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.

Castaway Dates for 2018

Weekend 1: March 16th-18th

Weekend 2: March 23rd – 25th

Castaway Goals and Parish Expectations (PDF)

Castaway 2018 Overview (PDF)

2018 Castaway Parish Enrollment Form (PDF)  (DOC) 

Castaway 2018


“Choose Joy!”










   Castaway 2018 Theme Song:

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.


 A Call to Service June 17-22, 2018

Parish Enrollment Form: (PDF) (DOC)