2018 Youth Leadership Summit

ELCA Youth
Leadership Summit
Nov. 1-4, 2018 at
Camp Carol Joy Holling
in Ashland, Nebraska

The ELCA Youth Leadership Summit is an annual gathering for high school youth identified as leaders and adult representatives from each synod from across The ELCA. This summit focuses on leadership development through engaging speakers and thought leaders in key areas at the intersection of leadership and faith in daily life AND faith formation and building connections for high school youth in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Youth will be challenged to take home what they have learned to inspire action in their own synods and youth groups. The Youth Leadership Summit is a shared ministry between ELCA Youth Ministry and The SYMBOL Network.

Location: Camp Carol Joy Holling in Ashland, Nebraska
Who Attends?

Two High School youth from each synod, one adult per synod. Details on criteria for selection of participants and a registration link coming in Spring, 2018.

Theme: To Be Announced
Event Chaplain: To Be Announced
Guest Speakers: To Be Announced
Musical Leadership: To Be Announced

Event Registration is anticipated to be covered by the ELCA via a special grant for youth leadership development

Synods are responsible for transportation to and from the Omaha Eppley Field Airport. (OMA). Transportation between OMA and the camp will be provided.

Liability Release & Medical Authorization

In addition to the online registration (linked above) each participant also needs to turn in a signed medical authorization form and a liability release form on or before October 1, 2018. Forms can be scanned and emailed to Molly Beck-Dean.

Medical Form
Participant Housing Release Form

Excused Absence Request Letter

Form coming soon

Event Timing

We start with dinner on Thursday, November 1st at 6:00 pm Central and conclude on Sunday at 11:00 am Central. A full schedule will be available Spring 2018.


OMA Omaha Eppley Airfield


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