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SCLCY is a Ministry By, With, and For Youth.

2021-2022 SCLCY Calendar

Event structure may change as the guidelines for gathering during the pandemic evolve. Please watch for email updates or contact for more information.

Camp HUGG @ Camp Kinard

July 18-23
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Hand-in-Hand Service Event (8th-12th grades)

Day 1: November 6 in Mauldin
Day 2: November 13 in Charleston
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Camp LIght @ Redeemer, Columbia (8th-12th grades)

Love Project Spotlight
December 3-4, 2021
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9th/10th Grade Winter Retreat @ Camp Kinard

January 21-23, 2022
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11th/12th Grade Winter Retreat @ Coastal Retreat Center

February 18-20, 2022
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Middle School Event @ Camp Kinard

March 18-20, 2022
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Spring Into Action Service Event (9th-12th Grades) @ Costal Retreat Center

May 6-8, 2022
Registration Link:

LCY Convention @ TBD

June (TBD), 2022
Registration Link

Camp HUGG @ Camp Kinard

June 26 – July 1, 2022
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July 24-28, 2022
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South Carolina Synod Facebook Group:

Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering.

Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.

If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Deborah Poole, the Synod’s Youth Gathering Coordinator at

Registration for LCY Events

  1. EVERY participant must complete our 2020-2021 SCLCY Vital Information & Emergency Medical Form. The link is: This form only needs to be completed once per year, or if your information changes.
  2. Each youth must be registered for each event they attend, using the Registration Link above. This can be completed by the youth, parent, or youth leader!

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email Bill Newmyer We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.


Executive Nomination –

Chaplain Application –

Medical Form –

Youth Leadership Application –

Adult Leadership Application –

LCY Evaluation –


Additional Resources are available for download below.

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The South Carolina Synod is committed to ensuring that we provide safe places of worship and fellowship to everyone we serve. As part of that commitment we are providing information on Safe Gatherings as a resource for you in this important area.

Safe Gatherings is an online abuse prevention program that screens and educates staff and volunteers to help prevent abuse of children, youth, and vulnerable adults in group settings. When employees and volunteers are trained to identify potential abusers, recognize the signs of abuse, and know how to handle reporting, they are better equipped to prevent abuse.

South Carolina Lutheran Church Youth is…

ministry by, with and for youth

helping youth to know and share God’s love in Christ

making connections that will last a lifetime!

Find out more!

Contact the South Carolina Synod’s Assistant to the Bishop, Rev. Emily Edenfield by e-mail

Our Call as the Church of TODAY…

We are called, young and old, to be the Body of Christ together. In baptism we receive God’s Spirit, through which we are empowered to answer that call. Together we can do so much more than we can individually. Together, let us share God’s love with all the world! Together we can make a difference!

The purpose of the South Carolina Synod Lutheran Church Youth organization is to be a community in Christ…Rooted in God’s love…Hearing God’s voice…Acting as God’s hands.

To be an adult volunteer for these events, please contact Rev. Emily Edenfield by e-mail Also, you will need to download and complete the background check release form.

In community we learn and grow…

Winter Retreats are offered each year for three age groups: Middle School, 9th/10th and 11th/12th graders, focusing on issues of faith formation through large and small group activities.

An annual LCY Convention/Gathering brings the statewide Youth organization together each June at Newberry College to conduct business, learn about their calling as a part of the Body of Christ and celebrate life together.

Bridge-Building Camp enables youth and older adults to spend a week sharing and building relationships with each other in the summertime.

Camp HUGG pairs youth staff with special needs youth for a week of day-camp activities.

Hand in Hand/Spring into Action weekend servant events call youth to learn and serve as Christ served.

Conference Gatherings: Steering Committees made up of youth and adults from the 6 LCY Conferences —Coastal, Midlands, Saxe-Gotha (Lexington area), Western, Heartland (Chapin north to Clinton) and Piedmont (upstate)— plan and promote two events per year for youth in their geographic areas.

Club 345 is designed for upper elementary youth to gather for a day of fun, fellowship and a faith-enriching program.

Additional Resources

LCY Resolution Against Racial Injustice

In the name of Jesus Christ, the Resolution Against Racial Injustice was passed by the Voting Members of the 2015 Annual Convention of the Lutheran Church Youth of the South Carolina Synod, ELCA this 20th day of June by unanimous decision.

Pastor Pledge Letter

Pastor Pledge Letter

Volunteer Authorization For Release of Background Information

Volunteer Authorization For Release of Background Information

Youth Leader Pledge Letter

Youth Leader Pledge Letter

Mission Partners

Get In Touch

This is Christ’s Church. There is a place for you here.

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person–questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.

Contact Information

ELCA South Carolina Synod
1003 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone 803-765-0590
Fax 803-252-5558

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