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Covecrest is more than a retreat center and summer camp. Covecrest is a community of Catholics committed to transforming teens, transforming parishes, and transforming culture. Will you join us?
Hidden Lake is home to an incredible Catholic community, gorgeous views, welcoming meeting spaces and so much more. Dedicated to leading teens closer to Christ, we hope you'll be welcomed home to Hidden Lake soon.
The Steubenville Youth Conferences, an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, are a series of 24 conferences across North America that help teens encounter the love of Christ every summer. Each summer, Life Teen hosts several Steubenville Youth Conferences with the hopes of strengthening and inspiring teens and youth groups in their collective journeys to Christ.
We are offered a future full of hope. That future, however, will not simply arrive at our doorstep. We must co-labor with Christ as he speaks hope into this world. A future of hope starts with the youth of today. They are tomorrow’s prophets and apostles, developers and doctors, teachers and preachers, athletes and artists, mystics and martyrs. How they are shaped today will be how they shape tomorrow.
There are many women who are a vital part of salvation history and their stories are critical parts of Sacred Scripture. This scriptural devotion will inspire young women to raise their heads along with Mary, Martha, Lydia, and Esther and look into the eyes of Jesus, the God who loves deeply and perfectly.
You are going to make thousands of decisions today and one of them might change your life. Are you confident that what you want and what God want are the same thing? Don’t leave it up to chance - leave it in the hands of the Holy Spirit.
Edge helps middle schoolers unleash who they were created to be, in Christ.
Life Teen strengthens our teens' Catholic identity, while rooting them firmly in Christ and in His Church.
by Caroline Shell
That night when I went to bed I felt unaccomplished. Sure, I had painted three houses that day and worked on some other small projects, but I did not see how my actions were truly “changing lives” as they said I was.
by Catherine Caldwell
God used my time serving as a missionary to change my heart in more ways than I could have ever imagined.
by Rhona Faye
In the first few weeks of settling down in a completely new environment, encountering new people, and adjusting with the new life I’ll be having in the next few years; my trust in Him was gradually crumbling into pieces.
by John Michael Schmidt
Everyday I have to remind myself to glorify God in my identity in Him. It is a constant reminder that my identity is in Him and Him alone, and the best way to glorify Him is to continue to be who He has created me to be, His beloved son.
by Courtney Kiolbassa
When I applied to be a Summer Missionary at Covecrest, I knew I’d be working with high school students. It was the chainsaw that I didn’t expect.
by Anna Albert
Serving as a missionary family in Haiti has been one of the hardest things I have ever done. And in my human weakness and resisting to give it all over to the Lord, I sometimes want to leave.
by Sophie Benson
I knew that Jesus was calling me to let Him love me, that He wanted me to make my home in Him.
by Nick Guiney
I don’t like to show my weaknesses, but over the past few months, this is something I have really focused on. I would have never thought that I could glorify God in my weaknesses.