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Kathy Kimar
Director of Summer Institutes

The Best of the Best

Since 2003, Eagle Eye Summer Institutes have served an average of 120 young people each year, aged 16 to 35. We are committed to raising up Saints to lead, and have enabled these young people to explore profound questions, discovery joy, forge lasting friendships with other young Catholics, and most importantly, deepen their Catholic Faith. Our formation is broken down into three categories:

Intellectual & Cultural Formation: Choir, Theater, Talent Shows, 2 hours of Philosophy classes daily, and 2 hours of Theology classes daily

Spiritual Formation: Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Lectio Divina, the Liturgy of the Hours, Confession & Spiritual Direction, Living Stations of the Cross, and all-night Adoration

Human Formation: Hiking, Canoeing, Camping, Sports, Swimming, and Campfires

Ohio Teen | June 11 to 19

For questions about registration, contact Beth (bethy20078@aol.com)

 

We’re so excited to grow closer to Christ with all of you this summer!

Dear Eagle Eye Parents and Participants,

35  TEENS, 16-18+ years old and already strong in their Catholic Faith, are invited to a deepening of that faith during the 2022 Eagle Eye Summer Institute in Maria Stein, OH! Come join us on an eight-day summer session full of fun, friendship, recreation, prayer, and study. Led by the Brothers and Sisters of St. John, we are dedicated to helping you make this experience the best it can be!

Last summer was our first summer for the Ohio Teen EESI at Maria Stein. Under the loving care of Our Blessed Mother we flourished in the welcoming community found at this quiet setting.

This summer, our classes focus on our themeAffirming God’s Existence: the Darkness of Doubt to the Illumination of Truth. Our study theme, along with daily Mass, Offices, and a Holy Hour, gives teens time to grow closer to Christ. We encourage you to take this opportunity to know God and discover His plan for you.

We will welcome 35 participants Saturday evening, June 11th, at The Spiritual Center of Maria Stein in Maria Stein, Ohio. Please arrive between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. A light snack will be served that evening, so please be sure your teen has dinner prior to arrival. 

The EEM website link asks for completion of the form needed for registration (please submit as soon as possible but before May 1). Beth Gillen is our registration coordinator. Delicious meals, comfortable lodging, study materials, camping and hiking fees as well as travel and expenses for the team of religious are included in the non-refundable registration fee of $425* (Checks to be made out to Eagle Eye Ministries or pay online). If you know anyone who would support us as a donor, we are raising funds toward our expenses for travel and stipends for the religious. For those considering a donation, please contact Kathy Kimar (kathykimar@gmail.com).

The Eagle Eye experience will end on Sunday, June 19, with Mass at 11:30am, followed by a picnic lunch for the teens, their families and staff. Please plan to join us for the Mass and a pot luck lunch to follow. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are fortunate to have many volunteers helping to organize the Eagle Eye Summer Institute. We are grateful for those who have willingly donated time and/or food to make this retreat possible. We always welcome the assistance of volunteers.     

We look forward to seeing you at our 2022 Eagle Eye Teen Summer Institute in June! Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us throughout this endeavor!

*Please note – a discount will automatically be applied when multiple teens in the same family are registered together. Please be sure to complete all registrations for the same family in one transaction for the sibling discount to be applied.

Ohio Teen  Coordinators 

Mrs. Rachael Ronzi
Email: rachaelmathiott@gmail.com
Phone: 440-478-0600

Mrs. Tayler Zeszut
Email: tayfin33@gmail.com

Phone: 419-722-3664

Director, Eagle Eye Summer Institutes 

Mrs. Kathy Kimar
Email: kathykimar@gmail.com

Who: Ages 16-18+
Location: The Spiritual Center of Maria Stein in Maria Stein, Ohio 
Cost: $425 (paid online $430.75)
No refunds after May 1
For registration questions, please contact Registration Coordinator: 
Beth Gillen
Email:  bethy20078@aol.com
Phone: 937-594-8476

Princeville Teen | July 16 to 24

Cast off the distractions of your life and learn to soar with Eagle Eye!


We invite teens, ages 16-18, to embark on an 8 day summer session full of fun, friendship, recreation, prayer, and study. Our retreat will be on the monastery grounds of the Community of St. John in Princeville, IL and is led by Brothers and Sisters of St. John. For 18 summers, young people have gathered at the Eagle Eye Teen Summer Institute in Princeville, Illinois to search for what is most profound – God.

