One-Day Confirmation Retreat Program
Confirmation retreats can be one of the most rewarding experiences for young Catholics.
We are the Delmarva regional leader for providing one-day, high quality Catholic Confirmation retreats.
WHAT WE DO
Philosophically, we wish candidates and parents could spend three days and two nights away in an elegantly rustic retreat setting, but the burden of time and money seem to limit the majority of our clients these days. We have adjusted to this dilemma by utilizing the power of “experiential education” as a framework for dynamic catechesis.
HOW WE DO IT
Our one-day Confirmation retreats combine experiential activities (activity-based program reinforced by intentional processing) that are structured around our Catholic identity (that is rooted in faith, supported by our traditions and infused by the Holy Spirit). After groups complete the morning and afternoon sessions of activities, the program concludes with a short prayer service and debriefing time.
We expect everyone to participate in the activities. These short “team-building” challenges require groups to communicate, collaborate and problem-solve in order to move to the next level of the retreat. Don’t worry, there is success at every level. Activities are somewhat physical in nature, but more so they challenge our thinking as 21st century Catholics. Teams must think and behave as Christ in order to complete the task.
8:45am Group arrives
9:00am Program begins with large group introductions and tone-setters
9:30am Small groups move through four activity stations
12:30pm Large group reconvenes with a warm-up
1:00pm Small groups move through two-to-four activity stations
3:30pm Combined closing prayer service and debrief session
4:00pm Group departs
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST
Each program is truly custom-tailored to your classes' logistical needs. On the low end, the cost begins at $40 per person. Factors that effect the cost are: additional food, travel to your site, or travel to our site, add-on activities like high ropes, special rental fees for certain requested locations, etc. The average cost since 2010 has come in at $50 per person. The Knights of Columbus have sponsored many of our programs both monetarily and logistically. Hopefully you have a relationship with groups at your church who can support your efforts. We are all appreciative of the various donors and contributors to the success of our Confirmation retreats over the years.