Youth events

2018 ThunderCLAY

SK Synod Bus Trip

August 11th – 20th

(CLAY dates inclusive)

Travel 1500 kms of FUN to:

Threads: CLAY2018

August 15 – 19, 2018

Registration for Youth

  1. Complete the Waiver Form (You will need to upload this to your registration) Scan or photograph the form so that you can add it to your registration.
  2. Youth Registration for Bus Trip
  3.  Youth Registration for CLAY Gathering


Registration for Home Team Leader

  1. Secure a Criminal Record Check from your local Police/RCMP Department (You will need to upload this to your registration) Scan or photograph the form so that you can add it to your registration.
  2. Complete the Commitment/Waiver Form (You will need to upload this to your registration) Scan or photograph the form so that you can add it to your registration.
  3. Home Team Leader Registration for Bus Trip
  4. Home Team Leader Registration for CLAY

Reminder!! CLAY Gathering Registration is separate from the Bus Trip Registration. Both registrations must be completed!

Be sure to complete all of the appropriate forms for your CLAY Gathering registration

About the Bus Trip

With the desire to continue building community within our synod, the SK Synod Youth Ministry Committee has worked hard to provide a fun travel option to Threads: CLAY2018.

This is an opportunity to get to know your new friends from across this rectangular province and parts of Manitoba that call the SK Synod home!  It will be fun-filled, with many opportunities to learn and have fun together.

Our route: We begin with a sleepover in the two largest cities of our two new Synod regions, the beginning points of our journey, Regina and Saskatoon.

In the unfathomably early hours of the morning we will load up on buses and head to Yorkton to meet up with each other.  We will then make our convoy journey to Riding Mountain National Park, where you will get to enjoy one of our great National Parks (swimming, hiking, riding, lounging, beach volleyball, and so much more).  We will worship and spend the night in Erikson.  Day 2/3 will see us in Winnipeg for a full 28 hours, where we will visit the Assiniboine Park and Zoo; the Museum of Human Rights; The Forks; and FUN MOUNTAIN (make sure to bring your swimsuit).  From Winnipeg we will make our way to Steinbach (a super cool and really, really, big Lutheran church – seriously, we may play the most epic game of hide and seek!) Day 4 gets us on the road again, on our way to Thunder Bay!  You’ll get to see all those trees, and rocks, and trees and rocks, and trees and rocks, and water!!!!

We will arrive at CLAY in time for supper and for all the great CLAY things to happen.  Then it will be time to gather with youth from across Canada to experience an awesome time of worship learning and play!

The total cost per person is $385.00. This cost covers t-shirt, bus charters, accommodations at the U of M, all breakfasts, one lunch, and two suppers in Winnipeg.  Also included are the entry fees to Riding Mountain National Park, the Zoo, the Museum, and FUN MOUNTAIN.

Additional Information:

It will be necessary to pack sleeping gear for each individual.  We recommend that each individual have two bags, one for sleeping gear and one for everything else.  We have included a how-to guide for how to efficiently pack your bedroll.  You won’t need it every day, but you will need it for most.

There will be access each day to a sufficient number of bathrooms to accommodate our group, and showers are guaranteed every other day.

The residence will have common area where youth can hang out during free time. Meals provided throughout the bus trip will be provided with the attempt to accommodate all dietary needs.


Please be advised:

Registration for the Gathering and accommodations at Lakehead are separate from this registration.  Information can be found at  The gathering begins the evening of Wednesday, August 15th and ends the afternoon of Sunday, August 19th.


Bus Trip Payments:

The total cost of the trip is $385.00

A $50.00 Deposit is required by April 30, 2018. The remaining payment of $335.00 will be due by July 1, 2018.

Youth: Please give fees to your Home Team Leader prior to the above noted due dates.

Home Team leaders: please collect all fees from your youth, and then send one group payment cheque for the total fee amount. Indicate the number of people the cheque is for (i.e. 1 HTL, 5 youth) when you send it.

Please send deposits and payments to Saskatchewan Synod. If paying by cheque please send to:

Saskatchewan Synod ELCIC 114 Seminary Crescent, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X3

or to pay by credit card please contact Lindsay at Sask Synod office at [email protected] or by phone at 306-244-2474.


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