Outdoor Retreats in the USA
Engage Creation & Find Fellowship
How did John Paul II rejuvenate himself and others in the midst of an intensely lived life? Through physical activity, prayer, and fellowship, in the backdrop of God’s beautiful creation, all four seasons of the year. Now offering outdoor retreats in the USA for young adults 18+.
Remove Distractions & Encounter God
Each retreat will have time for Mass and adoration, reflection and discussion, outdoor activity, and good food and fellowship. Be not afraid to unplug for the weekend and find the restoration that your body, mind and spirit need.
Young Families Retreat
October 1-3, Illinois
Join us for our first-ever young families retreat in the USA! Families with young children are invited to join us at the beautifully peaceful Ave Maria Retreat Center in Danville, IL. Come for a weekend of prayer, retreat, community, family and friendship. Chaplain Fr. Joe Campbell will be celebrating daily Mass and adoration with opportunities for confession and spiritual direction. Childcare will be available for those who would like to use it. This retreat will cost only $250 per family.
Feast Day Retreat
October 22-24, Denver
Follow in the footsteps of Saint John Paul II right here in the USA. St. John Paul II came to Denver for the 1993 World Youth Day. As a mountaineer and a pilgrim, he couldn’t resist a hike in America’s prized landscape and a visit to the historic St. Malo Chapel. We’ll be doing the same! Not only will this be an outdoor retreat on his feast day, but this will be our site for our annual feast day celebration where the whole JP2 Project Family is invited! We’ll be lodging at the beautiful campground of Annunciation Heights.
See the FAQ section below for more information and details
Winter Ski Retreat
February 4 – 6, Michigan
How did John Paul II rejuvenate himself in the middle of winter? Head out of the city and into the slopes for a ski retreat. Follow in his example and do the same this winter and join us for this retreat! We’ll be skiing and snowboarding at Caberfae Peaks. There will be private Mass and time for Adoration with our chaplain Fr. Joe Campbell. This retreat only costs $240 and includes lodging, all meals, drinks, lift tickets, and rentals. Plus, there is a $20 early bird discount if you register before January 1st!
Our outdoor excursions are based on the same principles as our study-abroad programs: God, community and conversation.
We help you grow closer to God by exploring his beautiful creation and sending your prayers to Him at daily outdoor Mass and prayers.
The very nature of our outdoor excursions facilitates friendship – shared experiences and fun times!
We engage in thoughtful conversation based on the life and teachings of Pope Saint John Paul II, all the while striving to become saints!
October Outdoor Retreat
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions about the trip contact us today!
Once you decide that this is the excursion for you, register immediately online!
Pack Your Bags!
Pack your bags and arrange transportation to/from the excursion!