Our communities, schools, and churches are filled with kids who are searching for HOPE and desperately craving for an anchor in this anxiety-stricken culture. Under the theme Anchored in Hope, based on Romans 5:1–8, students will be challenged to grow in their faith so that, when faced with difficulties, they will persevere and develop the character that produces HOPE in their sure anchor, Jesus Christ.
A note regarding masks during the COVID-19 pandemic: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has provided mask guidance that flexes based on three key COVID-19 phases (response, recovery, and readiness). The Michigan District will follow any mask mandates by the MDHHS, local health departments, or venues that are in place at the time of an event or conference. Masks are generally available at the registration desk. If you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of COVID prior to arrival, please stay home.
When & Where
June 25, 2023 - June 28, 2023Mission Point Resort
One Lakeshore Drive
Mackinac Island, MI, 49757
Preregistration will open fall 2022.
Deadline for final payments will be May 1, 2023.
There is a non-refundable $350 Group Deposit Fee. This deposit will be applied to the final group costs.
Cost per participant: $395 (includes 3 nights lodging, Shepler's ferry service, Gathering T-shirt, 7 meals, Luggage transfer, Registration/Activities)
Participants will be staying at Mission Point Resort or in nearby hotels. Youth will be housed together with their adult leaders. In most instances, four persons will share a room. In the event that a group does not have an even number of participants, they may be assigned to share a room with participants from another congregation in order to make use of the available bed space. Notification will be provided if this is to be the case.
A youth participant is any current (2022-2023) High School student (9-12) and those entering 9th grade in the fall of 2023. All participants must register through an LCMS church.
Adult leaders must be age 21 or older and affiliated with an LCMS congregation. Pastoral verification is required of all adult leaders.
There is no minimum or maximum for the size of a church’s group, though it is suggested that there be one adult leader for every six youth. If a group is to have both male and female youth participants, there must also be at least one male and one female adult leader who will remain with the group for the entire gathering.