Diocese of Kansas Youth Events

Middle School Retreat

This is a weekend retreat for middle school students and will be planned by the youth commission. Each year a different, timely topic will be selected to guide the program. So, while we won’t know specifics until closer to the date, we do know there will be yummy food, good friends, time to sing, hang-out, and be in Christian community together.

When: May 1-3, 2020
Where: TBA
Who: Grades 6-8
Cost: $55 ($70 after April 17)
Registration Forms: will be available here starting March 1


Episcopal Summer Mega Camp

Three Camps : One Week
Faith ~ Friends ~ Fun

Registration form: Check back here in January 2020

Episcopalians have been attending Summer Camp the first week in June at Camp Wood YMCA for over 80 years. Camp Wood is accredited by the American Camp Association–a process that has over 300 safety and quality standards. There are separate age-appropriate Christian education, camp activities, and sleeping arrangements for all three age-groups, as well as healthy well-balanced meals with accommodations available for allergies.

Camp Wood features a variety of activities such as horseback riding, archery, climbing tower, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, water slide, mud slide, arts and crafts, and sports. The volunteer Episcopal staff provides solid Christian education, featuring worship, music, small group discussions, and prayer.

When: Sunday, May 31, 2:30 pm to Saturday, June 6, 11 am, 2020
Where: Camp Wood YMCA, Elmdale, KS
Who: Students in grades 3-12 for 2019-20 school year (you must have finished third grade to attend); Camp is NOT restricted to Episcopalians or regular churchgoers. All are welcome, so feel free to invite friends and family.

Cost:

  • $465 if you register by April 1
  • $480 if you register between April 2-May 8,
  • $495 if you register or pay after May 8.

There is a $50 non-refundable deposit required at the time of registration, the remainder is due by Friday, May 8.

Those needing scholarships should register for camp by April 1, 2020. The diocese has 20 scholarships for $150 available for those with extreme financial need. You can apply for scholarships on the registration form. Information about your household income will be required. Scholarships are awarded by a committee. Your parish should also be able to provide some scholarship money.

Cancellation Deadline: Thursday, May 21, 2020. There are absolutely no refunds after Thursday, May 21. Regardless of your payment status, you will still owe the full price for camp unless you notify us that you are canceling your registration by May 21. 

Registration form: Posted in January 2020


Happening


Happening is a Christian Experience by youth for youth. It’s a weekend retreat, focusing on Jesus and what he taught. There are games, music, great food, and a chance to talk with peers about things that really matter.

When: Happening #94 will be July 24-26, 2020
Where: St. David’s, Topeka
Who: Youth in grades 9-12 (including rising 9th graders)
Fee: $55 ($70 after June 14)
Priority deadline: Friday, July 17, 2020
Registration form: Posted April 27, 2020

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