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San Diego Desert Reterat
Director of Excursions
(303) 875-7595 ext. 3
Not for the Faint of Heart
Designed to challenge the body and feed the soul, Eagle Eye Ministries Excursions will bring you face to face with the unfiltered majesty of the King of Kings. The splendor of the Catholic faith is on full display as Fr. Nathan, his Brothers and Sisters, and COR Expeditions guide you through some of the most beautiful – and the most demanding – hikes in the world.
Bow before Christ in Adoration atop the Rockies. Kneel on orange stone as you receive the Bread of Heaven in a desert canyon. Feel the Holy Spirit stir within you as the Salve is intoned in the winter night.
Let EEM Excursions be the next step on your journey toward sainthood.
San Diego Desert Excursion
This long weekend is an Eagle Eye favorite. It 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. This backpacking group will hike to a remote location and spend 2 nights. This group requires the ability to sustain moderate all-day hikes.
This excursion is outfitted and guided by COR Expeditions. Registration includes meals and all necessary gear (tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, etc.) – just bring your clothes and yourself!
Participants flying in to San Diego must book flights that arrive by 2pm on Thursday, December 2nd and depart after 5:30pm on Sunday, December 5th. (Transportation to/from the airport is available for an additional $50 – limit 13 participants due to vehicle restrictions)
Local participants should arrive at Anza Borrego State Park between 5-6pm.
Early bird price (until Oct 1st): $425 (+$50 for airport transfer)
Standard price (after Oct 1st): $450 (+$50 for airport transfer)
$100 Deposit is nonrefundable.
Registration deadline: November 27th
Come celebrate the new year backcountry skiing or snowshoeing at Lost Wonder Hut with Fr. Nathan December 28-Jan 1!
After arriving in Denver, participants stay over at the St. John Institute before leaving the next morning for Monarch Pass. We will ski into Lost Wonder Hut (https://lostwonderhut.com/) and enjoy two days skiing/snowshoeing the winter terrain. We will ski out the morning of December 31 for Buena Vista to enjoy a night of celebrating the start of a new year. A beautiful marriage of excursion and retreat, participants will enjoy daily Mass, adoration, and communal prayer in addition to adventure and fellowship.
Previous experience is not necessary, but participants should be in good physical condition and able to sustain rigorous all-day activity. Participants have the option to either ski or snowshoe. COR Expeditions will execute a screening process to make sure you are prepared to thrive on this excursion!
Participants must arrive in Denver by 2pm on the 28th, and depart after 4pm January 1.
Ages 18 to 35. Space is limited to 10 participants.
Thanks to our partnership with COR Expeditions (https://wyomingcatholic.edu/cor-expeditions/), the cost of registration includes all gear, food, lodging, transportation to/from the Denver airport, and professional guide/instructor services.
Deadline to register: December 10.
$50 deposit is non-refundable.
50% Refund is available for cancellations prior to November 28th, 2021.
No refunds after November 28, 2021.
Balance is due December 10, 2021.
Please contact us prior to making flight arrangements.