Youth Retreats & Missions

BYG and BYGer

BYG and BYGer Camps are led by Agapé Kure Beach Ministries.  We choose a weekend each year to lay a spiritual foundation for 3rd thru 5th graders at BYG and 6th thru 8th graders at BYGer.


YouthQuake is the NC Synod event for 3rd through 5th graders. Each fall we join other youth around NC for music, worship, fellowship, devotions, and fun.  

Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO)

The LYO in the North Carolina Synod is open to all youth in grades 6-12.  Once a year Lutheran youth across North Carolina gather for an assembly to spend time with each other. They join in small groups to build their relationships in Christ. The youth worship, sing, and study together throughout the weekend.

ELCA Youth Gathering Overview

Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.

An important part of the Gathering’s ministry are the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color, and the tAble, a gathering that brings together, blesses and empowers youth with disabilities. We look forward to leading a group there on the next opportunity.

Click here for more information about the ELCA YOUTH GATHERING.

If you would like to get more information about any of these youth opportunities, please contact Brooke Watson-Summerour

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  • Charlotte, North Carolina  28213
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