Congregational registration is now open for the 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering! All ELCA congregations are invited to register for the Gathering. Youth in grades 8th-12th grade at the time of registration (2021-2022 school year) are eligible to attend as participants. Adult leaders should be at least 21. Congregations should generally have a ratio of 1 adult for every 7 youth. If you are not an ELCA congregation but would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congregations should select one adult to serve as their primary adult leader. This person coordinates registration, payments, transportation, and rooming lists for the group. This individual will also serve as the contact person for all communication from the Gathering.
Registration opened on September 22, 2021 and continues through May 22, 2022. The registration portal will be live and online until the end of the Gathering. Congregations may log in at any time throughout the registration period to add, edit, or cancel registrations.
To complete registration, the primary adult leader should log in to the system using their 5-digit ELCA congregational ID number and an email address. The congregational ID and email become the key to accessing Gathering information for congregations, such as: housing assignments, program rotation days, payments, etc.
Once logged into the system, primary adult leaders must enter information in three different areas:
Registration worksheets are available on our resources page to help primary adult leaders collect the information necessary to complete registration. The information on collected from these worksheets must be entered in the online registration system. The Gathering does not collect registration worksheets.
Registration fees are dependent on when participants are entered in the system:
A $150 nonrefundable, per-person deposit is due at time of registration and must be paid within the rate range you expect to pay. Registrations are not considered final until the $150-per-person, nonrefundable deposits have been received by the Gathering. Delaying payment may move you into a higher registration-fee bracket.
To view our August 19th Registration webinar, click here. Additionally, be sure to read the "10 things to know as you prepare" blog post that shares tips and resources as you start your Gathering journey.