The History of ECC

The Episcopal Conference Center sits on the property that was once the Sayles Homestead in Pascoag, RI. The property was bequeathed to the Diocese of Rhode Island in 1949 by Judge James Harris and has been developed as a conference center and a tree farm through the efforts of thousands of young people. It is traversed by Reservoir Road which runs from Route 44 a mile beyond Chepachet to Pascoag. The western part of the property borders 1,350 feet on Echo Lake where a sandy beach has been created for swimming.

Over sixty years ago, Canon Parshley, Archdeacon of the Diocese, arrived at the old farm. The buildings were in a state of disrepair and the grounds overgrown with weeds and bushes. But Canon Parshley saw only his dream of a conference center for the Diocese. The property needed some love and care, and Canon Parshley issued the call to young people: "Bring your energy and your tools to work and worship, and while we’re at it, we’ll have lots of fun."

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Family Camp Photos

We were blessed with a full and wonderful Family Camp last weekend at ECC. Over 100 people from infants to grandparents came and enjoyed time at camp. 

Summer 2015 Photos