YOUTH MISSION TRIPS
Each summer, 6th – 12th graders are invited to participate in the formational journey of serving others outside of our local community. The location varies each year depending on present day topics and where the hearts of our youth are called. In 2018, youth and adult volunteers traveled to the Episcopal Mission at Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota to be with the Lakota people. While there, they cut firewood for the winter, repaired houses on the reservation, helped to put on their annual children’s festival, and were immersed in the Lakota culture.This summer, the group will do a Civil Rights Pilgrimage through the Deep South, ending in Atlanta, Georgia. Before each trip, the group does a deep dive into the issues, systemic and personal, that the community faces. Through this prayerful intentionality, we strive to create a deeper understanding of larger systems and a culture of sustainable outreach.
Rising 4th - Rising 6th Grades
Edge Camp begins with the whole camp on our Windsor Campus for morning worship. Following this, Edge participants leave the campus each day to participate in team-building activities and service opportunities around Austin, learning how to encounter Christ in our world. Edge Camp nurtures the whole child in safe, engaging, and age-appropriate settings.
7th - 8th Grades
Rite 13 celebrates the God-given individuality and creative potential of each young person. This is a six to eight week long program each fall for those who have or are about to turn 13. By exploring questions of faith, self, and society, this course supports youth are they take their first steps into their own lives and beliefs. The class culminates in a catered dinner the Thursday before and a “Rite 13” liturgy that is prayed during the 10:30a Communion Cafe service.
Confirmation is offered each Spring for all high schoolers who feel called to make a mature declaration of faith and to continue the work that was started at our Baptism. Through small group discussions, weekly readings, a retreat, and various guest speakers, we explore what it means to be a Christian and Episcopalian. This class incorporates the unconventional with the orthodox; it holds space for our doubts and our inherent divinity; and it challenges the youth to discover new ways of encountering Christ.
EYC: EPISCOPAL YOUTH COMMUNITY
EYC is the traditional “youth group” meeting time. This is a more laid-back time for Youth to enjoy one another’s company (within the noted age groups) with games, activities, discussions, music, videos, snacks, and as much fun as can fit into an ninety minutes!
Middle School EYC
6th - 8th grades
Wednesdays, 6:30p - 8:00p
Dinner is offered!
Education Center | Windsor Campus
Senior High EYC
9th - 12th grades
Offsite | Windsor Campus
Magnolia Cafe, Lake Austin Blvd.