“EYE was by far one of the most impactful faith experiences I’ve ever had. Whether it was the relationships I made with fellow students, being surrounded by leaders and people who bring worship to new heights, or the experience of traveling to a new city and the wonder that comes with it. To this day I glimpse back to my time there and am reminded of how much that experience changed my life for the better. I can still feel the energy of being in a concert hall with 1000 other Episcopalians singing my heart out, and nothing will quite live up to that. I highly recommend if you have ANY interest whatsoever in going to the Episcopal Youth Event to apply. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grow as a person in faith.”
~Ira Stokes, EYE17 participant, St. Peter’s, Litchfield Park
Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) is an international youth event convened by The Episcopal Church so “that the energy of the youth of the Episcopal Church can continue to be utilized in active ministry as members of the Body of Christ.” (From General Convention Resolution #1982-D079.) EYE is the single greatest event the Episcopal Church does! It consists of around 2000 people, including high school students, their adult mentors, and bishops from around the church, who all stay on a college campus in a great location and learn, laugh, and serve.
Time is spent in worship (amazing, awesome, and very memorable worship), large group presentations, small group discussions, workshops on a variety of topics (youth select the workshops they wish to attend), and a lot of time hanging out and meeting people from around the world.
EYE is designed and planned BY youth and FOR youth. Meet the EYE23 planning team!
Here are the details
When: July 4-8, 2023
Where: University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
Who: Students in grades 9-12 during the 2022-2023 school year who will be ages 15-19 at the time of EYE
Cost: Approximate total cost is $1000. Your cost, in cooperation with your church, is $400. (Funding should not be an obstacle to anyone attending EYE. If you would like to go and $400 is infeasible for you and your church, please contact Jana Sundin.)
Cost includes registration, program, lodging, meals, t-shirt, and all transportation. Delegates may also plan to bring spending money for meals during travel, snacks, and souvenirs.
$100 non-refundable deposit is due by February 15 to reserve your place. The balance is due May 15.
Payments can be mailed by check to the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, Attn. Jana Sundin, 114 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85003. Put “EYE” in the memo line. Payments can also be made by credit card online through the registration page.
Deadline to sign up: February 15, 2023
Also, watch this page for more coming soon: Meet Your Chaperones! Fun activities! Fundraising Opportunities!
To support getting youth to this amazing event, click here to donate!
Contact the Rev. Jana Sundin, Canon for Children and Youth, with questions or to help.