Three different, simultaneous tracks offer youth and adults the chance to spend time with similar-aged participants, discussing ideas to lead and inspire their faith communities back home.
JYP: Junior Young People
For students rising in grades 7–9.
Faithfully and Wonderfully Made
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well” Psalm 139
God has created us with a purpose and special gifts. Even with all our flaws- God can mold us into the perfect vessel as the potter molds the clay. Through this theme we want to celebrate participants and remind them that they are created for a purpose and loved. We would like the theme to center around creativity, uniqueness and the gifts that we have all been given.
SYP: Senior Young People
For students rising in grades 10–12 and recent high school graduates.
We will Sustain
“I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” – Isaiah 46:4
In today’s world, we hear about sustainability all the time. While environmental sustainability is vitally important, how often do we confront other types of sustainment? As Kanuga’s longest-running conference, SYP and Youth Week has been continually sustained since 1928. In 2020, our participants will continue to examine how sustainability applies to ourselves, our relationships, our faith, and our world. Strengthening and supporting our SYP community, along with the other KEY Conferences, through fun, meaningful exploration will preserve a legacy of empowerment for youth.
*The Torchbearer application is for college freshmen or high school graduates who have been out of high school for one year as of June 2020, and who have not previously served on staff at SYP, JYP, or Winterlight. (Cost for Torchbearers is $252 per person.) All other applicants should use the Staff application.