Visi Retreat

What and why? 
Visitation's High School Youth Retreat, affectionately called, “Visi Retreat,” started in 1990, when parishioners saw the need for a retreat for high school students. With the exception of 1 year, Visi Retreat has continually been a source of solace and spiritual growth for many high school teens and the leaders alike since 1990. Visi Retreat has seen hundreds of teens through their struggles and triumphs over the years. 

This retreat is designed to encourage spiritual growth, promote self-esteem, and foster the development of a positive self-attitude. Throughout the weekend, we will focus on many different challenges and opportunities that each of us face in our lives. While the Core Team will present certain themes and issues, your ideas and input will decide what direction the small group discussions will take.

Two days on a retreat will give you a chance to take a step back from school, work and hectic schedules to decide where you want to go with your life. It is an important time to open up and show your true self to others. The retreat will give you some time to think about God’s plan for your life and what values are most important in your life now. While many high schools have retreats available to their students, Visi Retreat is unique in that small groups are led by retreat alum, are co-ed, and have a variety of freshmen - seniors in each group.

Any and all high school students are invited to attend the retreat, regarless of parish or school affiliation.

Where & When?
Our Lady of the Visitation High School Retreat 2019 is February 15th-February 17th at Higher Ground Retreat Center in West Harrison, IN.

Contact Laura Hampel, at 347-2203 or 

Registration & Payment?
Priority registration for Visitation parishioners, and non-parishioners who've attended in the past, is now open. Those individuals should return their papaer registrations to Visitation's Parish Ofice by Wednesday, November 28th at 5:00 pm.

Online registration will open Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9:00 am. Please register using one of the links below and submit payment to Our Lady of the Visitation either by dropping off a check (payable to Our Lady of the Visitation) or cash, along with a payment form (see the bottom portion of the retreat invitation letter) OR pay by credit card online. The link for that is on the home page. Click “Online Giving” in the Get Right To It section.

Cost is $120 per retreatant. If a family sends more than one child, the fee is reduced to $100 for the second or third child. Space is available for 80+ high school students and a waiting list will be started as needed. Registration is open to all high school students regardless of parish or high school. If registration is "full", email Laura Hampel ASAP to be placed on the waiting list.

Registering siblings? Be sure to come back to this page and click a new link rather than hitting the back page of your internet browser to register another person.