A day to inspire you to know your true beauty, purpose and worth.
Please join us for Anchored in Love, a young women’s conference for junior high, high school and college age young women and moms and mentors (ages 12 and up) designed to help you discover your true beauty, purpose and God-given worth. This year's theme "Made for More" invites you to step into the greater story God is writing for your life and features an impactful day of music and worship, inspiring messages and interviews, poetry and more.
Hear from professional surfer Bethany Hamilton, be inspired by messages from author Kate Merrick and youth leader Sarah Hill. Experience spoken word poetry by our emcee Arielle Estoria and live music and worship by award-winning sister-duo Jamie Grace and Morgan Harper Nichols. Listen in on a hot topic panel from some of the team including Allison Mercer, Youth Director for The Rock Church and Allie Marie Smith, Founder of Wonderfully Made. Shop our beautiful marketplace, stop by our photo booth and come ready for a fun, inspiring day sure to impact you. Anchored In Love will inspire you to overcome obstacles in your life, know your value and be the unique young woman you’ve been created to be. To view a list of speakers and appearances visit our conference website.
About The Host Ministries
Wonderfully Made Wonderfully Made is a Christian-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping teen girls and young women know their value, while encouraging and equipping them to live spiritually and emotionally healthy lives. In addition to conferences, Wonderfully Made offers Bible studies, short films, a podcast and online resources to encourage and equip young women.
Friends of Bethany Hamilton Foundation (FOBH) is a non-profit organization that believes there is a longing within every individual to overcome the trials, pains, and difficulties of life. We believe that longing is answered and fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “In the world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) Jesus is the only One who has overcome sin, death, and Satan on our behalf! We seek to share this message as we reach out in practical and meaningful ways to serve those who need us most.
7:30am: Early Registration Opens
8:30am: Doors Open
9am: Conference Begins
3:00 End: Booths Open
3:30pm After Party (special ticket required)
Who is this conference designed for?
Anchored In Love is specifically designed for junior high, high school and college-age young women as well as their moms and mentors. If you are a girl or woman age 12 and up you are invited to attend!
My daughter is younger than 12. Can she come?
Due to mature nature of some parts of this conference, we do not recommend this event for ages 11 and under. We understand that you and your daughter may really want to come, but we ask that you respect our age restriction and please do not sign up or bring girls younger than 12. We hope the special girl in your life can attend in future years. Thank you for your understanding.
I’m a mom or mentor. Can I attend the event?
Absolutely, please come! If you are a mom or mentor accompanying a young woman to the event you are more than welcome to attend. Thank you for playing such a positive role in their lives.
Will meals be provided?
You are welcome to bring your own lunch, quickly go off campus or pre-order a box lunch. We will provide a list of nearby restaurants.
What Should I Bring?
Bring a notebook and your Bible if you would like to. Bring cash or check if you want to shop some of the amazing booths in our marketplace. There will be lots of cute stuff you’ll love! Some vendor booths will accept credit cards. Bring $1 bills to enter our surfboard raffle.
Do you offer a discount for groups?
Yes! For $5 off each ticket for groups of seven or more apply the promo code AILGROUP beginning August 1st.
I’m out of town. Where can I stay during the conference?
Here is a list of recommended hotels:
Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside
4875 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2304
1.0 miles from Rock Church
Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
2592 Laning Rd, San Diego, CA 92106-6418
0.5 miles from Rock Church
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Airport – Liberty Station
2576 Laning Road, San Diego, CA 92106-6418
Why is there a cost for registration?
This event is hosted by two 501(c)3 non-profit organizations: Wonderfully Made and Friends of Bethany Hamilton. We have to charge in order to cover the cost of hosting this amazing conference. Our hope is that every girl who wants to will be able to attend this event so we are offering need-based scholarships.
I can’t afford the registration price, but want to attend. Do you have scholarships available?
If you need a partial or full scholarship to attend this event, we invite you to complete our online scholarship application. We cannot guarantee a scholarship to everyone, but we look forward to reading each of your applications. Thank you for your understanding.
I am interested in having a booth for my business or organization at your marketplace. How do I apply?
Thanks for your interest in being a part of Anchored In Love. Our marketplace space is limited, however, we invite you to apply by filling out this online application.
I would like to donate to your conference scholarship fund. How do I do this?
Thank you for your support! If you would like to sponsor a girl to attend Anchored In Love, you can make a tax-deductible donation towards our scholarship fund here. You can also mail a check to (please write AIL Scholarship Fund in the memo):
PO Box 129
Buellton, CA 93427
Do you offer refunds in case I can no longer make it?
Due to limited space, we are unable to offer refunds in the event that you are unable to attend. Tickets are transferable and you are welcome to share your ticket with a friend.
I have another question. Who do I contact?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our volunteer team will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner.