Register for Happening #158, a weekend retreat for Senior High students in grades 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th is scheduled for Nov. 20-22 at Camp All Saints. Cost is $80 per person.

    What is Happening?

    Happening – A Christian Experience is a weekend retreat for Senior High students in grades 9, 10. 11 or 12. Its purpose is to be one of the instruments within the Anglican Tradition to renew the Christian Church in the power of the Holy Spirit, in order that the Church may respond more readily to its call to spread the Kingdom of God throughout the world. It seeks to achieve this purpose by bringing young persons and adults to a more fulfilling personal knowledge of and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and to a deeper level of commitment and apostleship. Through various activities such as talks, large and small groups, music, and worship, the Happening experience readies teenage Christian leaders to share with their peers a living experience of what is fundamental to being a Christian.

    Happening is a Christian experience presented by teenagers for teenagers with the help of clergy and lay adult leadership. Every diocesan Happening program operates under the authority of its diocesan bishop or Ecclesiastical Authority.The retreat is sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas Youth Commission and led by a team of youth and adults from around the diocese

    What happens at a Happening weekend?

    The program begins on Friday evening at 7:00 P.M. when participants arrive, and continues until Sunday afternoon, around 4:00 P.M.

    There is a series of talks given by youth and adults, skits, songs and small group discussions and activities. These presentations focus on such subjects as faith, grace, prayer, the sacraments, mission, and Jesus Christ. In addition, there is time for fun, creating, and sharing. Participants not only learn and grow, but also have a wonderful time. Clergy are present to assist with spiritual direction.

    Who is Happening for?

    Happening is designed for Senior High students who are currently in grade 9, 10, 11 or 12. A young person may attend Happening, as a participant once. Then, as a team member, as many times as he or she would like to. Adults also serve on the team for the event. Any number of youth from one church may attend. Youth and adults do not have to be Episcopalians to attend a weekend.

    Are parish sponsors needed for Happening?

    No. However, youth ministers and sponsors may attend either as participants or volunteers. Adults must be current on their Safeguarding God’s Children certification and complete their Registration Form.

    Where is Happening held?

    Happening is held at Camp All Saints, 418 Stanton Way, Pottsboro, TX, 75076.

    What do participants need to bring to Happening?

    All participants, students and adults, need to bring: a Bible, a notebook or journal. sleeping bag or twin size bedding, towel, toiletries, flashlight, seasonal clothing including closed-toed shoes, and a refillable water bottle.


    • Both a Registration Form and a Release of Liability Form are needed for each student and adult participant.
    • Please submit registration forms November 9. Space is limited to 24 girl and 24 boy participants. There may be a waiting list.
    • The cost for this event is $80.00 per person. Do not bring checks or money, your church will be invoiced.


    It is the goal of the Diocese of Dallas Youth Commission and Camp All Saints that no young person misses an event because of financial reasons. We offer scholarship assistance for all of our programs. Ideally we ask the family to pay 1/3, the parish 1/3, and diocesan scholarship funds 1/3.


    If you have questions contact Deacon Pam Dunbar, .