Arriving on campus
Registration will take place in the Nettleton Center.  Please enter the building through the south entrance.

Wednesday Evening Service
Faith will host a Wednesday evening service at 7:30 PM in the Nettleton Gym. All guests are invited to attend. Dress is casual (jeans, khakis, etc.).

On-Campus Dining Options

Pre-Purchase Meal Tickets Here

Benson Dining Hall

Hours during the competition:
Breakfast: 6:30-8:00 AM
Lunch: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Supper: 5:30-6:45 PM

  • All meals in Benson Hall are served buffet-style, and each meal includes a selection of main entrees, sides, and beverages.  Lunch and supper also include a pizza bar, salad bar, and a dessert bar.
  • Allergies: Food items containing nuts are labeled for our allergy-sensitive guests. To request accommodation for other food allergies, please make your needs known to our dining service management prior to arriving on campus by emailing Mr. Terry Waltersdorf at
  • Discounted meal tickets will be available for pre-purchase through noon on March 3 or until tickets sell out. Use the link below to purchase. (Discounted pricing: Breakfast $6.25; Lunch & Supper $8.00)
  • Due to more socially-distanced seating, only a limited number of tickets will be available for pre-purchase this year.
  • Full-price tickets will be available for purchase at the door if seating is available at the time of purchase. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted.
  • Masks are required in the dining hall until sitting down.
  • All meal tickets are non-refundable.

Pre-purchase meal tickets here.

Twigs Coffee Shop (in the Nettleton Center)
  • Will be open throughout the competition.
  • Offers a variety of specialty coffee drinks and smoothies, pop, juice, energy drinks, sandwiches, yogurt, fruit, pastries, ice cream, candy, snacks, and  F’Real™ shakes.
  • Both cash and credit/debit cards are accepted.
Park Avenue Concessions (in the Nettleton Center)
  • Will be open throughout the competition.
  • Offers a variety of food items like pizza, nachos, super nachos, hot dogs, popcorn, candy, pop, etc.
  • Both cash and credit/debit cards accepted.
Off-Campus Dining

Ankeny is home to over 100 restaurants.  Check out some of our most popular restaurants along with an area map here.


In order to protect the health of our students and guests, we are unable to host overnight guests in our dorms this year. Instead, we have the following off-campus housing options available to you.

Staff housing (limited availability): Several staff families are inviting families or groups to stay in their homes, and they’d love to host you.  You’ll need your own transportation to travel back and forth to their homes.  To request to stay with a staff member, contact Nikki at or (515) 422-5688 to take advantage of this complimentary housing option.

Hotels: Select hotels have offered discounted pricing to our MAACS guests, and you’ll see that selection listed below. Please request the “MAACS Rate” to receive this special pricing.   Ankeny has a number of hotels that are not listed below, and you may wish to stay at one of them instead.

Area Hotels
  • Comfort Inn, Ankeny
    Reserve by February 17
    $89.99/night (Double Queen Rooms)
    Call: 515.963.1100
Area Hotels
  • AmericInn, Ankeny
    Reserve by March 10
    (Single King/Double Queen Rooms)
    Call: 515.964.2004

  Contact Information

 For questions about the competition, contact Terrie South at

For questions about Faith’s Facilities, contact Brenda Hendrickson at or call 515.422.5630.