Castaway is a 3-day retreat experience for youth in grades 9-12 and sponsored through Catholic Education Ministries. Youth from our Diocese have been participating in this retreat for 45 years. Castaway is usually offered the last weekend(s) of March (depending on when Easter occurs) and is held at the Young Life- Castaway Camp near Detroit Lakes. Registration information is available through contacting the Consultant for Youth Ministry and Religious Education at CEM.
The weekend is a collaborative effort by CEM and the parish leaders and is filled with workshops, small group sessions, large group speaker talks, Adoration, Reconciliation, Mass and of course fun and great food too.
Buses drop students off on Friday afternoon and pick them up again on Sunday around noon- 1 pm. 2018 Schedule
Registration for this retreat is only available through participating parishes who enroll to participate in December. If you would like to register for the retreat, please contact your parish Faith Formation or Youth Ministry leader in January 2019.