Every four years, United Methodist youth from across the country gather for four days of discipleship, fun, and fellowship!
Youth 2023 is filled with interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service opportunities, and fellowship time. Adult leaders who bring youth to our event can expect inspiration, support, and chances to authentically experience what it means to be part of the Methodist and Wesleyan family.
When: July 25-28, 2023
Where: Daytona Beach, Florida
Hebrews 12:1-2 mentions a “great cloud of witnesses” – people who have gone before us in faith to create opportunities for faith that we have now. It also mentions Jesus as a pioneer and a perfecter, who boldly showed a way to lay aside distractions, so that we could discover how to endure and grow as disciples, walking in the ways that lead to life!
So the theme for YOUTH 2023: BOLD: Being Ourselves. Living Different.
To be ourselves, we need to know more about ourselves. We’ll discover who we are as members of God’s family and why God loves us unconditionally. We’ll find out more about how we are called to live differently because of the example that Jesus set for us. We’ll invite the spirit to our worship and fellowship, making new friends and connections during our time together.
Registration: The cost is $375, but increases after January 2023 - so register ASAP. *This year the cost of admittance includes the cost of lunch and dinner on the 26th and 27th!
Lodging: Hotel accommodations must be booked separately. There is a block of rooms for the Youth 2023 group at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanside resort. The event room rate of $145/night. For more information about lodging, visit https://www.daytonahilton.com/.
Transportation: To assist with travel the West Virginia Conference is renting a charter bus to take our group to Daytona! The cost for the charter bus is $75 per person. Pick-up locations are (tentatively) set for Bridgeport, Charleston, and Beckley.
To learn more about the event, visit https://www.umcyoungpeople.org/youth2023, which is being updated weekly until the event! You can also follow the following social media accounts to stay up-to-date.
For information about the WVUMC bus trip or scholarships please contact Shea James .
Check out the WVUMC Youth who went to Kansas City in 2019!