Programs & Events
The diocese offers camping and mission experiences for children, youth, and adult leaders. Camp EDOW holds Junior Camp (rising 4th-6th graders) and Middle Camp (rising 7th-9th graders). On the Appalachia Service Project mission trip, youth (ages 14-19) and adults help make homes warmer, safer and drier. Close to home, Youth and Family Service Day involves young people in the effort against hunger and homelessness in their own communities.
The Diocese of Washington summer camp program promotes the spiritual and emotional development of children, youth, and young adults through the fostering of a safe and positive environment for all. This year, EDOW is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and the Claggett Center to bring weeklong camp programs in the rolling hills of Frederick County, MD for our youth, from rising 2nd grade to recently graduated high school seniors.
Appalachia Service Project was started 47 years ago by a Methodist minister who saw a sub-standard housing epidemic in central Appalachia. Almost 50 members of the diocese joined the program on a one-week trip in 2015 and 70 made the journey in 2016.
Held every April, Youth and Family Service Day is a two-day event for grades 6-12 that includes a sleepover, Eucharist and community service projects with the hungry and homeless in the Washington area. For a taste of the program, watch this video on the 2015 service day.
The EDOW Release Form should be completed by anyone under the age of 18 participating in a diocesan youth program.