Visi Retreat

What and why? 

Visitation's High School Youth Retreat, affectionately called, “Visi Retreat,” started in 1990, when parishioners saw the need for a retreat for high school students. With the exception of 1 year, Visi Retreat has continually been a source of solace and spiritual growth for many high school teens and the leaders alike since 1990. Visi Retreat has seen hundreds of teens through their struggles and triumphs over the years. 
 

This retreat is designed to encourage spiritual growth, promote self-esteem, and foster the development of a positive self-attitude. Throughout the weekend, we will focus on many different challenges and opportunities that each of us face in our lives. While the Core Team will present certain themes and issues, your ideas and input will decide what direction the small group discussions will take.

Two days on a retreat will give you a chance to take a step back from school, work and hectic schedules to decide where you want to go with your life. It is an important time to open up and show your true self to others. The retreat will give you some time to think about God’s plan for your life and what values are most important in your life now. While many high schools have retreats available to their students, Visi Retreat is unique in that small groups are led by retreat alum, are co-ed, and have a variety of freshmen - seniors in each group.

Who?
Any and all high school students are invited to attend the retreat, regarless of parish or school affiliation.

Where & When?
Our Lady of the Visitation High School Retreat 2020 is February 14th-February 16th at Higher Ground Retreat Center in West Harrison, IN.

Questions?
Contact Laura Hampel, at 347-2203 or lhampel@olvisitation.org 

Registration & Payment?
Priority registration will open in November 2019 when Visitation parishioners, and non-parishioners who've attended in the past, receive the registration form in the mail. Be on the lookout for official dates in the Sunday Bulletin and Parish Update Friday emails.

Online registration opens December 7th at 9:00 a.m.. Please register using one of the links below and submit payment to Our Lady of the Visitation either by dropping off a check (payable to Our Lady of the Visitation) or cash, along with a payment form (see the bottom portion of the retreat invitation letter) OR pay by credit card online. The link for that is on the home page. Click “Online Giving” in the Get Right To It section.

Cost is $140 per retreatant. If a family sends more than one child, the fee is reduced to $110 for the second or third child. Space is available for 80+ high school students and a waiting list will be started as needed. Registration is open to all high school students regardless of parish or high school. If registration is "full", email Laura Hampel ASAP to be placed on the waiting list.

NEW FOR 2020 - A Medical Release Form is needed for rgistration to be complete!

Registering siblings? Be sure to come back to this page and click a new link rather than hitting the back page of your internet browser to register another person.