LAGR Children and Youth Activities


Congratulations to the following youth who were selected by the District Board of Laity to serve as youth delegates to Annual Conference:

John Karafanda (Cornerstone)
Kayla Coverson (Smith Chapel)
Aniya Martin (Wilson Chapel)
Brittany Evans (Pine Mountain)
Nik Williams, alternate (Burks Chapel)
Grow Day Camps

Soccer camp, drama camp, science camp – you can find a day camp for just about anything. What about one focused on faith formation?

Grow Day Camps brings the power of camp ministry to local churches. Packed with activities that contribute to learning new skills and building Christian community, the focus throughout is for each camper to grow deeper roots in their faith (grow spiritually), in their ability to work as a team (grow socially), and in self-confidence as a loved child of God (grow individually).

We know how to have fun – our passion is forming faith in the process. We put 90+ years of experience into creating an environment where every moment – whether in morning chapel or 20 feet up a tree – is about practicing faith in Christian community. Let's get out and grow together this summer!

There are 2 opportunities to participate in Grow Day Camps in the LaGrange District:
West Point UMC – June 5-9
Newnan First UMC – July 17-21

Watch Video  |  View Brochure  |  Register Here

Visit the Camping and Retreat Ministries page of the Conference website for more information on other summer opportunities for youth!

Scholarships Available
The United Methodist Federal Credit Union is once again offering a scholarship to 17-35 year old college-bound students.  One applicant will receive a $1000 scholarship.  Applicants must be a member of the credit union.  For more information and an application form, visit their website at  
Other United Methodist scholarship information is available at the website of the GA UM Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry,
YMI registrations begin for 2017
The Youth Ministry Institute (YMI) in the North Georgia Conference is an informational, practical, and relational training for people who serve in youth ministry. Whether paid staff or volunteer, a ministry presence of Christ in the lives of teenagers is important and deserves to be treated as such. That's why we offer a year-long training experience for youth leaders of all levels of experience.

We'll be starting the 2017 YMI cohorts in August, and we'd love to have youth leadership from your church involved. YMI offers three “tracks” that are designed for the needs of leaders at different levels of experiences to help them thrive in ministry with youth and the congregation.

Take a look at what's offered for youth leadership by visiting this link: . Registration has begun.


 North Georgia Conference Youth Ministry Resources

Find information, opportunities, events, and advice on youth ministry in the North Georgia Conference at (Hint: Fall Confirmation Retreat and Bridges Summer Mission Trip to the Bahamas are good places to start.)

 Opportunities for Youth at Lake Junaluska 
Whitewater rafting and zipline packages available - All inclusive packages.  For more information call 800-222-4930 or