Episcopal Youth Event 2017

 

Every three years, in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079, the Episcopal Church convenes an international youth event 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.” 

This year, the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) is set to welcome more than 1,300 participants, workshop leaders, speakers, and volunteers to the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond from July 10-14. 

Even if you are not able to attend EYE17, you can follow along via the live streams linked above via Facebook Live on our page and on social media or using #EYE17:

You will also find updates on EYE17 in the blog pages and links below.

If you have any questions about EYE17, contact Bronwyn Skov, bskov@episcopalchurch.org.

About Oklahoma

Areas covered: climate, what to bring (and what not to bring), parking, contact information, arrival and departure times

What is the weather like in July in Edmond?

It will be hot. In July, the average high is 94 degrees; the low is 72 degrees. You will be outside on Oklahoma City Day. Note that indoor facilities are air-conditioned, so prepare for much cooler indoor temperatures. Dorm Crew and chaperones will have instructions for weather-related emergencies. On Oklahoma City Day, weather emergency procedures are in place for the entire event and will be relayed as necessary.

Do I need spending money?

Yes. All meals, the event T-shirt, and program materials are included in your registration. However, the campus offers a coffee shop and bookstore if you’d like to purchase items. There will also be an Episcopal book store in the Exhibit Hall. Finally, you may also purchase additional food during the Red Dirt Carnival on Wednesday, Oklahoma City Day.

What is appropriate clothing for EYE17?

You should bring comfortable and appropriate clothing, such as jeans, shorts, T-shirts, and walking shoes. Please refrain from wearing provocative clothing, revealing shirts/pants/skirts, vulgar imprints, tobacco or alcohol advertisements, etc., as specified in the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event Covenant and Rules of Conduct.

Can my friends/relatives come and visit me?

No you cannot invite visitors. EYE17 is a closed event. Only invited guests and registered participants are allowed on campus during the event.

What’s the procedure if parents need to reach their children?

The EYE17 office number, (646) 856-7844, will also be monitored 24 hours a day. In case of emergency, parents may call the UCO Department of Public Safety (405) 974-2345.

Is there a lot of walking?

There is some walking required. It takes approximately 10 minutes to reach the most distant areas of the campus that we will be using. The campus is completely wheelchair-accessible. Also, during Oklahoma City Day, you will be boarding buses and walking through museums. We have responded to requests for assistance, as identified during registration. Please contact us if your mobility needs change.

Can I drive my car on campus?

No. Only those groups traveling to EYE17 in diocesan vehicles or rented vehicles will be permitted to park on campus.

I know I can’t bring a weapon but is a Swiss Army knife a weapon?

Yes. A Swiss Army knife is a weapon and is not allowed on campus. Please do not bring any sharp instruments to the event.

Can I drink alcohol?

No. Alcohol use is not permitted during EYE17.

Can I smoke or chew tobacco?

No use of tobacco products is not permitted during EYE17.

Are cell phones allowed at EYE17?

Yes. It is expected that participants will use cell phones to communicate as needed with parents and diocesan officials. Diocesan leaders may also be using cell phones as a means of communication with youth participants during the event. And, of course, the app is dependent on smart phone access. We do request that all phones are silenced during program times and should not be used so that they become a distraction to others and remove the user from being present in the community.

Should I bring electronic equipment (Game Boys, iPods, laptops) or valuables?

You are permitted to bring these items, but EYE17 and UCO are not responsible for anything stolen, lost, or misplaced. All electronic equipment must be silenced during EYE17 programs.

May I leave early?

No. Participants are expected to remain on campus for the duration of EYE17.

Residence Life

Areas covered: dorm living, recreation, food options, medical information

Where are the bathrooms in the dorms?

Some of the residence halls have bathroom facilities for each floor while others have two sleeping rooms connected by a bathroom. For dorms with open shower space, every stall is divided by a curtain. Members of the Pastoral Care Team serving as Dorm Crew, will help participants determine bathroom use.

Are the floors single gender?

