2021 DatesPresident’s Day Weekend
12 - 15
12 - 15
Be Honest:Are You Taking Your Relationship with God Seriously?
Deepen Your Relationshipwith God
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Join the angels and saints in the heavenly banquet.
Receive Our Lord’s gaze of love.
Sacrament of Confession
Experience the Father’s forgiveness.
Holy Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
Grow in faith through these rich devotions.
Build Friendships& Have Fun
Hang out with other young Catholics.
Indoor & Outdoor Activities
Enjoy hiking, football, board games, and more.
Learn who God is and why the Catholic Faith is important.
Know you are not alone on this journey.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified nor dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go" (Joshua 1:9). Join us for this retreat to learn how to courageously live your Catholic Faith—no matter what!
Special Guests2021 Catholic Youth Retreat
Maggie CraigSpeaking at Women's Youth Retreat
Equipped with humorous personal stories and dynamic authenticity, Maggie Craig delights in bringing the message of the joys of the Gospel to parishes, schools, youth groups, and college campuses around the country. Maggie graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville cum laude with her M.A. in Theology and her B.A. in Catechetics. You can learn more about Maggie at www.maggie-craig.com.
Melissa MarterAFC YOUTH PROGRAM MANAGER
Formerly from small town Indiana, Melissa Marter is always on the look out for adventure in unexpected places. From twilight hikes in the Shenandoah mountains to 3 a.m. donut runs by the Vatican, life is rarely dull for Melissa. She graduated from Christendom College with a bachelor's degree in theology and has ministered to teens across the country as a summer Alumni Corps and missionary with Hard as Nails Ministries. Melissa currently resides with her horse in Ohio, serving as the youth program manager for the AFC.
Kris FrankSpeaking at Men's Youth Retreat
From a young age, Kris Frank had aspirations to be a doctor, but God had different plans. While in high school, God captured his heart and set his life on a course that he couldn’t have dreamed up. Kris attended Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he dropped his pre-med dreams to learn about God (i.e. theology and catechetics). Since then, Kris has traveled around the country to speak at conferences, churches, camps, and campuses. He now serves as the vice president of Vagabond Missions in Steubenville. You can learn more about Kris at his website kristopherfrank.com.
Retreat InformationDuc in Altum Youth Retreats
As you prepare for the Duc in Altum Youth Retreat, here are a few items you should pack:
- Prayer journal
- Alarm clock
- Portable toiletries
- Shower shoes
- Winter coat, hat, gloves, snow pants, boots (for sledding & outdoor activities)
- Casual clothing
- Sweater or sweatshirt
- Tennis shoes
- Towel & washcloth
- Sleeping bag
Your retreat is a time to be away from the world and reconnect with God, so we ask that you leave your tablet, laptop, and other electronic devices at home.
You may bring your cell phone to let your family know of your safe arrival, but we will ask you to check it in with us when the retreat begins. Your cell phone will be kept in a safe place and returned to you at the end of the retreat.
FAQsDuc in Altum Youth Retreats
I'm almost 15. Can I Attend?
We’re glad you are interested in coming to the Duc in Altum Youth Retreat!
If you will be 15 by the first day of the retreat, you may attend the retreat this year.
But if your birthday is after the retreat, you’ll have to wait until next year to come.