Youth Retreat Opportunities


Discovery & Christian Awakening Retreats

Thursday 01-17-2020 - Sunday 03-01-2020

All Day




What is a Discovery retreat?

A peer-ministered retreat which encourages teenagers to discover their own identity and their relationship with God. The retreat is incredibly dynamic with talks, small group interaction and community-building experiences. It is based on the steps of evangelization and helps the young person know Jesus in faith!

Who should go to a Discovery retreat?

9th or 10th graders who are ready to dive deeper into understanding their relationship with Jesus.

When is the Discovery retreat?

Discovery #200

January 17 – 19, 2020

Smith Mountain Lake, Va

for Early Bird pricing:

Register by Jan. 7, 2020

What is a Christian Awakening retreat?

A peer-ministered retreat which enables the teenagers to come to know and experience Christ, and to see him in themselves and others. Youth are invited to look at ways of serving others and becoming better, more fully committed Christians.

Who should go to a Christian Awakening retreat?

11th or 12th graders who are ready to live their faith in a profound way. Christian Awakening (CA) builds on the foundational elements of the Discovery Retreat and is great for forming leaders in your parish community.

When is the Christian Awakening retreat date?

Christian Awakening #200

February 28 – March 1, 2020

Camp Bethel (near Fincastle, VA)

for Early Bird pricing:

Register by Feb. 1, 2020

How do I register?

All registrations are entered online. Registration forms are to be filled out and given to the parish youth coordinator by the deadlines above to be entered online. The Office for Evangelization will not accept any registrations that are sent via USPS or fax.

What does it cost?

The participant cost for all retreats is $170 and covers all lodging, meals, and supplies for the weekend. An early bird rate of $145 will be applied for all registrations entered by the dates listed above. An invoice will be sent after all retreats have concluded to each parish for any unpaid registration fees. Parishes should send the registration fee (made payable to the Catholic Diocese of Richmond) for each participant to: Office for Evangelization; 7800 Carousel Lane; Richmond, VA 23294.

Cancellation Policy:

To avoid penalty, cancellations must be made on or before the following dates:

Discovery #200: January 2, 2020;

Christian Awakening #200: February 10, 2020.

Registrations cancelled after these dates will not receive a refund. Cancellations must be received in writing via email at [email protected] No phone cancellations will be accepted.

Can I make substitutions for other youth?

Substitutions will incur a $25 fee. All substitutions must be made in writing via email at [email protected]


Contact the Office for Evangelization at the Catholic Diocese of Richmond via phone at 804-622-5159 or via email at [email protected]



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