The Episcopal Youth Event | EYE 2023
Tuesday, July 4, 2023, 4:15 PM
The Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) is a unique event in many ways. Gathering high school young people from parishes and dioceses across this country and beyond, EYE offers shared experiences of worship, fun, and fellowship.Since this event is held only once every three years, for many #EYE23 will be their only chance to attend.
The Diocese of Maryland will host EYE at The University of Maryland, College Park from July 4-8, 2023 .Gathering from far and wide, 1,000+ Episcopal young people and their adult leaders will pray, play, and learn together. Until you have seen it first-hand, the sight of over a thousand young people and adult leaders in one place is unimaginable.The enthusiasm of the young people in attendance is infectious, equaled only by the compelling commitment to their faith; showing the vitality of The Episcopal Church both now and in the future.
You will come away from EYE with more than memories, although those will last a lifetime. You will have new friends. Through them and the community gathered you will gain a greater understanding of your personal connection to a something much bigger. You will be asked some tough questions about diversity, inclusion, and how you live into the Baptismal Covenant each day. You will also be exposed to creative music, programs, and activities showing the wide and diverse landscape of people who make up The Episcopal Church. Discovering that differences in music, worship style, or beliefs are not dividers, but rather unifiers in Christ is empowering.
In order to be considered to participate in #EYE23, you must fill out the application below and have a completed reference form on file from your rector, warden or your youth leader. Applications open on November 1st and the application deadline is Tuesday, January 10, 2023. The cost for EYE is $400. This includes the $400 event registration, all meals at EYE, housing, all event materials, ground transportation at EYE, and the required community gathering prior to the event. More details about the travel and meeting schedule are inside this packet.
Please seriously consider applying to be part of the Diocese of East Carolina’s delegation to #EYE23. A chance to serve, explore, and deepen your faith awaits!
• Things you will need to complete your online application: Immunization and Vaccination Records including COVID-19; Insurance Card and information
Watch this video from the most recent EYE
Financial Facts for EYE
Approximate Cost - $650. Your cost is $400
Costs covered:EYE Registration fee, transportation to and from and while at EYE itself, meals at EYE and pre-meetings and other supplies.
$100 deposit is due with your application.The deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE if you are chosen to go. If not, your deposit will be refunded. This $100 DOES apply to the $400 balance.
Payments can be made installments beginning at the time participants are accepted to go.
Each young person should raise as much of the $400 EYE fee from their parish as they can. We encourage young people to raise at minimum $150 from their parish.
ALL balances are due on or before May 1, 2023. ALL FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE after this point.
- ✴Participants are expected cover meals during travel to and from.
- ✴Participants will need to bring their own spending money for additional souvenirs not provided as part of the event materials.
- ✴All Participants will be notified by Jan. 25th regarding their space for the trip.