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God created each of us intentionally, out of love, and for a purpose.  Each of us is equipped with God given gifts and talents intended for the glory of God.

During this overnight youth retreat we invite high school age teens an opportunity to learn skills for Christian leadership and ministry in a series of workshops and practical applications  The following skill points will be covered: Christian Leadership, Communication Skills, Group Dynamics, Decision Making and, Planning skills.    

Each retreatant will be asked to use the skills above by visioning with their work group a plan for youth ministry at their parish or vicariate and possibly on a diocesan level. 
Each retreatant will grow in personal awareness by participating in small groups for discussion and practical experiences of Christian Leadership, Community, Prayer and Affirmation. 
Each retreatant will gain knowledge and experience by participating in worship experiences and liturgical celebrations.  

Overnight accommodation in the Dorm and meals included for a fee of $95.00 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 be held at the Guggenheim Center located at: 1468 County Route 18 Saranac Lake, New York.

Retreatant check in is: Friday, September 30th at 6:00PM.
Retreatant check out is: Sunday, October 2nd at 10:00AM.

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: or 315-393-2920 ext. 1413