Discovery Days

Attend classes. Meet students.
Experience Elim.

Discovery Days is a FREE, one or 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!

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Upcoming dates

February 7 – 8
March 7 – 8
April 3 – 4
April 16


7245 College Street
Lima, NY 14485

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

    Discovery Days Guest
  • 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
  • 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


If you’d like to visit the Elim campus but aren’t able to come to a Discovery Days event, schedule a personal tour instead!

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