Niagara Youth Conference (NYC)
Sunday, August 25 to Friday, August 30, 2013
@ Canterbury Hills, Ancaster Ontario
NYC 2012 (see more pictures from NYC 2012 on Facebook - Anglican Diocese of Niagara - Youth Ministry)
The Purpose of NYC
The Niagara Youth Conference has been the cornerstone program of Niagara's outstanding youth ministry tradition for over 60 years. NYC is a residential conference for youth who are of high school age. Its purpose is to establish a caring, spiritual, participatory, learning community that encourages inclusivity and personal sharing (mitigated, of course, by fun and frivolity).
How do we do this, you ask?
- by creating a forum where youth are free and safe to explore issues of personal relevance
by providing an environment that encourages spiritual growth through discussion and reflection as well as offering meaningful and uplifting worship experiences for youth
by offering young people an opportunity to explore their faith and develop relationships with other Anglican young people in a residential and experiential environment
by offering leadership opportunities for youth as the “young at heart”
by offering lots of time to socialize and play together
by recruiting, training and supporting staff who are compelling, engaging and enabling witnesses to faith lived and explored
For whom, where, when and how much?
for youth ages 14 to 19 years of age (or turning 14 by the end of the year)
the staff team consists of 21 dedicated volunteers, ages 18 and up with half of the staff in the age range of 18 to 24 years of age
NYC always takes place the week before the Labour Day weekend
We do not want the fee to exclude anyone who wants to participate in NYC so if you need a bursary to enable your participation, please email Christyn Perkons.
When: 7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 25th to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30th
Where: Canterbury Hills in Ancaster, Ontario
Early Bird Option – If paid in full by June 21, 2013, delegates may:
o Choose to be in a cabin in the meadow or on the hill; and
o Request two cabin mates (only one of the requests will be guaranteed).
Referrals (when a returning delegate and referred new delegates are paid in fully June 21, 2013) – For each new delegate (who has either not attended NYC before or not attended for the past two years) referred, the returning delegate receives a $25 reimbursement to a maximum of $50. All referred delegates will receive a $25 reimbursement. Reimbursements will be paid at NYC.
NYC Brochure 2013
How can I register?
Online registration is now available here. Application forms will also be available in all parishes in April/May or by calling the Diocesan Resource Centre at 905-527-1316 ext. 420.