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EYE 2014
EYE Application Deadline has been extended
to Monday, February 10 at NOON

EYE 2014The Episcopal Youth Event is a triennial event sponsored by the Episcopal Church for youth in grades 9-12. EYE is the second largest event in the Episcopal Church and the largest youth event typically drawing 1500 youth and adults from all provinces of our church. We worship, learn, laugh, fellowship, and meet wonderful people. We ask questions and have discussions about what it means to be a modern day Episcopalian and Christian. This event is transformative as it helps young people grow in their faith and in their understanding of the Anglican expression of Christianity. Participants can expect to interact with bishops, priests, deacons, and lay leaders from all provinces of the Episcopal Church.

Information and Registration

Who can go? Youth can apply who are currently in the 9th-12th grade in the 2013-2014 school year. Adults wishing to attend EYE as chaperones must be age 25 or older, be Safeguarding God’s Children trained, and pass a background screening. Youth and adult applicants should fill out the online application.

When? We plan to leave July 9th and return July 13th.

Where? EYE 2014 will be held at Villanova University in Philadelphia.

Transportation? We will depart from the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City by bus for Philadelphia on July 9th. From the 9th to the 13th we will be at Villanova University and will take part in the Episcopal Youth Event. We will return to New York the evening of July 13th. Departure/Arrival times are TBA.

What is the cost? The cost will be $100. This includes all travel expenses, lodging, and meals at EYE. This price is possible as the Diocese of Long Island considers this an important event for our youth and is funding the cost above $100 through the diocesan budget and fundraising. Additional donations are welcome; contact Myra Garnes Shuler, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries at (516) 248-4800 x118 or mgarnesshuler@dioceseli.org to make a contribution.

EYE14 Pre-Conference: In order to be intentional about supporting and fostering cultural and ethnic diversity at EYE, the Ethnic Missioners from the Diversity and Ethnic Ministries Team are hosting a pre-conference where registered EYE14 participants from diocesan delegations may arrive early to build relationships with their peers and leaders. The Diocese of Long Island will take four interested youth to the Pre-Conference which will be held July 7 to 9, 2014 and will focus on leadership development and preserving ethnic and cultural identity while engaging our common Christian identity. This invitation is specifically for youth who identity as Native American/Indigenous, Asian/AsiaAmerican, Black, or Latino/a/Hispanic. Please indicate your interest in the online application.

How do I apply? Youth and adults who are interested in attending EYE as part of the Diocese of Long Island delegation can apply online. The application will be open through Monday, February 10. Selection for the EYE team from the Diocese of Long Island will be based on the essay questions and the goal of building a diverse team. After Monday, February 10, all applicants will be notified. All selected participants will be required to attend a parent/youth orientation and a preparation meeting (dates TBD).

Registration Payments: A payment of $50 will be due Feb. 18 to reserve your spot. The balance will be due no later than March 7.

If you have any questions please contact:

Myra Garnes Shuler
Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Episcopal Diocese of Long Island
36 Cathedral Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
516-248-4800 x118 (Office)
301-996-4997 (Mobile)
mgarnesshuler@dioceseli.org


Important Links:

EPISCOPAL YOUTH EVENT PAGE
(http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/episcopal-youth-event-2014)

DIOCESE OF LONG ISLAND EYE14 APPLICATION PAGE
(https://licommin.wufoo.com/forms/episcopal-youth-event-2014-application/)

Documents to Review and Download:

EYE YOUTH TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION
(Please type responses directly on the form; print and mail to Myra Garnes Shuler.)

EYE GENERAL INFORMATION

EYE14 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

PRE-CONFERENCE

 

Myra Garnes Shuler
Myra Garnes Shuler
, Director
Youth Ministry and Christian Formation
Episcopal Diocese of Long Island
36 Cathedral Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 248-4800 x118

youth@dioceseli.org

Myra Garnes Shuler was instituted into her new ministry at the diocese on September 25, 2010.


A Word on Ages
The Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry provides programs for youth who are currently in grades 6-12.  Young Adult Ministry programs are designed for ages 18-35.
A Word on Scholarships
It is our goal that no child, youth, college student, or young adult miss an event because of financial reasons.  We offer scholarship assistance for all of our programs. We raise funds for this purpose. Ideally we ask the family to pay 1/3, the parish 1/3, and diocesan scholarship funds 1/3.  We work with our congregations to make sure their young people have funding to attend events and camps.