Excursions takes the intellectual, spiritual, and human formation to the trails! These trips offer young adults a chance to build community and encounter Christ outside their familiar elements. Backcountry camping, miles of intense hiking, skiing, daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Liturgy of the Hours, and discussions provide a unique opportunity to grow in fraternal charity and discover the beauty of the natural world. Also, on many excursions, we have the opportunity to visit pilgrimage and cultural sites.
2017 - 2018 Excursions
Spend four days in the Rocky Mountains while growing in fraternal charity April 18-22 2018
Advent Retreat in San Diego Desert (Level 1 and 2)
November 30 - December 3, 2017
Eagle Eye Summer Excursion
Dates Coming Soon!
5 Day backpacking trip in Aspen, CO
August 4 - 11, 2018
What you need to know before registering:
All excursions are physically demanding. However, each excursion is different, with its own unique challenges. Due to these unique challenges, we have categorized the excursions into three different levels to help participants choose the level that best suits them. It is important to review these classifications, as they will help you understand what will be required of you physically and mentally. The main differences between the levels are the type of shelter, proximity of transportation, and facilities available (i.e. water and bathrooms). In general, showers are usually not available until the end of the excursion.
If you have not backpacked or camped before, this is definitely the right level for you! You will spend the days outdoors, participating in activities such as hiking, kayaking or canoeing, etc. Every evening, you will return to a shelter, such as a building with basic facilities (i.e. a hostel or a gymnasium) or in a tent at a campsite with facilities (i.e. potable water and toilets). There will be transportation near-by. Participants will carry a daypack holding supplies needed for only one day. Level 1 excursions are for people who can be an active member of the group and complete all the day hikes and activities in a wilderness environment.
This level is for those who are experienced campers. During a Level 2 excursion, the participants will be carrying all of the items required for the entire excursion in their backpacks. This includes, but is not limited to, group gear (i.e. tents, stoves, etc.), personal gear, food, and water. You may or may not be camping in a campground. This requires a considerable amount of physical and mental strength to endure long and hard treks through the wilderness. This level will have limited access to transportation, potable water, and bathrooms. The participants will be sleeping in tents and may be drinking purified water and using the restroom in the wilderness.
This level is for experienced backpackers. Participants will be in the wilderness without shelter (i.e. no buildings or campgrounds) for up to a week at a time. They will travel in deserted areas where transportation, potable water, and bathrooms are not available. These excursions will require all participants to consistently carry all of their belongings in their backpacks throughout the duration of the excursion. The participants will be drinking purified water and using the restroom in the wilderness.