Events

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

Theme

In His Footsteps

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

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 Christ Padgett.  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.

Details
 
 

Who: 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students

Cost: $100 per person

Includes: Conference Materials, Lodging, T-shirt, and 4 Meals

Location: YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

When: Friday, February 18 to Sunday, February 20, 2022

 
Registration Forms
 
Click here to register for Mountain Madness
 
 
Click here for Parent/Guardian Liability Form
 
 
Transportation
 
 

We rely on volunteer parent drivers to help with transportation to and from the YMCA of the Rockies.

 
 
Click here to sign up to help with transportation
 
 
Location
 

The address for the YMCA of the Rockies is 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, CO 80511.

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

 
 
Drop Off
 

Arrive at St. Mark at 3:45 PM on Friday, February 18, 2022. Depart for YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO at 4:00 PM.

 
 
Pick Up
 
 

Arrive at YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO at 12:45 PM on Sunday, February 20, 2022. Depart for St. Mark at 2:45 PM.

 
 
Packing List
 
 
  • Mask
  • Warm Clothes for Saturday and Sunday (Winter Jacket, Gloves, and Hat for Outdoor Hikes and Activities)
  • 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 (to be shared with group) Must be pre-packaged
  • Money for General Store and Catholic Store
  • Dinner for the ride to the YMCA of the Rockies

Theme

“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.” -C.S. Lewis

Upperclassmen Retreat is a retreat designed for juniors and seniors in high school that introduces them to C.S. Lewis, his Christian Faith, his works, and how he can inspire them to deepen their faith.

Details

Who: High School Students (Juniors and Seniors)
Cost: $125 per person
Includes: Retreat Materials, 5 Meals
Location: Annunciation Heights, Estes Park, CO
When: Friday, March 4th to Sunday, March 6th, 2022

Registration
Click here to register for Upperclassmen Retreat
Click here for Parent/Guardian Liability Form

 

Transportation
 
We’ll be providing transportation to and from Annunciation Heights, Estes Park, CO.
 
Location
 
The address for Annunciation Heights is 7400 State Hwy 7, Estes Park, CO 80517-6409. Annunciation Heights is located at the base of Longs Peak and Mt. Meeker, near Rocky Mountain National Park, and only two miles North of Camp St. Malo on Highway 7.
 
Drop Off
 
Friday, March 4th, 4:30 PM at St. Mark Catholic Church
Pick Up
 
Sunday, March 6th, 2:00 PM at St. Mark Catholic Church
 
 

Calling all incoming and current high schoolers! Join us for Steubenville of the Rockies on Friday, July 1st to Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 at the Gaylord of the Rockies.

At Steubenville of the Rockies, you’ll:

  • Experience the peace of Jesus Christ through inspiring talks, praise and worship, and the sacraments
  • Connect with hundreds of other Catholic teens
  • Return home with memories that will last a lifetime, knowing that you are never alone
Theme: Fearless
“I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” -John 16:33
 
 
This summer, over 50,000 Catholic teens across North America will attend one of 25 Steubenville Youth Conferences to encounter the God who calls us out of darkness and into his marvelous light. Lift your eyes to the glory of God. Be fearless.
 
 
Details
 
Who: High School students
Cost: $50 deposit (non-refundable)
St. Mark will be offering a $215 scholarship for each youth attending the Conference (to receive this scholarship be one of the first 14 youth to register)
Includes: Retreat Materials, Lodging, and 4 Meals
Location: Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, Aurora, CO
When: Friday, July 1st to Sunday, July 3rd, 2022
 
 
Registration Forms
 
Click here to register for Steubenville of the Rockies
Click here for Parent/Guardian Liability Form
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 1st, 4:30 PM at Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center.’
Pick Up

Sunday, July 3rd, 12:00 PM at Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center.

Packing List

  • Youth may be asked to wear cloth face coverings
  • 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
  • Money for food and the Catholic Store