Youth in The Episcopal Church in South Carolina
Province IV Youth Ministries Meeting
Applications are now being accepted for high school students who want to participate in the annual Province IV Youth Ministries Leadership & Networking Meeting. This year's meeting will be November 30-December 3 at the Dayspring Conference Center near Tampa, Florida. Youth should be leaders in their congregations and/or on the diocesan level. Applications should be emailed to Andrea McKellar at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 1. Find the details and application here.
Episcopal Youth Presence
at General Convention
Applications are now being accepted for high school students who want to participate in the General Convention Official Youth Presence at the 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church next summer in Austin, Texas. Find the details and application links here. Deadline to apply is November 1.
Students must be available for a mandatory orientation and training April 5-8 in Austin, as well July 2-13 for General Convention. The Episcopal Church's budget covers participants' travel, lodging and meals for both events.
Thinking about summer camp?
Since 1931, Camp Kanuga campers have been forming lifelong friendships, experiencing new adventures and growing in their faith through our welcoming Christian community. Camp Kanuga has rich traditions and exciting new programs that encourage transformation, growth, and renewal for all. The camp serves boys and girls ages 7-15 in age appropriate activities including; hiking, climbing, swimming, arts & crafts, archery, horseback riding, chapel, ropes course, team sports, camping, fishing and much more. For more information please visit www.campkanuga.org or call 828-692-9136, ext. 279.
Camp Gravatt is an Episcopal camp and conference center, located outside of Aiken, South Carolina, offers a summer camp for rising first through 11th graders.
Typical summer camp actiivies include: archery, arts & crafts, campfire, canoeing, challenge course, environmental education, faith formation, hiking, music, recreational sports, swimming, themed evening events, and worship. For more information, please visit www.campgravatt.org.
Province IV Youth Ministries
The Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina hosted the Province IV Youth Ministries Leadership and Network Meeting at Lake Logan on December 1-4, 2016. The meeting brings youth and adult leaders from across the southeast together to share experiences, support each other’s ministries, and plan future events.
The group of 31 youth and 30 adults arrived on Thursday night with much enthusiasm. They shared stories of their challenges and successes, played games, did teambuilding exercises, and worshiped together. On Saturday, the group participated in a Stop Hunger Now food packing event. 10,152 meals were packed to be shipped to schools and orphanages throughout the world.
South Carolina was represented at the meeting by Andrea McKellar, Christian Basel, and youth participants Kathryn Hart and Helena Upshaw of Grace. All of them are looking forward to partnering with The Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina on youth events such as "Happening" in March, and other Province IV youth events this summer. (Learn more about these events on this page.)