Epworth Sponsored Events

Check out our Event list to stay up to date on all of the happenings at Epworth By The Sea.

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Epworth Sponsored Events

  • Springtime By The Sea

    May 18-21, 2020

    Adventures Await...Experiencing History, Cultures and People: Discover Eras Gone By as you explore our coastal history. Begin with the culture of the Native American and journey through history to the millionaires cottages in a National Landmark Historic District and where the first transcontinental telephone call was made.

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  • Grown Up Summer Camp

    June 26-28, 2020

    Camp Counselor, Andy Offutt Irwin, a professional storyteller, says we will encounter wild things, real and imagined-casting our nets upon the waters; enjoying encounters with who/what lives on the shore/and being with aquatic mammals. There will also be a night walk in the forest...woooo! Singing, learning to "shag", listening to stories will add to the camping experience. Come be adventurous at Epworth's Grown Up Camp..

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  • Autumn Adventures: Experience the Magic

    October 12-15, 2020

    Experience the Magic: Cumberland Island National Seashore and Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Be transported back in history as you walk in the footsteps of early natives, missionaries, explorers and wealthy industrialists. Experience the abundant wildlife in each location, and the pristine maritime forests, marshes and mud flats. Visit these special treasures of south Georgia. This is always a very popular program. Early reservations are encouraged to ensure your space. Online Registration will be available soon…SAVE THE DATE!

  • St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival

    February 19-21, 2021

    Park your car! All storytelling sessions, your room, and meals are in this one location...the strikingly beautiful campus of Epworth By The Sea! Enjoy captivating tours and historic sites; kayaking; paddleboarding; fishing; golf; beautiful bike trails... and the ocean. Come early or stay late and explore the unspoiled natural beauty that is the Golden Isles of Georgia.
    Storytellers:  Donald Davis, Kim Weitkamp, Rev. Robert Jones, Sr. and Tim Tingle
    Please visit their website for more information:  stsimonsislandstorytellingfestival.com

All other events

       
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*Winter Conference  
 
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Join the Journey - 18th Annual Confirmation Retreat February 28-March 1, 2020 The 18th annual South Georgia Conference sponsored Confirmation Retreat is designed for students in the fifth grade and above. This event provides churches of all sizes an opportunity to connect with others through worship, study, and fellowship. It will also include large group gatherings around the church seasons and breakout sessions with topics of grace, United Methodist History and United Methodist lingo as well as Holy Clubs throughout the weekend. Space is limited to the first 500 completed registrations received.

For more information, please contact Suzanne Akins, Director of Camping & Retreats, at suzanne@sgaumc.com or (912) 638-8626 ext 107.

Registration is OPEN for South Georgia Conference churches. Registration will be open to out-of-conference churches beginning January 7, 2020.
 
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Georgia Sheriffs Association Chaplains March 3, 2020 - March 6, 2020   Online Registration
Northeast Florida District Spiritual Enrichment Experience March 6-8, 2020   Online Registration
Clergy Spouse's Retreat March 13-15, 2020   Online Registration
Spiritual Growth March 20-22, 2020   Online Registration
Bridge Builders #33 March 22-25, 2020   Housing Reservation Form
Post Critical Incident Seminar March 22-25, 2020   Online Registration
Stonecroft Ministries March 25-27, 2020   Online Registration
Georgia Addiction Counselors Association  April 5-8, 2020   Housing Reservation Form
Georgia Baptist Association of Ministry Assistants April 22-24, 2020 Reservation Deadline: March 20, 2020 Online Housing Form
United Methodist Men's Retreat April 24-25, 2020   Brochure

Online Registration
 
Advanced Clergy Education May 15-16, 2020 The Advanced Clergy Education program at Epworth offers a new model for clergy and leaders to sharpen ministry skills through seminary style advanced "life-long learning" opportunities.
Facilitators:
Dr. Bill Daniel, Ph.D. Retired South Georgia Conference, Candler School of Theology, GBGM.
Rev. Dr. Bob Winstead is Director of The Academy of Church Business Administration (ACBA)
Robert A. Lanford, M.Div., Elder: North Georgia Conference UMC
More Information

