Regional and National Formation Events for Youth

Summer 2017
The SUMMA Theological Debate Society (Summer Camp)
The SUMMA Theological Debate Society is an opportunity for high school students to build their faith through intellectual channels. Held every summer on the campus of Sewanee, the University of the South (Sewanee, TN) SUMMA Camp offers a rich, uniquely meaningful experience that provides teens with

Knowledge of the Christian theological tradition;
Skill in public speaking and debate;
Cutting-edge engagement with topics such as religion and science, social ethics, and interfaith relations

This comes with fun, friendship, and the opportunity for a deepened and more thoughtful faith

SUMMA Camp’s classroom atmosphere is college-like, with challenging lectures and stimulating seminar discussions. Camp is not all work, though! Laughter is resonant in the classrooms and dorms, and there is plenty of time for soccer, basketball, games, movies, and even bowling. Each day begins and ends with prayer and contemplative reflection. “Speaking truth in love” is a practice followed throughout the camp.

Visit the SUMMA website to learn more and register for the 2017 camp session.

July 2017
The national Episcopal Youth Event
The Episcopal Youth Event is the largest gathering of young people in the Episcopal church. The 2017 Episcopal Youth Event will be held at the University of Central Oklahoma July 10 – 14, 2017. Visit the Youth Event website

Summer 2017
Province IV Middle School Youth Event Watch video

High School (9-12th)

With the invitation of The Rt. Rev. Kee Sloan from the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, Province IV Youth Ministries is offering a four-day experience for 9th – 12th graders and for adults who accompany them on their journey of faith. We will host the event in the air-conditioned cabins of Bethany Village at Camp McDowell, with a day trip to immerse ourselves in the historical truths of the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama. We will work together to build an understanding of social injustice that will help all participants develop a vision and the skills to lead their dioceses’ programming around race and inclusivity. In response to the mandate by General Convention to Response to Systemic Racial Injustice, Province IV seeks to educate and empower young people to be disciples of justice and change. We will “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 292, Baptismal Covenant).

December 1 – 4, 2016
The Province IV Youth Ministries Meeting, Lake Logan Episcopal Center in Canton, NC. This is the annual meeting of the dioceses of Province IV Youth Ministries. Two young people who are leaders and one adult sponsor from each diocese in Province IV attend this Meeting. Click for more information.

May 16 – 28, 2017
Iona Pilgrimage (The Rev. John Palarine and Marcus Losack will lead this Pilgrimage).

Check out the Diocese of KY Youth Facebook Page.

Other annual events for youth include our Family Style Vacation Bible School (Summer), All Saints Summer Camp (Summer) and bi-annual Youth Gathering Retreats (Fall & Spring). For information on any of these events, contact our Director of Ministry Abbi Long.

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