Higher Ground Middle School
"This I command you...Love one another." John 15:17
Registration now open for Summer 2019
Week 1: July 7-11, 2019 + Week 2: July 14-18, 2019
Registration Deadline is June 1st!
Higher Ground Middle School Retreat is a four-day Catholic youth program held at Camp Maranatha in Maxwell, NE. It is for those who have completed sixth, seventh or eighth grade in the spring of 2019. The purpose of the Higher Ground Middle School Retreat is to create an environment where we belong and can invite others to belong. The activities provide an enjoyable opportunity for the young people to develop a better sense of self, to build positive relationships with others and to grow closer to God. Higher Ground Middle School Retreat calls participants to deepen their experience of liturgy, prayer, and community interaction. The intent of this program is to help youth discover that we all belong to God and we must help others feel welcome in the Church. They are encouraged to reflect on their initiation into the Church at their baptism and our continued call to actively participate in the church that we belong to; locally and globally. This program is sponsored by the Diocese of Grand Island's Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
At Higher Ground Middle School Retreat, approximately 25 participants and 10 adult staff, gather in an informal atmosphere to have a lot of fun and build relationships of trust. The group is encouraged to experience the joy of playing, praying and working together as a community of faith.
The retreat begins at 6:00 PM, Sunday and ends at 1:00 PM the following Thursday.