Early registration is due by May 1. That means we must receive the registration by May 1. If you are sending in your registration in by mail, be sure to mail early enough to get here by the deadline.

Be sure to register your group by the May 1 deadline because you can add more students to your group at the same rate. (If you register your group at the early registration fee, any students you add will be charged the same fee!)

Online registration is available, but please note there is a 3% convenience charge for online payments. This is to off-set the extra charges we incur for credit card processing.

The registration fee schedule is posted on the right.


The General Baptist National Youth Conference (NYC) #GBNYC is in June, usually the third full weekend. This year’s dates are June 15-17, 2018.

NYC is held at the facilities of Lake Williamson Christian Center in Carlinville, IL. Their address is 17280 Lakeside Drive, Carlinville, IL 62626. —MORE INFO BELOW


As long as the sponsoring church is General Baptist, any student who graduated from the 6th through the 12th grade this year can attend. An adequate number of youth leaders (we call them sponsors) should accompany the students for the duration of the conference. We recommend at least one sponsor of each sex but more are usually needed with larger groups of students.

There is limited space available at Lake Williamson and registration will fill up. Don’t wait to get your students registered and take advantage of the early registration rates.

All rooms are dorm-style. That means room assignments will have multiple youth groups in each room. Be friendly and play nice with each other! Who knows, you may make a friendship that will last a lifetime.

All meals are provided. In addition, The Connections Cafe will be open each evening during our late night events. The cafe serves a variety of snacks, hot foods, soft drinks, etc. You will need to bring your own money for purchases at Connections Cafe.

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Answers to most of
your NYC questions.


Be sure to pack your favorite sleeping bag and towels. Bedding is not provided. Sheets and blankets or a fluffy sleeping bag… whatever you like, be sure to bring it. Don’t forget your favorite pillow, bath and swimming towels, and personal toiletries!

Items to Bring (Editable DOC)
List of suggested items
for attendees to bring.


Lake Williamson Christian Center exists to serve God by providing facilities and guest services that exceed expectations; where our guests can restore, renew, and reconnect with God.

Lake Williamson Christian Center is located just 75 miles north of downtown St. Louis and 45 miles south of Springfield, Illinois. Our physical address is 17280 Lakeside Drive, Carlinville, IL 62626. If using a GPS, use 17329 Cottonwood Ln, Carlinville, IL 62626.

LWCC Guidelines (PDF)
Important information for
guests at Lake Williamson