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.

Upcoming Retreats


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.

Cost: $240 – includes lodging, all meals, drinks, lift tickets, and rentals. 

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Camping Retreat

May 20-22, Shenandoah, VA

As a young university chaplain, Karol Wojtyla (St. John Paul II) invited young men and women to go hiking and kayaking, while forming them in the Catholic faith. He called this community his “Środowisko.” You’re invited to do the same as we hike, kayak (or canoe), and tent camp in the Shenandoah Valley—all while growing in faith and friendship.

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Explore Nature
Escape the hustle and bustle of life and explore God's beautiful creation!
Makes Friends
You'll meet other zealous young Catholics on these trips!
Find God
Our outdoor excursions feature daily Mass and prayer.
Get Exercise
You'll walk away in better shape than when you arrived!

Our Philosophy

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!


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