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Summer Opportunities

GSLC Youth Summer Opportunities

As we explore what it means to be Christian, intensive experiences are helpful.  Good Shepherd believes that week long trips give students the opportunity to experience the Christian life and community.  For this reason, we offer opportunities for all ages to experience the Christian life and community with others.  Below are the 2024 program offerings for the 3rd through 12th grades.   

NovusWay Camps

There are a lot of Lutheran Camps right in our surrounding areas- and plenty of opportunities for our youth to get involved! Novusway is an organization of camps that are all located in the southern most parts of the US. Follow the links below to see their 2024 brochures.

NovusWay Ministries Statement on COVID-19 | NovusWay Ministries

Lutherridge 2024 Summer Camp Brochure (Arden, NC)

Lutherock 2024 Summer Camp brochure (Newland, NC)

Luther Springs 2024 Summer Camp brochure (Hawthorne, FL)

Lutheranch 2024 Summer Camp brochure (Tallapoosa, GA)

For more information contact Melina Thurmond, our Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator: youthfamministry@gslutheran.org

AFFIRMJune 9-14, 2024.

Location: University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL 

Age range: rising 6th-outgoing 12th grade

Cost: Roughly $450

Affirm is a Summer Youth Event of the ELCA Southeastern Synod.  Grounded in Word and Sacrament, AFFIRM develops discipleship skills, leadership skills, and teaches Lutheran theology.  We follow Christ, we live in a Christian community, and we teach how to be God’s hands in the world.   Affirm nurtures faith, equips youth leaders for today and tomorrow, and trains youth in discipleship skills.  Affirm is for youth who have completed grades 6-12 and the Young Adult and Youth Ministry Institute (YAYMI) is held simultaneously with AFFIRM For college freshman and sophomores interested in exploring a call to youth ministry.  Affirm is based on 10 different age-appropriate leadership and discipleship units.  Each of these units are staffed by small group leaders and a pair of unit directors.


2024 National ELCA Youth Gathering

We’re headed to New Orleans!

When: July 16-20, 2024

Cost: Roughly $1200/person

Read all about the ELCA Youth Gathering HERE.

Read about our fundraising initiatives HERE.