Parish & School Retreats

Retreats that make an impact

What can you do to engage your students in a lifelong faith? You don’t have to do it alone. At Damascus, we partner with educators of middle school, high school, and Confirmation classes to offer your students an experience that will break through distractions and make your teaching come alive. As of Fall 2024, every retreat will be available to individuals as well as groups.

Each 2-night, 3-day retreat at Damascus follows a program designed to give students a unique, powerful, and joyful experience of the Catholic Church and invite them to take the next step in their faith. 

While the content grows with the students, there are core elements you can expect from any Damascus retreat. Explore the elements and the different programs below!

What to Expect


Fun, high-adventure activities and games stretch comfort zones, build trust and break down walls


Students recognize God’s presence through Scripture, prayer, praise, and Eucharistic Adoration

A Proven Program

Age-appropriate content is presented in a dynamic, engaging way while small-group discussions help internalize so it goes home with them

Missionary Leadership

Young adults with extensive training and deep passion for youth ministry who provide leadership, encouragement, and a committed witness to each group of students.

Explore Retreats

Middle School Retreats

Explore our Faith and Science Retreat for 6th grade and Leadership Retreat for 7th grade.

High School Retreats

Damascus offers three transformative retreats for high school students at different ages and places in their journey to invite them to encounter Jesus, engage in true discipleship, and be empowered to live out their unique call to leadership.

Confirmation Retreats

Give your Confirmandi an experience where they can explore the meaning of the sacrament and choose to embrace the fullness of life in Christ- a life that is joy-filled, transformative, and anything but boring!

How do I bring my group?

Retreat planning doesn’t have to be complicated! We’ve taken care of the schedule so your “Road to Damascus” can be as straightforward as possible, and you can focus on what you do best: helping your students in the daily journey of discipleship.


to our team about how our retreats can serve your needs


your retreat and add it to your class calendar


your class to campus for 3 days of transformation!


the adventure at home

Book a Retreat

Parents: If you are not attending with a group, please choose "Register my child" and register for any session with availability. If you are attending with a parish group, first check to see if you received a different link from your group's coordinator to make sure your reservation is connected to that group.

Parishes and Group Leaders: Fill out the "Book a Group" form to request a group reservation. You can use the other button to check available dates. If you have questions, please email or call (740) 480-1288 ext. 2.

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We are a community of missionaries who are passionate about reviving the Church and helping young people live the adventure of their faith.

With decades of experience in youth ministry and religious education, we know the challenges of leading young people to an encounter with Jesus with limited resources of time, personnel, and means. For years we dreamed of partnering with Catholic educators to offer world-class retreats that were reliable and impactful, and the founding of Damascus in 2015 made it possible for that dream to become a reality. Our beautiful, 471-acre campus in Centerburg, OH welcomes over 5,000 students each year for transformative retreats.