Youth Service Trip Camp

This summer, Episcopal high schoolers will go on a journey of pilgrimage and discovery, June 21-28, 2024. We’ll pray together and consider the meaning of our Baptismal Covenant and Jesus’ teachings. We’ll serve in ministries that bless others and show God’s love. We’ll learn more about what God calls us to do. We’ll sleep in churches in the Louisville, KY area and serve in local outreach ministries.


A journey of pilgrimage and discovery for high schoolers

This year’s trip includes a special visit to the 81st General Convention of the Episcopal Church – the once every three years meeting of the entire worldwide Episcopal Church. At this convention, our church will be electing a new Presiding Bishop and, if our dioceses vote to approve juncture in March, will take action on our juncture. We’ll attend a revival with current Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. We’ll get to learn about and explore how our church works and visit the convention exhibit hall.

Each day includes time for fun, time for service, and time for small groups to debrief about the day’s events. We’ll also make a special outing to Mammoth Cave National Park towards the end of the trip!

This mission trip — led by Regional Youth Missioners, the Rev. Radha Kaminski, and the Rev. Joel Turmo — is open to high schoolers in the Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan. Please read below for more information and to register.

We hope you will join us for this wonderful opportunity to serve God’s people, enjoy God’s creation, and meet other high school students around and beyond our two dioceses. Join us on the journey!

Photo: Participants from 2022’s trip explore a national park in Ohio during what was previously called the “Progressive Mission Trip.”

Questions about this event? Please contact the Rev. Radha Kaminski, Regional Youth Missioner for the Northern Collaborative at or

Friday, June 21

DROP OFF 5-7pm

Friday, June 28


At a centrally located church in our dioceses

Exact location TBD depending on the geography of registrants


This event is open to all high school youth in Eastern and Western Michigan, those rising into 9th grade through those who will have just graduated 12th grade.

Much of the cost for this event has been subsidized by the diocesan youth ministry budget and the generosity of our host sites. Participants are asked to pay $150/person.

If the cost would prevent you or your child from attending, please first contact your parish to inquire about financial assistance. Additional scholarships may be available — please contact Radha Kaminski to inquire.

The deadline to register is June 1, 2024.