On June 29-30, 2013, fifty Christian Leaders from significant national organizations gathered for a historic meeting in Louisville, KY, to contemplate forming an organization that would guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure.
Now, ten years later, it is time to celebrate, reflect on historic milestones, honor the pioneers who have brought us this far, and cast a vision for the future.
The theme for The 2023 Trail Life Nationwide Convention is "Celebrating Our Past; Launching Our Future." Your 2023 Nationwide Convention Committee includes over 30 volunteers from all across the nation—and we've been listening to your hopes and dreams as we prepare! This convention will be an amazing and unique time for us to gather as adult leaders, reflect on our journey together, and share an exciting vision for the journey ahead. Don't miss inspiring speakers, great dinners, warm fellowship, outdoor adventures like: paintball, axe throwing, hiking, canoeing, zip lines, low ropes, campfires, and more!
When and Where: The Convention spans Thursday evening, August 10 through Saturday afternoon, August 12, 2023. There will be “pre-event” activities you may want to arrive early for! The Convention site, Country Lake Christian Retreat is 24 miles north of Louisville, KY (located at 815 Country Lake Rd, Underwood, IN).
Focus: There may be some youth Trailmen there helping out, but this convention is not a youth event—it is focused on you as Trail Life leaders.
An expanding FAQ page will answer additional questions that arise.
Aligned 501(c)3 Ministry Partners get a display space in our midway for free.
Trail Life's approved vendors may purchase display space for a nominal fee. Additional sponsorship options (such as a mention on the screen or from the stage) are also available.
A staff member will contact you once you let Rob know of your interest.
We can hardly wait to see you at the 2023 Nationwide Convention. Remember..."A Trailman Honors God." Take a few minutes to read Joshua's story and God's command to him: "Be strong and courageous!" This is Trail Life’s story—and YOU are a vital part of it! Get ready to celebrate our past, and discover what’s in store ahead. Register now!