Young Adult Program

Welcome all! Young adulthood is a time of transition, self-discovery, and finding one’s roots. Whether you are freshly bridged from the Youth Program, a new SI attendee, or an old-timer, the Young Adult program has something for you. Our worships meet at night, after evening programming, and will be led by a professional worship coordinator aimed at providing new and innovative worships for Young Adults.

Young adults are also welcome to stay together in Gund dorm, where our evening worships will be located. We will have means to refrigerate, percolate, and microwave, so feel free to bring snacks, coffee, and remember to bring a reusable water bottle! As a community, we welcome young adults with children and families, but for safety reasons, this dormitory cannot house children under the age of 18. However, all YA program participants, whether housed in the YA dorm or elsewhere, are welcome to enjoy each other’s company in the YA dorm. One wing of Gund will be substance free, and all YAs under 21 years old will be housed on this floor. Of course, those 21 and over who wish to stay on the substance free floor can request to do so on the registration form.

Mini-Workshops

This year, touchgroups will be taking the form of mini-workshops and   special interest groups. They will be spread out over the week and some will meet at different times in the afternoon and evening, so come to as many or as few as you please. These workshops will include:

  • Playing in the River
  • Fort building in the Icebox
  • Hiking
  • Board Games
  • Building Spiritual Communities
  • Adulthood 101
  • Social Action
  • Personal Spiritual Growth
  • Your Passions- a chance to nerd out
  • The SI Experience

Weekend Deal

Can’t get the time off or the money together for the whole week? Come for the weekend! For $60, you get to come for Thursday night through Saturday morning, meals included!  Sleep in the luxurious Icebox! Although we can promise couches, we can’t promise empty ones, so come prepared with sleeping bags, blankets, air mattresses, and other camping supplies you may need. Check-in will be from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM on Thursday in Peirce Hall (Dinner), so please arrive on time, or contact the registrar.

Register Early!

Even as a “maybe!” NO down payment and NO cancellation fee means NO excuse to register late! You have to apply for a scholarship on time in order to receive one, so don’t delay! There aren’t enough exclamation marks to convey how important this is!!!

Monte Carlo Night

Summer Institute’s one and only black tie affair! Bring your tuxedos, ties, ball gowns, and fancy pants to wear to this swanky casino night that benefits the SI Scholarship Fund!