In most dorms, each floor is designated for participants of a single gender. However, one dorm is designated as gender non-binary and gender inclusive. Rooms in this dorm will be assigned based on gender designations gathered during registration process. As always, we do our best to provide adequate and comfortable accommodations for all people, while working within the policies of The Episcopal Church.

Do I have to share a room?

Yes. In order to accommodate all registrations, sharing rooms is essential. Whenever possible, your roommate will be someone from your diocese or province. However, you may be assigned to share a room with a same-gender identified participant from a different diocese.

Do I have to be in my dorm room at night?

Yes. All participants are required to be quiet and in their own rooms at the time assigned on the schedule.

Are linens provided?

A pillow, blanket, sheets, and a washcloth and bath towel are provided by housing services. Please note that towels are smaller than what most people have at home, so you may wish to bring another.

What if I forget a necessary toiletry item?

There is a bookstore and convenience options in the Nigh University Center. For commonly forgotten items – like toothbrushes – please visit the Information Desk at the Nigh University Center

Do I need to bring an alarm clock?

Yes. Alarm clocks are not provided but they are extremely necessary. You can also choose to use your phone as an alarm clock.

Are the dorms air-conditioned?

All of the dorms, classroom spaces and large group indoor gathering areas are air-conditioned. For some, air conditioning can feel too cold. Participants are encouraged to bring a light sweater or jacket to use when indoors.

Will my dietary needs be met?

Yes. EYE17 and UCO’s food services are accommodating special dietary needs. We requested dietary specifics upon registration. Please contact us if your dietary needs have changed.

Will everyone eat at the same time?

No. Our group is too large to feed everyone at the same time. Participants will be assigned a dining time for each meal throughout the event. All members of a diocese will be assigned the same dining time.

Are meals mandatory?

EYE17 and the Foods Services Department will provide healthy, balanced meals each day. Participants will have a wide variety of choices at mealtimes. While meals are not mandatory, participants are encouraged to eat meals regularly in order to remain active and involved in EYE17 activities.

Is there a food court if I’m still hungry?

Meals are buffet-style and bedtime snacks are provided each evening. However, if you want to supplement your meals, there is a coffee shop and several fast food restaurants in the Nigh University Center where participants may purchase food and snacks.

Is there a place to work out?

No. UCO University athletic facilities will not be available to EYE17 participants.

Can I get up early and run?

Participants may run during designated free time by arrangement with your Registrar or On-Site Contact. If you are a chaperone, you may choose to run in the morning, however you must make sure your delegation is adequately chaperoned during your absence.

Will there be Internet access?

Wireless Internet is available in designated public areas.

Adult Mentor Responsibilities

Areas covered: Chaperone expectations and responsibilities

Is there an adult meeting at EYE17?

Every delegation will send at two adults, one of whom must be the Registrar or On-Site Contact, to one of two mandatory meetings held at the start of EYE17. One will be held Monday evening, the second Tuesday morning. Delegations will receive details about time and place of the meeting at registration.

Do I have to check in my youth at night?

Before going to sleep for the night, adult sponsors need to check that their youth are in their respective rooms and report to the Dorm Crew.

Do I have to get my youth up in the morning and make sure they are at morning program?

Yes. It is your responsibility to ensure that the young people you bring participate fully in EYE17. The event is built around programming and workshops, and youth come to EYE17 for this, not to sleep in.

Will I be housed with my young people?

Youth will be on the same wing/floor as adult mentors/chaperones of the same gender.

Program Schedule and Activities

Areas covered: Schedule, planned activities, participation

Will we have free time?

Yes, there is some free time scheduled every day with lots of fun things to do as well as ample space for quiet reflection. Because our dining schedule will be in three blocks, everyone will have some free time around each meal.

Will I need money for offerings at our worship services?

Yes, if you wish to contribute. At each of our community-wide liturgies an offering will be taken that reflects our program and focus for the day. Please consider putting aside an amount of what God has given you through work or allowances to give to these purposes. Prior to EYE17, you may consider raising funds through your congregation or diocese to bring as part of your EYE17 offering.

What toiletries should we bring for donation on Oklahoma City Day?

