SYNOD JOURNEY REGISTRATION & FORMS
Health and Release Form: Due July 10
This form is required for each participant: youth AND adults!
Special Needs Form: Due July 1
Each congregation group is asked to fill out this form to share dietary, physical, mental and emotional needs your group may have that would be helpful for Synod Journey leadership to know in their planning. All information is confidential. You are also welcome to contact Catherine directly. If no form is received by July 1, we will assume there are no special needs for your group.
CHANGES TO YOUR REGISTRATION
If you would like to make a change to your registration, use the Changes Form linked at the blue button above.
Youth and adults may be added as space allows. Catherine will confirm we have room for the addition when this form is received, and the deposit will be due within two weeks.
You may make same gender substitutions up until the time you arrive at UWS! Please contact Catherine first if it is a different gender substitution to make sure they fit in your housing configuration.
If you have a youth or adult cancel and you do not have a substitute to take their place, please use the Changes Form to submit their name. Please remember that all payments are non-refundable if you do not have a substitution ($150 until June 15, $350 after June 15).
2022 NE MN Synod Journey COVID-19 Protocols
The NE MN Synod Journey COVID-19 Protocols and Preparedness Plan does not eliminate risk of exposure or infection, but is a guide to mitigate the exposure and spread of COVID-19 as much as possible while still providing a quality experience for Synod Journey participants.
In determining COVID-19 protocols, we were mindful of the wide geographic area our groups come from with various infection rates, and the realities of an overnight event where measures such as face coverings lose their efficacy when participants are housed and eating in common spaces. At the same time, we know counties in which our participants are coming from - and coming to - have had persistently high rates, and breakthrough infections despite vaccination status.
Please read the full Synod Journey COVID-19 Protocols and share these with your group members and parents! They include instructions for exposure prior to July 21, how we will handle symptoms during the Journey, and more.
It would be helpful for Adult Leaders to bring rapid tests with you in case group members show symptoms. We will have a limited supply of rapid tests on hand if you forget yours.
Event and Registration Information
Background Checks for Synod Journey Adult Leaders
All adult leaders are required to submit to a Background Check to participate in the Synod Journey. Background checks will take place in March/April, after Synod Journey registration has closed. You will receive an email from Active Screening with the subject line "NE MN Synod Journey Background Screening Invitation". Follow the instructions and link in that email to submit your information for your background check. Forms only take 2-3 minutes to fill out. Background checks performed for other organizations cannot be used in place of this one.
The NE MN Synod uses Active Screening to process the background checks. Please read the NE MN Synod Journey Background Check Guidelines for information on what checks we will do and how we will handle your information.