Summer Youth Conference



Rev. Liza Joy Marcato, Priest, Hillsdale, NY

Rev. Matthias Giles, Priest, Denver, CO

Nathanael Becker, Student Priesterseminar Stuttgart, Paris

Brendan Taaffe, Songleader (Check out Brendan’s work)

August 18-25, 2019: Sunday 4pm to Sunday 4pm

10 Green River Lane, Hillsdale NY USA

Theme: I AM THE TRUE VINE: Stewardship of the Earth, Finding True Connection, Rooting Oneself in What is Real.

This year’s conference will have a new focus on singing and making music. Come join us in making a joyful noise in the beautiful and relaxing setting of the Berkshires/Columbia County NY as we sing, wrestle with important themes and have a great time! Sleep in tents, swim in the pond and river, eat delicious food, make music, reflect and pray together, discuss important life questions, offer community service, and go on adventures in our beautiful area, including a trip to Shakespeare & Co.

No previous musical experience necessary! Just a willingness to sing along!

Cost: $500 (financial aid available, no one should stay away for financial reasons!)

Register here


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Our Annual Winter Conference January 18-21, 2019 was a blast!




This event has happened.

Monday, august 20 - Monday, AUGUST 27, 2018

SUMMER YOUTH CONFERENCE: I AM the Resurrection and the Life


Teenagers 14 – 18 years

Join Hugh Thornton, Liza Marcato and Nils Cooper for a seven day gathering, camping out and exploring our area where nature and culture are in abundance!

Make new friends, see old ones

Think, play, swim, sing, eat, converse, create, explore, go offline, walk up a river, jump from a cliff, watch a sunset from a mountaintop, see live theater, and
r e l a x  offline before a new school year begins!

International conferences and camps

In Cologne, Germany, an International Youth Festival entitled REALITY UNITED took place May 19-23, 2018.

Conference attendees from the States with Rev. Carol Kelly visited Goethe and Schiller in Weimar afterwards.

Check back here for next year's conference in May/June 2019.

Every summer, young people gather for an International Summer Camp in Europe. Summer 2018 they will gather in France. Read about it here.