The Gathering welcomes youth entering the 9th
, and 12th
grades in the fall of 2015, and 2015 high school graduates.
Each congregation should designate one Primary Adult Leader
, who will attend the Gathering and be responsible for coordinating registration for their congregation. Registration opens Oct. 15, 2014, with a soft opening on Sept. 15 — Adult Leaders may begin to enter and save data in the registration database on Sept. 15 in preparation for submission on Oct. 15. To prepare for registration, we encourage you to print and fill out a registration worksheet, now available on our resource page under the “Forms” tab. To access the registration worksheets, click here
There are two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), and the Definitely-Abled Youth Leadership Event (DAYLE), taking place July 12-15, 2015. Registration for either of these events is $175, and congregations register for them through their Gathering Registration. More information about these events can be found here.
Additionally, the Primary Leader is responsible for preparing and mailing registration payments to the Gathering lockbox, and sending rooming lists and deposits to their assigned accommodations on or after March 15, 2015.
The Primary Leader’s email address is very important: along with the congregational ID number, it is the key that unlocks their congregational registration account. The Gathering will send important event information to Primary Leaders as the Gathering draws near. Each congregation’s registration account will contain valuable information related to their on-site experience. Their accommodations assignment, daily rotation schedule and Proclaim Justice experience will be posted to congregational accounts. Primary Leaders can also manage their groups – and add people, make substitutions or even cancel a participant (remember that the $150 deposit is non-refundable!). The Gathering registration fee is $325 per person. This rises to $375 after Jan. 15, 2015.
Primary Leaders should bring a cellphone with them to the Gathering as an added safety measure. Your cellphone number is required for registration, but will only be used in an emergency situation.