Meet friends! Have fun! Grow in faith! The aim of Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) at St. John’s is fellowship and discipleship for youth in grades 6 through 12. EYC is a great place to build friendships, find support, and deepen faith in Christ.  Contact Ayana Grady for more information.
Programming for Youth

EYC meets during the school year every Sunday afternoon at our church facility on Orleans Avenue. We engage in games and discussions and have a blast!

St. John’s also provides other opportunities for youth to enjoy age-appropriate activities with their friends. From trips to Universal Studios to paintball outings, from Bible study to mission trips and service days, St. John’s youth are active and engaged. We celebrate together, serve together, and grow together!

Connect with our St John’s EYC Instagram here!

Annual Diocesan Youth Events



Happening is a unique high school experience weekend that helps teens foster a personal and more meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ.  Attendees will experience music, prayer, worship, and community led by fellow students and supported by clergy and lay adults.  Learn more here. 

New Beginnings


New Beginnings is designed especially to respond to the unique challenges and concerns of middle school youth in grades 6 to 8.  It was created with the help of middle school students to help participants grow in their love of themselves, others, and our Lord Jesus Christ.  Learn more here. 

Summer Camps at DaySpring


The Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida is proud to offer summer camp at DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center. Established in 1983, DaySpring is located on a historic 97-acre campus along the Manatee River.

Campers participate in a church-based program designed to help them grow spiritually and emotionally, providing them opportunities to explore new interests, develop skills, and build friendships. Sessions are programmed for elementary, middle and high school students.

Learn more here.