Children, Youth & Camping

Children, Youth & Camp Ministries

ECMN has opportunities for youth of all ages to engage at faith communities and across the state throughout the year. Contact Sarah Barnett at sarah.b@episcopalmn.org for more information. 

NEW! ECMN is now using an online registration platform for all retreats and camps. From either a family or an individual account, all information will be transferable between events for a simpler process. Additionally, churches will be able to send scholarships directly to their kids!

Retreats

Peer Ministry Training

Teens in Grades 9-12 will develop leadership skills to: welcome outsiders, put faith into action, learn to really listen, reach out to those in trouble, build healthy relationships, know when and where to ask for help. It’s taught by existing Peer Ministers and includes a fun evening out with dinner, pool, sledding, skating, and a bonfire.

Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) Retreats

TEC stands for Teens Encountering Christ.  TEC events are for high school aged youth, are led and planned by past participants, and provide a mix of community building, faith building and character building experiences.  You get to be connected with other youth across the state - building life long friendships that help you learn and grow. Below, find links to upcoming TEC events.

Pre-TEC Grades 6-8

Pre-TEC events are for middle school students.  They follow a similar format as TEC and act as an introductory experience for TEC events in high school. Here's a video and some pictures from previous Pre-TEC events!

MN TEC for Grades 9-12

TEC is an overnight retreat that empowers teens to integrate the joys, struggles, and epiphanies of their daily lives with the  mystery of our shared Christian Faith. 

For more information, dates and registration for Pre-TEC and TEC events, click here! 

Camp 

There a variety of options for camp for young people in Minnesota throughout the summer.  Here are three of them!

Click here to learn more about all these ECMN Camps!

Summer in the city - Grades 6-8

June 18-20, 2018 at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis. 

EKID: Episcopal Kids - PreK - Gr. 5
June 21-23, 2018 Camp Miller, Sturgeon Lake, MN

Episcopal Youth Quest Camp - Grades 6-8 (Grades 9-12 leadership)

July 15-21, 2018 at Camp Miller in Sturgeon Lake, MN. Find out more here.

Episcopal Youth Music Camp - Grades 3-12

August 5-11,2018 at Camp OneHeartland.  Find out more here.

Episcopal Creative Arts Day Camp - Age 4-Grade 6

July 30 - August 3, 2018 at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral 

Summer in the city

June 18-20, 2018 at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis. 

Community Engagement

Ma Wa Disi Daa

"Ma Wa Disi Daa" means "visit" in Ojibwe. This trip is all about visiting and building relationships with our Episcopal family in the White Earth and Cass Lake areas. We eat together, help out with any needed projects, and share our stories with one another. Several youth groups have joined together for this trip since 2011. The youth are empowered to shop, cook, and do most of the planning. Any youth group is welcome to join. For more information contact Stacey Olson (staceyo@ourcathedral.org) or Sarah Barnett (sarah.b@episcopalmn.org). Dates for 2018 are July 26th-30th, find more information and register today here.

Rosebud Episcopal Mission

For the past 5-6 summers, a few Episcopal Youth Groups have joined together to build relationships and serve with the people living on the Rosebud Reservation. Click here for a video from 2015 that explains more about the experience. Any youth group is welcome to join. For more information contact Sheila Foster (stlukesformation@gmail.com) or Sarah Barnett (sarah.b@episcopalmn.org). Dates for 2018 are June 18-24th, registration is coming soon!

Leadership Meetings & Quarterly News

ECMN also helps to resource and convene children's and youth ministers and volunteers.  Find out more here. You can also sign up to get on the mailing list for quarterly updates, resources and opportunities.

Children's Ministry Network

Meets on the second Thursday of every month in the ECMN Offices at 1101 W Broadway Ave (2nd Floor, Bishop's Conference Room) from 9:30-11:00am. Conference calling is available. 

Youth Ministry Network

Meets from 11:00-12:30 for lunch after the Children's Ministry Network. Conference calling is available.

Quarterly News

January 2018: Sprint/Summer Programs

March 2017: Spring/Summer Programs 

August 2017: Fall/Winter Programs

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