Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds, Occidental, CA
The Office of Youth and Young Adults is pleased to announce our first ever Middle School Diocesan Youth Retreat (MSDYR) to be held on Monday, August 6, to Wednesday, August 8 2018 at the Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds in Occidental, CA.
As you know, our highly popular Diocesan Youth Retreat (DYR) has been established for over 20 years serving a wide array of high school teens from across our diocese. After much discernment and discussion, it was clear that our parishes were seeking for a similar encounter dedicated solely for the middle school community! We are believing that this retreat will serve as a wonderful experience of evangelization through the means of faith, fun, and fellowship! Furthermore, we are hoping that their experience with the Middle School Diocesan Youth Retreat (MSDYR) will serve as a transitory bridge to the Diocesan Youth Retreat (DYR) as they move into their high school careers!
The Middle School Diocesan Youth Retreat (MSDYR) is open for all middle school students who are currently in fifth (5th), sixth (6th), and seventh (7th) grade in the 2017-2018 academic school year. Those who are currently in eighth grade (8th) are not eligible to attend the Middle School Diocesan Youth Retreat (MSDYR) as they are within the age parameters for the Diocesan Youth Retreat (DYR) held in South Lake Tahoe! The cost of registration for each middle school youth is $290.00.
The theme for the 2018 Middle School Diocesan Youth Retreat (MSDYR) is “Venture,” which means a risky or daring journey. The theme will be exploring the wilderness of faith and traversing the path of Christ’s love; particularly, his powerful, courageous, and infinite love. To walk by faith is never an easy task, but to walk it together makes it a lighter load. We will encourage the middle school youth to turn their obstacles into opportunities and explore the beauty in the midst of chaos.
We are thrilled to have the illustrious and ever dynamic Joe Melendrez as our headline keynote speaker! We are confident that Joe Melendrez will encapsulate the hope and freedom we wish to exude to the middle school community, all the while, inspiring them to live as faithful witnesses to Jesus Christ!
Youth Registration Information:
What: Middle School Diocesan Youth Retreat
Where: Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds in Occidental, CA
When: Monday, August 6, to Wednesday, August 8 2018
Who: 5th, 6th, and 7th Graders in the 2017-2018 Academic Year
Keynote Speaker: Joe Melendrez
Cost: $290.00 per middle school participant
Registration Opens: April 10, 2018
Registration Closes: July 11, 2018
To register your middle school youth, please click the following registration link: https://bit.ly/2EAHtCE
Adult Staff Information (18+)
All interested adult staff must fill out an application form here: https://bit.ly/2GMgMAN
Cost for Staff Registration: $230.00
Note: All staff applications are pending until official acceptance
Leaders in Training (Juniors and Seniors in High School Only)
All interested Leaders in Training (LITs) must complete an initial application form here: https://bit.ly/2EAYpcb
Cost for LIT Registration: $230.00
Note: All LIT applications are pending until official acceptance
If you have any questions or are seeking additional information, feel free to contact our retreat coordinators: Kevin Bernaga (firstname.lastname@example.org) or AJ Javellana (email@example.com).