The Diocese of Oklahoma has requested that we bring travel-size toiletry items for donation on Oklahoma City Day. This may be soap, shampoo, lotion, or even a toothbrush. These will be donated to The Guild of St. George’s, which is an Episcopal food ministry at the Cathedral, http://www.stpaulscathedralokc.org/guild-of-st-george, Jesus House http://www.jesushouseokc.org,/which is a homeless shelter and recovery program, and City Rescue Mission https://cityrescue.org/, which is also a homeless shelter and recovery program.

Will the Presiding Bishop be there?

Yes, The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry plans to be present at EYE17 as does The Rev. Gay Jennings, President of the House of Deputies.

Support

Areas covered: Personal acclimation, spiritual/emotional help

Will there be other groups on campus?

Yes. However, the campus is guarded and will be closed each evening.

If an issue comes up in my group, who can I go to?

If an issue arises approach the adult sponsors from your diocese, a member of the Pastoral Care Team, or an EYE17 chaplain or staff member. You may also contact the EYE17 office, (646) 856-7844.

Will I be separated from others in my diocese?

Potentially yes, but that is not required. Meals, workshops and free time are at the discretion of each participant as agreed upon with adult sponsors. Participants are encouraged to share in the rich cultural and geographic diversity available to them during EYE17.

Medical

Areas covered: Medical treatment, handling medications

Where do I go for medical treatment? Is there a nurse or doctor?

Our Medical Team is available in The Quad 24 hours a day the University Clinic is also open during business hours. For extreme health issues, a hospital is located near the campus. If you have an emergency and need immediate assistance, please call the EYE17 office, (646) 856-7844.

Medications

These medications must be turned into the Medical Staff at check-in:

  • Anything requiring refrigeration,
  • Stimulant and non-stimulant medications for the treatment of ADD, ADHD, ODD, etc. Examples:
  • Adderall (amphetamine)
  • Ritalin (methylphenidate)
  • Concerta (methylphenidate)
  • Focalin (dexmethylphenidate)
  • Daytrana (methylphenidate patch)
  • Metadate (methylphenidate)
  • Methylin (methylphenidate)
  • Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)
  • DextroStat (dextroamphetamine)
  • Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate
  • Strattera (atomoxetine)
  • Intuniv (guanfacine)
  • Medication for the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, etc. Examples:
  • Wellbutrin (bupropion)
  • Tofranil (imipramine)
  • Aventyl (nortriptyline)
  • Norpramin (desipramine)
  • Alprazolam or Xanax (benzodiazepine)
  • Spare epipen, and
  • Spare inhaler

All other medications are the responsibility of the Registrar or On-Site Contact. If you have any question on whether your youth member's medication may need to be in the clinic, please ask any member of the EYE Medical Staff at registration.

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About Oklahoma Areas covered: climate, what to bring (and what not to bring), parking, contact information, arrival and departure times What is the weather like in July in Edmond? It will be hot. In July, the average high is 94 degrees; the low is...

All youth of color are invited to attend the EYE17 New Community Luncheon on Tuesday, July 11 during lunch, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Who are youth of color? Any youth who form part of one of the 4 ethnic ministries of the Episcopal Church: Asian, Black, Indigenous and Latino/Hispanic Ministries

What is the New Community? The New Community is the celebration of the new face of the Episcopal Church which is increasingly diverse, multicultural, and multilingual.

This dinner is sponsored by the Offices of Asiamerica Ministries, Black Ministries, Indigenous Ministries, and Latino/Hispanic Ministries of the Episcopal Church.

Participants, youth and adult, who identified as part of one of these ministry areas at registration will receive a printed invitation when they arrive on campus.

Questions? Contact The Rev. Anthony Guillén, Missioner for Hispanic/Latino Ministries, aguillen@episcopalchurch.org, 212-716-6073.

All youth of color are invited to attend the EYE17 New Community Luncheon on Tuesday, July 11 during lunch, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Who are youth of color? Any youth who form part of one of the 4 ethnic ministries of the Episcopal Church: Asian, Black...

EYE17 participants who are rising Juniors or graduated Seniors are invited to the Junior-Senior Dinner at EYE17 on Thursday, July 13. The dinner will start promptly at 5:30 pm in the Ballroom of the Nigh University Center. 

