Bring your high school youth for a weekend of service projects, faith-filled discussions, and relationship-building in small groups. RoadTrip includes workshops and networking for adults, as well as opportunities to worship together. Come make new friends and renew friendships with attendees from throughout our synods!
$250 per person includes program, lodging, meals, activities, and a t-shirt! (Scholarships available)
is the Holy Spirit
Who am I? Coming to know more about ourselves—uncovering and growing into the fullness of our evolving identity—continues throughout our lives.
But it’s not something we can ask, or begin to answer, on our own. Who we are is inextricably linked to who God is—the God who has created us, claimed us, and called us by name. The God who loves us in and through Jesus Christ. The God who gathers us into community through the Holy Spirit.
We’ll spend our weekend together in community exploring the identity of God, and the way in which God shapes who we are as individuals and as a community of disciples.
Service Project Information
As part of our commitment to serve our communities, local and global, we are assembling Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kits at our youth events this year. To help us collect all the necessary items for these kits, which are distributed among those in need, including the victims of natural disasters, we are asking each congregation to donate supplies to our effort. Many churches host a donation drive for their assigned item (found in the list below), placing a labeled box in a common area of the building and inviting everyone in the congregation to participate. This is a great way to lift up the important role young people play in the life of the greater church! Placing a short blurb in your bulletin or newsletter and announcing the drive during worship goes a long way to ensuring we can assemble the largest number of kits.
Church names beginning with A-R – 4-5oz bars of soap (need to be individually packaged)
Church names beginning with S (including Saints) – sturdy combs
Church names beginning with T-Z – adult-sized toothbrushes (individually packaged)
In addition, we are asking that EACH PARTICIPANT bring at least one new lightweight bath-size towel, preferably in a dark color, not too thick or oversized.
Thanks to the generosity of our FreeRide participants, we now have all the nail clippers we need!
When you arrive at RoadTrip on Friday night, you will be able to drop off your collected supplies in the same place you check in. Thank you so much for supporting our commitment to service at youth events!
How to register
Distribute the 2022-2023 Youth Event Individual Registration Form to all participants, and make sure all adult and youth participants, as well as parents/guardians of all minors attending, have reviewed our COVID precautions and expectations on the website. Your church’s primary leader will use these forms to complete the registration online. You’ll need to turn in the originals of these forms for each participant when you check-in on Friday, January 20th (if you need to retain them for your own records, please make copies). Remember to collect any scholarship applications also.
Deadline to register is January 2, 2023.
Using the Individual Registration Forms, register your group online - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
If you received any scholarship applications, please enter them into the online form, then email Deacon Nicole at nroop@youngfaithmatters to let her know a scholarship application has been submitted.
Once you have completed entering the information online, you may pay in full with a credit card directly in the form.
If you prefer to pay by check, or you are awaiting scholarship decisions, you may enter the promo code “CHECK” in the appropriate box and click “Apply Discount.” If you are awaiting scholarship decisions, you will be contacted directly with your adjusted total and information about how to submit your payment.
If you are paying by check, make sure to note your total before clicking “Apply Discount.” Please send a check made out to “Delaware-Maryland Synod” with the name of the event in the memo line and send to:
Delaware-Maryland Synod, ATTN: Treasurer, 5699 Meridale Road, Baltimore, MD 21228.
If you have any difficulties with the registration form, contact Deacon Nicole Roop at nroop @ youngfaithmatters.com
Please DO NOT bring checks with you to the event as these can be easily lost during the busy-ness of it!
PRECAUTIONS & EXPECTATIONS
We are excited to return to in-person youth events for the 2022-2023 program year! Many things will look the same as they did in the past – small groups where youth can explore and deepen their faith, service projects to help us engage with the world around us, energetic large group gatherings, and time to connect with your congregational group. As your group or family consider whether to attend, we invite you to carefully read over our precautions and expectations of event participants to aid in your discernment.
An important update: We are no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination. In accordance with CDC guidelines, we ask that anyone experiencing symptoms stay home.
All youth and adult participants and staff will be expected to:
monitor their health leading up to the event, staying home if symptoms arise;
report any new symptoms during the event to the event medics, arranging for transportation home if medics determine it is unsafe to stay at the event;
wash and sanitize their hands regularly;
bring a face mask to the event and wear it when they desire to for themselves or out of compassion for other;
practice casual consent by asking others for their boundaries around close contact (hugs, high fives, removing masks in outdoor settings, etc.), and determine their own boundaries as well; and
follow the guidance of event staff, including Small Group Leaders, medics, event security, venue staff, and food service providers.
Adult leaders will be expected to:
register by the registration deadline (January 2nd) – no late registrations will be accepted;
remind youth participants to monitor their symptoms;
be a good role model by following all safety precautions throughout the entirety of the event.
If you have any questions about the precautions and expectations, please contact Nicole Roop at nroop @ youngfaithmatters.com