Youth Retreats

There are plenty of youth retreats happening throughout the year. These are fun opportunities for youth to go away for a weekend and have fun as well as grow in their faith. Some of this trips are broken down by grade, while others are open to the whole group. There are also Parrish wide retreats that everybody is encouraged to come join. Scroll down below to find out more about these retreats!

PYM Shrine Mont Retreats

These are trips to Shrine Mont done on different weekends throughout the year. Each trip is broken down by grade.

SYF Lock-In

Sometimes we don’t even need to leave the city to get away. It’s a lock in for SYF (Senior Youth Formation) at St. James’s! This is an overnight weekend event that culminates with a service on Sunday morning

SNOWFEST!

Every February all youth (6th grade through 12th) and their parents are invited to come join us up in the mountains as we go skiing, sledding, and tubing on a crazy fun filled weekend. And we don’t always need snow for Snowfest. If the weather isn’t cooperating there is still plenty to do in the Shenandoah valley, and it’s still a blast! Sign up early for this one because it fills up fast.

Parish Wide Retreats

There are also opportunities for youth to join the entire congregation on a retreat, usually to Shrine Mont. These are unique trips that offer youth the chance to bond with the entire parish