Theme: Encounter

Have you encountered the living God? Have you experienced the love of Jesus? Have you felt the power of the Holy Spirit? This overnight retreat will give students the opportunity to encounter God, who is real and present in their lives. We journey with students while seeking answers to some of life’s most important questions: “Who is God?” and “Who am I?” There will be games, talks, music, reconciliation, adoration, mass, prayer, and a whole lot fun along the way.

This retreat includes a ropes course, team building activities, inspiring talks, student testimonies, small group time, confession, adoration and Mass.

Freshman Retreat Date(s):

October 24 - 25, 2019

The retreat is held at the Lazy W Ranch in San Juan Capistrano. Forms are due one month prior to retreat dates, but remember don't wait until the due date. These retreats will fill up fast. We take the first 40 students and then start a wait list.

Freshman Retreat 2015

Student Forms

Forms and fees are due at the time of registration. These retreats fill up fast. The cost of the retreat is $185. We take the first 40 students before beginning a wait list. There are no refunds available within one month of the retreat. The freshman retreat form is required to attend the retreat.

Freshman Retreat Form

Student Leaders and Adult Chaperones

We need leaders and chaperones! Please contact Mr. Francis Cabildo at 949-766-6000 ext. 1517 if you feel you can help out.

If you are a student and would like to lead a future freshman retreat please fill out these three documents:

Student Leadership Application

If you are an adult or SMCHS graduate and would like to chaperone a freshman retreat please fill out the three documents below. We love to have our parents and grandparents as well as SMCHS graduates attend.

Important! Volunteer fingerprinting and safety training must be completed through the school a month prior to the retreat. Please contact Human Resources Manager Pat Mollica at 949-766-6000 ext. 1008.

Adult Volunteer Waiver & Release Form

Irvine Ranch Waiver