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 44 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.

Castaway Dates for 2017

Weekend 1: March 24th-26th

Weekend 2: March 31st -April 2nd

2017 Castaway Theme:  “Never Stop” by Urban Rescue

Castaway Goals and Parish Expectations (PDF)

2017 Castaway Info Overview of Dates and Leadership (PDF)

2017 Castaway Parish Enrollment Form -DUE 12/9/16  (PDF)  (DOC)

Castaway 2016 Highlight Video

Another Fun Castaway 2016 Video from weekend 1 Club 5


TEC is a three-day retreat weekend based on the Paschal Mystery: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our TEC Center is located just outside of Little Falls in central Minnesota.For most TEC participants, words can not describe the weekend, the feeling, nor the encounter with Christ, but you can certainly ask any family or friends that have participated on a TEC weekend or for further information or you may visit the CM TEC website here.

CMTEC Flyer 1  Small (PDF)

CMTEC Flyer 2  Small (PDF)

CMTEC Flyer Large (PDF)

CMTEC Application (PDF)


 A Call to Service June 18-23, 2017


Brochure (PDF)

Cover Letter for Parish Leaders (PDF)

Parish Enrollment Form (PDF)

Parish Safe Environment Form (PDF)


National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) 2017

Brochure (PDF)

Diocese of St. Cloud Trip Info for Parish Leaders (PDF)