South Dakota Synod High School Youth Gathering
March 28 – 30, 2014
Joy Ranch – Watertown, SD
The South Dakota Synod will be gathering for a Synod-wide High School Youth Gathering! High School youth and adult leaders are invited for a time of fellowship, learning, service, and worship at Joy Ranch in March.
Cost: $95 per person
Register online now! Registration deadline is March 14.
About the Theme: Youth today experience darkness in all kinds of forms; from peer pressure to body image issues to expectations placed on them from sports teams, activities, parents, and church. The Ephesian text calls us to see how Christ shines light into these dark places. Not only that, Christ cries out to us to wake up from the darkness because His light shines on us. God joins us in our dark places and transforms them into places that God can use. Come explore with us questions of who we are, what it means to be Children of the light, and how God can still love us even when we feel damaged.
Adult/Youth Ratio: Please bring at least one adult per ten youth.
Service Projects: Some of our service projects will be in Watertown and we will need adults to drive their own youth to the service project location. Please let Claire know if this will be a problem for your church at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing: Most youth and adults will be housed in the bunkhouse side of Joy Ranch. This means you will need to bring bedding and towels. If registrations exceed the capacity of the bunk house and retreat rooms, overflow housing will be at a local church. Overflow housing assignments will be based on date of registration so register early.
Changes: When you register, we ask that you provide the names of the adults and youth that plan on attending. $25 non-refundable deposit is due for each adult and youth registered. If you have a substitution or cancelation, please email email@example.com. If you have additions, please use the registration form.
Questions: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
7:00 pm Registration and Orientation
8:00 pm Icebreakers and Adult Orientation
9:00 pm Opening worship
10:00 pm S’mores, Popcorn and norms
10:30 pm Late Night Activities
12:00am Lights Out
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Devotions
9:30 am Talks and “Choose Your Own Adventure”
12:05 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Large Group Games
2:00 pm Talks and “Choose Your Own Adventure”
3:20 pm Service Projects
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Large Group Event
8:00 pm Canteen time
8:30 pm Worship
10:00 pm Group reflection time
10:30 pm Games/ Chill Area Open
11:00 pm Bucket-O-Questions
12:00 am Late Night Activity
8:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Worship w/ communion
11:00 am Goodbye