Events

Here’s where you’ll find information regarding all of our upcoming retreats, conferences, and events for the year.

Discovery

A Retreat Exploring Faith

God created the majesty of the universe with us in mind. He created us to be inquisitive explorers as we journey through life, examining ourselves and the world around us in fine detail. This fundamental instinct has sparked our interest in our world and the universe around us. As scientists learn more about the cosmos, we realize that there is infinitely more to know about God, who created it.

However, before we discover new frontiers, we must understand where we are lifting off from. Discovery gives teens an opportunity to assess where they are at on their faith journey, while providing a catalyst to dive deeper into the great unknown that is a relationship with Jesus.

Registration Forms

Click here to register for Discovery: A High School Retreat Exploring Faith

Click here to fill out Parent/Guardian Consent Form and Liability Waiver

Details

Who: High School students
Cost: $150 per person
Includes: Retreat Materials, Lodging,  and 4 Meals
Location: Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center, Larkspur, CO
When: Friday, October 23rd to Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Transportation

Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center.

Location

The address for Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center is 15235 Furrow Road, Larkspur, CO 80118.

The retreat center is located 45 minutes away from St. Mark in Larkspur just off I-25 between Denver and Colorado Springs. We’ll be staying at Pine Lodge. We’ve included a map of the property below to help guide you to the location of our Lodge once you arrive at the retreat center. We’ll have signs to help guide you once you arrive to the retreat center.

Please make sure students have dinner before they arrive at the retreat center on Friday night.

Drop Off

Friday, October 23rd, 7:00 PM at Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center, Pine Lodge

Pick Up

Sunday, October 25th, 12 PM at Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center, Pine Lodge

Packing List
  • Youth will be asked to wear cloth face coverings to all youth ministry activities (even those taking place outside)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Warm Clothes for Saturday and Sunday
  • Pajamas
  • Rosary, Bible, Journal, and Pen (any other desire spiritual reading)
  • Toiletries (Body Wash, Shampoo, Toothbrush, Deodorant, etc.)
  • Sleeping Bag or Bed Linens
  • Pillow
  • Wash Cloth and Towel
  • Medication (must be turned in to Youth Minister with specific instructions)
  • One Bag or Suitcase Per Person (Does not include sleeping bag and pillow)
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks and Drinks for Six People (to be shared with group) Must be pre-packaged

Made Known

A Confirmation Retreat on Sainthood

We are all called to become saints — to follow Jesus, who is the way, the truth, and the life — but what does that look like? What are the foundations of living a holy life? What does it mean to be a saint?

Made Known is a retreat designed specifically for middle school youth that reveals what it means to be a saint. Each session lays out different foundations in the path of holiness, providing a diverse selection of saints as examples. The youth will learn the importance of loving God, seeking truth, and having courage as they follow Jesus on the path to sainthood.

Registration Forms

Click here to register for Made Known: A Confirmation Retreat on Sainthood

Click here to fill out Parent/Guardian Consent Form and Liability Waiver

Details

Who: 8th Grade Confirmation Candidates
Cost: $175 per person
Includes: Retreat Materials, Lodging,  and 4 Meals
Location: Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center, Larkspur, CO
When: Friday, December 4th to Sunday, December 6th, 2020

Transportation

Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center.

Location

The address for Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center is 15235 Furrow Road, Larkspur, CO 80118.

The retreat center is located 45 minutes away from St. Mark in Larkspur just off I-25 between Denver and Colorado Springs. We’ll be staying at Pikes Peak Lodge. We’ve included a map of the property below to help guide you to the location of our Lodge once you arrive at the retreat center. We’ll have signs to help guide you once you arrive to the retreat center.

Please make sure students have dinner before they arrive at the retreat center on Friday night.

Drop Off

Friday, December 4th, 7:00 PM at Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center, Pikes Peak Lodge

Pick Up

Sunday, December 6th, 12:00 PM at Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center, Pikes Peak Lodge

Packing List
  • Youth will be asked to wear cloth face coverings to all youth ministry activities (even those taking place outside)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Warm Clothes for Saturday and Sunday
  • Pajamas
  • Rosary, Bible, Journal, and Pen (any other desire spiritual reading)
  • Toiletries (Body Wash, Shampoo, Toothbrush, Deodorant, etc.)
  • Sleeping Bag or Bed Linens
  • Pillow
  • Wash Cloth and Towel
  • Medication (must be turned in to Youth Minister with specific instructions)
  • One Bag or Suitcase Per Person (Does not include sleeping bag and pillow)
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks and Drinks for Six People (to be shared with group) Must be pre-packaged. 

Theme: TBD
Registration Forms

Click here to register for Diocese of Colorado Springs High School Youth Rally 

Click here to fill out Parent/Guardian Consent Form and Liability Waiver

Details

Who: High School students
Cost: $230 per person
Includes: Retreat Materials, Lodging,  and 4 Meals
Location: The Great Wolf Lodge, Colorado Springs, CO
When: Friday, January 15th to Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Transportation

Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from The Great Wolf Lodge.

Location

The address for The Great Wolf Lodge is 9494 Federal Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921. 

Please make sure students bring money for dinner on Friday night.

