is the next triennial Episcopal Youth Event
What is the Episcopal Youth Event?
E.Y.E. is the triennial event for teens in the entire Episcopal Church. Over 1,000 high school students (and their adult mentors and some bishops) come together and live on a college campus for most of a week. You’ll take part in HUGE worship, large group presentations by great speakers, and workshops on interesting topics (from meditation to drumming and everything in between). In 2017, we were at the University of Central Oklahoma, adn we’ll be somewhere else in 2020. It’s a giant youth event with teens from around the world.
Who can go?
Teenagers who are in high school the year before E.Y.E. So if you will be in high school during the 2019-2020 school year, you are eligible to go. We may also need male and female adult leaders.
E.Y.E. happens every three years. In 2017 it was at the University of Oklahoma and twelve teens and two adult leaders from Maine attended. The next E.Y.E. will be in summer 2020. Usually, we fly out on Monday morning and return Friday night. (To arrange lodging on Sunday in Portland or for info about transportation from other areas, contact us.)
What is the cost?
The cost varies, depending on the cost of airfare to the location. This cost will include airfare, 11 meals, lodging at the university, transportation to and from the airport and all events at EYE. The Episcopal Diocese of Maine will pay the costs for adult chaperones and contribute to each student. (Please ask your church to help you fundraise. Financial aid is also available.)
Why is the application so early?
We will open our registration when the national registration opens, which is likely to be in November or December 2019. E.Y.E. is expected to fill up.
Questions? Ask Sara D’Angio White