2018 Youth Gathering

April 27-29 2018

Everyone needs a hero. And yet, the older we get the more we realize that heroes aren’t supernatural. Join us this year as we discuss who our true hero is: Jesus!

The Details

Dates: Friday, April 27 to Sunday afternoon April 29, 2018. First main session starts at 9:30PM so plan to be there by no later than 9PM. The event ends at 1:30PM after lunch on Sunday. A more detailed schedule will be sent to you.

Registration: Leader of youth group checks in from 7PM to 9PM on Friday.

Place: Tuscarora Inn and Conference Center, 3300 River Road in Mount Bethel,PA

Open to: 6th – 12th graders. There is a suggested ratio of 1 adult to 5 youth but no more than 1:7.

Cost: (includes 2 nights housing, five meals, snacks and more!)

Items to bring: You need to bring your own towels and bedding. (This is how we keep the cost down).

Any transportation collaboration questions should be directed to your regional Task Force Youth Coordinator if you are in the Atlantic District.

  • Region One: Rev. David Gruenwald at dagruenwald@gmail.com
  • Region Two: Deaconess Janine Bolling at ninibo715@gmail.com
  • Region Three: DCE Chris Boccalupo at youthwker@msn.com
  • New England District: Nik Locker at Nik@516missions.com
  • New Jersey District – Alicia De Sena at alirox.de@gmail.com
  • Eastern District – Lyle Heggemeier at lyle.heggemeier@lcmsed.org

The online medical and release forms are online, they are mandatory and are for you to use and collect

If you have any questions about the Gathering, please don’t hesitate to email Carol Mittelstaedt at carolmittel@aol.com or call (914) 337-5700 ext 4.

Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to plan for this event. More details will be sent to you.


To book your group, you need to fill in the forms online and pay by credit card or send in one check for $75.00 per person for the number in your group. Checks are made out to The Atlantic District – LCMS and mailed to 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville, NY 10708. The remainder check should be sent in by April 10, 2018 or paid online by credit card.

Everyone pays the same $75/person deposit when registering. The remainder of the fees for your group is due by April 1st. Checks are made out to The Atlantic District – LCMS and mailed to 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville, NY 10708

However, booking early is the way to go as there are three prices

  • Early bird registration: if you register from September through February 5, 2018 the cost is $200 per person.
  • Late registration: On or after February 6, the cost is now only $200.00 per person.

Scholarships are available upon request. Contact Carol Mittelstaedt at carolmittel@aol.com. Registration closes on April 10th.



You have two options for registration

Consent & Release Forms

Each participant must have a Consent & Release form. Just print what you need, and ask your parents to fill it out. Download Consent & Release Form

Promotional Poster

Print a thousand. Put'em everywhere. Download below Hero: Poster

Speakers & Talent

We've got a stellar line-up of speakers and entertainers that will be presenting at this year's gethering. Download it here! Hero: Presenters and Talent