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 four total youth programs in June and July 2024, 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 16-21, 2024  |  July 7-12, 2024

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 9-14, 2024

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 14-16, 2024

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.

An experience brimming with faith, fun and fellowship!

BCYC benediction in the Abbey

Grow Closer to Christ with Prayer and the Sacraments.

BCYC men's bible study circle outside

BCYC participants listen to a presentation in Guadalupe Chapel

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 pass-the-water game

Together, Have the Time of Your Lives!

BCYC participants playing a ball game

BCYC close up of two students in a game with inflatable bubble-soccer ball

“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