This summer, our classes will focus on the theme Affirming the Existence of God; From the Darkness of Doubt to the Illumination of Truth“. The classes, along with Mass, the Divine Office, and a Holy Hour each day, give teens the opportunity to grow closer to Christ and be formed in the truths of the faith. Campfires, sports, and recreation offer a chance to form deep friendships with other teens dedicated to growing in holiness.

We would love for you to join us this summer.  Please reserve your spot early! Delicious meals, lodging, recreation feesand study materials, as well as travel and expenses for the team of religious are included in the registration fee of $335* (Checks to be made out to Eagle Eye Ministries)

*Please note – a discount will automatically be applied when multiple teens in the same family are registered together. Please be sure to complete all registrations for the same family in one transaction for the sibling discount to be applied.

Princeville Teen EESI Director

Matthew Johll
matthew.j.johll@gmail.com 

Phone: (515) 468-5513

Director, Eagle Eye Summer Institutes 

Mrs. Kathy Kimar
Email: kathykimar@gmail.com

Who: Ages 16-18+
Location: Saint Joseph Priory, Princeville, Illinois 
Cost: $335 (paid online $339.85)
No refunds after June 15
For registration questions, please contact Registration Coordinator: 
Matthew Johll
Email:  matthew.j.johll@gmail.com  

Alaska YA | July 7 to 17

This program accepts only 20 participants.
Early Bird Registrants receive $100 discount.

Join the Brothers and Sisters of St. John and other Catholic young adults July 7 – 17 and discover God in the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. Experience the rhythm of the liturgical observances of the Community of St. John. Early in this program we will be hiking the 24 mile Crow Pass Trail,  well-known in Alaska as part of the historic Iditarod trail. For the  4 days of our backcountry adventure we’ll brave the challenges of crossing the glacial waters of Eagle River while also forging new friendships immersed in God’s creation. Following our hike, we will gather at the retreat center near Anchorage, with its stunning Chugach Mountains rising up on the fringes of the city, to continue theology and philosophy as part of our daily rhythm.

Please be aware, the hiking we will partake in consists of highly strenuous, technical routes such as crossing boulder fields. At times, we will hike without marked trails (back-country) and on uneven terrain with steep elevation gains for several hours. Additionally, participants must be able to carry a backpack while hiking filled with personal and group gear weighing about 40 pounds. At different points during the hike the weather conditions can range from 80 degrees and sunny to 30 degrees and sleet. There is no cell phone service. The camp sites have no facilities. You must be in shape and fit enough to walk steeply uphill, continuously for 3 miles, carrying a 40 pound backpack. A good attitude is required.

We will explore this year’s theme: “Affirming God’s Existence: the Darkness of Doubt to the Illumination of Truth”.  Expect days that are dynamic and thought-provoking affording you a chance to discern your place as a young adult in the church as well as to search for truth and why it is important.

Participants can expect to share a bedroom with another person and to use shared bathrooms. Meals will be provided.

If you have any questions please email eagleeyealaska@gmail.com

Midwest YA | August 6 to 14

Sign up NOW for the priority registration discount 

We are eager to enter the thirteenth year offering the Eagle Eye Summer Institute for Young Adults.  Eagle Eye is different than any other young adult retreat. Father Nathan Cromly of the Community of St. John launched Eagle Eye eighteen years ago with the idea to go as deep and as intense as we possibly can at all levels: prayer, formation, friendship, and Christian living. This program is destined to give those who want it, a taste of what it means to be truly Catholic and in love with Christ. For eight days, young adults, already strong in the understanding and practice of their faith, challenge themselves to a deeper appreciation and awareness of that faith.

The location was selected to meet the needs of young adults in a wide geographic area.  Our Institute begins on Saturday, August 6th, with an invigorating outdoor experience. After a two days of scenic hiking at 5 RIvers Metroparks near Dayton, Ohio we will continue our journey through Sunday, August 14th at the Spiritual Center at Montezuma. This newly renovated retreat center is located in “The Land of the Cross Tipped Churches” surrounded by nature through adjoining parks and walking paths. Come and experience the natural beauty and solitude found at this western Ohio retreat center situated on 5 acres near Grand Lake St. Marys.
 
While at the retreat center, our classes focus on this year’s theme “Affirming God’s Existence: the Darkness of Doubt to the Illumination of Truth”  The young adult participants will be led in Philosophy and Theology classes by religious from the Community of St. John, along with holy Mass, prayer, adoration, recreation and quiet time as part of the daily schedule.

Please  email midwesteesi@gmail.com with any questions.