Our Mission

It is the mission of the Pennsylvania Conference Youth Department to help local churches disciple their youth and young adults within their area of influence through providing resources, events, and opportunities for them to grow in their walk with God.

Our Ministries


We’re inviting young people ages 13+ to join the new PAYA Discord server! Connect with friends from across the Pennsylvania Conference as we share exciting ministry opportunities, learn the Bible together and just have fun. The Discord platform allows us to use video, audio and text chat in a safe environment that is accessible on multiple platforms and devices. Join the server today!

Young Adult Ministries

Young Adult Ministries supports you in your efforts to reach, empower, and love young adults better in your community for Jesus.

Laurel Lake Summer Camp

Laurel Lake Summer Camp is a non-profit, Christ-centered summer camp program. Operated by the Pennsylvania Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, we strive to create a safe and fun environment where children discover the love of Jesus interwoven in every activity and reflected by our dedicated Christian staff.

Master Guide

The Master Guide Ministry is a development and mentoring program for youth leadership within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, serving the entire community.  The purpose is to develop Christ-like leaders to disciple children, youth and young adults.


For those who are familiar with “Pathfinders” it conjures up images of marching, camping, curious hobbies, bugs, and bats. Enlarging their windows on the world and building a relationship with God are the dual objectives of this club ministry, which is designed for youth ages 10-15.


The mission of the Adventurer Club ministry is to serve an intercultural community of children from pre-kindergarten through fourth grade and their parents or guardians and assist Adventurer families in growing as followers of Jesus. Adventurers are a scout-like church-based for Pre-K (age 4) – fourth grade young people.

Our Team