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Cerveny Conference Center & Camp Weed

11057 Camp Weed Place

Live Oak, Florida 32060

Tel: 386-364-5250

  • From Tallahassee, FL

    Take I-1o East to Hwy-129, exit 283. Travel South on Hwy-129 to US-90 E / E Howard Street, turn left (East) and travel 6 miles to 75th Drive

    Turn right onto 75th Drive

    Take 1st right onto Camp Weed Place

    Distance: 80 miles

  • From Lake City, FL

    Take FL-10 W / US-90 W / W Duval Street, travel 14.7 miles from the I-75 overpass to 75th Drive

    Turn left onto 75th Drive

    Take 1st right onto Camp Weed Place

    Distance: 14.7 miles

  • From Jacksonville, FL

    Take  I-10 W to exit 292 for County Route 137

    Turn left on CR 137 and travel 5 miles to the traffic light

    Turn right at the traffic light and travel to the stop sign

    At the stop sign turn right onto FL-10 W / US-90 W

    Travel 4.5 miles

    Turn left onto 75th Drive

    Take 1st right onto Camp Weed Place

    Distance: 82.8 miles

  • From Gainesville, FL

    Take I-75 N toward Lake City

    Take exit 427 for US-90 W

    Turn left on US-90 and travel 14.7 miles from the I-75 overpass

    Turn left onto 75th Drive

    Take 1st right onto Camp Weed Place

    Distance: 61 miles

Getting Here



Happening #151

September 6-8, 2024


Our Upcoming Weekend

HAPPENING #151 - September 6-8, 2024

Rector: Andrew Lasserre (St. Peter's Episcopal, Fernandina Beach)

Lay Director: Liz Collins 

Spiritual Director: Rev. Christopher Dell

Candidate Application Deadline: August 19, 2024 Candidate Registration

Team Application Deadline: July 29, 2024 Team Application

Team Meeting: August 16-17, 2024 @ St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Fernandina Beach




About Happening

Happening is a weekend renewal retreat for led by youth for youth. 10-12th graders are invited to attend any of our three annual Happenings, and we invite 9th graders to join us for our spring Happening (typically held in April).  High school students put together an incredibly moving weekend filled with learning, sharing, and building relationships. Through videos, skits, talks, and more, candidates see how God and their faith fit in with the ups and downs of high school life. Happening is designed to help youth feel the love of God and their Christian community. We hope, at the end of the weekend, everyone goes home knowing how to continue growing a relationship with God and having a group of fellow believers to rely on. It's a weekend full of fun, games, sharing, surprises, and most of all, spiritual renewal and empowerment.


Happening weekends begin on Fridays at 8:00 p.m. - candidates may arrive at 7:00 p.m. Whenever possible, candidates should not drive themselves to Happening. Once they check in, our adult team members will take their cell phones and any medicine and keys (if applicable). After the registration deadline is closed, parents will receive an email with contact numbers in case of emergencies. Candidates will jump right into the retreat after arriving Friday night, and we will grow together as a community until around 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Please note: candidates cannot arrive late or leave early for any reason. If you need to arrive late or leave early, please make plans to attend a different Happening.


Team: Team members must have attended a previous Happening and be actively involved in an Episcopal church or youth group to apply. Once applications have closed, the core team for the weekend will select and assign team members roles for the weekend. Attending the team meeting and the entire Happening weekend (beginning at 12pm on Friday) are requirements for serving on team. 


Candidates: All 10th - 12th graders of any faith are welcome to attend a Happening weekend. Additionally, 9th graders are welcome to attend the spring Happening weekend held in April. You will need email addresses for your priest, youth leader, parents, and sponsor (see more info below). The registration fee for the weekend is $150. Each candidate should have a sponsor who will coordinate transportation, surprises, and more. Anyone who has previously been through Happening can serve as a sponsor. If you'd like to attend Happening but don't know anyone who can sponsor you, please reach out to our Lay Director (contact information below). If you need financial assistance or need help finding a sponsor, please contact the Happening Lay Director or the Diocesan Director of Youth Programs.


Adults who are actively involved in youth ministry in the Diocese of Florida or who have children actively involved in our Happening movement may attend Happening as geritols. Geritols will be placed in an adults-only small group so the discussions are relevant and appropriate. Other than that, they'll experience Happening right beside the candidates! Because we keep adults together in a small group, we must have enough adult participants to form that group in order to allow adults to participate. If for some reason we cannot make a geritol group, you'll be notified soon after registration closes.


Happening Fee

Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, Camp Weed utilizes a voluntary Tiered Pricing System for Happening. You may choose the tier that is the most suitable and affordable for your family. It is important for parents to understand that every Happener receives the same experience no matter what tier is chosen.


Our Goals with Tiered Pricing:
  • To provide high quality, safe, fun, and inclusive activities for all God’s children in the midst of God's creation.
  • To build a diverse Christ-centered community where every person is valued.
  • To provide an opportunity for partnership with those who value the impact of Camp Weed's ministry.
  • To preserve Camp Weed for generations to come.
We are grateful to our donors for investing in our youth programs and making it possible for us to offer a subsidized rate as well as scholarships. Again this program is voluntary and in no way influences the experience children receive, yet it offers the opportunity for families to take an active role in supporting the true cost of their child’s Happening experience.


Tier I - $150
Partially Subsidized. This is our historically SUBSIDIZED rate and does not reflect the true cost of operating youth programs. This reduced rate is made possible through the mission funding dollars we receive from individual donors and churches who value the impact that the Happening has on children, youth, individuals, and families. This rate makes the Happening experience available to more families.


Tier II - $175
Direct Cost. This represents the DIRECT cost of camp. Direct costs include program costs, food, staff, and camp administration costs.


Tier III - $200
True Cost. This rate more closely accounts for the TRUE costs of running the Happening program. True costs include all direct costs plus deferred maintenance, insurance, utilities, etc. Choosing Tier III gives you an opportunity to help us do more with the donor funding we receive. You help us stretch our limited scholarship funds further so more children can experience the power of camp. You help Camp Weed make needed upgrades and continue to grow in the future.


What to Pack

Happening takes place at Camp Weed in Live Oak, FL. Candidates (including geritols) and team members sleep in air-conditioned cabins.


Packing List:

  • Bedding (twin sheets, pillow, blanket, etc.)

  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)

  • Weather-appropriate clothing (for two days - and maybe an extra pair)

  • Rain jacket or poncho (this is Florida after all)

Contact Us
  • 11057 Camp Weed Place
  • Live Oak, Florida 32060
  • Phone: 386-364-5250
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