Discovery Days

Attend classes. Meet students.

Experience Elim.

Discovery Days is a FREE two day retreat designed for high school students and young adults to age 24. You will experience student life at Elim by sitting in on a class, attending a chapel service, joining the student body for meals in the cafeteria, participating in fun activities on campus, staying with students, meeting key leaders and faculty, and more.

Special sessions give a comprehensive overview of Elim’s academic programs, admissions requirements, and financial aid packages.

Our goal is that you will leave Discovery Days with a clearer view of God’s will for your future!

Note: This fall our Discovery Days event (Nov 11-13) is coordinated with Elim Fellowship’s Saturate Youth Conference (Nov 12-14). If you are attending Saturate come a day early and discover what it’s like to attend college at Elim. You’ll only pay $50 for the conference and you’ll receive free room and board for the whole event! Register below.

Upcoming Dates

Join us on the EBIC Campus at 7245 College Street, Lima, NY 14485

  • Open House Dates:
    • September 7, 2020 (Labor Day)
    • October 6, 2020
    • January 26, 2021
    • February 15, 2021 (President’s Day)
    • March 9, 2021 (Worship Emphasis Week)
    • May 4, 2021
  • Discovery Days
    • November 11-12, 2020 – Discovery Days (with Saturate Conference)
    • April 7-8, 2021
  • Accepted Student Day!!
    • March 30, 2021

Once registered, you’ll receive more information about arrival times and what you should plan on bringing. If a student or group needs to arrive earlier or later than the time provided, please contact our Recruitment Office at (585) 582-8292 or

We also provide free housing and meals to youth leaders or pastors who bring a group of students to Discovery Days. This free housing is limited, so you must contact us to reserve housing prior to the event you’re attending.

  • I recently attended Discovery Days at Elim and was blown away by the fellowship and peace that I felt there.  I kept commenting to my friends at how peaceful it was/is.  I could see the love that the teachers had for the students and as I chatted with the students throughout the day, they had only positive things to say.   I would love to be a part of a place that strongly desires to see spiritual leaders

    Discovery Days Guest
  • "From the moment I arrived, I felt God talking to me and showing me visions"

    Discovery Days Guest
  • I felt like this was home. I didn’t feel judged like I do in school. It was a great place to be for the weekend.

    Discovery Days Guest
  • I grew so much in just one weekend. I can't imagine the amount of growth I could experience in a year at Elim, but I am so eager to find out. Elim is so much more than just a school, it's a family, it's a place where young people can go to nurture their faith, and see where God wants to take them in this big world. That is something I would love to be a part of. By the end of my stay at Discovery Days I was no longer frightened, but ecstatic about God's plan for my life.

    Lizzy Cimetta
    Lizzy Cimetta Current Student
  • When I was at Discovery Days I saw exactly why God is calling me to Elim. I have never met a group of people as caring, and welcoming, as the students I met during my stay. The presence of the Holy Spirit was so prevalent everywhere I went. The chapel was amazing, and I started to imagine what it would be like to experience that almost every day.  I felt like this was a place where I truly fit.

    Lizzy Cimetta
    Lizzy Cimetta Current Student


Can’t make one of EBIC’s events? Contact the Admissions Department at or call 585.582.8260 to learn about other visit opportunities!

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