Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry



February 24-26, 2023

Theme:  "What is AGAPE?"  (What is Love?)

We will be gathering IN-PERSON

Location: CAMP GRACE, Roberta, GA

This gathering is for all youth (6th-12th grade) of the Southeastern Synod, 

especially those from Georgia

Cost is $120 / participant. 

Register today


Registration details:

Arrival​: 8-9 pm Eastern - Registration on Friday, February 24 (event officially begins at 9:00 pm)

Registration: ​Registration is open for Southeastern Synod congregations online at ​www.elca-​ ​​. So that we can get information for food and t-shirt sizes, we ask that you fill out the online congregation registration form at ​before February 2. Please be certain to notate any dietary restrictions.  Registration questions?​ Contact Laurie Tinc –​ laurie.tinc@epiphanysuwanee​.​org ​or call 770-831-1966

Cost:$120 per person which includes Meals, Program, and a t-shirt. The registration fee is for both adults and youth. Age: ​This gathering is for 6th-12th graders. Friends are welcome.

Payment: ​You may pay online during the registration process, or you may send one check per congregation made out to: ELCA Southeastern Synod.  If paying by check, mail to: Laurie Tinc, Epiphany Lutheran Church, 1350 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Suwanee, GA 30024. 

Medical Release / Permission Form / Community Covenant:  You will have an opportunity to indicate that you will have reviewed the gneral permission form and community covenant when you register online.  We ask that you print medical release forms and bring them with you to the event.  

Registration Confirmation: ​Confirmation emails will be sent to the Primary Group Leader. You will receive a schedule, packing list, small group materials, and any other necessary information.

Adult Leaders: ​Congregations must register 1 adult leader (25 years or older) with every 5 youth. Example: 15 youth need 3 adults. If you register 5 or fewer youth, the accompanying adult may be of either gender. If you register more than 5 youth (both males and females) your adults must be of both genders. Adult congregational leaders are responsible for their own youth at the event.

All adults attending any synod youth event will have a satisfactory background check prior to their arrival. It is the responsibility of your congregation to complete this prior to the event and include a copy with your payment and group form. The synod has contracted with Safe Gatherings an Online Boundary Training and Background Check Company for your convenience. Go online to ​​. Adults who use Safe Gatherings do not have to send a copy of their Background check. Instead, mark SG on the Group Form so that the synod can confirm its complete.

Housing Information​: Youth and adult leaders will be housed within their group according to male/female. Your group will share cabins with other youth from across the state. If you have any special requests for lodging, contact the registrar, Laurie Tinc (laurie.tinc@epiphanysuwanee​.​org).

Small Group Materials: ​Materials will be sent to group leaders via email and group leaders will pick from their group a few small group leaders and pass along small group materials to them. Youth will be divided up into age-appropriate groups and will be a mix of youth from different churches. It is important that the adults are prepared to provide an excellent small group experience for the youth participants.

Special Offering for Camp Grace​: we will be collecting an offering to support Camp Grace in their ministry. Items needed are: medical / first aid supplies (bandaids, wraps, gauze, neosporin, tylenol, etc). Please be sure to bring as many of the items as you can. Thank you.


All-Georgia Tentative Weekend Schedule

*Please note that our meal times are assigned by the camp shortly before we arrive, so the schedule may be adjusted.  Copies of the final will be available when you arrive at the event. 

Friday - February 24, 2023

8-8:30 Arrival of All-Georgia staff without groups
9:00    Registration in the Fort
8:30-9:45 Activity time in Gym
9:45 Welcome, time with Bishop
10:10-10:30 small group adult orientation
10:30-10:45 Small Group Devotions / Adult Orientation
10:45  Back to fort
11:00  Lights out 

Saturday - February 25, 2023

8:00 Breakfast
8:45-10:00  Session One
10:00  Break
10:25-11:45  Session Two
12:00 Lunch
1:00  Strucutred Free time
4:15-5:45  Session Three 
6:00  Dinner
7:00  Camp Grace Presentation & Synod update from Pastor Michael and the SESLYO board & YAGM 
8:00-10:00 Celebration (Corral)
10:00  Back to the Fort- short devotion in the rooms
11:00  Lights out

Sunday - February 26, 2023

8:00  Breakfast/Packing and clean-up
8:45  Small Group and evaluations
9:15  Group Picture 
9:30  Worship
10:30  Clean up the large group space and head-on home!