Young Adults (18-25)

YA musicians

The SUUSI Young Adult (YA) program offers a strong, caring, loving community to participants ages 18-25. We come together to live in a dorm and participate in activities made for – and by – young adults. It’s a small community within SUUSI’s welcoming arms where you will meet new, interesting, and caring people every year.

The YA program is developed by both staff members and participants alike. During the year, YAs have the chance to suggest and plan activities for the week of SUUSI. We try to keep the schedule new and interesting with old traditions and new programs every year!

Though we make our home in the YA dorm, the YA program is intentionally a part of the larger SUUSI community. We participate in workshops, Cabaret, Bridging ceremonies – for both new YAs and soon-to-be Medians or adults – and hit the dance floors at CACHE and Serendipity. You don’t have to live in the YA dorm to participate in the programs; join in to form those community bonds that bring YAs back to SUUSI year after year after year.

YAs holding YAs

Wondering what you should pack for the week? Must-haves are cameras, swimsuits, instruments, and clothes you don’t mind getting messy! Also, bring your games, toys, your favorite clothes for dressing up (don’t forget to check the CACHE and Serendipity themes!), an open mind, good ideas, and great feelings.

One of the ways to get to know the YAs and be a part of the community before and after SUUSI is through the SUUSI YAs Facebook Group. If you have any additional questions/concerns/ideas about the YA program, feel free to email the YA Director at ya@suusi.org.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Event # Event Type Date & Time Age Range
Sunday 14th July 2024

1001

YA Pizza Party


The first dinner can be hectic with groups trying to go before Ingathering. We will meet in the YA lounge and have pizza, soda, and snacks before ingathering so everyone can meet!
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Price: FREE
Young Adults Sun 5:30-7pm 18-25

1000

YA Town Halls


Town Halls are times for all of the YAs at SUUSI to come together. At these meetings, staff will provide information for the upcoming week, answer questions or concerns raised, and collect feedback for improvements to the program. All YAs living in the YA dorm and/or participating in YA programming are expected to attend.
Location:

Price: FREE
Young Adults Sun 9-10pm and F 10-11pm 18-25

1022

Spa Night


Everyone needs a spa day. Come have a relaxing night after a long day of travel. We will have sheet masks, nail polish, and henna for everyone to enjoy.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults Sun 10-11pm 18-25
Monday 15th July 2024

1013

East LaPorte Park Trip (YA/Median)


Go to a local river along with the medians for an afternoon of fun off campus. There will be some food and games. This is an opportunity to hang out with your fellow YAs off campus. Participants ages 26 and over; please register to join us under Median event #1040. Median workshop 1040 is the exact same event as this one.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults M 1-4:30pm 18-25

1005

Water Worship


Water worship is a YA-specific Water Communion worship event, led by the YA Chaplain. If you are able, bring water from somewhere significant you have been in the last year; we will combine all of the water and redistribute a mixture of all of the meaningful places we come from and have traveled to.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults M 9-10pm 18-35

1011

Smash Tournament (YA/Median)


Come see who will win the ultimate Super Smash Bros battle. Will it be the fan favorite Mario, electric Pikachu, or maybe the underdog Villager. Coach your fighter as you compete in a multi stage tournament. There will be other games available for non-Smashers.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults M 10pm-Midnight 18+
Tuesday 16th July 2024

1002

YA Touch Groups


Touch groups provide an opportunity for YAs to get to know one another, help new members become comfortable in the dorm, address social issues as they come up, share in daily experiences, and offer support as necessary. Touch groups are not required – but encouraged! – as they provide a self-guided experience appropriate to the changing needs of the particular people in that group.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults TuWThF 1-2pm 18-25

1021

Planning for Retirement: Granny Hobby Day


Whether you haven’t started your career yet or are still fresh in your field it’s never too early to start planning for retirement. We have all wondered what it will be like to finally retire and have time to try exciting new hobbies. Enjoy that laidback lifestyle now and join other YAs in various crafts such as crochet, knitting, embroidery, and more!
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Price: FREE
Young Adults Tu 2:30-4pm 18-25

