Registration for the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), the tAble and the Young Adult Gathering will open Sept. 15, 2023. All ELCA congregations are invited to participate.


For those attending the ELCA Youth Gathering, MYLE and the tAble:
Youth participants must be in eighth to 12th grade at the time of registration (fall 2023). Adult leaders accompanying youth to the ELCA Youth Gathering must be at least 21 years old at the time of the Gathering.

For those attending the Young Adult Gathering:
Young adults who will be 18 to 35 at the time of the Young Adult Gathering are invited to attend the event. Young adults are also still eligible to attend the ELCA Youth Gathering as volunteers. To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, please visit the “Volunteering” page.


Please be mindful that this event is designed for young people, not adults, and bring only enough adult leaders for a successful experience. The Gathering suggests the following ratios:

# of Youth # of Adults
2-6 2-3
7-13 3-4
14-20 4-5
21-27 5-6
28-34 6-7
35-41 7-8
42-48 8-9


If these ratios don’t fit your group or congregation, we encourage you to connect with the Gathering office for guidance.


Registration fees support the Gathering’s programmatic, logistical and administrative operations. A $150 deposit is required at time of registration for the ELCA Youth Gathering and Young Adult Gathering. A deposit is not required for MYLE or the tAble. A limited amount of money is set aside to provide youth with financial assistance for registration. More information will be available in spring 2023.

Please note that hotel, meal and travel costs are not included in the registration fee. We encourage congregations to budget $50-60 per person, per day for meals and $175 /night + tax for a room. Typically, three individuals are assigned to a room.

  ELCA Youth
the tAble
Young Adult
Priority Registration
(Sept. 15 – Nov. 1, 2023)
(Deposit: $150)
$190 $190* $260
(Deposit: $150)
Regular Registration
(Nov. 2, 2023 – Feb. 14, 2024)
(Deposit: $150)
$190 $190* $310
(Deposit: $150)
Late Registration
(Feb. 15 – April 15, 2024)
(Deposit: $150)
$190 $190* $360
(Deposit: $150)

*Youth who attend the tAble must be accompanied by an adult companion. This companion must pay to attend the tAble but registration fees for the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering will be waived.

What's Priority Registration?

Congregations that register their group during priority registration will be given preference on hotel location, hotel price and accompaniment theme. The congregation needs to have majority of their group registered during priority registration to receive this benefit. Additionally, priority registrants will receive their hotel assignments prior to the 2024 ELCA Youth Ministry Network Extravaganza in New Orleans.  

If you have questions about the registration process that are not addressed here, please contact the Gathering office.


Youth Gathering Quote