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.
Early Registration: $130 if postmarked on or before February 1, 2020
Standard Registration: $150 if postmarked on or after February 2, 2020
How to Register
Tips for Adult Leaders and Job Description
Directions to Big Sandy
Event information will be posted by February 1, 2020.
Primary Leaders; Please download these documents and share with all your Adult Leaders!
Information to help Adult Leaders prepare for Cardia Deo.
Adult Leader Guide
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 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, 2020. Registration closes February 15, 2020 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 20
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.
2. Participant Covenant
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, 2020, 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.