Cardia Deo March 3-6, 2022 Big Sandy Camp, McGregor
COVID-19 Update: It is with heavy hearts we announce that Cardia Deo is cancelled for 2021, with no alternative programming.
Synod youth events involve everything that should be avoided while COVID-19 is active in our communities: we gather from different communities, we do things in small and large groups, we play interactive games, we sing, we sleep in small quarters, we eat in large groups, and much more. The risk is too high, and our youth and adults are too precious.
While I am sure this announcement was expected, it is still hard to share. We know how youth and adults alike look forward to this event and how it grounds them in faith each year. We know how many other important events have been taken away this year. It's hard to have another door shut.
If you are interested in offering an alternative event for youth in your congregation, we encourage you to utilize the Synod Journey, “Deeply Rooted” curriculum for a special event weekend or over the course of several sessions. You might choose high school youth to be leaders, to help you plan the event(s) and to lead the discussions and activities. Train them how to lead games and facilitate conversations online (or in-person if safe to do so). See what new opportunities might come out of this closed door!
We look forward to being together in 2022! Mark your calendars now for March 3-6, 2022!
Cardia Deo is a retreat for high school youth in grades 9-12 and their adult leaders. As Christians, we are Called, Gathered, Equipped and Sent to be the Heart of God (Cardia Deo) in the world. Bible studies led by the LYO Board, servant learning, worship, mystery event, camp life, and an adult track led by the retreat chaplain all make this event a deeply meaningful, fun and faith-nurturing event.
Registration information will be posted in August 2021.
Primary Leaders; Please click on the brown title to download these documents and share with all your Adult Leaders!
Confirmation Packet Information to help Adult Leaders prepare for Cardia Deo.
Step by Step Guide to Cardia Deo for Adult Leaders This is a "step by step" guide to Cardia Deo to help you know what to expect as adult leaders.
Adult Leader Job Description Expectations of Adult Leaders and tips from experienced Adult Leaders. (Reads best if printed back to back, folded in half.)
Family Time Discussion Guide Family Time is your opportunity to meet with your group during the event to discuss what youth are experiencing and learning. Copies of the discussion guide and handout will be included in your registration packet at Cragun's, but you may wish to download early to prepare!
Discipline Guidelines Discipline issues are a rare occurrence at Cardia Deo. But when they do occur, the LYO Board wants congregations to know how we will support you through the experience and how we will work with you to determine which actions to take.
How to Register
STEP ONE: Collect Information Read "How to Register" and use the "Registration Worksheet" to prepare for registration.
STEP TWO: Group Registration Use the "Group Registration: Register Now" button below to register your group. The button will turn blue and the link will become active when registration opens January 1, 2021. Registration closes February 8, 2021 or when the event fills, whichever comes first.
STEP THREE: Collect Forms There are two forms needed for participation at Cardia Deo:
1. Health and Release Form: Due February 11 Youth AND Adult Leaders need to submit a Health and Release Form. Parents and Adult Leaders can either fill out the online or paper version.
Online Release Form: Use this link to have parents/leaders fill out the Health and Release Form online no later than February 11. Parents must have the Primary Leader email address to submit forms online! You can also give parents the direct link: www.nemnsynod.org/CDRelease
Paper Release Form: Use this link to download a paper version of the Health and Release Form for parents/leaders to sign and fill out, and mail to the synod office no later than February 11
2. Participant Covenant
Due February 11 OR bring with you to Cardia Deo
Be sure to discuss the covenant with your group before signing!
STEP FOUR: Changes to Your Registration Click on the "Changes Form" button below if you would like to make an addition, substitution or cancellation to your registration. Substitutions must be same-gender unless pre-approved by the event registrar. Email Catherine.Anderson@nemnsynod.org for approval.
STEP FIVE: Download Confirmation Packet Beginning February 1, 2021, use the links to the left to download the Confirmation Packet and other helpful information. Read through this material carefully and share with your adult leaders and parents.