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DAKYOUTH is an annual youth event like no other and is for both middle school and high school youth in the Dakotas Conference. Youth gather from all around the conference to learn about leadership, discipleship, and service. There are engaging speakers, workshops, inspiring worship, and fun entertainment for all to enjoy.


  • Event: DAKYOUTH 2023 (Camp #810)
  • Location: Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
  • Dates: November 10-12, 2023
  • Cost: $65 includes event shirt, ($75 after 10/19/2023, but no shirt)
  • Grades: 6-12 and adult chaperones
  • Schedule: Click here for the complete schedule (Coming soon!)

IMPORTANT: Early Bird Deadline for registration fee of $65, to receive a T-shirt, AND to get the group rate at the lodging listed below is OCTOBER 19!!


This year the DAKYOUTH theme will be: Good vs. Evil.” Our scripture focus is Isaiah 5:20. 


*Click on links for more information!

Guest Speakers 
Stephanie Caro 
Mark Oestreicher
Andrew Root



Use “DAKYOUTH” as Discount Rate Code

Quality Inn
2923 6th Ave., S.E., Aberdeen, SD, 57401
Call to make reservations +1-605-277-1402
$85/room plus tax

Super 8 East
2405 6th Avenue Southeast, Aberdeen, SD, 57401
Call to make reservations +1-605-824-6422
$106.25/room plus tax

*25 rooms available @ each location
*ALL are double rooms, other rooms are available but at different prices.
*Booking DEADLINE for this special rate is October 19th.


Please pay careful attention to the steps below! 

  1. We ask that one person from each church registers your entire group at one time. (If you are not attending with a church group, please proceed to - Step 4. Register Online.)
  2. Download the DAKYOUTH GROUP Registration Form
  3. Read the How to Register Online document for step-by-step instructions on the registration process. 
  4. Register Online 
  5. IMPORTANT: If you need to add or delete a participant after you have completed the online registration process, you will need to email your updates to or call the central camping office at 855-622-1973. You will be unable to make these changes in your online account.


All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Cancellations received 15 days or more prior to the start of the event will receive a full refund of payments made. Cancellations received less than 14 days before the DAKYOUTH event will receive a full refund minus a $20 cancellation processing fee per person who cancels unless a replacement attendee is registered.


To ensure we have the correct size t-shirt for you at check-in, please complete the DAKYOUTH T-shirt Sizes for Church Group form. You will be prompted to fill out the form during the online registration process. You may update the information on this form by logging back into your online registration account. From the Main Dashboard, click the Update Info button next to your name. Select Forms. Then open DAKYOUTH T-shirt Sizes for Church Group. 

If you need to make changes after October 19, 2023, PLEASE EMAIL Pastor Jeff Lathrop directly at


Please print these and bring completed to event check-in:


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