"Underwrite the moments that change a life."
Anything is possible at a CIY event. There is power in these moments, life-changing potential every time you turn around. Throughout the years, we have worked to keep registration prices consistent and reasonable across the country. This is where you come in. Every $25 you give goes directly to making CIY experiences a little more accessible for every student. When you give to CIY, you're partnering with one youth minister, one parent, and one church to ensure that one kid gets there. What happens next is only the beginning.
What does it mean to underwrite the cost of a student?
Every attendee of a CIY program pays a registration fee to attend. In most cases, half (or more) goes directly to cover venue and production costs. In an effort to keep costs affordable, we have established a budget that is offset by generous partners. On average, donations cover 10-50% of the overall expenses for one student to attend a CIY event.
Why do you raise money when you charge admission?
Compared to similar summer camps/conferences, CIY events are among the most affordable in the nation. We can pull this off, while still offering the highest quality experience, because of the generosity of our donor partners. Additionally, CIY offers more than events. From youth leader retreats to digital resources and European expansion, donations go to underwrite new endeavors of ministry.
“We partner with CIY because we know what we’re going to get. Gospel teaching, moments that challenge and convict, and they love our students. An investment in CIY is an investment in churches across the globe.”
- Aaron Brockett, Lead Pastor at Traders Point Christian Church
Your gift is a sacred trust. We promise to honor your generosity and to use your donation to meet the most pressing need within the gift category you select. If the amount raised exceeds our needs for any specific gift category, surplus funds will be directed to CIY's most urgent needs. The suggested donation amounts are based on average expenses across CIY programs.
Learn more about CIY's commitment to financial transparency and integrity here.