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Higher Ground College

"This I command you...Love one another." John 15:17

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2017 Schedule
May 22-27, 2017
Nebraska State 4-H Camp, Halsey

Beginning in June, 2000, Higher Ground III was launched as the next step in the Higher Ground family. In 2004 the Higher Ground III name was changed to Higher Ground College Retreat.

It is directed toward young adults who have attended Higher Ground II or who are one year out of high school (even if they haven't attended Higher Ground or Higher Ground II).

The Higher Ground College Retreat is built upon the spirit, the experience and the foundation of Higher

Ground and Higher Ground II. The retreat experience is based upon the Biblical pattern of Apostleship: First, one is called to a relationship with Christ, by developing methods of prayer and by discerning one's call to follow Christ. Second, one is taught the way of Christ, by training in Christian leadership skills. Third, one is sent on a mission for Christ, by developing an action plan and a plan of follow-up that young people can accomplish after the retreat is completed.

The overall purpose of the week is to enable young people to explore the ways they are sent into the world as Apostles of Jesus Christ and to create action plans to carry out that mission.

The Higher Ground College Retreat will be held at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey. The week begins at 4 p.m. CT, Monday and ends at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday.

The cost of the week is $150.

Refund Policy

If, for some reason, you will not be able to attend, we will refund your fee, providing you notify us before the registration deadline for your particular week. If notice is not given before the registration deadline for you particular week, only $75 of your registration fee will be refunded. Bus fees are not refundable after registration deadline. If you do not show up for your week, or do not contact us before 4:30 p.m. CST on the Thursday before your week, no money can be refunded. This is necessary because there will most likely be participants waiting in line in case someone cancels. We do not want anyone to be deprived of the opportunity to experience Higher Ground Retreats™.


Vacant - Director

Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
2708 Old Fair RD
Grand Island, NE 68803
Phone: 308-325-6330
Fax: 308-382-6569

Fr. Josh Brown - Spiritual Director

Phone: 308-730-7024