The Student Experience

What is Alive?

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

Reggie Dabbs and Preston Centuolo will challenge students to KNOW IT. LIVE IT. SHARE IT. Throughout the three days, students will be taught on knowing who God is, living a life that reflects Him, and sharing the love of Jesus with others.

Music & Worship

What better way to encounter Jesus than through song & worship? Throughout the week students will hear NEEDTOBREATHE, Elevation Worship, Switchfoot, MercyMe, for KING & COUNTRY, Crowder, Matt Maher, Andy Mineo, Jordan Feliz, Social Club Misfits, RED, 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

Each night, bring your group to the Comedy Club and enjoy some comedic relief with Tim Hawkins, John Crist and 321 Improv. We’ll have our Late Night Café open with drinks and snacks and students can get some late night laughs.

Unplug

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

Leading the way

Reggie Dabbs

Preston Centuolo

Student Seminars

Each day at Alive, Reggie Dabbs and Preston Centuolo will challenge students to KNOW IT. LIVE IT. SHARE IT. Throughout the weekend, students will be taught on knowing who God is, living a life that reflects Him, and sharing the love of Jesus with others. These student seminars will take place each morning at our Woods Stage. They are optional and exist simply to give your students the opportunity to grow in their relationship with Jesus, His word, and in Christ-centered community. If you are planning to attend these seminars with your students, please take a minute to RSVP.

Daily Schedule

8:30 am
Breakfast and devotions
10:00 am
Worship and speaker
11:15 am
Student Seminar
12:00 pm
Free time: lunch, concerts, swim
5:00 pm
Dinner at the Food Court, Main Stage concerts & speakers
10:30 pm
Comedy Club, 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 (or single day) Ticket.

Payment Plan: Spread out your group’s order into 3-4 payments between now and the festival. *No longer available.

We know organizing and bringing a group can be challenging. If you have any questions at all, please get in touch! Tayler, our Student Ministries Director, would love to chat with you and help answer any questions you have.

Testimonials

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