37 Franklin St, Carleton Place, ON K7C 1R6

YAYA (Youth and Young Adults)

Resources for Youth and Children During COVID-19

Please find resources for Children, Youth and Young Adult and even Adults to access for entertainment, faith formation, conversation and prayer.  All of these resources have been suggested by UCC Minister’s and Staff and offer free materials.

PDF Printable Activity Pages – by Tom Schwarzkopf (Barrhaven United Church)

Officially we are:
The Ministry for Youth and Young Adults (aka YAYA) in the Eastern Ontario Outaouais Regional Council (EOORC) of the United Church of Canada and provide leadership and support for people between the ages of 10-35 years.

YAYA also… 

  • Supports existing regional ministries and activities such as Worshiplude, CAMP AWESOME, RendezVous, Open Table, international trips as well as monthly programs and events.
  • Visions with Communities of Faith to determine appropriate youth programming.
  • Guides in building YAYA programs through funding access and program development.
  • Engages with community partners to strengthen networks, build resources and support other youth ministries.
  • Encourages gatherings for local and regional youth and young adults.
  • Organizes youth delegates at Regional meetings
  • Promotes opportunities to engage in relationships with Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth and young adults.
  • Works with the YAYA Committee, Networks and Clusters and other Regional Councils.

Youth and Young Adult Leadership Presentation

This PowerPoint presentation was presented at the 2019 EOORC Fall Meeting at St. Paul’s United Church, Prescott, ON, by Dana Ducette and Jane Dawson


Got a questions?  Contact:

Dana Ducette
Minister, Youth and Young Adults
Mobile: 613-608-8411



Camping is a vital and important ministry in The United Church of Canada. For over 85 years, people of all ages and stages of life have come to United Church camps to live in community, develop leadership skills, experience the outdoors, have fun, and deepen their faith in God.  Within the Eastern Ontario Outaouais Regional Council 12 there are residential and day camps offering the camp experience to all.  This important ministry is part of the larger Youth and Young Adult Ministry within the region and works to connect camps with campers.    For further information click on the links below. 

Camp Awesome


It is with a heavy heart we announce that due to COVID-19 we will be cancelling Camp Awesome for 2020.  We know that Camp Awesome is an integral part of the lives of our children, youth and young adults as well as their families and the churches and volunteers that support it.   The Camp Awesome Working Group is working with Camp Spirit (our sister camp in BC) and the GO Project to explore how we can offer camp in another way and looking to build an online program.  Once details have been confirmed we will let you know.    We are hoping that even though we might not be able to be in the same place for this year we can still provide a way to “be Camp Awesome” in a new way.

We ask for you prayers and support as we find a way to continue God’s Love and Hope through this ministry. Blessings to you and your family.

Please contact for more information Dana Ducette, Minister, Youth and Young Adults (YAYA) (dducette@united-church.ca) 

Residential Camps (overnight)