This dinner is for youth who have just finished their Junior and Senior year of High School. It is sponsored by the Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministries to acknowledge Episcopal youth and their high school accomplishments and to introduce them to young adult and campus ministries, pass along opportunities, and begin to connect them to others around The Episcopal Church.

Eligible participants will receive a print invitation at registration.

Questions? Contact The Rev. Shannon Kelly, Staff Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries, 212-716-6081, skelly@episcopalchurch.org.

EYE17 participants who are rising Juniors or graduated Seniors are invited to the Junior-Senior Dinner at EYE17 on Thursday, July 13. The dinner will start promptly at 5:30 pm in the Ballroom of the Nigh University Center.  This dinner is for youth...

The EYE17 Planning Team is excited to welcome your delegation to Oklahoma. We are committed to praying that your travel is smooth and that you arrive safely on Monday, July 10. Regardless of your arrival time, the Diocese of Oklahoma will have a team of volunteers prepared to greet you at the airport or on campus at the University of Central Oklahoma.

We will be prepared to check-in your delegation at the Registration Desk beginning at 1 pm on July 10. If you arrive prior to 1 pm, the Nigh University Center on central campus offers food, a coffee shop, and a bookstore where you can purchase lunch, relax, and explore. However, you will be responsible for your luggage as dorm rooms will not be ready prior to 1 pm. At 1 pm your Registrar or On-Site Contact may come to the Registration desk, which will be located in The Quad, to check-in. You will receive instructions at that time for reaching your dorm, as well as meal times and room assignments.

Airport Arrival Procedure

When you land, please call the Airport Hospitality Team at 405-343-0428 to let them know you have arrived. We need to know if you are coming straight out of security or if you are taking your time for bathrooms and food. Please note that there is no food available once you leave security and come to baggage claim.

Airport Hospitality Volunteers with EYE17 signs will be looking for you as you make your way to your plane’s assigned baggage claim. You will then be ushered to a shuttle bus that will bring you to campus where you will be greeted by a member of the On-Campus Hospitality Team. Your Registrar or On-Site Contact will be escorted off the bus to the Registration Desk to pick up materials and dorm assignments. The rest of the group will remain on the bus and with the luggage until they return with instructions. Dinner will be served according to the schedule received at check-in.

If you experience a flight delay, please call 405-343-0428 so we can rearrange shuttles accordingly.

Charter Bus/Personal Vehicle Arrival Procedure

Please arrive on campus using University Drive and following the attached Bus/Car Arrival Routes map. There will also be signs along University Drive to direct your driver to the location. You will then follow the same procedure as above for registration and luggage. 

If you are experiencing travel delays or find that you are lost, please call 405-343-0428.

Once You Arrive

Once on campus there will be optional activities to engage in and the Exhibit Hall will be open. Starting on Monday, we will staff an information desk at the Nigh University Center to help you with any questions or details.

There will be a mandatory meeting to review campus safety procedures and brief you about pastoral care for the event at 4 pm and again at 7 pm on July 10. At least two adults, including the Registrar or On-Site Contact, from each diocese (unless you only have one adult with your group) must attend this session. If your arrival time prevents your participation, the Dorm Crew will catch you up.

If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Johnson, EYE17 Event Coordinator, wjohnson@episcopalchurch.org, 347-880-6512.

The EYE17 Planning Team is excited to welcome your delegation to Oklahoma. We are committed to praying that your travel is smooth and that you arrive safely on Monday, July 10. Regardless of your arrival time, the Diocese of Oklahoma will have a...

The draft schedule for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) was the focus of the EYE17 Planning team at its final meeting April 20-23 in Minneapolis.

“For nearly a year, the Planning Team has been working diligently to plan an innovative and engaging EYE17,” said Bronwyn Clark Skov, Director for Formation, Youth, and Young Adult Ministries. 

The event will welcome nearly 1,300 participants and youth leaders from across the Episcopal Church. EYE17 will be held in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma July 10-14 on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond. 

An outline of the still developing EYE17 schedule is posted here.

