Summer 2017 - Youth Discipleship in the Diocese of Northern California

Summer 2017 - Youth Discipleship in the Diocese of Northern California

Summer - A Time for Fun and Discipleship

A number of wonderful opportunities are available for youth to join - and to lead - in the life of our diocese this summer. This is the time to encourage the young people in your congregations to participate. Your congregation can also offer to sponsor a young person or offer prayers for these opportunities for young people to grow in their life of faith.

If you want to learn more or get involved, please contact the Rev. Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator, at

Pathways: Reconciling with the Earth and Each Other

Now in its second year, this is a pilgrimage led by Bishop Barry and young people from our diocese. This year, we will explore the stories of oppression, struggle and healing that the Yosemite and Central Valley areas of our state have to offer. Part of a larger pilgrimage movement that has visited other sites in Northern California, as well as North Carolina and South Africa, the journey promises to help all who join to become ministers of truth, peace and reconciliation. Scholarships are available, so cost shouldn't stand in the way.

Dates: June 18-23, 2017
Location - ECCO: Episcopal Conference Center, Oakhurst, CA
Participants: Those finishing grades 7-12
Young adult leaders: Ages 18-30
Cost: $400

To download a youth participant application click here.

To download a young adult leader application click here.

Click here to read more about last year's Pathways pilgrimage.

Questions? Contact the Rev. Anne Clarke at

Episcopal Youth Event

Every three years, the Episcopal Youth Event welcomes thousands of young people from across the Episcopal Church for celebration, worship, learning and leadership training. The 2017 summer event - EYE17 - is being held in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma. EYE17 is for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2016-2017 academic year and their adult leaders. Scholarships are available, so cost shouldn't stand in the way.

Dates: July 10-14, 2017
Location - University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Participants: Those in grades 9-12

Our diocese will once again be sending a group! Space is limited, so if you are interested in attending or sending a group from your congregation, e-mail Anne Clarke at by December 1, 2016. Final registration occurs in January.

Click here to watch a video from EYE14.

Summer Youth Camping Opportunities

The diocese is near and home to several Episcopal summer camps where young people can explore their relationship to God through all the astonishing natural beauty Northern California has to offer. Swimming, hiking, boating, rock climbing, worship services, camping, and the chance to make friends for life, are just some of the activities offered by summer church camps.

Camp Living Waters - Arcata

A week-long Episcopal summer camp in the heart of Redwood Valley, Camp Living Waters is based at St. Alban's parish in Arcata and draws staff members from the faith communities of the North Coast. Visit Camp Living Waters' website for more information on their programs.

Camp Galilee - Lake Tahoe

Last year's partnership between Camp Noel Porter and Camp Galilee led to many fun memories and new friendships. Camp Galilee's summer camping program helps youth develop deep relationships with their peers, caring counselors, the natural world, and God. For more information on Camp Galilee, visit their website.

St. Dorothy's Rest - Camp Meeker

Beautifully located in the heart of a redwood forest and just miles from the Pacific Ocean and the Russian River, St. Dorothy's offers a summer camp experience that celebrates the natural world. Visit St. Dorothy's website for more information on summer camp programs.

Bishop's Ranch - Healdsburg

BREAD Camp is set among the forest, farms and vineyards of Sonoma County, where campers can discovery community and spirituality, and participate in summer camping activities. For more on camp programs at Bishop's Ranch, visit their website.

If you want more information on diocesan youth discipleship programs, contact the Rev. Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator, at

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