It’s more than another event.
Imagine a time and space prayerfully designed to reach the deepest places of our hearts and pull us closer to Jesus. And for each person, that space is going to be different. Maybe that comes through screaming the lyrics of the song you hadn’t believed until you heard hundreds of others singing it with you. Maybe it’s a moment of stillness when the lights go down and God feels closer than the beat of your heart. It could be in a bold word that catalyzes a permanent change in your life or swapping stories with a complete stranger who gets you. Maybe it’s that character in the drama speaking all the words you haven’t figured out how to say yet, or a friend’s hand on your shoulder to remind you you’re never searching alone.
Zeteo isn’t about devising some sort of crowd-pleasing emotional-high experience… it’s about creating a space where God can move in the way that he moves: fully, intimately, distinctively.
We want to invite you to join us for our Zeteo Conference: An ecumenical youth conference designed for students and leaders who desire to draw closer and search deeper. Through four sessions of moving worship, engaging teaching, compelling drama, and challenging break-out seminars, our hope is that you and your group will find God right where he wants to meet you.
It is a greek word that means “to seek in order to find.” God has laid it on the hearts of the leadership team to start an event with this purpose entirely. We hope to create opportunities for youth and youth leaders a time to deepen their faith, and their relationships with each other. It is a weekend retreat like nothing your group has ever been a part of in the past. A weekend of fun, laughter, worship, messages, and experiences that youth will never forget.
Register for all that you need and then you can pay over time so that you lock in the lowest ticket price. To order more tickets, just click on the register now button and order more, we will have your tickets ready for you at registration. All groups must be paid in full by January 1st.
You are able to stay at the attached Courtyard by Mariott and walk, or you will need to find transportation for your group to and from the convention center.
Depending on your hotel, breakfast may be included. However, there are no meals included in the conference ticket price. There are many local establishments available for your group to choose from.
We have room blocks available at the following hotels, rooms must be booked by 12/31 to get the discounted pricing that we have negotiated. Please contact us with any questions.
Days Inn & Suites Altoona: $74.00/ Night +Tax
Double queen rooms with complimentary breakfast. Rooms sleep up to 4 people and it is 10.3miles from the convention center. Call the hotel directly and book under the group name Zeteo at 814-944-4499.
Holliday Inn Express & Suites Altoona: $89.00/ Night +Tax
Double queen room with complimentary breakfast. Rooms sleep up to 4 people and it is .4 miles from the convention center. Book Online or call the hotel directly and book under the group name Salt ‘n Light Youth Ministry at 814-693-1004. Book Holiday Inn Express Online
Comfort Suites Altoona: $89.00/ Night +Tax
Double queen room with pullout sofa and complimentary breakfast. Rooms sleep up to 6 people and it is 9.9 miles from the convention center. Call the hotel directly and book under the group name Zeteo at 814-942-2600.
TownPlace Suites Altoona: $99.00/ Night +Tax
Double queen studio with kitchenette and complimentary breakfast. Rooms sleep up to 4 people and it is 3.1 miles from the convention center. Call the hotel directly and book under the group name Zeteo at 814-946-0424.
Courtyard By Marriott: $114.00/ Night +Tax
Double queen rooms that sleep up to 4 people and is attached to the convention center. Call the hotel directly and book under the group name Salt ‘n Light at 814-312-1800.
We are requiring groups to maintain a ratio of 1 adult for every 5 students when at the convention center. Groups are required to follow their churches safe sanctuary policies throughout the weekend.
We will hold the event unless there is a state of emergency declared by the governor of Pennsylvania.
Please see our Packing List.
We will have security on site at the conference center throughout the weekend. However, you are always responsible for your youth group.
The tentative 2019 Zeteo date is February 1-3, 2019, in Altoona, PA.
Altoona, PA (details coming soon!)
We’re so glad you got to be a part of Zeteo 2018: Lost + Found! Thank you for bringing your group to Altoona to share the experience with us. We pray that Jesus is using this event as a part of your regular work in discipleship among teenagers. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all you do. You are truly making a difference in the lives of your youth, whether you can see it or not.
It’s our mission as a ministry to provide Christ-centered events and resources to equip you in discipling your students. Given that mission, we are excited to present to you this Zeteo Rewind curriculum! There’s no perfect way to ensure the “Mountain Top” experience becomes part of every day life, but we’ve prayerfully created this lesson to help you in that effort. It’s designed to aid in processing the event, as well as incorporating into every day life what Jesus spoke over the weekend. It’s also designed to save you the time and effort of planning Youth Group so you can focus more on the relationships, and so you can take a deep breath after being responsible for an entire group of teenagers all weekend!
Read through each section of the material and tweak as necessary to fit your group’s needs. We recommend previewing the video as well. It will be made available on snlym.com the week after Zeteo. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. We’d also love to hear how it went, and how we might be able to better improve it for the future! Know that we are praying for you and your students, and we’re so appreciative of all you do.
The Salt ‘n Light Team