Congregations

Registration for the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), the tAble and Young Adult Gathering is open! 🎉 All ELCA congregations are invited to participate. If you are an ecumenical partners that would like to attend, please email the Gathering office. If you are wanting to register for the Young Adult Gathering, please visit the Young Adult Gathering page.
Register or Edit Registration for the ELCA Youth Gathering
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 15, 2023 and continues through April 15, 2024. 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 begin registration, the primary adult leader should log in to the system using their 5-digit ELCA congregational ID. Once logged into the system, primary adult leaders must enter information in three different areas: 

      1) Congregational details
      2) Adult leaders
      3) Youth participants

Registration worksheets are available by clicking here. These worksheets help primary adult leaders collect the information necessary to complete registration. The information collected on these worksheets must be entered in your online registration portal. The Gathering does not collect registration worksheets.

All payments will be made through your congregational registration portal through e-check or a credit card. Physical checks will not be accepted. A $150 nonrefundable, per-person deposit is due at the time of registration and must be paid within the rate range you expect to pay. Registrations are not considered final until the $150 nonrefundable, per-person deposit has been received by the Gathering. Delaying payment may move you into a higher registration-fee bracket.

** Youth who attend the tAble must be accompanied by an adult companion. This adult companion will receive a waived registration fee to attend the 2024 Gathering alongside their young person.

Please note that hotel, meals and travel costs are not included in the Gathering registration fee. Hotel and meals are included for MYLE and the tAble. We encourage congregations to budget $70 per person, per day for meals and $175/night plus tax for a room. Typically three individuals are assigned to a room.


Financial Assistance
Financial assistance is now closed.


Who can attend?
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 Gathering must be at least 21 years old at the time of the Gathering.

MYLE is designed for youth of color or whose primary language is not English. For a full congregational group to attend, we ask that 50% of the group be youth of color.

The tAble is open to youth ages 14-18 or engaged in a high school youth group or enrolled in high school or the vocational education equivalent. Youth who attend the tAble must be accompanied by an adult companion. The adult companion will receive a waived registration fee to attend the 2024 Gathering alongside their young person.

Interested in attending the Young Adult Gathering? Please visit the Young Adult Gathering page under “Attend.”


Ratio
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. If this does not work for your group, contact the Gathering office.

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