1004

YA Coffee House


Do you have a talent you want to share with the rest of the YA community? Or maybe you just want to watch your friends show off their talents. Coffee House is your opportunity to share a song you have been working on, a dance you know, a poem you wrote, or any other skill you want to perform for your fellow YAs. Sign ups will be posted in the YA dorm!
Location:

Price: FREE
Young Adults Tu 9-10pm 18-25
Wednesday 17th July 2024

1002

YA Touch Groups


Touch groups provide an opportunity for YAs to get to know one another, help new members become comfortable in the dorm, address social issues as they come up, share in daily experiences, and offer support as necessary. Touch groups are not required – but encouraged! – as they provide a self-guided experience appropriate to the changing needs of the particular people in that group.
Location:

Price: FREE
Young Adults TuWThF 1-2pm 18-25

1020

Nature Walk


Get out in nature and explore WCU's trail system with your fellow YAs.
Location:

Price: FREE
Young Adults W 2:30-4pm 18-25

1012

YA/Median Swim


What’s summer camp without a trip to the pool? There are 25 spaces open for YAs and Medians, so both of those age groups should use this event to sign up.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults W 7-9pm 18+

1025

Movie Night


Come watch a movie with your fellow YAs! Movie to be decided at SUUSI.
Location:

Price: FREE
Young Adults W 9pm-Midnight 18+
Thursday 18th July 2024

1023

Mocked: Mocktail Competition


Welcome to the first ever Mocked competition. Competitors will have an undetermined amount of time to create their best mocktails from ingredients provided. Then our panel of expert judges will taste the concoctions and determine who will be crowned Mocked champion.
Location:

Price: FREE
Young Adults W 1-2am 18-25

1002

YA Touch Groups


Touch groups provide an opportunity for YAs to get to know one another, help new members become comfortable in the dorm, address social issues as they come up, share in daily experiences, and offer support as necessary. Touch groups are not required – but encouraged! – as they provide a self-guided experience appropriate to the changing needs of the particular people in that group.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults TuWThF 1-2pm 18-25

1024

Collaging, Vision Boarding, & Journaling


Many people find journaling a wonderful way to reflect, plan and imagine. Join us and start your own journal. Journals and other craft materials will be provided.
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Price: FREE
Young Adults Th 2:30-4pm 18-25

1010

Teen-YA Bridging


Bridging is part of a worship service that recognizes the many bridges we cross in our lives - dedicating our children, bridging our teens, new relationships, new jobs, new homes, retirement, new life stages. Part of this ceremony is welcoming 17 year-olds into young adulthood and the YA Dorm. YAs participate by having dinner with the Bridgers, then taking part in the ceremony to welcome them. There will be a sheet in the Lounge to sign up for specific Bridgers!
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Price: FREE
Young Adults Th 5:30-8pm 18-25
Friday 19th July 2024

1002

YA Touch Groups


Touch groups provide an opportunity for YAs to get to know one another, help new members become comfortable in the dorm, address social issues as they come up, share in daily experiences, and offer support as necessary. Touch groups are not required – but encouraged! – as they provide a self-guided experience appropriate to the changing needs of the particular people in that group.
Location:

Price: FREE
Young Adults TuWThF 1-2pm 18-25

1000

YA Town Halls


Town Halls are times for all of the YAs at SUUSI to come together. At these meetings, staff will provide information for the upcoming week, answer questions or concerns raised, and collect feedback for improvements to the program. All YAs living in the YA dorm and/or participating in YA programming are expected to attend.
Location:

Price: FREE
Young Adults Sun 9-10pm and F 10-11pm 18-25

1003

Angel Walk


Say goodbye to all your YA friends at SUUSI before you leave.
Location:

Price: FREE
Young Adults F 11pm-Midnight 18-35