Summer Leadership and Discipleship Programs

Join us this summer for Leadership and Discipleship Training for youth and young adults: Searching in the Spirit and YouthLeader.

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.


Who Should Attend?

Youth ages 12 & 13 who have recently received the Sacrament of Confirmation (2018), 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 27 – 31, 2018 (Monday to Friday).

How Much Will it Cost?

cost: $375 per person (early registration; $400 after July 30, 2018)

Cost includes program resources, lodging, meals, recreational activities, and water transportation from Cates Park (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.

Promo Materials for 2018

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



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)

For more information about this program, please contact Clayton Imoo (Ministries and Outreach Office) (604) 683-0281 or email:

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