Tell Me About ALiVE
ALiVE is our annual synod middle-school retreat. Our annual fall retreat is scheduled for September 23-25, 202, at Camp Nawakwa. Yep, this will be the second ALiVE Event in 2022, as we held our rescheduled 2021 at Nawakwa, the weekend after Easter. Congregations from across our synod gather with their adult advisors and youth for this traditionally early fall weekend that includes large group gatherings with singing led by our ALiVE Alumni Band, theme-centered videos and stories, and games, interspersed with small group gatherings, where youth gather with peers and a small group leader, to converse about the theme and it’s impact in their lives of faith. It’s a great event for your Confirmation students and classes.
The weekend also includes crafts, games, campfires, free-time, and community-building that allows youth and their adult counterparts time to deepen existing friendships, and create new ones. Congregational advisors can also count on the option of receiving some intentional continuing education. Plus, inspiring outdoor worship often highlights our last morning together at Nawakwa’s famous Upper Temple!
Our theme will be announced soon.
+ This event is for 6th through 8th graders in the fall of 2022, so talk to 5th grade families NOW!
+ Event cost: $132.00/person ($50 deposit due at time of registration)
Registration for 2022 Now OPEN!
We have shifted to a digital registration process. You can register and pay either your deposit or your registration in full, digitally at: https://www.lss-elca.org/events/alive-2022/. You will want to have basic contact information for participants and their shirt sizes handy, when you register yourself and your youth. We have included two forms below, to assist you in communicating this event to families. The Sample Parent’s Letter, explains the event, and the Participants Information Collection Sheet, designed to help you collect youth info for when you sit down to register everyone digitally. PLEASE, whenever possible, register as a group, as opposed to having parents register their child individually though the digitl portal.
Have your credit card or PayPal information handy when you register, if you are opting to pay digitally. If you would prefer not to pay digitally, simply choose the ‘invoice’ option during registration, print the invoice and mail with your deposit check. We do ask that once you have registered your group, please fill out the Cabin Housing Form (below) scan and email or ‘snail mail’ to the Synod Office for Faith Formation. Our synod has moved, so please note that our new mailing address is:
1959 Market Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011