The Student Experience

Gathering

Alive gathers hundreds of middle and high school students together for three days of teaching, music & worship, community building, late night campfires, and so much more.

Teaching

Throughout the weekend, Pedro LaTorre will encourage students to seek Jesus in all areas of their lives. Stay tuned for more info on what Pedro will cover in Student Seminars.

Music & Worship

What better way to encounter Jesus than through song & worship? Throughout the week students will hear Skillet, Bethel Music, for KING & COUNTRY, Lecrae, Crowder, Andy Mineo, Kari Jobe, Hollyn, and many others.

Community

At Alive, leaders will have dedicated free time to connect with their students and other church families to encourage relationship and community building. This time with students to process questions or share moments of growth is formative in their walk with Jesus and their understanding of Christ-centered community.

Laugh Together

Bring your group to the Comedy Club and enjoy late night laughs with John Crist and Dustin Nickerson. We’ll also have our Late Night Café open with drinks and snacks available.

Dance Together

Following Bethel Music on Sunday night, join us at the Woods Stage for the Alive Afterparty featuring GAWVI. They’ll be music, snacks, drinks, and more as we close out the weekend at Alive.

Unplug

Alive is the perfect place for students to unplug from social media, focus in on the experience, and encounter Jesus without any distractions.

Student Seminars

Alive gathers hundreds of middle and high school students together for three days of teaching, music & worship, community building, late night campfires, and so much more. But one of the most impactful parts of the weekend is our Student Seminar series. Each morning at the Woods Stage, Pedro LaTorre will encourage students to seek Jesus in all areas of their lives. These seminars give your students the opportunity to grow in their relationship with Jesus, His word, and in Christ-centered community.

Daily Schedule

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

8:30 am
Breakfast and devotions
10:00 am
Worship (Woods Stage)
11:15 am
Student Seminar with Pedro LaTorre (Woods Stage)
12:00 pm
Free time: lunch, concerts, swim
5:00 pm
Dinner at the Food Court, Main Stage concerts & speaker
10:30 pm
Comedy Club, Alive Afterparty, late night campfires

Accommodations

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 Ticket) to luxurious RV sites, we’ve got your group covered with some of the most scenic campsites in the state of Ohio. Not outdoorsy? No problem. We have a ton of hotels nearby for your group to utilize.

Tickets

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 students, you’ll receive our Group Rate pricing which takes $5 off per Full Event Ticket or $3 per single day ticket.

We know organizing and bringing a group can be challenging. If you have any questions at all, please get in touch!

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