Seeds of Spring Diocesan Youth Event

Join other young people from around the Diocese for a journey up the mountain for a retreat from the activity and busyness.

This program provides youth with an opportunity to meet other Episcopal young people and explore faith and community during the season of Lent as we anticipate the arrival of Easter.

The program includes contemplative and creative worship, reflection, games, hiking, fun, rest, and more.

We’ll be chartering a bus from Nashville on Friday evening at 5 pm and returning on Saturday at 5pm. Meals and cabin style lodging will be provided at Dubose Conference Center.

What is Seeds of Spring?

Seeds of Spring is a Friday evening and Saturday daytime overnight spiritual retreat for the youth of our diocese and their adult chaperones. Your group will have the opportunity to unplug from the distractions and stresses of daily life to connect with God and one another in our sacred space on the mountain.

Where will we stay?

DuBose Conference Center

635 College Street, Monteagle, TN 37356

Who can come?

This gathering is open to all 6th -12th grade students in the diocese and their friends. Each group must bring their own adult leaders.

All adults must stay for the entire event and have completed the basic child and youth safety training. For more information about our child safety policy visit the diocesan information page.

NOTE: If you don’t belong to a youth group, an adult leader from your parish who has completed the child and youth safety training may accompany you — or you might be able to join another group!

Does it cost anything?

$45 (non-refundable) per person for food, transportation, lodging and other associated costs. However, scholarships are available — to inquire about financial aid please contact Jill Altom at The deadline to register is March 25, 2019. There will be a $10 late fee added for registrations submitted after March 25.

How do I sign-up?

Register online as a group or individual at

After registering you will receive a welcome packet with itinerary, packing list, and other necessary info.

For more information regarding registration contact Christy Beesley at