Fall youth events at Chanco – fun, friends and faith in God’s great outdoors

Throughout the year, there are diocesan youth events at Chanco largely designed by youth for the youth. The diocesan EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) Board works together to develop themed weekends that are fun, inspiring and include fantastic large group, small group and worship experiences. Happening #63 for grades 10-12 (November 6-8, 2015) and November Weekend for grades 6-9 (November 13-15, 2015) are coming up and you won’t want to miss these incredible events of friendship, fellowship, faith and fun!

Happening is an experiential weekend retreat that has been occurring twice annually for decades in this diocese. Many of t1958027_10152330291695820_538547571_nhe adult leaders of this weekend were Happened themselves as youth in the 1980’s or 90’s. A team of adults and youth who have been to Happening work together to present a weekend that is designed for youth to experience what it means to be a cherished child of God. The weekend consists of a series of talks, large and small group discussions, and incredible music and worship experiences. Happening #63 will be held at Chanco November 6-8th from 7 pm Friday until 6 pm on Sunday. Youth will sleep in our conference center rooms with private bath and linens provided. All meals and snacks are included. The cost is $165 for the weekend and scholarships exist for those who the cost is prohibitive. Do not miss this transformative experience at Chanco! Click here for more information and registration.

DSC_0615November Weekend is designed for our middle schoolers and is open to all youth in grades 6-9 and their adult advisors. This weekend is a perfect opportunity to reconnect with your camp friends and/or make new ones! November Weekend includes music, games, activities, socials, small group discussions and amazing worship. It begins with check-in after dinner from 6-8 pm on Friday and concludes at 11 am on Sunday. Our participants stay in conference center rooms with private bath and linens provided. All meals Saturday and breakfast on Sunday is included as well as snacks throughout the weekend. The cost is $120.00 and there are scholarships available if the cost is prohibitive. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to connect with middle school youth from all over our diocese! Click here for more information and registration.

Save the Dates! This spring, Happening #64 (grades 10-12) will be held March 11-13, 2016 and May Weekend (grades 8-12) will be May 20-22.  Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for more details and registration as these events get closer!

If you have any questions about diocesan youth retreats, you may visit the diocesan website at www.diosova.org or contact Youth Missioner Ashley Scruggs at ascruggs@diosova.org or 757-213-3393. We hope to see you back at Chanco for a youth retreat this school year!

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