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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.
Life Teen’s Catholic Youth Ministry Convention has become America’s premier event for everyone involved in parish youth ministry. Why? Maybe it’s because we are different. We believe in practical, comprehensive youth ministry training. But we don’t think that’s enough. That’s why we incorporate elements of a spiritual retreat into the training convention. Because youth ministry isn’t about what you know, it’s Who you know.
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.
Every teen wants to belong, yet lies fill their heads convincing them that they don’t. The pace of life, the pressure of society, and the digital landscape are constantly reminding them of how they fail to measure up, and all of those things can add up to a sense of unworthiness.
So, how do you counter this rising tide of isolation?
Imagine a teen, regardless of sin or doubt, finding themselves among a sea of thousands of their peers. Beyond performance, they slowly find the freedom to breathe, experiencing that they are actually loved as they are, where they are. At home among the broken, they begin to taste the hope that fills the room as music and the message break out. Apprehension begins to fade, something shifts in the heart when they realize the hope that they hear is Christ – and the home that they see is His Church – and that this is where they belong.
Belonging leads to encounter. That’s why we take every step we can think of to create a welcoming environment and sense of community at every Life Teen hosted Steubenville Conference. Our hope – and your investment – lies in the model Jesus left us, that belief grows out of belonging. Jesus welcomed the outcast, the doubter, and the sinner and it was through that welcoming that they encountered the Savior, and faith was born.
Our goal is to set the stage for a life-changing encounter with Christ through an authentic environment of community. We want to work alongside your parish to make sure that every teen knows that they are not only wanted, but are an irreplaceable part of these events. We trust that through this sense of belonging, grace will be allowed to move and faith will begin to grow.
We’d love for you and your teens to join us at one of our five Steubenville Conference locations.
Life Teen is committed to keeping the health and safety of our event participants and staff a priority in our ministry efforts. While we do not know exactly what the reality of summer will be, nor the guidelines in effect at the time of the event, we do know that 2021 events will most likely look and operate differently than they have in the past. We are grateful for your patience, flexibility, and compliance as we work with each of our venues to ensure all safety protocols are being met. For more information on our particular safety and health practices please download our latest policies below.
July 9-11, 2021
June 25-27, 2021
July 16-18, 2021
Are there teens in your group with a desire to grow in servant leadership and discipleship? If so, Steubenville offers a great opportunity for a small group of teens to take part in LEAD week prior to the conference. For more information about LEAD, CLICK HERE.
As an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, we are a series of 24 conferences across North America that help teens encounter the love of Christ every summer. Our mission is to build the Church by helping teens encounter the love of Jesus Christ. For more information about the Steubenville Conferences, CLICK HERE.