Youth Education & Development
At Trinity we see our young people as the present, not just the future, of the church. Trinity kids are vital members of our parish family. As young people, they are just beginning to explore a spiritual path of their own, or to consider how they might do God’s work in the church and in the world.
Their curiosity, creativity, and commitment to the learning process make our youth inspiring partners in the work we do here at Trinity. Nurturing our kids’ intellectual and spiritual development is a job we take seriously.
Here are a few of the opportunities for growth that
young people will find here.
EPISCOPAL YOUTH PROJECT (EYP)
Trinity and our sister church in Huntington, St. John’s Episcopal Church, have united to create a special program for kids ages 10 and up. It’s called the Episcopal Youth Project (EYP).
We’re focused on building a sense of fellowship within Huntington’s own youth community, and at the same time helping the larger Huntington community through a variety of activities and projects, including:
The EYP meets every Wednesday from 5:47-7:47 p.m. for dinner and fellowship. Meetings alternate between the two churches and the average attendance is 25 youth. Recently, youth from St. Peter’s have also started attending. Check us out!
Contact: St. John’s at firstname.lastname@example.org or Trinity’s office at 304.529.6084.
TILT (TEENS IN LEADERSHIP TRAINING)
Teens in Leadership Training (TILT) is a unique and special Peterkin camp session for students entering 10th grade through those who have just graduated. Campers spend a week together camping in the woods, focusing on developing leadership and team-building skills.
By challenging themselves with low ropes elements, participating in team-building games, and cooking meals for the group over an open fire, campers learn what it means to lead when God calls us, when to take on leadership roles and when to step back and let others lead, how to collaborate, problem solve and much more.
June 19-25, 2016
Contact: Daisy McBride, Director at 304-822-4519
(toll-free 888-822-4519) or email@example.com
MAD (MUSIC, ART, DRAMA) CAMP
MAD Camp is special Peterkin camp session for students entering 4th - 12th grade in the fall . The camp focuses on helping kids develop and nurture diverse talents.
Younger campers engage in art classes. Older students serve as mentors, while working with resident artists to further develop their own creative gifts.
Electives range from photography and arts and crafts to film-making and dance. As the campers explore their own talents, the unique camp program provides ample opportunities for them to discuss their Relationship with God and the church, and to reflect on the role their artistry can play in serving God.
There’s also plenty of outdoor fun, plus free-time diversions that include swimming, hiking, and field games. With the wide variety of activities offered in a caring environment, Peterkin is the perfect place for young people to refine skills and explore new ideas.
July 24-30, 2016
Contact: Daisy McBride, Director at 304-822-4519 (toll-free 888-822-4519) or firstname.lastname@example.org
GET INVOLVED IN NATIONAL YOUTH ACTIVITIES
Want to get involved church activities on a national level?
Check out Episcopal Youth Ministries, a bridging ministry of
education, connection, formation, and transformation designed
to walk the path with young people as they transition from
child to young adult. For more info, email Bronwyn Clark Skov,
officer for Youth Ministries.