Eagle Eye Ministries


Join us for an Advent Retreat in the desert of San Diego with the Community of Saint John

The long weekend will be ordered around times of silence, Adoration, chanted Offices, Mass in God’s Great Wilderness, and spiritual talks. Get to know other Catholic young adults in the community while hiking and spending time together under the starry night sky.  We have two different groups - camping and backpacking.  The backpacking and camping groups will be separate for most of the Excursion.

Camping Group (Level 1)

Day hikes and return to the campground at night

Backpacking Group (Level 2)

Backpack to a remote site and spend two nights in the wilderness

Both groups require the ability to sustain rigorous, all day hikes. 

Space is limited!

This makes for a wonderful, close-knit group. This also means you must register soon to reserve your spot.


November 30 - December 3, 2017

Flying into San Diego: 
Flights must arrive by 3PM on November 30 and depart after 7PM on December 3
Driving into Anza-Borrego: 
Arrival at campsite between 6 - 8 PM on November 30


Anza-Borrego - San Diego, CA




Campground Fees, Food, Group Gear, Guides, and Religious' Expenses

Not Included:

Transportation to & from Anza-Borrego, Housing Before & After the Excursion, & Personal Gear

Contact Information:

571.EEM.NEST (571.336.6378) - info@eagleeyeministries.org


Non-refundable deposit of $50 due at time of registration to hold your spot

All payments after November 1, 2017 are non-refundable

Credit Card and Checks are accepted forms of payment. 

There is no credit card fee


This Gear List is from the 2016 San Diego Excursion.  Please note that the 2017 Gear List may have some changes and it will be available soon.