Events

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

Join us February 15-17, 2019 for Mountain Madness Middle School Conference at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO.

Every year 1,100+ Middle School students (6th-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’ll be joined by Chris Padgett. The high energy speakers, dynamic worship, fellowship, and adoration help ignite the passion for Jesus in the young people which encourages them to live their faith in everyday life.

Theme: In His Footsteps

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.'” -Matthew 16: 24

Christ has called each of us by name.  He is constantly inviting us into a life with Him.  What does it take to answer that call?  How do we live a Christian life in the real world?  Christ gives us very specific rules for discipleship – we must desire to come after Him, deny ourselves, and then take up our cross.  Christ has given us a model of how we live, but we do not walk the road alone.  He walks with us step by step, calling us to follow Him, wherever he may lead.

Keynote Speaker: Chris Padgett

Chris Padgett has been doing ministry for over 20 years. He is an author, musician, teacher, and motivational speaker. Padgett has been married to his high school sweetheart for over 25 years and has nine children. He has also appeared on television and radio and has been a regular speaker and entertainer at Steubenville youth conferences.

Details

Who: 6th-8th Grade students

Cost: $175

Includes: Transportation, Conference Materials, Lodging,  5 meals, and a T-Shirt

Location: YMCA of the Rockies

When: February 15-17, 2019

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.

Registration Forms

Mountain Madness Registration Forms

Packing List
  • Warm Clothes for Saturday and Sunday
  • Appropriate Pajamas
  • Appropriate Bathing Suit
  • 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 (Does not include sleeping bag and pillow)
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks and Drinks for Six People (to be shared with group)

Join us January 18-20, 2019 for The Greatest Love High School Youth Rally at the Great Wolf Lodge.

With an exciting lineup of speakers, musicians, and presenters, this conference will challenge Catholic youth to not just learn about the Holy Spirit, but to get to know Him as the living presence of God in our lives. We will get to contemplate the amazing love of Jesus and how He willingly gave up His throne in heaven in order to become a man.

The Sacraments are the highlight of the weekend. Teens will join in two dynamic Eucharistic Liturgies during the weekend and will be given numerous opportunities to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. There is also a powerful time of Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration. Many youth have come to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit through this weekend.

If your teens are beginning their walk with Christ, needing strength to continue the journey, or just ready to rejoice in the many blessings He has given, then this is the conference for you!

Theme: The Greatest Love

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” -John 3:16

Keynote Speaker: Chris Padgett

For over a decade he has been doing min- istry around the country. Using the medi- um of music and message he has attempted to communicate the truth of Christ’s love and forgiveness in a way that makes a difference. First with Scarecrow and Tinmen and then for over the last twelve years on his own, he has been doing ministry. Doing keynotes and concerts, writing articles or giving interviews, it has all been utilized to convey the importance of who Jesus is and what He has, is and will do in the lives of His people.

In Easter of 1999 he entered the Roman Catholic Church. In January of 2006, he graduated that May with my M.A in Theology from Franciscan University. His educational journey continues as he has almost completed doctoral work at the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio in hopes to acquire his STL/STD (Doctorate in Sacred Theology) .

He met his wife, Linda, in high school and together they have nine children. They currently reside in Constantia, New York.

Details

Who: High School students

Cost: $175

Includes: Conference Materials, Lodging, and 4 Meals

Location: Great Wolf Lodge, Colorado Springs, CO

When: January 18-20, 2019

Registration Forms

High School Youth Rally Registration Forms

Packing List
  • Warm Clothes for Saturday and Sunday
  • Appropriate Pajamas
  • Appropriate Bathing Suit
  • 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 (Does not include sleeping bag and pillow)
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks and Drinks for Six People (to be shared with group)


Join us June 21-23, 2019 for Steubenville of the Rockies High School Conference at the Crowne Plaza-Denver International Airport, CO.

With an exciting lineup of speakers, musicians, and presenters, this conference will challenge Catholic youth to not just learn about the Holy Spirit, but to get to know Him as the living presence of God in our lives. We will get to contemplate the amazing love of Jesus and how He willingly gave up His throne in heaven in order to become a man.

The Sacraments are the highlight of the weekend. Teens will join in two dynamic Eucharistic Liturgies during the weekend and will be given numerous opportunities to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. There is also a powerful time of Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration. Many youth have come to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit through this weekend.

If your teens are beginning their walk with Christ, needing strength to continue the journey, or just ready to rejoice in the many blessings He has given, then this is the conference for you!

Theme: Belong

“See what love the Father has bestowed on us, that we may be called children of God.” -1 John 3:1

At the core of our being is a desire for meaningful connection and authentic relationship. We long to love and be loved, but how often do we just feel lonely?

As we search for ways to escape these feelings of isolation, there comes a small, quiet whisper that pierces through to the depths of our heart: “You are never alone, because you are Mine.”

This summer, over 50,000 Catholic teens across North America will attend one of 24 Steubenville Youth Conferences to encounter the God who calls us His sons and daughters. Come and experience His overwhelming love for you. You belong here.

Details

Who: High School students

Cost: $240 (includes $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit)

Includes: Conference Materials, Lodging, and 4 Meals

Location: Crowne Plaza, Denver International Airport

When: June 21-23, 2019

Packing List
  • 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 (Does not include sleeping bag and pillow)
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks and Drinks for Six People (to be shared with group)