National Youth Gathering 2024

What? ELCA Youth Gathering 2024

The ELCA Youth Gathering takes place every three years and is a gathering of 35,000 – 40,000 other Lutheran youth and adults for an experience of gathering, learning, service, and faith building. The theme for this year is “Created To Be.”

Where? New Orleans, LA.

When? July 16-20, 2024

Who? Youth are eligible to attend if they are currently in 8th – 12th grade in the 2023/2024 school year.


Through early registration, scholarships, and fundraising, we hope to keep costs for Reformation youth minimal. The cost of a youth attending the Gathering is totaled around $1500, from airfare to food to hotel. Reformation only asks families to pay the Registration Fee – $375 – the rest of the costs will be covered by fundraising. Scholarships are available if you are not able to pay the $375 registration fee. We hope to have our group finalized by October 30; any late registrations later in the year will have to pay an increased registration price and may add to our costs for hotel, travel, etc.

What Next?

If your youth is interested in attending, please fill our this registration form. Registration paperwork and a deposit of $150 are due no later than October 30, 2023.

The remaining balance of $225 will be due by the January 21, 2024 Youth & Parent meeting.


Sept 17 – Gathering Info Meeting

Oct 15 – Scholarship applications through The Gathering due

Oct 30 – Registration & $150 deposit due

Jan 21 – Parent/Youth Meeting & $225 balance due

May 19 – Parent/Youth Meeting

July 16-20 – Youth Gathering!


Oct – Pastor Eileen Hair Dye Fundraiser

Dec 1, 6 PM – Parents’ Night Out Fundraiser

April 27, 3 PM – Mini Masters Golf Fundraiser
(View Sponsor Form Here)

May 18, 1 PM – Car Wash Fundraiser

ELCA National Youth Gathering Website
Images from previous ELCA National Youth Gatherings…