Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg

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God created each of us intentionally, out of love, and for a purpose. Our hearts search for God and will not be content until united with Him. During this retreat, we will embark on the search for God together. It is easy to look to Google for answers, but only God reaches into our lives and gives us a personal response.   

During this overnight youth retreat we invite teens into a relationship with God by encouraging them to ask the big questions about the purpose of life and answering them with the Gospel Message.  Along the way, they will have a ton of fun while enjoying a true “camp” experience at our exclusive Guggenheim camp located in Saranac Lake, New York.       

We have a full line up of activities planned and special guest Music Ministry leaders and presenters, MJM7.  MJM7 is a Catholic family band comprised of Michael James Mette and 5 of his children: Gabriella (17), Trinity (15), Charity (13), and Cecilia (12) and MJ (11). The Mette's gifts of music, joy, & family life offer the boldness and innocence of youth with the wisdom and depth of lived experiences.  Visit www.MJM7.band to learn more about them!       

Overnight accommodation in the Dorm, meals and a special gift included for a fee of $49.00 per teen.  Once you register, you will be directed to the payment page.  After completing payment, you will receive a Guggenheim packing list and schedule for drop off and pick up times.  The retreat will begin Friday October 1st at 5:00PM and end Saturday October 2nd at 6:00PM.  

COVID-19 Safety Notice

We have no higher priority than providing a safe and healthy venue for Youth Leadership Retreat 2021. 
 
All staff are fully vaccinated. All attendees, upon check-in, will be requested to provide proof of vaccination or results of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken in the last 72 hours. We ask that any registered attendee experiencing any common COVID symptoms not attend the retreat. 
 
The Diocese of Ogdensburg continues to monitor the changing landscape involving the CDC guidelines. We will follow the New York State Department of Health requirements regarding COVID-19 safety.  

Please note that this is a very fluid time as we navigate our new normal. We will continue to post updates as needed. 

If you have any registration or requirement questions, please contact,Jeannie Grizzuto, Youth Office Administrator at: jgrizzuto@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 ext. 1413