YouthLeader trains youth to be leaders of ministry and forms youth in the vision and values of Jesus; helping them make the connection between their Catholic faith and their actions in leadership. Youth and adults use the leadership skills they gain to plan for the parish, school, or community group they represent.
Many YouthLeader participants move on to leadership roles in their parishes, schools, and/or communities in answering the baptismal call in the mission and ministry of the Church.
This program is for youth ages 14 and older (entering grade 10 or higher)
Program Date: July 27-31, 2015
Searching in the Spirit
Searching in the Spirit is a fun and faith-filled experience of Christian community that deepens the newly confirmed young persons’ understanding of the special gifts that the Spirit has given them. The week-long program includes community and social activities, prayer experiences, Mass, Reconciliation, and camp activities which include swimming, kayaking, archery, low ropes, and canoeing. Young people are also accompanied by adults from their parish or school who will act as mentors and guides during the program.
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Who Should Attend?
Youth ages 12 & 13 who have recently received the Sacrament of Confirmation (2015), and their adult leaders. Youth must be accompanied by adult leaders (age 19 and older).
The ratio of adult leaders to youth must be 1 adult leader to 8 youth (1:8).
When and Where? Searching in the Spirit will take place at Camp Jubilee in North Vancouver from August 24-28, 2015 (Monday to Friday).
How Much Will it Cost? $375 ($400 after July 27, 2015). Cost includes program resources, lodging, meals, recreational activities, and water transportation from Deep Cove (North Vancouver) for the five-day event.
How Do We Register? Please contact the appropriate person in your parish or school (Parish Youth Ministry Coordinator, your Grade 7 Teacher or your PREP Coordinator)
Individual registrations will not be accepted at the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office.
To see photos from Searching in the Spirit 2012, click here.
Youth Leadership Teams
Senior teens and young adults have the opportunity to serve on one or both of our archdiocesan youth leadership teams. Every year we recruit teams to serve at Spirit Day and Searching in the Spirit.
Spirit Day Spirit Team members are an integral part of the event by serving as models of faith-filled and fun young people who enjoy hanging out with grade 7’s. Recruitment and Application usually start in September.
The Searching in the Spirit Leadership Team trains together and works with OYYAM Consultants to plan and execute the five-day event. This is a five-month commitment. Recruitment and Application usually start in January. The event date for 2015 is August 24-28.