Diocese of Kansas Youth Events

Episcopal Summer Mega Camp

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, June 3, 2 pm to Saturday, June 9, 11 am, 2018
Where: Camp Wood YMCA, Elmdale, KS
Who: Students in grades 3-12 for 2017-18 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: $440 if registered by April 1, 2018
$455 if registered between April 2-May 11, 2018
$470 if registered after May 11, 2018.
Those needing scholarships should register for camp by April 1, 2018. The diocese has 20 scholarships for $146 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.
Cancelation Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2018. There are absolutely no refunds after Friday, May 18. 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 18. 
Registration form: https://edok.formstack.com/forms/camp2018

For more information, please click HERE.


An urban mission experience in Wichita, KS, where we will:

  • Learn more about poverty.
  • Volunteer work with Episcopal Social Services, Episcopal Migration Ministries, St. Francis Community Services, and local parishes. (And YES this will count as service hours if you are required to do some for school or a club.)
  • Relax, hang-out and do fun activities in the evenings.

When: Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7 pm to Sunday, July 1, 11:30 am, 2018
Who: Students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2018
Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 402 N. Topeka, Wichita, KS 67202
We will be showering at the Downtown YMCA one block away. Youth need to bring towels and we recommend shower-shoes.
Cost: $100 ($120 after June 19)
Registration:  https://edok.formstack.com/forms/mw2018

We are hoping parishes in and near Wichita will help us keep the cost of this event low by volunteering to provide breakfast and/or supper, as well as volunteers to prepare and clean-up, one day during the event.


General Convention

Did you go to EYE and have a blast? Have you enjoyed Diocesan Convention? Do you like listening to a good debate? Are politics your ‘thing’? Do you consider yourself a “church-nerd”? Then attending General Convention of the Episcopal Church may be for you!


2018 Convention theme: “The Jesus Movement: Loving, Liberating and Life-giving.”

When: July 8-13, 2018 (Convention is July 2-13, 2018, so we will only be there for 3-4 days of the gathering)
Where: Austin, TX
Who: Students who have finished grades 9-12 and college-age students
Fee: $375
Priority Deadline: April 1, 2018
Registration Formshttps://edok.formstack.com/forms/gc2018

For more information, please click HERE.


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 #93 will be July 20-22, 2018
Where: Grace Cathedral, Topeka
Who: Youth in grades 9-12 (including rising 9th graders)
Fee: $55 ($70 after July 6)
Priority deadline: Friday, July 6, 2018
Registration forms: Will be posted here by May 14, 2018. (This form works for all youth and adults.)

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