The 29-member EYE17 Planning team is divided into four Teams working on specific areas of the event:

  • Liturgy & Music Team
  • Hospitality Team
  • Program Team
  • Evangelism Team

EYE is every three years in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079.  The 2017 event marks the thirteenth EYE and remains a popular and well-attended event. EYE17 is geared for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2016-2017 academic year and their adult leaders. 

EYE17 Planning Team

Members of the EYE17 planning team are listed here.

Youth

  • Enmanuel Almeida, Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana
  • Tyler Benting, Diocese of Southeast Florida
  • Kiera Campbell, Diocese of Olympia
  • Christi Cunningham, Diocese of Fond du Lac
  • Jenna Elmer, Diocese of Oklahoma
  • Rachel Feenstra, Diocese of Connecticut
  • Josh Floberg, Diocese of North Dakota
  • Andrés Gonzalez-Bonillas, Diocese of Arizona
  • Pierce Hubbard, Diocese of Spokane
  • Rebecca Loncar, Diocese of Michigan
  • Trevor Mahan, Diocese of Kansas
  • Avery Nasworthy, Diocese of Massachusetts
  • Leyla Robinson, Diocese of Maryland
  • Devon Shank, Diocese of Southwest Florida
  • Sharisma Ubiera, Diocese of New Jersey/Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana
  • Chenyeng Vang, Episcopal Church in Minnesota

Adults

  • Grace Aheron, Diocese of Virginia – Team Chaplain
  • Arlette Benoit, Diocese of Atlanta
  • Mindy Boynton, Episcopal Church in Minnesota
  • Ronald Ruiz Braman, Diocese of Idaho
  • Randy Callender, Diocese of Maryland – Event Chaplain
  • Elizabeth Canaday, Diocese of Oklahoma – Local Liaison
  • Maggie Foote, Diocese of Southern Ohio
  • Myra Garnes, Diocese of Long Island
  • Samantha Haycock, Diocese of Arkansas
  • Christoph Herpel, Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
  • Frank Sierra, Diocese of West Missouri

Music Team

  • Sam Hensley, Diocese of Texas

Health Team

  • Julia Domenick, Diocese of Georgia
  • Sarah Klitzke, Diocese of Dallas

Staff

  • Valerie Harris, Associate for Formation Department
  • Shannon Kelly, Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries
  • Wendy Johnson, Officer for Digital Formation and Events
  • Bronwyn Clark Skov, Director for Formation, Youth, and Young Adult Ministries

Pastoral Care Team

The EYE17 Pastoral Care Team encompasses 40 young adults and adults who are volunteering help support the event by serving as the chaplains, residential staff, chaplains, and medical team.

Members of the EYE17 Pastoral Care Team are listed here.

Province IX event

Thanks to an Episcopal Church Constable Fund Grant , the Office of Formation is working with the bishops and their representatives from each of the seven dioceses of Province IX to plan a Spanish language Province IX Youth and Young Adult Event for 2019.

“We are especially excited to welcome Province IX leadership and are looking forward to partnering with these dioceses on a Spanish language event in 2019,” Skov said.

Representatives from each diocese, along with the Province IX Coordinator the Rev. Connie Sanchez joined the EYE17 Planning Team and will meet again during EYE17 to nurture network development and to learn from the process of planning an event of this magnitude.

Representatives from Province IX joining the Planning Team are:

 

Central Ecuador

Wendy Barrett
Juan Carlos Quiñonez

Colombia

Elias Garcia Cardenas
Israel Portilla Gomez

Dominican Republic

Luis Alberto Garcia
Patricia Martin

Honduras

Luis Brenes
Kara Mejia

Litoral Ecuador

Gina Angulo
Jairo Chirán

Puerto Rico

Angel Davila Colón
Bryan Alexis Velez

Venezuela

Daniela Salazar

Province IX Coordinator

The Rev. Connie Sanchez

 

Following EYE17, the Office of Formation staff will meet with these Province IX leaders to start the process of collaboratively planning the 2019 Province IX Youth and Young Adult Event.

