Happening: A ministry of the Diocese of Rhode Island

Happening is a spiritual retreat for high school students, which takes place at the Episcopal Conference Center.  Young people from all over the state help to plan and implement the weekend, and it is spent in a relaxed, fun, and safe environment where youth can share their faith in a Christian atmosphere.

Throughout the weekend youth, young adults, and clergy share life and faith experiences. The schedule is balanced to include a wide range of activities such as active discussion, low-key reflection time, informal musical jam sessions, and high-energy creative activities. A young person serves as “Rector” and leads the weekend with the help of clergy and a support staff. The Happening movement believes that Christianity is relevant to youth today and it can transform a rapidly changing world. We provide the opportunity for youth to develop and nourish spirituality in a fun, thoughtful, and welcoming community.

Happening weekends are open to high school students. The program begins Friday at 6:00 pm and concludes on Sunday at 5:30 pm after a closing Eucharist.

Rachel Smith, The Rev. Meaghan Brower, Faith Bessette, and Andrew King make up the Happening leadership team and help plan and implement the weekends. Any questions about the weekend may be sent to Happeningri@gmail.com.

Happening #84

The next Happening retreat is October 11 - 13.

The weekend will be held at ECC.

Online registration for Happening is available through ECC's camp registration site.  

Happening of RI
Episcopal Conference Center
872 Reservoir Rd
Pascoag, RI 02859



Staff Registration is found here. 

Registration for the Elf Weekend can be found here soon.