What about the event?
Hammo is the premier, ok only, annual gathering of youth throughout the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). More than three decades ago a small group of Lutheran churches in Connecticut decided to get together for a youth camping weekend at Hammonasset State Park. They repeated the campout in subsequent years, adding people and activities. From this modest beginning, the event we call Hammo has grown to include more than 60 church youth groups from all six New England states. Since that first gathering, the event has grown to include 800+ attendees, nationally-known speakers, great live bands, small group Bible study, and inspirational worship. Speakers and bands frequently comment that “no other synod does anything like Hammo.” Well, shucks...we try.