 

 

The draft schedule for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) was the focus of the EYE17 Planning team at its final meeting April 20-23 in Minneapolis. “For nearly a year, the Planning Team has been working diligently to plan an innovative and...

The EYE17 Pastoral Care Team is made up of 40 young adults and adults who are volunteering help support the event by serving as the Chaplains, Residential Staff, Chaplains, and Medical Team.

Members of the EYE17 Pastoral Care Team are:

Chaplains

Sister Barbara Jean Brown
Cookie Cantwell
Jess Elfring-Roberts
Ariana Gonzalez-Bonillas
Donna Lima-Monteiro

Medical Staff

The Reverend Chris Christy
Amy O'Donnell
Tracie Shockley
Lani Untalan
Linda Wilson

Peer Ministers

Donnecia Brown
Courtney Crosby
Christopher Decatur
Hannah Graham
Luis Enrique Hernandez Rivas
Susannah Jones-Hochmuth
Caren Miles
Marcia Quintanilla
Anna Risch
Aaron Rogers
Br. Angel Roque
Jeremiah Shipman
Daniel Spicer
Christy Stang
Noah Sutter
Ivy Swinski
Megan-Drew Tiller
Brittney Traudt
Megan Tyner

Residental Staff

Hilary Bogert-Winkler
Madeline Carroll
Rich Clark
Ben Cowgill
Benjamin Garren
Alexizendria Link
Darling Daviel Ortiz Chemountd 
Gladys Rodriguez
Bill Slocumb
Gregory Stark
Sarah Stonesifer
Rev. Alejandra Trillos 
Lauren Wainwright
Rita Yoe

The EYE17 Pastoral Care Team is made up of 40 young adults and adults who are volunteering help support the event by serving as the Chaplains, Residential Staff, Chaplains, and Medical Team. Members of the EYE17 Pastoral Care Team are: Chaplains...

As we continue to prepare for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event, here are two additional documents you may find useful for planning purposes:

As always, if you have any questions about EYE17, contact Wendy Johnson, wjohnson@episcopalchurch.org, 347-880-6512.

As we continue to prepare for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event, here are two additional documents you may find useful for planning purposes: EYE17 Packing List EYE17 Draft Schedule (This is a draft outline of the anticipated EYE17 schedule. It is ...

Three forms must be completed for every participant attending EYE17. They are:

Registrars must submit these forms, along with their diocesan travel itinerary, by May 1 using this link

Registrars must also submit the following document completed by the diocesan bishop certifying that adult chaperones meet EYE17 criteria regarding criminal background checks and completion of Safeguarding God's Children training.

If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Harris, 212-716-6099, vharris@episcopalchurch.org.

 

 

Three forms must be completed for every participant attending EYE17. They are: EYE17 Event Agreement and Release EYE17 Contact Information EYE17 Personal Health & Medical Information /Authorization Registrars must submit these forms, along with...
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The 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) will focus on the theme Path to Peace, based on Matthew 5:1-12.

Path to Peace as a theme was developed by the EYE17 Mission Planning Team who discerned a call to focus on peacemaking and the ways each member of the Jesus Movement can pursue a path to peace.

Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE17 will be held on July 10-14, 2017 on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK, in partnership with the Diocese of Oklahoma. More on EYE17 here http://www.episcopalchurch.org/eye

Path to Peace represents both the inward and outward actions we are called to engage as members of the Jesus Movement,” explained Bronwyn Clark Skov, Presiding Bishop’s Staff Officer for Youth Ministry. “Embracing this theme, the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event will focus on helping participants identify how they can engage peacemaking and reconciliation in their communities.”

Based on the theme, the EYE17 Mission Planning Team’s Evangelism Committee developed the featured logo. The logo was designed by Christoph Herpel, EYE17 Mission Planning Team mentor. An Art Director at Gerasch Communication, Herpel resides in Germany and has been active with Youth Across Europe, a program of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. 

Applications Accepted for Pastoral Care Team
Applications are still being accepted for the EYE17 Pastoral Care Team, which will be comprised of young adults and adults at least 19 years of age, who are willing to volunteer to support the ministry and work of EYE17. Among the Pastoral Care Team positions are: Residential Staff; Peer Ministers, Chaplains; and Medical Care Team.

