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.

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! For 8th graders or other youth preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation, these retreats are open to individuals as well as groups!