Youth Programs

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edsd youth collaborative

EDSD Youth Collaborative is a collective of San Diego area parishes invested in youth ministry. We use our common resources to serve youth and family throughout the diocese. We meet quarterly to plan, collaborate, share events and resources, and provide support to those involved in youth ministry. Collaborative events include mission trips, convention, youth retreats, service opportunities, and various other activities including Nightwatch, a Pentecost bonfire, and EYE.

If you are interested in joining the Youth Collaborative and are currently involved in youth ministry, you are welcome to join us. To be added to the mailing list, or for more information about the Youth Collaborative, please contact Charlette Preslar.

Diocesan Youth Ministry Program Calendar 2019-2020


Contact your youth ministry leader or diocesan youth missioner, Charlette Preslar for more information on any of the events listed below. We are better together! Come join the fun!

September 8, 2:00-5:00 pm – Program year jump-off at Jump Around – 90 minutes of jumping $20 

October 19-20 – Youth Ministry Leadership Retreat – Camp Stevens – This retreat is designed especially for youth ministry leaders. Receive training, connect with other youth ministry leaders, set some time apart at beautiful Camp Stevens to explore your ministry.

November 8-10 – Palm Desert Youth at Convention – This weekend of service, fun, and a diocesan wide lock-in is always a highlight. Space is limited. Registration will open in September.

December 13 – 10pm-midnight – Broomball at the UTC ice arena $10 – This was so much fun last year, we are bringing it back this year!

January 10-12 – Annual Epiphany Retreat at Camp Stevens $125 – Registration opens early November.

February 29-March 1 – Nightwatch – Leap into Faith! – St. Paul\’s Cathedral – Celebrate Leap Year during our annual Lent lock-in at the Cathedral. $20

May 31 – Pentecost Bonfire – Moonlight Beach, Encinitas

June 12-14 – Urban Immersion – Mission Trip grades 7-9, St. Phillip\’s Episcopal Church – Lemon Grove

July 7-10 – The Episcopal Youth Event grades 10-12, Washington D.C. – Applications will open this fall.

July 11 – Youth at Pride – Join youth from all over our diocese as we participate in the San Diego Pride Parade.