To serve as a member of the Pastoral Care Team, applicants must be willing to submit to a Criminal Sexual Background Check; provide evidence of completing Safeguarding God’s Children Training; demonstrate experience in successful and appropriate supervision of teens in overnight situations; and be available to travel to Oklahoma City on July 10 and depart no sooner than noon on July 14.

Application deadline is November 4. Application available here  https://dfms.formstack.com/forms/eye_2017_pastoral_care_team  More info here http://www.episcopalchurch.org/posts/eye/applications-accepted-eye17-pastoral-care-team

For more information about the Pastoral Care Team, contact the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Pastoral Care Team Coordinator and Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries for the Episcopal Church at skelly@episcopalchurch.org.

Participating in EYE17
Registration for EYE17 occurs at the diocesan level and will be available in January.

 

The 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) will focus on the theme Path to Peace, based on Matthew 5:1-12. Path to Peace as a theme was developed by the EYE17 Mission Planning Team who discerned a call to focus on peacemaking and the ways each member...

What information is needed to register youth and adult chaperones for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17)?

Here are the details you need for registration:

  • Full legal name
  • Preferred name (for nametags)
  • Gender (male, female, transgender, non-binary)
  • Age
  • Grade in school, 2016-2017
  • Demographic details
    • Alaska Native/American Indian - please specify
    • Asian - please specify
    • Black/African American - please specify
    • Hispanic/Latino - please specify
    • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander - please specify
    • White/Caucasian - please specify
    • Other - please specify
  • Fluent in English?
  • Need simultaneous interpretation? If so, what language?
  • Dietary needs, accessibility, or other considerations.
  • T-shirt size

We have two sample applications from other dioceses to share - Diocese of Michigan from from the 2014 EYE (click here to download) and Diocese of Western Michigan for EYE17 (click here to download). Others may be uploaded to our closed Diocesan Registrars' Facebook group.

What does participation in EYE17 cost?

EYE17 will cost $350 per participant, whether youth or adult. This includes 11 meals, lodging during the event, transportation to and from the Oklahoma City airport, all EYE17 workshops and plenary sessions, and any other regularly planned activities during EYE17. It does not include transportation to and from Oklahoma City or any pre-or post-EYE17 activities. A deposit will be required at the time of registration in early 2017 with the remainder due later that spring.

What transportation will be provided?

EYE17 will provide round-trip transportation between the Oklahoma City airport (OKC) and the campus of University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). Bus times will be arranged based on travel itineraries, which will be collected in early spring. The cost of this service is included in the registration fee. Each diocese is responsible for making arrangements for arrival on Monday, July 10 at OKC or other transportation to EYE17, such as buses, carpooling, etc. 

When do I need to arrive and depart EYE17?

The registration desk will open on Monday, July 10 after 1 pm. You should not plan to be on campus before that time. There will be no official EYE17 events offered on Monday, July 10 however we will offer activities for the afternoon and evening. Official programming for EYE17 will run July 11, 12 and 13. Departure is on Friday, July 14th. Everyone must depart campus by 11 am. Breakfast will be provided and for early departures a bag breakfast will be offered.

May I bring guests to EYE17?

EYE17 will completely fill available space at UCO. As such, you may not bring guests to EYE17. If you are traveling with individuals unrelated to the event, they will need to find their own off-campus housing. However, they may not join us for EYE17 activities. Individuals interested in supporting EYE17 may apply to participate as a member of the Pastoral Care Team. Click here for more information. November 4 is the application deadline.

Can I request a specific type of room on campus at EYE17?

Unless you require an accessible room, we cannot provide a specific style of room during your stay at EYE17. We will be in dorm-style housing and anticipate filling every space so you will be required to share with a roommate.

Will there be events following EYE17?

There will not be a mission experience offered after EYE17. If you are interested in local mission opportunities, contact Sabrina Evans, Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, SEvans@epiok.org.

What information is needed to register youth and adult chaperones for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17)? Here are the details you need for registration: Full legal name Preferred name (for nametags) Gender (male, female, transgender, non-...