We host Diocesan Youth Events throughout the school year and over the summer. It's a year long program. You can find some useful links to help you navigate through all of our events below. Event registration is always found on the calendar page.
Below is the code of conduct we expect all youth to abide in while participating in all Diocesan Youth Events.
It is the policy of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta (the “Diocese”) that all events and activities conducted by the Diocese or on its property observe the following guidelines, which are to be interpreted in a manner consistent with the mission and doctrine of the Episcopal Church.
Responsible officials will model and promote behavior of and towards all Participants in keeping with the baptismal covenant of the Book of Common Prayer, including the covenant to respect the dignity of every human being.
Aggressive behavior towards Participants by any person are not to be tolerated.
Bullying, fighting, abusive or offensive language, and engaging in threats or coercion will not be tolerated.
Any activity that presents a serious risk of personal injury or emotional harm to any Participant or other person is prohibited.
Sexual advances towards or unwanted, inappropriate, or offensive touching of Participants is prohibited. (See Appendix A, Appropriate Displays of Affection in the “Diocesan Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth from Abuse”.)
Weapons or items that appear to be or create the impression of dangerous weapons are prohibited. Props for plays and games, kitchen utensils, utilitarian equipment and tools, and other items with a benign purpose that do not threaten Participants or create realistic and actual fear of harm are permitted if otherwise appropriate. For example, a bow and arrow at an archery event or a cutting tool on a camping trip may be appropriate under all of the circumstances.
Dorms for Participants are to be single gender. (See the Transgender Policy of the Diocese for additional clarification).
In organizing and directing events, Responsible Officials shall consider the personal privacy interests and desires of all Participants, consistent with the type of event involved, the nature of the facilities and activities, and the interests of others.
Tobacco products are not permitted and shall not be used.
Participants below the legal drinking age shall not use or have possession of alcoholic beverages. Of course, this guideline has no application to proper participation in communion.
Illegal drugs and other controlled substances for which the person in possession has no prescription are prohibited.
Age appropriate play or normal physical activities are permitted if they do not entail or threaten injury, offensive physical contact, or other offensive or improper conduct. (See Appendix A, Appropriate Displays of Affection in the “Diocesan Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth from Abuse”.
Discrimination on any basis prohibited by the Episcopal Church is not to be tolerated, consistent with other Diocesan policies.
Responsible Officials shall apply these rules using common sense and good judgment, and not in an arbitrary or unreasonable manner.
For purposes of this policy, the following terms have the stated meaning:
“Participants” means children or youth participating in Diocesan events. “Responsible Officials” means persons who are acting for or in cooperation with the Diocese or have any responsibilities or authority in connection with an event.