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Enter Participant Registration Information:
For those registered, confirmation emails will be sent by January 1, 2013.
Registration continues until May 1, 2013.
The registration fee is $295 per participant until March 1, 2013.
Then it increases to $345 per participant until closing on May 1, 2013.
Registration worksheets are helpful tools for collecting congregation and participant information to prepare for online registration. These forms DO NOT need to be mailed to the Gathering Office, but should be kept by each congregation's Primary Adult Leader (PAL).
The Primary Adult Leader (PAL) is invited to complete this worksheet prior to entering data online.
The Primary Adult Leader (PAL) and each Adult Leader are invited to complete this worksheet for the PAL prior to entering data online.
Each Youth Participant and a parent(s) are invited to complete this worksheet for the PAL prior to entering data online. (2 pages)
For every participant with special needs, this form must be completed and mailed with Gathering registration forms printed after online registration is complete. See page 4 of the 2013 Regisration Book for more details.
Also available on the Downloads/Media page
Texas Tax Exempt Information
Find information about the tax exempt process on the "Budget" page: www.lcmsgathering.com/budget.
Now-May 1, 2013
Registration remains OPEN
Registration confirmation for groups accepted to the Gathering.
Early Spring 2013
Primary Adult Leaders receive Gathering hotel information
Early April 2013
Hotel deposit is due
May 1, 2013
Full payment due to qualify for express registration onsite at the Gathering. Remaining payments can be made on-site in San Antonio.
Registration Fee: $295 through March 1, 2013
$345 following March 1, 2013
This fee covers all Gathering program and Youth Ministry Office administrative costs; participant items such as the Gathering Bible, backpack and Post-Gathering DVD; and secondary insurance for all participants. Participants are responsible for their travel, hotel and meal costs.
The National Youth Gathering's primary focus is for Youth Participants between the ages of 14 to 19. To register for the 2013 National LCMS Youth Gathering, youth participants must meet ONE of the two following eligibility requirements:
- Must be 14 years old at the time of the Gathering
- Entering his or her ninth grade year at the time of the Gathering.
While we do allow students from the ages of 14 to 20 to attend, please keep in mind that some of the program content may not be relevant to older youth participants.
We suggest that students who are 19 and older, one year out of high school, or have been to at least one previous Gathering apply to be a Young Adult Volunteer.
Youth to Adult Ratio
Adult leaders are those participants aged 21 years old or older at the time of the Gathering. The Youth Gathering promotes a ratio comparing youth to adults in order to provide sufficient space for youth to attend the event. The youth to adult ratio for the 2013 Gathering has been adjusted to allow congregations more flexibility in determining the number of adult leaders they select to attend the Gathering.
Beyond 48 youth participants, groups may continue to add one adult for every 5 youth. It is strongly recommended that all family groups have at least two adults.
LCMS High Schools
The LCMS Youth Gathering is primarily for congregationally based youth groups. However, LCMS High Schools are invited to register groups. Please contact our registration office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.