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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.
Empower 2021, hosted by Life Teen CIO/Executive VP Mark Hart, offers you NINE practical training sessions that will both inform and inspire your Core Team. Downloadable discussion questions and activities accompany each session, as well, to ensure that your leaders not only see and hear the training but distill it down to practical and foundational steps they can implement within your parish youth ministry programs
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.
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Life Teen strengthens our teens' Catholic identity, while rooting them firmly in Christ and in His Church.
March 5-7, 2021 - Dahlonega, GA
The Men’s Retreat sponsored by Life Teen is a weekend of brotherhood, restoration, and inspiration. You can expect to hear engaging talks, to enjoy some outdoor fun in the beauty of the north Georgia mountains, and most importantly, to encounter God through the sacraments and times of prayer. Adult men (18+) of all ages and walks of life are invited to attend this retreat. Invite a friend or brother and take advantage of this opportunity to strengthen your relationship with God and grow in community with your brothers in Christ.
Fr. Nathan March has been a priest of the Diocese of Portland (Maine) for over 13 years. He is presently the pastor of the Parish of the Holy Savior, a rural two-church parish in the Western Foothills of Maine. Fr. March completed his seminary formation at the Theological College at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine. Prior to seminary, he worked for almost 5 years as a computer chip designer. Fr. March has been active with youth and young adult ministry, campus ministry, and Catholic Scouting. He is a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre. Fr. March has been active with Lifeteen for many years, contributed to several Life Teen publications, and served as a summer camp chaplain at Covecrest, Hidden Lake, Tepeyac, and Hiawasee. Fr. March enjoys downhill skiing, hiking, and riding his bicycle. He has a black Labrador dog named Capriccio. Fr. March considers himself the “Kevin Hart” to Joe Farris’s “Dwayne Johnson”.
Joe Farris has spent the last 25 years serving the Catholic Church. He has worked as a youth minister, teacher, missionary, and leader of three nationwide ministries. Furthermore, he has traveled all over North America and spoken to hundreds of thousands of young and old with a consistent message of hope and encouragement. Finally, he has appeared in various video projects including a documentary about what true masculinity entails. Joe has been called an eclectic blend of storyteller, comedian, and motivator. His most important work is 26 years of marriage to his wife Ashley and his 6 incredible children. Joe is a graduate of North Carolina State University and has done graduate work in Education and Theology.
Check back soon for a schedule of the weekend!
Camp Hidden Lake
830 Hidden Lake Rd.
Dahlonega, GA 30533
The closest airport is the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. The drive to Hidden Lake in Dahlonega, GA is approximately an hour and a half from the airport, but can often take a bit longer depending on Atlanta traffic. Participants are welcome to drive to Hidden Lake, and parking is available at camp.
For those flying in and wishing to avoid renting a car, an optional shuttle between the Atlanta Airport & Camp Hidden Lake may be ordered at the time of registration for a fee of $40 per person. If you plan to ride the shuttle, your flight must arrive before 2:30pm on Friday, March 5th and must depart no earlier than 4:00pm on Sunday, March 7th.
$225 / participant
This event is for adult men only (ages 18+).
Minors may not attend.
All registration fees are due at the time of registration.
Payment may be made by credit card or by using existing credit with Life Teen from a cancelled event or camp.
Retreat fee includes overnight accommodations, all sessions, materials, and meals (dinner on Friday, breakfast, lunch, & dinner on Saturday, and breakfast & lunch on Sunday).
Life Teen is committed to keeping the health and safety of our retreatants and staff as our top priority. In response to COVID-19, our Life Teen camp staffs have intensified our protocol for sanitation at our camp properties. Click to read our full Life Teen Camps COVID-19 Response Plan.
If you are attending the retreat, please be sure to pack a mask as masks must be worn inside all buildings.
Accommodations at Hidden Lake are camp-style dorms with a variety of different configurations and people per building. During the registration process you will be asked to indicate whether or not you are attending the retreat with others so that we can assign housing in a way that ensures social distancing requirements are met.
Beds will be provided, but please plan to bring your own bedding with you if possible. We will have limited bedding available for those who are flying in and cannot fit bedding in their luggage.
We are here to help you! You can always contact Camp Hidden Lake with any questions you may have.
Molly McLaughlin, Guest Relations