Energizers Fall Retreat

Be Not Afraid

Be Not Afraid: An Energizers Middle School Youth Ministry Retreat

Retreat Overview:

 What is true happiness? How do we live authentically as ourselves without hiding behind the masks of the status quo? What does it mean to live a life of true greatness? How does all of this contribute to community and helping others to find who they really are? This retreat will dive down into the deepest desires of the human heart. Desires for happiness, greatness, fulfillment, and true friendship to find how Jesus influences all of them.

Date and Schedule:

September 29 - October 1st, 2017.

Retreat Departure and Arrival Schedule:

  • September 29:
    • Meet at Holy Apostles Catholic Church at 6:00PM on Friday, September 29th.
    • Depart Holy Apostles at 6:30PM
    • Arrive at Camp Cascade at 8:30PM
  • September 30:
    • Retreat Continues
  • October 1:
    •  Depart Camp Cascade at 9:00AM
    • Arrive at Holy Apostles Catholic Church at 11:00AM
    • Attend Mass at 11:00AM
    • Retreat ends at 12:00PM


 Camp Cascade in Donnelly, ID. Address: 1719 W. Roseberry Rd. Donnelly, ID, 83615.

Visit the Camp Cascade website by clicking here


Retreat participants will be staying in cabins at the camp. Each cabin has numerous bunk beds, but bedding is not provided; please bring your own! Youth will be separated by gender and will sleep on opposite sides of the camp. The shower house at Camp Cascade has numerous private shower stalls. Showers will be available in the morning and at night. 


Retreat participants will be transported in vehicles of adult chaperones. Parents can drive up their own youth if they would like, or arrange carpooling with other families. If a participant needs to arrive late or depart early from the retreat, it will be up to the parent to make transportation arrangements. 


 $120 per registrant. Registration fee includes all meals, snacks, lodging, supplies for activities, tee shirt, and more. Financial aid and scholarships available upon request. Payment plans are also available. Please contact Alex Street at astreet@holyapostles.net

Packing List:

  •  What to bring with you on the retreat:
    • Pillow
    • Sleeping Bag and/or blankets
    • Flashlight or headlamp
    • Towel
    • Toiletries
    • Enough clothing for two full days
    • A warm jacket
    • Close-Toed, comfortable walking/athletic shoes
    • Bible

How can parents get involved?

First, pray for the youth attending and participating in this retreat! Second, parents are invited to come attend the retreat as chaperones if they are willing. Parents can also assist with driving to and from the Camp. Contact Alex Street if you are willing to drive youth one way or the other to/from Donnelly.

Registration Deadline:

September 25th, 2017 at 3:00PM. Any registrations received after that deadline will not be guaranteed a spot at the retreat.


 Questions? Contact Alex Street, Director of Middle School Ministry, at astreet@holyapostles.net