High School Retreats

9th Grade Respect Retreat
Loyola, like many schools, 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, we are bringing in Youth Frontiers on December 10th to facilitate a Respect Retreat.  Youth Frontiers Vision, since 1987, 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:

 

We have been amazed by the level of participation and learning that happens during these retreats.  Youth Frontiers provides a Catholic based follow up that helps keep the concepts alive during the school year.  It is our belief that this retreat enhances the overall positive climate of Loyola High School

We are especially grateful to the Doug Johnson Family for introducing and supporting these retreats through their family foundation.

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.