Southern California Activities

Southern California Theme Parks

The WSYG doesn’t include a trip to a theme park as part of the event.  We realize that many of you may want to add that to your experience.  We ask that you make arrangements for your group by contacting the various park group sales.

Universal Studios

The park nearest to our campus is Universal Studios.  It is within an hour from Cal Lutheran.  They offer group sales for groups of 10 or more.  Universal Studios also has City Walk, a collection of shops and restaurants.  There is no admission fee to visit City Walk.

(800) 959-9688 option 3 or


Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park offer discounts for groups of 15 or more from a qualified non-profit organization. For detailed information and prices, please contact our Group Sales office at (714) 956-6860.

Disney Youth Groups also offer specially priced group tickets—perfect for field trips—for youths ages 3 to 18.

Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott’s offers special rates for Church Groups.  You qualify!

Groups of 15-49: (714) 220-5211

Hit the Beach

If you need more beach time we might suggest Zuma beach (just north of Malibu beach) is the preferred beach of Cal Lutheran students.  It is a 45 minute drive from campus.  Zuma has full life guard services as well as snack bars. Ventura Beach is around 30 minutes from campus.  Ventura beach is near the Ventura Harbor Village with many amenities. Check out or for more information.

The 2023 Western States Youth Gathering Guidebook App is now LIVE

This app holds vital information for all participants attending WSYG and WYLE

All adult chaperones, youth participants, and volunteers are strongly encouraged to download the app

To download, go to your App Store and download the "Guidebook" app

Open the Guidebook App and search "Western States Youth Gathering"

Select "Download Guide"

The Guidebook App will be updated throughout the event and be your primary source of on-site information