Youth Events

Youth are invited to participate in Annual Conference and a variety of events hosted at the regional and district level. Youth Ministry leaders are invited to get plugged in with their regional and district coordinators to learn more about those gatherings and networking opportunities with other ministry leaders. 

Youth 2023 is coming!

Every four years, youth from throughout The United Methodist Church have gathered for four days of discipleship, fun, and fellowship at the YOUTH event. This year's event, Youth 2023, will be held July 25-28 in Daytona Beach, FL. Learn more about the event.



Reserve Lodging

Transportation: The Conference is organizing charter buses! Spots can be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Youth Leaders must reserve a block of seats as a group, and the group is responsible for meeting adult to child ratios per Safe Gatherings. Adults must provide proof of Safe Gatherings certification. Individuals must be registered for Youth 2023 prior to reserving seats. Down payment required at registration. We are currently gathering information for pricing. More info to come!


Youth at Annual Conference

If you have questions about youth involvement at annual conference, please email the Rev. Melissa Collier Gepford.

Summer Camps

The Great Plains Conference is home to five camps throughout Kansas and Nebraska! Click here to find one near you that hosts youth activities, retreats, and summer camp experiences.

Health Form

Every person attending a Great Plains Conference event must bring a completed health form.