About PYPA

Prairie Young People’s Association (PYPA) was established in 1928 as a youth conference consisting of the youth groups of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ in Western Canada and Northwestern USA, who desired fellowship and connection. PYPA has been an annual or semi-annual event historically organized by youth and young adults with Churches taking turns hosting the conference.
The purpose of PYPA is to provide a weekend of learning, fellowship and connection for youth groups and leaders.

The organizing committee is a currently a group of parent volunteers dedicated to providing a challenging, Christ-centered experience for young people and the youth leaders who give their time and open their hearts to mentor and disciple youth.

What does the weekend look like…

Events include recreation, worship, guest speaker, topical workshop sessions, fellowship (food). Please see the schedule and workshop tabs for more info.

Billeting… We are able to provide accommodations with host families (billeting) for out- of- town participants. In- town participants also often stay together with host families in their youth group cohorts. This enhances the experience for kids by giving them an immersive “camp-like” experience. Host families will provide breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Friday pizza, Saturday lunch and supper are provided at the conference site. Please send an email on the “contact us” page if you would like more information.