Drop Off

Friday, January 17th, 4:30 PM at The Great Wolf Lodge

Pick Up

Sunday, January 19th, 12:00 PM at The Great Wolf Lodge

Packing List
  • Youth will be asked to wear cloth face coverings to all youth ministry activities (even those taking place outside)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Clothes for Saturday and Sunday
  • Pajamas
  • Bathing Suit (must be appropriate), Towel, and Sandals
  • Rosary, Bible, Journal, and Pen (any other desire spiritual reading)
  • Toiletries (Body Wash, Shampoo, Toothbrush, Deodorant, etc.)
  • Medication (must be turned in to Youth Minister with specific instructions)
  • One Bag or Suitcase Per Person
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks and Drinks for Six People (to be shared with group) We have students with severe nut allergies so please do not bring snack with nuts of any kind.

Every year 1100+ Middle School students (6-8th grade) gather at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park to encounter God through a “mountain-top” experience.  Each year we bring in a speaker/entertainer to host the weekend – this year we will be joined by Popple.  The high energy speakers, dynamic worship, fellowship and adoration help ignite a passion for Jesus in the young people which encourages them to live their faith in everyday life.

Registration Forms

Click here to register for Mountain Madness Middle School Conference

Click here to fill out Parent/Guardian Consent Form and Liability Waiver

Saints Among Us

We will take time to reflect on the extraordinary lives of the Saints.  The faith and devotion of the Saints of yesterday encourage us to become the Saints of today!

Keynote Speaker: Paul J. Kim

Paul J. Kim is one of the most sought-after Catholic youth & young adult speakers in America. The way he presents is a rare gift to witness and has impacted people of all ages in 46 states and in 7 countries over the past decade. Moving his audiences from laughter in one moment, to deep reflection and prayer in another; Paul utilizes his many talents (i.e. music – beatboxing, comedy, inspirational talks) to communicate the Gospel message of Christ to people in a way that is engaging, entertaining, and altogether life-changing.

He is the founder of the Triumph Men’s Conference, he has released two music albums, his videos on YouTube have accumulated over 1.2 million views, and he presents to an average of 40,000 people a year at events throughout the world. His background includes a BA in Philosophy (Franciscan University of Steubenville), an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy (Hope International University), religious formation with the Community of the Franciscans Friars of the Renewal (NYC), and life experiences working as a therapist, missionary, and youth minister. He currently resides in Southern California with his beautiful wife and three children.

Details

Who: 6th-8th Grade students
Cost: $175
Includes: Conference Materials, Lodging,  5 Meals, and a T-Shirt
Location: YMCA of the Rockies
When: Friday, February 12th to Sunday, February 14th, 2021
YMCA and Dietary Restrictions: The YMCA is able to accommodate some dietary restrictions, but not all. Listed above the entrees in the cafeteria are primary ingredients in each dish. If you or your youth have dietary restrictions that are severe or complex, please advise youth (and their parents) to pack some “safe” food to have during the weekend.

Transportation

Parents we’re in need of your help to provide transportation to and from the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO. If you’re able to help please sign up via the link below.

If you plan on helping with transportation to and/or from the YMCA of the Rockies, you’ll need to complete the following three documents and email them to Joe and/or Chloe.

You’ll also need to watch a quick and painless 12 minute video available on the Catholic Mutual Group website https://cmgconnect.org.

Once you’ve clicked the link to the website you’ll need to choose the Diocese of Colorado Springs and create an account with them before being able to view the Be Smart—Drive Safe video. It should take less than 20 min to complete this! You’ll also need to fill out the driver acknowledgement form that corresponds with the video.

Packing List
  • Youth will be asked to wear cloth face coverings to all youth ministry activities (even those taking place outside)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Warm Clothes for Saturday and Sunday
  • Appropriate Pajamas
  • Rosary, Bible, Journal, and Pen (any other desire spiritual reading)
  • Toiletries (Body Wash, Shampoo, Toothbrush, Deodorant, etc.)
  • Medication (must be turned in to Youth Minister with specific instructions)
  • One Bag or Suitcase Per Person
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks and Drinks for Six People (to be shared with group)
  • Money for General Store and Catholic Store
  • Sack Dinner for the Car Ride

Theme: TBD
Registration Forms

Click here to register for Steubenville of the Rockies High School Conference

Click here to fill out Parent/Guardian Consent Form and Liability Waiver

Details

Who: High School students
Cost: $250 per person
Includes: Retreat Materials, Lodging,  and 4 Meals
Location: Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, Aurora, CO
When: Friday, July 2nd to Sunday, July 4th, 2021

Transportation

Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center.

Location

The address for the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center is 6700 N Gaylord Rockies Blvd, Aurora, CO 80019.  

Please make sure students bring money for dinner on Friday night.

Drop Off

Friday, July 2nd, 4:30 PM at Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center.

Pick Up

Sunday, July 4th 12:00 PM at Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center.

Packing List
  • Youth will be asked to wear cloth face coverings to all youth ministry activities (even those taking place outside)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Clothes for Saturday and Sunday
  • Pajamas
  • Rosary, Bible, Journal, and Pen (any other desire spiritual reading)
  • Toiletries (Body Wash, Shampoo, Toothbrush, Deodorant, etc.)
  • Medication (must be turned in to Youth Minister with specific instructions)
  • One Bag or Suitcase Per Person
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks and Drinks for Six People (to be shared with group) We have students with severe nut allergies so please do not bring snack with nuts of any kind.