BCYC: Benedictine College Youth Conferences

Join us on campus for one of Benedictine College's Catholic summer youth camps, designed with the current high school student in mind.

Hundreds of students and youth ministers had the time of their lives last summer, and we are looking forward to five total youth programs in June and July 2022, including four sessions of our popular academic camps and one large-scale, passionately Catholic youth conference.

Catholic Youth Camps
 with Interest Tracks

BCYC Immersion

BCYC Immersion participants studying biology

Over 20 Tracks for a Wide Range of Interests

 June 19-24, 2022  |  July 10-15, 2022  |  July 17-22, 2022 

Pick from academic tracks including Biology, Computer Science, Church History, Nursing and many more! Study your interests with fellow students during a weeklong stay on Benedictine College's campus. Grow in your relationship with Christ and others through group Bible studies, Adoration and the Sacraments. And have a ton of fun—water games, bubble soccer, hiking, dancing, capture the flag and more. You'll love it!

BCYC Leadership

BCYC students in class

Tracks Focused on Skills for Future Leaders

June 12-17, 2022

An exciting experience very similar to BCYC Immersion: A week full of learning, fun, faith, and fellowship, but with tracks for students who want to learn how to be better leaders in many different areas of life. Do you want to be a great team captain? Try the Athletic Leadership track. Interested in bringing Catholic leadership principles into the business or political world? Try the Business or Political Leadership tracks.

Catholic Youth Conference
 for Groups

BCYC Encounter

Students during Mass at BCYC Encounter

A Dynamic Weekend Youth Conference

June 17-19, 2022

Parish groups, youth groups and students from around the country come to BCYC Encounter for an experience uniquely different from others available today. The weekend conference is filled with talks by dynamic speakers, Bible studies, small groups, Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacraments, plus energizing activities like bubble soccer and hiking. Our 2022 speakers include Sister Josephine Garrett, Jimmy Mitchell, and Lisa Cotter.

An experience brimming with faith, fun and fellowship!

Eucharistic Adoration during BCYC Encounter

Grow Closer to Christ with Prayer and the Sacraments.

BCYC participants have Bible Study at the edge of a pond during a hike

A BCYC participant during Eucharistic Adoration

BCYC participants pose with face paint during Capture the Flag

Make Friends, Maybe Even Lifelong Ones.

BCYC participants hiking with cows in the background

BCYC participants dancing in a gym

BCYC participants playing bubble soccer

Together, Have the Time of Your Lives!

BCYC participants throw a giant beach ball over a net

BCYC participants struggle to kick a ball during a three-footed soccer game

“Every missionary is so on fire for the lord and it is beautiful. Their witness and love for God transformed my heart this week.” - Summer 2021 Participant

Youth Ministry at a Newman Guide Catholic College

The Catholic faith is at the core of Benedictine College's mission, and our youth programs reflect that devotion to Jesus Christ. Our commitment to the faith has caused us to be recommended in the Newman Guide ever since it was first published!

Newman Guide Recommended College

Other Summer Opportunities at Benedictine College

Transform Your World

Benedictine College is in partnership with Casting Nets Ministries in hosting the Transform Your World Evangelization Training Camp on our campus. The camp takes place July 10-15, 2022.

Journey with Dante in Italy

Travel to Italy with fellow high school students, and follow in the footsteps of the great poet Dante Alighieri, earning three hours of college credit while learning about another world culture and studying Dante's Divine Comedy. The trip takes place June 19 - July 9, 2022.

High School Architecture Intensive

The Architecture Program is excited to offer a 12-day Intensive in Classical Architecture. From July 5-16, 2022, experience the energy of the program's unique design approach under the personal instruction of the Program Director.