The Student Experience

The Experience

Alive gathers hundreds of middle and high school students together for three days of concerts, worship, teaching, community building, late night campfires, and so much more. Throughout the weekend, students will be encouraged to seek Jesus in all areas of their lives from our speakers. Students will also hear incredible artists and worship leaders. Besides the music and teaching, Alive is the perfect place to connect with your students, build community, and unplug from the outside world. It is our prayer each student can focus on Jesus, and encounter Him in a powerful and life-changing way.

Seminars & Speakers

One of the most important times of the festival takes place each night at the Main Stage where we hear an impactful, Gospel-centered message from talented speakers from all over the world. Additionally, each morning at the Woods Stage we have a powerful time of worship with Patrick Mayberry, followed by an impactful message from a speaker. Learn more about each speaker, and view our Schedule with times so you don’t miss these moments.

Daily Schedule

Here’s a typical day at Alive for youth groups:

8:00 am
Breakfast and devotions
9:00 am
Worship (Woods Stage)
9:30 am
Morning Seminar (Woods Stage)
10:00 am
Concerts, lunch, swim, free-time
5:00 pm
Dinner at the Food Court, Main Stage concerts, speaker
10:30 pm
Campfires, community time


Alive takes place at Atwood Lake Park, a beautiful, 300+ acre campground located about 30 minutes south of Canton, OH. Atwood is surrounded by a gorgeous 1,500-acre lake with a sandy beach and swimming, boating, paved roads, lit walkways and more. From scenic tent camping (included free with a Full Event tickets) to luxurious RV sites, we’ve got your group covered with some of the best camping in the state of Ohio. Not outdoorsy? No problem. We have a ton of hotels nearby for your group to utilize.


Full Event tickets: Get the full experience by joining us and camping for the whole weekend! Day tickets are also available.

Group Rate Tickets: If you’re bringing 10 or more people, you’ll receive our Group Rate pricing automatically at checkout.

We know organizing and bringing a group can be challenging. If you have any questions at all, please email us at

Alive has been such a great summer event to bring my youth group to because they have a blast, they grow in their faith, and they’re exposed to awesome Christian music. That’s why we come back year after year.

Jim Davis
Youth Pastor

Alive is one of my favorite times of the year. We bring a group from southern Indiana, which is about a five hour drive just to get there and we would not miss it. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this experience with your group.

Sarah Campbell
Youth Pastor

Alive is consistently the one spiritual high point for the teens in our youth group. It provides unforgettable experiences that bring us closer to God and each other. I highly recommend Alive to other youth leaders.

Stacey Stender
Youth Pastor

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