New Beginnings is designed especially to respond to the unique
challenges and concerns of youth in grades 6-8. It was created by
adults and young people to help participants grow in their love of
themselves, others and our Lord Jesus Christ. During the weekend,
participants meet peers from across the diocese, enjoy skits,
listen to talks, and participate in small group activities and
discussions. These activities focus on self, friends, parents,
siblings, school, God's love, prayer and the church. Free time is
built in for youth to have an opportunity to fellowship with their
newfound friends. Participants of New Beginnings may attend as many
weekends as they choose throughout their middle school years.
Participants do not have to be
Episcopalian, but must be recommended through an Episcopal Church.
Participants do not need a sponsor for the weekend; there will be
adults on team to help supervise the weekend.
NEW BEGINNINGS TEAM
The New Beginnings weekend is run by high school students (grades
9-12) and adult team members. Essential to this ministry is the
youth leadership that models a Christian community with love and
acceptance of every member. Leadership roles include small group
leaders, small group co-leaders, music team, speakers and spiritual
advisors. Each New Beginnings weekend is headed up by a high school
student, the Junior Weekend Advisor.
Each team member and participant are responsible for their own
transportation to and from camp. Please carpool with other youth in
For more information, contact Lay Directors: