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NEI Celebrate Life 2023

Event Details

- February 25, 2023
Location: Shiloh Park Retreat & Conference Center
Address: 1734 S 350 E


Event Contact Info

Name: Josh Smith
Phone: 260-609-6409


Register Now

Hey NEI family:
It's crazy to think that it is time for Celebrate Life again!  We are preparing for another great year and want you to know about everything going on.
District Celebrate Life (DCL) will once again be hosted at Shiloh Park February 24-25.  Our very own Nathan York will be speaking and City Worship will be leading the music.  Attached you will find a flyer and slide to utilize for promoting the event.
To register for this event, simply visit and click on the registration link on the front page. You will also find the "Big Book of Rules" to help guide your students on how to prepare there.  Registration and payment are due by February 16th.  After that, a $10 late fee will be applied.  If you do not utilize the online payment portal provided when you register, please submit payment to your local church and they, in turn, will write a check.  That check should be sent to the following address:
Josh Smith; 878 Emancipation Ct.; Columbia City, IN 46725
For those who qualify for Celebrate Life @ Olivet, new registration instructions will be provided during DCL.  The new portal designed by Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) does not include an online payment option, so youth pastors/ NYI Presidents should plan on collecting payments from their students and writing a check to be sent to the following address:
Joey Claus; 2324 Jackson Street; Anderson, IN 46016
Additionally, we will ask the local churches to collect the ONU rock climbing wall liability waivers and proof of insurance to be sent in to the same address as Registration and payment for Celebrate Life @ Olivet will be due April 1st.
We have a goal to have as much representation from the district as we can!  Even if your church has not sent students in the past or does not know much about Celebrate Life at all, we want to help you get them there!  It is an amazing initiative that helps students utilize the gifts God has given them and shows them they are not alone in their faith journey, as students from all across our region join in for the weekend!  Direct questions to or contact either myself or Josh Smith, the DCL Director.
See you soon!
Joey Claus
NEI Celebrate Life @ Olivet Director