The ‘Boundless’ Celebration and Retreat at Camp Nawakwa
Dates: Sunday, July 24 – Wednesday, July 27. 2022
Group Size: Congregational group sizes vary.
Celebration limited to 200. Retreat limited to 100 (register soon)
Event Price: Celebration = $25
Retreat = $175 (includes the Boundless Celebration on Sunday)
Deadline: June 30 or when it fills (all registrants received on a first-come, first-served basis)
Register at: https://www.lss-elca.org/events/boundless-celebration-retreat/
The ELCA Youth Gathering has recently structured it’s event with three unique days of activities, known as the Synod Day, Service Day & Learning Day. Our ‘Boundless’ Celebration and Retreat, focuses on the ‘Boundless’ theme and incorporates the three unique days youth and young adults would experience at a typical Youth Gathering. Sunday, July 24, is the day that most closely resembles our Synod Day, with a catered meal, camp games and activities, live music, a visit from Bishop James Dunlop, and outdoor worship, all in the Upper Camp field and pavilion at Nawakwa. The ‘Boundless’ Celebration is scheduled for 2:00 PM – 7:30 PM, on Sunday. Groups may opt to attend the Celebration ONLY, or come for the ‘Boundless’ Celebration and stay for the ‘Boundless’ Retreat.
Groups that opt to stay for the retreat will receive all lodging and meals for Sunday and all remaining days of the retreat in Upper Camp at Camp Nawakwa. Retreat groups will participate in active learning on Monday morning, followed by camp activities in the afternoon, and an all-camp activity with the campers and camp staff Monday evening. Tuesday will serve as our Service Learning Day, with off-site service activities for all participants. We’ll pack a lunch and head out to service venues in the morning, returning to camp for swimming, dinner, and an evening campfire. Wednesday morning, groups will worship with the entire camp community, led by Pastors Jennifer & David Hope-Tringali, who are serving as camp Chaplains for the week. Jennifer and David shepherd Tree 4 Hope, a missionary ministry in Guatemala.
We are asking congregational groups to register together with an advisor or two, and for groups to use their own transportation to travel to and from their service venue on Tuesday, whenever possible. Please do not hesitate to register for the retreat even if transportation to the service venues is an issue. We will assist those who cannot arrange their own transportation.
Our digital registration portal opens Tuesday, March 8, for the ‘Boundless’ Celebration and Retreat, and can be found at:
Again, we encourage participants to register with their congregational groups whenever possible. Participants can pay electronically when they register using a PayPal account or a credit card, or they may opt to have an invoice sent to them. Participants opting for the Boundless Celebration ONLY, will be asked to pay the $20 registration fee in full, while participants opting for the Boundless Retreat may pay the $50 deposit fee for now and pay the retreat balance after June 1, 2022. Participants are not considered fully registered until we have received their payment or a deposit.
Those opting to be billed may send their invoices with a check to our synod office at:
Lower Susquehanna Synod
Office for faith Formation and Youth Ministry
1959 Market St
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Please note: If you register individually, and opt for an invoice payment, it will be sent to you directly. You will either need to pay the invoice, or pass it along to your pastor, youth director or treasurer if the congregation is assisting you with the payment. Your congregation will not automatically receive a copy of your invoice.