EYE23 participants must have turned at least 15 and be no older than 19 by July 4, 2023. Participants should be enrolled in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade during the 2022-2023 school year, or equivalent, for students in non-traditional or non-US school settings. Current 9th graders who will be 14 on July 4, 2023, will have an opportunity to attend EYE26 as the Episcopal Youth Event is on a three-year cycle. Current freshman who will be 14 on July 4, 2023 will have an opportunity to attend EYE2026 as the Episcopal Youth Event is on a three-year cycle.
For more on selecting youth to come and youth eligibility, click HERE.
Chaperones have perhaps the greatest impact on the EYE experience for the youth in attendance. They are expected to set excellent examples in behavior and attitude as they provide safety for participants through diligent discipline regarding appropriate and healthy boundaries. A delegation with any 19-year-olds must have chaperones no younger than 22.
For more on Chaperone requirements, click HERE.
Bishops are invited to attend EYE23 as either one of the chaperones for their young people or they can register as a bishop. Registration for bishops not traveling as a delegation chaperone will open through Friday, March 31, 2023. Bishops registering independent of a delegation will not have the option of on-campus housing.
For more about coming as a Bishop and housing options for Bishops, click HERE.
We will be inviting partners in ministry, organizations that serve youth and young adults, and other organizations to be exhibitors at EYE23. Please email us if you are interested in being an exhibitor at EYE23.
Applications are open now for adult volunteers to serve on the event team, which includes: Dorm Crew, Logistics Team, EYE Chaplain Team, Communications Team, or Medical Care Team. Applications will be received until January 13, 2023. Event Team members are responsible for their own travel to/from EYE23.
Locally, it takes hundreds of volunteers to make EYE23 a success. The local congregations, dioceses, and provinces supporting EYE23 will be primarily responsible for volunteer recruitment. More information will be available as the EYE23 Planning Team continues its discernment and identifies its needs. Please check back here in late February for more news.
If you have any questions, email us.
All EYE23 participants must be vaccinated in accordance with Executive Council’s recently adopted Model Vaccination Policy, which incorporates CDC Guidelines. Exemptions from vaccinations is only permitted for those who provide a physician’s notice for exemptions due to health concerns.