Question of the Week: Retreats for Teens


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My 15-year-old would like to go on a weekend retreat to re-boot her faith. She’s attending secular high. She misses Him! Any ideas on good retreats for teenagers?

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  1. I LOVE the Steubenville annual retreat. It is open to teens entering 9th grade through high school graduation. They are held all around the country now (though the ones on Steubenville main campus in Ohio are extra special!). The weekend consists of amazing speakers, Mass, confession, excellent live music, and Saturday night adoration that is not to be missed. Here is their youtube channel to get a taste of what it’s all about!

    There is also a great conference in Wildwood, NJ every October (sponsored by diocese of Camden, NJ). While not exclusively for teens, they have a great teen track and one for younger kids too.

    Also check out Life Teen. They have so many great resources for teens. We use their curriculum in our youth group. Here is a link to their events page:

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