Episcopal Youth Event 2011 registration opens

February 24, 2011

Registration is now open for the Episcopal Youth Event 2011 (EYE 2011), which a press release calls one of the most popular events in the Episcopal Church calendar.

Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE 2011 will be held June 22 - 26 at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Registration materials, available in English and Spanish, are here.

EYE 2011 is geared for youth who are in grades 9-12 during the 2010-2011 academic year and their adult leaders. "EYE is not a large scale Happening weekend," Bronwyn Clark Skov, Episcopal Church youth ministries officer, said in the release. "Rather, it is a significant opportunity for building, sharing and fulfilling our call to mission in the world."

In addition to the gathering, learning and enjoying, opportunities are available for mission work.

Each diocese is allowed up to 32 youth participants and eight adult participants.

"Diocesan delegations should represent all aspects of the diocese: ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural diversity, and a range of liturgical and theological expressions," Skov said. "They should be able to handle traveling away from home, honoring the community covenant, participating in all aspects of the event, and taking their learning home to their diocese, congregation, and community."

Registration is $275 per participant (youth and adult) which includes meals and lodging.

Ten percent of each registration fee is earmarked for mission opportunities at the event, in keeping with the Anglican Communion's Five Marks of Mission and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

For information contact Skov at bskov@episcopalchurch.org.