will be hosted simultaneously in more than 500 locations in all 50 states and 11 countries on Friday, February 9th, 2018.

Where is Central PA Night to Shine?

Central PA Night to Shine will be held at Calvary Harvest Fields, 150 Harvest Fields Dr., Boalsburg, PA 16827.

When is Central PA Night to Shine?

The event is on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 6PM- 9PM. Guest check-in will begin at 5:30PM.

How much is it to attend Night to Shine?

This event is free to all our special guests.  Costs are covered by generous support from the Tim Tebow Foundation and local individuals and businesses.

Where should I park?

Parking is available at the church.

Is there a dress code?

For participants, ladies may wear gowns/formalwear or nice dresses and gentlemen may wear a suit, tux, or dress pants, dress shirt and tie.

Ladies, we are currently working on being able to possibly offer free or discounted gowns from local retailers. Please check back later for more information on this.

Gentlemen, if you would like to rent a tux, we have a partnership with Men’s Wearhouse. They are offering discounted rates, $80 for complete packages on tuxedos. Packages include, shirt, vest, tie, jacket, pants, socks, shoes, and jewelry. You can contact Men’s Wearhouse at (814)237-0672 and mention group number 7645781.

Will a meal be served?

Yes, a buffet dinner will be served for guests. Refreshments will also be available for parents and caregivers in the Respite Room. If you are volunteering, please eat before you come. There will be water and snacks available.

What if I have food allergies?

Gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free options will be available. Please specify any allergies/restrictions on guest registration form.

What is a buddy?

A buddy is volunteer that will be accompanying a guest throughout the evening. They are responsible for ensuring that their guest has a wonderful, safe and comfortable experience during Night to Shine.

Can a guest bring their own buddy?

Typically, it is recommended not to pre-assign buddies, we understand that in some cases a relationship may have been established prior to Night to Shine. If a guest would like to bring their own buddy, that is perfectly fine, provided their buddy registers as a volunteer and attends volunteer training and receives a background check for the safety of all the honored guests at the event. All buddies will be “staged” and ready to be paired with a guest at check-in. Please coordinate with your family member or friend to ensure that they know when you are arriving so that they get paired with you. Once you arrive at check-in, they can meet up with you and head into the event.

Do we have to assign a buddy to a guest who is attending with a parent or caregiver?

A buddy needs to be assigned to each guest. However, occasionally you will have to make exceptions for guests who are either uncomfortable being separated from their parent/caregiver or who need their caregiver with them throughout the night due to their needs. We strongly encourage if parents/caregivers want to stay to take advantage of the Respite Room, if possible.

If parents/caregiver needs to spend the evening with their child/guest, we ask that they register as a buddy, complete volunteer training and a background check.

If a guests comes as couple, do we still need two buddies?

We recommend two buddies, as you will want to be fully prepared for bathroom breaks, assisting your guest with food, dancing, etc.

What is the Respite Room?

The Respite Room is an area designed specifically to provide a restful space for parents and caregivers to enjoy refreshments and entertainment, as well as personal time or time to connect with other parents and caregivers. We want to honor the incredible parents, caregivers and family members for their lifetime commitment to caring or their loved ones with special needs.

Do you require background checks for all volunteers, vendor and individuals onsite?

We require background checks for all volunteers, please have their parents or guardians sign a permission release. We also recommend adult supervision for volunteers under the age of 16.

What if the sounds/activities at the event become overwhelming?

We offer a Sensory Room where all guests are welcome to come enjoy a quiet and peaceful environment to rest and regroup. Sensory offerings will include aromatherapy, therapy animals, weighted blankets, rocking chairs, crafts and more. The Sensory Room will be in a separate area of the building to allow for a quiet space.

Is this event Christian?

Night to Shine is open to anyone ages 14 and older with special needs and eligible volunteers. The event is a Christ-centered event hosted by Calvary Harvest Fields.