Orthodox Youth Directors in North America Announce Annual Youth & Camp Workers Conference, “The Ministry of Forming Beautiful Youth”

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Join the Orthodox Youth Directors in North America (OYDNA) virtually on Thursday, January 28th and Friday, January 29th for their Annual Youth and Camp Workers Conference!

The objective of the Youth and Camp Workers Conference (YCC) is to offer an enriching and uplifting experience that will connect youth and camp workers and provide them with inspirational and challenging ideas to help them refine and improve their work. YCC is hosted by OYDNA, a working committee of individuals who serve as the departmental heads of the youth, college, and young adult ministry departments of the different Orthodox churches represented in the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States.

The Orthodox Church in America is co-hosting the Conference and invites all Clergy, Youth Group Advisors, Church School Teachers, Youth Workers, Camp Directors, Camp Counselors, and anyone with an interest in serving our young people to attend!

Two of the main speakers are from the OCA, Dr. Peter Bouteneff and Fr. Sergius Halvorsen, and OCA youth will be featured during a panel presentation and discussion on the evening of January 28th. Information on other speakers can be found on the Conference website.

Thursday, January 28th
6:30pm EST:  Welcome, Opening Prayer, and Introductions
7:00 - 9:00pm EST:  Session 1 – Youth Panel Presentation & Discussion

Friday, January 29th
11:00am - 1pm EST:  Session 2 - The Beauty in Youth Formation
2:00 - 4:00pm EST:  Session 3 - Practical Youth Formation
4:15pm EST:  Akathist for Youth

Click here to register, and email Danielle Geeza with any questions.