Learn about training through YouthLeader, Searching in the Spirit, and Youth Leadership Teams.


OYYAM-yl14_poster1YouthLeader trains youth to be leaders of ministry and forms youth in the vision and values of Jesus; helping them make the connection between their Catholic faith and their actions in leadership. Youth and adults use the leadership skills they gain to plan for the parish, school, or community group they represent.

Many YouthLeader participants move on to leadership roles in their parishes, schools, and/or communities in answering the baptismal call in the mission and ministry of the Church.

  • For youth ages 14 and older (entering grade 10 or higher)

Program Date: July 10-14, 2017

View Photos from 2015 here

For Group Contacts:


Searching in the Spirit


Searching in the Spirit is a fun and faith-filled experience of Christian community that deepens the newly confirmed young persons’ understanding of the special gifts that the Spirit has given them.  The week-long program includes community and social activities, prayer experiences, Mass, Reconciliation, and camp activities which include swimming, kayaking, archery, low ropes, and canoeing.  Young people are also accompanied by adults from their parish or school who will act as mentors and guides during the program.


FOR 2017 PROMO VIDEO click here

Who Should Attend?

Youth ages 12 & 13 who have recently received the Sacrament of Confirmation (2017), and their adult leaders.
Youth must be accompanied by adult leaders (age 19 and older).
The ratio of adult leaders to youth must be 1 adult leader to 8 youth (1:8).

When and Where? 

Searching in the Spirit will take place at Camp Jubilee in North Vancouver from August 28 – September 1, 2017 (Monday to Friday).

How Much Will it Cost?

cost: $375 per person (early registration)

Cost includes program resources, lodging, meals, recreational activities, and water transportation from Deep Cove (North Vancouver) for the five-day event.

How Do We Register?

Please contact the appropriate person in your parish or school (Parish Youth Ministry Coordinator, your Grade 7 Teacher or your PREP Coordinator)
Individual registrations will not be accepted at the Ministries and Outreach Office.


To see photos from Searching in the Spirit 2015, click: Part 1; Part 2.

Youth Leadership Teams

Senior teens and young adults have the opportunity to serve on one or both of our archdiocesan youth leadership teams.  Every year we recruit teams to serve at Spirit Day and Searching in the Spirit.

Spirit Day Spirit Team members are an integral part of the event by serving as models of faith-filled and fun young people who enjoy hanging out with grade 7’s. Recruitment and Application usually start in September.


The Searching in the Spirit Leadership Team trains together and works with Ministries and Outreach Office Coordinators to plan and execute the five-day event. This is a six-month commitment. Recruitment and Application usually start in January. The event date for 2017 is August 28 – September 1, 2017.


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