Catholic High School and Parish Youth Group Retreats
De Sales Center is currently remodeling and building to accommodate larger youth retreats year round. Beginning September, 2020, the following facilities will be available for youth retreats:
Lawrence Lodge, featuring a 80 person dining room, 30' x 30' meeting room, 18 bedrooms sleeping 38 people plus 8 more on floor mattresses in the multipurpose room
Vineyard Cabin, featuring two dorms sleeping 15 students each, with attached bathrooms, showers and kitchen..
Bailey Hall, a newly remodeled 46' x 26' well equipped conference room accommodating up to 80 people;
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Chapel with new seating for 54-80+;
By May, 2022 a newly-constructed Blue Cabin, featuring one dorm sleeping 23 students, with attached bathrooms.
With advanced notice, the Center will try to provide Oblate priests for Mass and reconciliation and a worship/music leader for adoration and prayer. A $40 stipend per minister is recommended but not required.
To address affordability, we simplified our options and sought donations. To more accurately represent DSC costs, group fees decrease as group sizes increase (see link to price sheet below). These prices include lodging, meals, and use of chapel, Bailey Hall, adventure course and 50% clean (students do light cleaning before departure). They do not include sheets, towels and full clean, although these are available for an extra fee. Meals and days can be added or removed to accommodate your program's schedule and length. Catholic youth groups wishing to cook their own meals will be charged our standard rates. If 30 or more, they will recieve a 20% room discount (which works out to $32 for the first night, $21.60 each additional night).
One or two school/parish-approved adult volunteers to help serve meals and wash dishes is deeply appreciated. Please contact Fr. Ken if you have any volunteers. They will receive $20 to cover travel expenses and free room and board. They may use hermitages during the retreat at no cost when available.
We are holding a number of dates on the Availability Calendar for "Catholic High School or Parish Retreats." If you are running a Catholic youth retreat, feel free to request these dates.
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The Campus Ministry Retreat in July was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Click on the link below to download the price sheet. Please contact Fr Ken if you have any questions.