FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the Youth Retreat?

Most young people in high school and college can say that their daily lives revolve around making some of life’s biggest decisions. Each young person also knows that navigating this reality is one of the most exciting and most intense things he or she has ever experienced. The Duc in Altum Youth Retreat was created to give young people the chance to come together and meet others who are going through that same season in life. In this unique environment of support and encouragement, they are free to encounter the One, Jesus Christ, who will give them the strength and clarity needed to make those important decisions and to ultimately become the best versions of themselves.

What will we be doing?

Some of the activities include hearing from guest speakers, Eucharistic Adoration, daily Mass, Confession, group discussions, prayer/reflection time, skits, indoor games, sledding, indoor hockey and more.

What is the schedule on Friday?

Registration begins at 4:00 pm. The first activities begin at 6:00 pm. Friday’s schedule includes Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, dinner and getting to know your fellow retreatants (not necessarily in this order).

What time does the retreat end on Monday?

The retreat officially concludes on Monday at 12:30 p.m. after brunch.

What do we do for meals?

All meals will be provided.

What kind of food will be available?

For breakfast we'll have a variety of foods such as cereal, oatmeal, bagels, muffins and yogurt. Lunch and dinner will have a main entree such as tacos, sandwiches & soup, pasta, or other options along with a few side options such as salad, vegetables, chips, and fruit and dessert items. Plenty of snacks such as popcorn, chips, candy, sweet breads, and fresh fruit will be offered throughout the day, along with hot and cold drinks.

What if I have food allergies? Will my meals still be provided?

We will do our best to accommodate your dietary needs. If you have specific dietary needs, these must be indicated on your registration form. The registration team will notify you if we are unable to accommodate your needs in which case you would be asked to bring your own meals, snacks, etc. If you have unusual dietary restrictions then we may not be able to satisfy your needs. Please email registration@afc.org if you have any additional questions.

Where will I stay during the retreat?

The young women retreatants will stay at the Vianney Center. The young men retreatants will stay in Redeemer Hall.

What do I need to bring?

Please click here for a packing list.

When do I have to register by?

Please register by the deadline date on the registration form. We have a limited space, so please register early!

I’m almost 15, can I still attend?

Sorry, but the minimum age to attend the Youth Retreat is 15.

How do I register?

Please click here to go to our website which has a link to register online. If you have any questions, please contact us at registration@afc.org or 1-800-367-6279.

Are there any other forms I need to fill out?

Yes, after you register and submit your form we will email you a Youth Retreat Release form and, if you are under 18, an Authorization to Consent for Treatment of a Minor form. This form is needed in the case of a medical emergency.