Tentative Schedule

Online Registration Available Soon
*Springtime By The Sea May 18-21, 2020 Adventures Await...Experiencing History, Cultures and People: Discover Eras Gone By as you explore our coastal history. Begin with the culture of the Native American and journey through history to the millionaires cottages in a National Landmark Historic District and where the first transcontinental telephone call was made. Flyer

Brochure

Online Registration
IDEAS Conference June 2-4, 2020   Online Registration
Camp Connect:
HIGH SCHOOL CAMP
June 8-12, 2020
{Deadline: May 26}
Entering 9th-12th grades
Tailored toward the unique time in a high school student's life, this week of camp is filled with fun activities and opportunities to grow closer to Christ though daily worship, Bible study, and fellowship. Campers will enjoy the beach, pool, art, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp wide games and worship. Stay tuned as more activities are in the works! Cost: $330

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Camp Connect:
MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP 1
June 15-19, 2020
{Deadline: June 1}
Entering 6th-8th grades
Students, are filled with a week’s worth of fun activities and opportunities to grow closer to Christ though daily worship, Bible study, and fellowship. Campers will enjoy the beach, pool, crafts, ropes course activities, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp wide games and worship. Cost: $330

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Camp Connect:
MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP 2
June 22-26, 2020 {Deadline: June 8}
Entering 6th-8th grades
Students, are filled with a week’s worth of fun activities and opportunities to grow closer to Christ though daily worship, Bible study, and fellowship. Campers will enjoy the beach, pool, crafts, ropes course activities, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp wide games and worship. Cost: $330

Click here to register
 
*Grown Up Summer Camp June 26-28, 2020 Camp Counselor, Andy Offutt Irwin, a professional storyteller, says we will encounter wild things, real and imagined-casting our nets upon the waters; enjoying encounters with who/what lives on the shore/and being with aquatic mammals. There will also be a night walk in the forest...woooo! Singing, learning to "shag", listening to stories will add to the camping experience. Come be adventurous at Epworth's Grown Up Camp. Agenda

Online Registration
 
Camp Connect:
ELEMENTARY CAMP 1
July 6 - July 10, 2020 {Deadline extended: June 22}
Entering 4th-5th grades
Students are filled with a week’s worth of fun activities and opportunities to grow closer to Christ though daily worship, Bible study, and fellowship. Campers will enjoy the beach, pool, art, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp wide games and worship. Cost: $330

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South Georgia Conference - Mission U July 9-12, 2020   Click here to register
Camp Connect:
ELEMENTARY CAMP 2
July 13-17, 2020
{Deadline: June 29} Entering 4th-5th grades
Students are filled with a week’s worth of fun activities and opportunities to grow closer to Christ though daily worship, Bible study, and fellowship. Campers will enjoy the beach, pool, art, games galore, hilarious morning shows, and evenings of camp wide games and worship. Cost: $330

Click here to register
 
Reformed Baptist Network Family Camp 2020 July 16 - July 18, 2020 Join us for RBNet's Family Camp this year as we use this time away to glorify God through family and fellowship with other like-minded believers in the body of Christ.  We will be learning from pastor and author, Brian Borgman, as he delivers 5 teaching sessions. Flyer

Schedule

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Georgia Pastors' School July 20-23, 2020 Active and retired United Methodist clergy and their families are cordially invited to experience this combination of continuing education and personal renewal.  Learn More:  https://www.georgiapastorsschool.org/ Online Housing Registration
SEJ Historical Society Meeting August 4-7, 2020   Online Registration
*Autumn Adventures: Experience the Magic October 12-15, 2020 Experience the Magic: Cumberland Island National Seashore and Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Be transported back in history as you walk in the footsteps of early natives, missionaries, explorers and wealthy industrialists. Experience the abundant wildlife in each location, and the pristine maritime forests, marshes and mud flats. Visit these special treasures of south Georgia. This is always a very popular program. Early reservations are encouraged to ensure your space. Online Registration will be available soon …SAVE THE DATE!
 
Online Registration Available Soon
Georgia Occupational Therapy Association October 15-18, 2020   Online Registration
*St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival February 19-21, 2021 Storytellers:  Donald Davis, Kim Weitkamp, Rev. Robert Jones, Sr. and Tim Tingle Visit their website for more information. 

Online Registration Available Soon