Extended mission trips, conferences, camps, and pilgrimages are high impact experiences that can be transformative for youth. They present opportunities for leadership development, deeper experiences of community, and an opportunity to help youth feel a part of the larger Catholic community. Here are some opportunities this summer.
REACH OUT-REACH IN
Reach Out-Reach In will be held July 15-20, 2012. This is an archdiocesan program that provides young people with a local experience of service learning. The week is open to teens currently in grades 9-12. Watch for information at the Reach Out Reach In webpage.
PARISH AND DISTRICT PROGRAMS
For other opportunities in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, visit the Summer Programs for Youth webpage.
ONE BREAD, ONE CUP
St Meinrad’s School of Theology, Indiana, offers the five-day Liturgical Leadership Conference for parish and school teams of high school students and their adult leaders. The conference offers today’s teenagers a deeper understanding of, involvement in, and enthusiasm for the liturgy. More information can be found at the One Bread, One Cup website.
Week-long conferences at Notre Dame University, Indiana, encourage youth to recognize their gifts and learn how to use them in response to God’s call in their lives. More information is available at the ND Vision website.
Camp Gray, operated by the Diocese of Madison and located in Reedsburg, WI, offers summer camp weeks and retreats for various age groups. Check out the the Camp Gray website.
YOUNG NEIGHBORS IN ACTION
The Center for Ministry Development offers Young Neighbors in Action, a week-long, service learning experience for older adolescents, including an Environmental Justice Week in Green Bay, a Young Neighbors in Action week in Chicago. Young Neighbors in Action website.
The Center for Ministry Development offers Just5Days, an experience of service, hands-on learning, prayer and community building for middle school youth and their adult leaders in Appleton. Just5Days website.