The Western States Youth Gathering (WSYG) and Western States Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (WYLE) is back! Coming to California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA from July 4-9, 2023, the Western States Youth Gathering is open to high school aged youth in Regions 1-4 of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

WSYG and WYLE will gather around the theme, “Revive, Reunite, Rejoice”, grounded in Acts 2:1 “When the day [of WSYG] came, they were all together in one place.”

With nearly 35 years of history, WSYG is a multi-day youth gathering that gives high schoolers the opportunity to explore their faith, gather as a community through creative team-building activities and workshops, and enjoy endless summer fun all under the Southern California sunshine. In 2017, the WSYG planning team hosted the first ever Western States Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (WYLE). WYLE is a pre-gathering intended for students of color and/or youth groups that makes up at least 20% persons of color, taking place the few days leading up to WSYG. This year’s event will feature an outdoor festival-style main stage, interactive and service learning opportunities, team-building activities with our lutheran outdoor ministries, creative worship elements, and exciting nightlife events.

Interested in learning more about WSYG or WYLE? Check out our YouTube channel to watch main stage sessions from years past, or connect with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

You can also stay connected by joining our email list – email info@wsyg.com and in the subject box type: ADD ME.

Early Bird Registration opens October 3, 2022

Registration price of $385/person with prices increasing January 4, 2023.

Reserve your spot with an early bird registration deposit of $115 / person.

More registration details coming soon .