Diocesan Retreats for Youth
The Diocese of Texas offers Formation retreats for youth. Students in sixth-eighth grade may attend Youth Encounter Spirit (YES) and students in ninth-twelfth grade may attend Happening. Both are held at Camp Allen three times a year. Registration is on-line and operates on a first-come first-serve basis and scholarships are available. Adults who are involved in youth ministry are also encouraged to attend.
The focus of YES is on who Christ is. YES helps foster a clearer appreciation of self, richer relationships with others, and a deeper experience with Jesus. The weekend affords a loving environment in which to enjoy the warmth of a personal relationship with our Father and his unconditional love.
Happening provides a method through which one's spirituality may be developed, nourished, lived, and shared in fellowship with other Christians. Those attending Happening listen to thought-provoking and challenging talks given by members of the staff and clergy. One’s faith is seriously examined in a relaxed, fun, informal, and loving atmosphere.
Click here for more Happening information and a registration form and here for YES information and registration.