A historic January 2012 Orthodox Christian Youth Worker Conference, endorsed by the Committee for Youth of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, is planned for all Youth Workers, Camp Directors and Staff, and OCF Chaplains. The conference runs from Wednesday January 25 to Saturday January 28, 2012 at the Antiochian Village Conference Center and will be hosted by the Departments of Youth Ministry and of Camping of the Antiochian Archdiocese.
The tentative schedule is online ; there will be combined sessions with the keynote speaker, and breakout sessions in the various tracks (Camp, Youth, OCF).
More details will be added shortly to the schedule with details about the breakout sessions. Fr. Joseph Purpura, Chairman of the Department of Youth and Parish Ministry, urges parish youth workers to make every possible effort to attend. "I personally ask every parish to help in sending their Parish Youth Director/SOYO Advisor to this Historic Conference," notes Fr. Joseph. "Space is limited - so register early." Visit here for more information , and register online here .