Life Teen Retreats

Why go on retreat?

Our lives are constantly busy. We all have somewhere to be, something to do, someone to talk to, etc. But have you ever just wanted to stop and take a break? To be able to find peace again?

Retreats provide the opportunity to take that much-needed break, to disconnect for a weekend, and reconnect to what really matters- our relationship with God.

These weekends are especially powerful for teens. Friendships are formed and strengthened, teens get time to just be that- teens- and they get a chance to be in the beauty of nature while being reminded that they are created for a purpose.

During the summer Life Teen offers a mission trip and conference for all youth who are rising 9th grade up to recently graduated students.

Life Teen Retreat Dates for 2021/2022:

  • Spring Retreat: March 25-27, 2022 | Camp Covecrest | Tiger, GA
  • Alive in You Mission Trip: June 28 – July 3, 2022 Knoxville, TN
  • Steubenville Youth Conference: July 8-10, 2022 Duluth, GA


When do the teens meet @ Saint Jude for the retreat?
Friday at 5:00pm

When will the retreat end?
6:00pm on Sunday after the Life Teen Mass

Who are the chaperones?
Saint Jude Church staff and Core members.

What do they bring?
Registered teens will receive a packing list a week before the retreat.

I want to help in some way, who do I talk to?
Awesome! Email Leigh Anne at

Will my teens have fun?
Yes! In addition to powerful talks and encounters with the Sacraments, teens will have a blast getting to know new friends, playing sports, games, and great camp activities