Diocesan Youth Conference
DYC is an annual gathering for youth from the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island who are in grade 7 through 12. It happens on the last weekend in October somewhere in NS or PEI, and is a conference spent in worship, learning about what it means to live as a Christian, hanging out with friends, and having a really great time. We are so excited to still be able to gather this year, packing all of the fun of DYC into one day!
This year, you can participate in person (at St. John's in Halifax) OR Online Via Zoom!
Just indicate which way you'd like to participate when you fill out the registration form.
Here are the details:
For youth in grades 7 to 12
October 24, 2020
11AM to 4PM
Registration is now closed.
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What is this?
The Diocesan Youth Conference (DYC) is an annual gathering for youth organized by the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. It’s an opportunity for youth in grades 7 through 12 to come together and talk about what it means to be young people of faith in today’s world. We relax, get to know each other, worship together – and have a lot of fun!
Who is this retreat for?
This retreat is for any youth who want to explore faith. If you've been Anglican your whole life, are brand new to the church, are part of another church, a skeptic, or have no idea at all what you believe, you are welcome here!
But I’m not an Anglican.
You really don’t have to be - we promise! We've had people from all kinds of different denominations (and no denomination at all!) attend over the years.
But what will we actually be doing?
The content of DYC changes from year to year depending on the theme, but we generally spend some time in small groups getting to know one another, do some bible study, participate in workshops that explore different aspects of the theme, do some creative activities, play games, hang out, have free time with friends, and hopefully have some fun.
Who are the leaders?
Leaders at DYC are all volunteers who are connected to the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Lots of them are people who grew up going to DYC, and plenty of others are people who are just enthusiastic about helping young people learn and grow. All of our leaders are screened according to the Diocesan Screening Policy, which includes training on Healthy Boundaries.
What changes will be made this year to manage the risk of COVID-19?
The most significant change is having a one day event instead of a full weekend, but there will be a number of other changes as well. We will be strictly following all public health guidelines, including limiting registration, requiring mandatory masks, and practicing physical distancing. All participants and leaders will be screened when they arrive at the event, and we will have everyone's information should contact tracing be required.
What happens if I get sick and am unable to attend?
If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19, or travel outside the Atlantic Bubble within two weeks before DYC, we ask that you please stay home. We are working on details for how we can livestream at least part of the day, and we will be sure to share the info about that as it is available.
If you are not able to attend, please let us know as soon as possible, as there may be a waitlist of people hoping to attend.