Augustana Faith Fest is a weekend retreat opportunity for 6th to 8th graders, hosted by students at Augustana University on February 5-6, 2022. This year’s theme, “Oceans Deep,” is based on Psalm 93:4.
*Because of the recent sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, Faith Fest will be modified and shortened. Faith Fest will conclude at midnight on Saturday, February 5. Participants will not sleep overnight at the Elmen Center and we will not hold Sunday morning worship. Masks will be required during all portions of the event on Saturday. Event costs will be adjusted from $75 to $50 per person (this covers one meal, snack, musician fees, a t-shirt, and other event supplies).
Our special musical guest for Faith Fest 2022: Oceans Deep will be Rachel Kurtz, an engaging and gifted worship leader. This year’s schedule includes service projects in the Sioux Falls community, worship, games, crafts and more.
Registration is open, with a registration deadline of Friday, Jan. 14 — space is limited so be sure to register early. Payment is due with registration and is 50% refundable in the case of cancellation. For more information, email Pr. Ann Rosendale or call at 605.274.4603.
The registration fee of $50 per youth covers the cost of one meal, Faith Fest t-shirt (for youth participants only), and all program expenses. Adult leaders are free of charge. Each congregation attending Faith Fest is asked to send at least one adult leader per 10 youth to participate in all of the weekend’s activities.
COVID-19 protocols will follow CDC guidance and will depend on local and regional case numbers. Check back at this page or on the Viking Flex webpage for more details. An email will be sent to pastors/youth directors one week prior to the event to communicate specific masking protocols.
Please check out the Faith Fest FAQs for more information and additional questions.