We had a wonderful time together, and are looking forward to another great DYC weekend in 2023! This year we are returning to Camp Mockingee in October for our weekend away for gr.7-12's. Our theme as we gather is Shelter from the Storm: You Are Enough. We are planning a full weekend with campfires, workshops, crafts, games, guest speakers and even an expedition to On-tree!
DYC is an inclusive space for fellowship and whether you come from a faith tradition or not, all teens are welcome to join us for a fun and restful weekend!
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What is this?
The Diocesan Youth Conference (DYC) is an annual gathering for youth organized by the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. It’s an opportunity for youth in grades 7 through 12 to come together and talk about what it means to be young people of faith in today’s world. We relax, get to know each other, worship together – and have a lot of fun!
Who is this conference for?
This conference is for any youth who were in grades 7 to 12 in the 2021-22 school year who want to explore faith. If you've been Anglican your whole life, are brand new to the church, are part of another church, a skeptic, or have no idea at all what you believe, you are welcome here!
But I’m not an Anglican.
You really don’t have to be - we promise! We've had people from all kinds of different denominations (and no denomination at all!) attend over the years.
But what will we actually be doing?
The content of DYC changes from year to year depending on the theme, but we generally spend some time in small groups getting to know one another, do some bible study, participate in workshops that explore different aspects of the theme, do some creative activities, play games, hang out, have free time with friends, and hopefully have some fun.
Who are the leaders?
Leaders at DYC are all volunteers who are connected to the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Lots of them are people who grew up going to DYC, and plenty of others are people who are just enthusiastic about helping young people learn and grow. All of our leaders are screened according to the Diocesan Screening Policy, which includes a Police Records Check and training on Healthy Boundaries.
What's included in registration?
Registration includes accommodation (in shared cabins at Camp Mockingee), all meals and snacks from Friday afternoon to mid-morning on Sunday, and a t-shirt.
What changes will be made this year to manage the risk of COVID-19?
We aren't sure what things will look like by August in terms of COVID, so we have a robust plan to manage this risk in all kinds of circumstances. We will be strictly following all public health guidelines that may be in place at that time. All participants and leaders will be screened when they arrive at the event.
What happens if I get sick and am unable to attend?
If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19, or any other communicable disease, we ask that you please stay home.
If you are not able to attend, please let us know as soon as possible, as there may be a waitlist of people hoping to attend. There will be no financial penalty for cancelling your registration.
How will cabins work this year?
We will be sharing cabins this year, but the cabins are large, and there will be room for people to appropriately distance from one another if they so choose.