FAQ

When is the Western States Youth Gathering (WSYG)?

The Western States Youth Gathering (WSYG) will be held July 6-9, 2023.

When is the Western States Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (WYLE)?

The Western States Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (WYLE) will be held July 4-6, 2023. WYLE is a pre-event to WSYG.

Who is WSYG for?

The Western States Youth Gathering (WSYG) and Western States Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (WYLE) is for youth who are incoming 9th graders through graduated 12th graders as of Fall 2023.

What if my group only wants to attend WYLE?

In order to attend WYLE, individuals must also attend WSYG.

How much does registration for WSYG and WYLE cost?

Early-bird registration for WSYG is $385 / person, with a $115 / person non-refundable deposit. This cost is the same for adult and youth participants. If your group would like to attend WSYG and WYLE, early-bird registration for all adult and youth participants is also $385 / person, with a $115 / person non-refundable deposit. The WSYG Planning Team is intentionally creating the WYLE event free of charge for students of color and/or youth groups that make up at least 80% person of color within it. Prices increase January 4, 2023

What does housing at WSYG and WYLE look like this year?

All participants will be housed in the on-campus dorms of California Lutheran University for both WSYG and WYLE. More details on housing coming soon!

Are all meals provided at WSYG and WYLE?

YES! Your registration cost includes all meals during WSYG and WYLE.

What trainings are adult participants required to complete before arrival at WSYG and/or WYLE?

California Mandated Report Training – for Volunteers: https://www.mandatedreporterca.com/training/volunteers

If your chaperone is a Clergy person, please choose the “Clergy” training option. Clergy need to show proof of having taken this training prior to July 4, 2020. If your chaperone is employed by your church and a member of staff, please choose the “General Training” option. Staff Members need to show proof of having taken this training prior to July 4, 2021. If your chaperone is a volunteer, please choose the “Volunteers” training option. Volunteers need to show proof of having taken this training prior to July 4, 2022.

California Sexual Harassment Prevention Training: https://calcivilrights.ca.gov/shpt/

How can I stay up-to-date with the WSYG and WYLE announcements? Do you have an email list I can join?

Yes, we do! Join our email list here.