Youth in The Episcopal Church in South Carolina
Episcopal Youth Event
July 10-14, 2017
Join Bishop Adams in Edmond, Oklahoma next July for the Episcopal Youth Event. Every three years, EYE welcomes thousands of young people from across the Episcopal Church for celebration, worship, learning, and leadership training. The diocese can take up to 24 youth who are currently in 9-12th grade and one adult for every 4-6 youth. We will start registering youth in January, but start talking it up now! You can find out more information at episcopalchurch.org/blog/eye Cost for the event is $900. Each youth will be responsible to raise $400 of that amount through fundraising and parish support.
Registration is open until February 17, 2017.
Please fill in the application and mail it to:
The Episcopal Church in South Carolina
P.O. Box 20485
Charleston, SC 29413
Provincial Youth Event
July 24-28, 2017
Province IV has a great history and tradition of assisting its own when disaster strikes. This year we will assist with the continued clean up and aftermath from Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, NC. During our three days together we will immerse ourselves in the rich culture of the Lumbee Indians who call Robeson, Hoke, Cumberland and Scotland Counties in NC their home. Our work will consist of repair to homes and communities that were flooded during and following Hurricane Matthew as well as nurturing relationships we make along the way. Cost is $150 per person. Registration deadline is March 17, 2017.
More information and registration forms can be found here.
If you have a youth leader at your church who is not receiving this information by email, please contact Andrea McKellar, Diocesan Ministry Developer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.)