National Youth Conference 2026

July, Colorado (exact location and dates to be announced soon!)

National Youth Conference (NYC) provides young people in high school and the first year of college (or are age equivalent) and their advisors the chance to gather for a week of fellowship, worship, workshops, recreation and more!

Who is eligible to attend?

Youth who have completed ninth grade through one year of college at the time of NYC (or are age equivalent) and their adult advisors are invited to attend. All youth must be accompanied by an adult advisor. Please send at least one advisor for every five youth. If sending female youth, please send a female advisor and if sending male youth, please send a male advisor. All adult advisors must be a minimum of 22 years of age.

What is the theme?

In early January of 2025, the National Youth Cabinet will discern the theme and begin planning.

What is the cost?

In 2022 the registration fee (including lodging, food, and programming) was $550 for youth and advisors. The cost for NYC 2026 is being determined; for planning purposes, know that it will likely cost more than it did 4 years ago.

What is NYC?

NYC History

How can I find out more?

Visit this page regularly! Connect on social media. Contact Becky Ullom Naugle, director of Youth/Young Adult Ministries, at or 847-429-4385 with questions.

Thank you for attending or supporting National Youth Conference 2022. We hope you had an amazing experience! On this page, you will find resources you can use to share your experience with your home congregation. Below is a glimpse of NYC “by the numbers.”

  • 580 Youth
  • 224 Adult Advisors
  • 97 NYC Staff Including Denominational Staff and Volunteers
  • 154 Congregations Represented
  • 4 Countries Represented, Including: United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, and Spain
  • 25 States and the District of Columbia Represented, Including: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin
  • $2,521.75 collected for Church World Service School Kits
  • $1,949.56 collected for the NYC Scholarship Fund
  • $3,060 collected to Offset Hiking Costs
  • 444 Diapers Assembled for Diapers for Haiti
  • 3,102 Church World Service School Kits Assembled

NYC Photos and News Coverage

Take a look at NYC photo albums or photos shared by participants.

See news coverage from NYC.

NYC Worship Resources

Find NYC 2022 Worship Resources here.

Looking for the NYC theme song? Download it here!

The wrap-up video is still being produced. It will be sent via email to those who paid for the video at NYC checkout.

Stay Connected

Stay connected with your NYC friends by attending other national and regional events. Christian Citizenship Seminar will take place in the spring of 2023. Powerhouse Regional Youth Conference will take place in the fall of 2022 at Camp Mack in Milford, IN. Roundtable Regional Youth Conference will take place in February 2023 at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA.

Aging out of senior high activities? Consider attending Young Adult Conference (for ages 18-35) at Camp Mack in Milford, IN from May 5-7, 2023! More information to come!