In 2021, the ELCA Youth Gathering will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota June 29th to July 3rd. The early Youth Gathering registration closes November 20, 2020. The early registration fee is $350 per person attending. Youth, who are currently in 7th grade, will be eligible to go to the 2021 Youth Gathering, as it is open to graduating 8th graders through graduating seniors. Although travel expenses will be less than the Houston Youth Gathering in 2018, the per person price will probably be around $1000 (this is only a guess).

We will need to start fundraising in 2020 to ensure we raise enough money to cover the whole trip for all youth and chaperones minus the participant deposit. In 2018, the participant deposit was $75 per person as a group we will discuss and decide on the 2021 participant deposit. I would like to have an informational meeting December 29, 2019 after the service, as there should be more information available by then.

Please let me know if you or your child is interested in going to the 2021 Youth Gathering. It is really a great experience. If you have any questions, please let me know (608-574-2459). Feel free to check out www.elca.org/YouthGathering.