High School Retreats

9th Grade Respect Retreat
Loyola believes that to do well in school students need to be comfortable with who they are and feel physically and emotionally safe.  As part of our effort to create a safe and caring culture,  Youth Frontiers facilitates a Respect Retreat for all 9th grade students at Loyola.  Youth Frontiers’ Vision is to partner with schools to build positive communities where students thrive.  Part of that vision is to help change the way young people treat each other in every hallway, lunch line and classroom.

The Respect Retreat includes a dynamic mix of activities designed to have the greatest impact on participants.  These include:


Wolf Ridge Junior Class Retreat
Juniors spend three days at the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center to experience growth in their faith, self-awareness, and to build relationships with classmates.  Challenges include ropes courses, rock wall climbing, orienteering, night hikes, and experiencing the beauty of God’s Creation in the picturesque backyard of Lake Superior north of Duluth, MN.   Caring for the environment is emphasized as well as caring for one another by showing encouragement in mentally and physically difficult situations.

Koinonia Senior Class Retreat
Seniors spend three days at the Koinonia Retreat Center near South Haven, MN under the direction of Loyola Catholic School staff members.  Entering the final semester of their senior year at Loyola means it is time to transition into life after high school where friends, responsibilities, and every day life will never be the same.  The retreat bonds the senior class and helps them to appreciate and utilize the many blessings from God.
We are especially grateful to the Doug Johnson Family for introducing and supporting these retreats through their family foundation.