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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101
Newport News, VA 23606-3071
757-423-8287 Main
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Youth Ministry in Southern Virginia

 

Upcoming Programs & Events

Youth programs in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern of Southern Virginia are designed to offer a variety of opportunities for a diverse pool of youth. All programs seek to form disciples of Jesus through worship, fellowship, education, service and wellness.
 

Upcoming youth events:

November Weekend
November Weekend, for youth in grades 6-12, will be Nov 22-24 at Chanco on the James in Surry.
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Happening #72
March 27-29 at Chanco on the James. For young adults in grades 10 and up. Info coming soon! Pre-Happening Weekend for staff will be March 7-8.

May Weekend
May 15-17 at Chanco on the James. For grades 6-12. Info coming soon!
 

To register for an event, youth must provide completed copy of the Youth Event Registration and Permission Form
Adult leaders must provide completed copy of the Adult Leader Information Form for Youth Events
Please bring signed copies of the forms with you to the event.

Click here for the Youth Event Packing List

Click here for the Youth Event Scholarship Application

Click here for our Event Registration, Payment & Refund Policy.

Send all forms and payment to:
      Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
      11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606

 

Resources

Recommended resources for Youth Ministry

DIOSOVA Youth Ministry Safety Standards

Safe Church & Social Media

 

Forms

Youth Event Registration and Permission Form

Community Standards for Youth Programs

EYC & Chanco Release & Medical Form

Adult Leader Information Form for Youth Events

2019 Happening Staff Application

Youth Event Scholarship Application

 

Youth Ministry Leadership

Happening Team
The Happening Team coordinates all aspects of the Happening Program in our diocese including weekend planning, staff oversight, and reunion weekends. We meet approximately monthly.  The team is chaired by Karen Witherspoon, kspoon143@yahoo.com.

CE-Net
The Christian Education Network of Southern Virginia supports lay and ordained, professional and volunteer educators.  We meet monthly for lunch to share resources and problem-solve, and we gather quarterly for special programs with engaging speakers. For more information on CE-Net contact Vicky Koch, vkoch@stpaulsnorfolk.org, 757-627-4353, ext. 23.

Chanco on the James Camp and Conference Center
Chanco on the James is our diocesan retreat center and residential summer camping ministry.  The Executive Director is Gareth Kalfas.  Contact Gareth at director@chanco.org.

Chanco Chaplain Program
Each summer a number of dedicated visiting clergy partner with the summer Residential Chaplain to serve the Camp Chanco community.  Visiting clergy commit to celebrating one Eucharist, while the Residential Chaplain stays on-site during the summer sessions to teach chaplain class, provide pastoral care, and lead morning devotions.  If you are interested in being part of this important and rewarding ministry, contact Gareth Kalfas at Chanco, director@chanco.org.