Youth Conference 2017 - Palmyra, NY - July 17-20
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Learn about the events that occurred on and near the Hill Cumorah in the 1820s, such as Joseph Smith Jr.'s First Vision, the visits of the angel Moroni, and the translation of the Book of Mormon.
Smith Family Farm
Tour the Smith Family Farm to learn more about the boyhood of Joseph Smith Jr., the first prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visit the nearby Sacred Grove, where Joseph received a vision of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Retreat to the serene woods near the childhood home of Joseph Smith Jr., where he received a vision of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Hill Cumorah Pageant
Experience the excitement, drama, and pageantry of America's largest and most spectacular outdoor theatrical event, which focuses on the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.
Located in the business district of historic Palmyra, New York, the Book of Mormon Historic Publication Site offers you a glimpse of the printing and binding processes of the 1820s.
Peter Whitmer Log Home
Tour the home where on April 6, 1830, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was formally organized. During a free tour of the home and adjacent visitors’ center, you can learn more about this and other noteworthy events that occurred here.
The First Vision: Journey to the Sacred Grove
Three hundred miles from New York City, there’s a ten-acre patch of forest, which more than 100,000 people visit every year.
Why do they choose to come here?
To remember a prayer from almost 200 years ago. A prayer that has changed their lives.
Palmyra - Interactive Map
Visualize locations of significance in church history in the Palmyra, NY area. From the Smith Family Farm to the Sacred Grove to the Hill Cumorah.
As a special witness of the same Christ who appeared with the Father and instructed the boy Joseph Smith, I bear witness of the truthfulness of the magnificent First Vision near Palmyra.
- James E. Faust
I bear an apostolic witness that Jesus is the Savior of the world and that He and His Father appeared to the Prophet Joseph Smith to usher in this dispensation of the fulness of times.
- Thomas S. Monson
Accordingly, as I had been commanded, I went at the end of each year, and at each time I found the same messenger there, and received instruction and intelligence from him at each of our interviews, respecting what the Lord was going to do, and how and in what manner his kingdom was to be conducted in the last days.
- Joseph Smith—History 1:53–54
Register for Youth Conference!
All youth and adults need to register by April 1, 2017. Click the registration button to register and then turn in the permission and medical information form to your YM or YW leader by April 1st.
Adult Leader Registration
Membership: Youth of the Bloomfield Hills Michigan Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or friends of Bloomfield Hills Michigan Stake Youth. Friends must be approved by the stake member’s bishop in order to attend.
Ages: Young Men and Young Women who are 14-18 years old as of July 20th, 2017, or who will be entering the 9th grade in the fall of 2017, or who have just graduated from high school in the spring of 2017.
Registration: Each participant must register on-line (youth click here; adult leaders click here) and by turning in a permission and medical information form (click here) to their YM or YW leaders by April 1st.
- When is youth conference? - July 17-20, 2017
- Who can attend? - See the Eligibility information to the left.
- What should I bring? - Click here for the Personal Equipment List
- Where do I get the permission slip? - Click here for the parental permission, medial release, and standards contract.
- How do I register? - Youth click here to register and then give a completed permission slip to your youth leader. Please do both by April 1st. (Adult leaders click here to register.)