Encounter Weekend 2019
The Encounter Weekend is an annual gathering for youth organized by the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. It’s an opportunity for youth ages 15-19 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, and have a lot of fun! It’s an awesome opportunity to build lasting Christian friendships and to grow through a series of activities, discussions, music, and more. This year the event is taking place Friday November 15th through Sunday November 17th at Knox United Church in Lower Sackville. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Knox United Church, Lower Sackville NS
For youth ages 15-19
Cost: $60 for participants
(Bursaries are available! Email Jessie at email@example.com for more information)
Registration Deadline: November 10th
Link to Register: sharenspei.ca/encounter-candidate-registration
What is this?
The Encounter Weekend is an annual gathering for youth organized by the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. It’s an opportunity for youth ages 15-19 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, and have a lot of fun! It’s an awesome opportunity to build lasting Christian friendships and to grow through a series of activities, discussions, music, and more.
Who is this weekend for?
This weekend 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! If you have a friend or sibling that you would like to attend the weekend too, invite them -the more the merrier!
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.
The registration cost is more than I can afford.
Bursaries are available. Email for more info. If cost is the only thing holding you back, we’ll find a way to make it work for you! Seriously - don't hesitate to request a bursary. We don't want anyone to be prevented from participating because of money, and we will be sure to keep your application confidential.
What will we actually be doing?
Encounter isn’t a secret…but it is full of surprises! We generally spend some time in small groups getting to know one another, participate in creative group activities, play games, hang out with new friends, have free time, eat really good food, and have some fun.
Who are the team members?
Team members at Encounter 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 Encounter, 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.
How are sleeping spaces divided?
We generally divide sleeping spaces up by team and candidates (with a few team members bunking with the youth), and then by gender. If gendered sleeping spaces don't work for you, let us know that too and we will come up with a plan that makes you feel as safe and comfortable as possible.
Is Encounter a safe space?
Absolutely! Each Encounter weekend is a melting pot of people from different backgrounds and walks of life. We are an LGBTQIA2+ friendly space and are more than happy to make sure your preferred name and pronouns are used. We are a loving, inclusive, and accepting community with a zero tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind. Our locations are accessible, but if you have any accessibility questions or concerns, please email and we will be more than happy to provide you with more information.