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WIYLDE (Wholly Iowa Leadership Discipling Event)


July 23, 2021
July 25, 2021
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Camp Ewalu, Strawberry Point, Iowa

WIYLDE, the Wholly Iowa Youth Leadership Discipling Event for high school youth, is back this year at a new location with new adventures.

Set for July 23 to 25, the event will take place at Ewalu Bible Camp near Strawberry Point with the theme, “Leading in the WIYLDE.”

WIYLDE is an annual camp for high school youth of ELCA congregations in Iowa to learn how to become future leaders of the church. This year’s WIYLDE will focus on leadership skills that students can use in their congregation and beyond. Even though it’s only a weekend, there will still be large group teaching times, small group discussions, games and campfires.

The event will follow the same COVID precautions and guidelines that Ewalu will have in place for summer camp. Details about the precautions and safety measures will be sent out closer to the event so that the most recent and up-to-date measures will be in place. 


  • Arrive at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 23. Dinner will not be provided.
  • Closing worship is at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 25. Parents are encouraged to attend.
  • Everyone will leave at 11:45 a.m. July 25. Lunch will not be provided.

The $60 registration fee includes lodging, meals, and a T-shirt. Congregations are encouraged to contribute $30 toward that fee. If registration is postmarked by June 15, you can take $10 off the registration fee!

Questions can be directed to Deb Bachman, youth coordinator for the Northeastern Iowa Synod.

Download the the registration form: