Event Information

We do not provide onsite registration. Registration is online only.

[Update: 2/27/2024]

The Alive Youth Rally is a weekend event! Have your youth group camp in our field for the weekend.

This year’s theme is “the Way” . Our speaker is Dwain Esmond. Dwain Esmond spoke at our inaugural Alive Youth Rally in 2009. Dwain Esmond serves as associate director and editor of the Ellen G. White Estate and evangelist for the global Back to the Altar worship initiative.

We are excited to once again partner with the talented Engage Ministries from Southern Adventist University and blessed to have them lead us in praise music.

This year will be the 16th year for the Spartanburg Seventh-day Adventist Church to host and sponsor Alive and it will be an in-person event. There will be a Friday night session, and two to three sessions throughout the day on Saturday.

Ages are for 13+. Registration is capped at 500 so register early!

The event will begin with onsite packet pick-up at 5 PM on Friday, March 1 and again on Saturday, March 2 at 8 AM. Registration is online only, here on this website. We will close registration on Tuesday, February 27 or when we reach capacity, whichever comes first. We cannot accept registrations after registration is closed.

The first session will start at 7 PM Friday evening, and our last meeting will conclude Saturday night, which will be followed by an activity game so plan to stay. You can sign up when you arrive to have a chance to be a part of the activity, and an awesome grand prize will be awarded to the winner!

Most everyone who registers and attends will receive a FREE Alive t-shirt upon arrival. We have limited supplies so register soon. The registrant(s) must be present to receive the free shirt. If you didn't get to choose a shirt during registration, you do not get a free shirt.

Food

If you arrive early enough on Friday, we will have some sandwiches ready for you. All meals on Saturday are provided for FREE. Breakfast on Sabbath morning is only for Friday overnight guests. Then everyone for lunch and dinner. Our meals will be vegetarian. We are not able to accommodate for any special dietary needs.

PLEASE NOTE: You can bring your own food if you do not prefer what we serve. However, you will not have access to the kitchen nor are you allowed to plug in crock pots or any other electrical appliances.

Accommodations

This year’s Alive Youth Rally is a weekend event, starting Friday evening and concluding Saturday night. All attendees are welcome to spend the night Friday and Saturday nights - CAMPING STYLE - in our field. There are no sleeping arrangements for inside the buildings unless the weather is not favorable for the weekend. We will have a shower trailer for our overnight guests.

Youth Leaders should register their groups. We will have volunteers and sponsors at the event to help supervise. However, we do ask that you bring your own chaperones with you, as we ask that no one under the age of 18 be unsupervised. Any individual registrant under the age of 18 must have their parent/guardian fill out the Alive 2024 Activity/Emergency Contact Form located on the Resources page. All registered groups need to provide their own chaperones.

We do not recommend anyone attending under the age of 13. If they come with a group or family, they are not to ever be left alone without an adult by their side. We strictly enforce this for the safety of your children.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are planning to bring a group to stay overnight and you have both boys and girls, you are required to bring male and female chaperones to supervise your youth.

We have provided a list of hotels on our website that are close to the church in case you (on the left - desktop; scroll down - mobile), your group or family wish to stay in one of them. There are no discounted rates available.

MENU

  • Friday Evening:
    Croissants/Sub Sandwiches. Soup
    Croissants/Subs mayo-sub oil- mustard-Pickles-Olives-Onions-Pepper slices
    Turkey/Wham/cheeses
    Lettuce/Tomato
    Watermelon
    Water/Lemonade
  • Saturday Cont'l Breakfast - (Overnight groups only):
    Granola
    Yogurt
    Danish/muffins
    Orange juice
    Milk
    Bagels
  • Saturday Lunch: 
    Veggie Lasagna/garlic bread/
    Green Beans
    Salad /Ranch Dressing
    Brownies
  • Saturday Dinner:
    Haystacks. Chili, Chips / salsa/green onion/ olives, Cheese/Sour Cream
    Corn, Rice, Lettuce/Tomato
    Cookies

Bring $20 if you plan on purchasing an additional shirt, did not purchase one here online, or are not one of the first groups/individuals to register and attend and want a shirt. Either purchase one online, before sunset on Friday, or after sunset on Saturday night. If the registration form asks what shirt size to get, you are getting a free shirt.

What To Bring

  • Your Bible
  • Alive 2024 Activity/Emergency Contact Form - Fill out online or download it and bring with you (For youth under the age of 18, not supervised by an adult.).
  • Overnight registrants: Tent, footprint for tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow, change of clothes, personal care items. We will have a shower trailer onsite.
  • Please do not bring anything of high value. The Spartanburg SDA Church is not responsible for missing/stolen items.

Preliminary Event Schedule

Friday
5:00 PM Registration Packet Pick-up
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Light meal/snacks served
7:00 PM Program Starts!
9:00 PM Afterglow/Camp fire(?)

Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Showers
8:00 AM Registration Packet Pick-up
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast (overnight guests only)
9:45 AM Session 1
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Afternoon Program
3:00 PM Session 2
5:30 PM Supper
7:00 PM Session 3
8:45 PM Game Night

Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Showers
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast (overnight guests only)
9:00 AM Everyone to be picked up and to exit facilities