Youth Events

There are many events scheduled throughout the year for teens. In addition to these events, CYAC (Catholic Youth Advisory Council) is an organization for teenagers who want to lead, to get involved planning, promoting and presenting events in and around the diocese.

For additional information, contact Kathy Loney in the Diocesan Youth Office at (701) 356-7902 or email kathy(dot)loney(at)fargodiocese(dot)org.

Join over 20,000 high school students across the nation for NCYC!

The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) invites high school students to encounter Christ, experience church, and be empowered for discipleship. Join over 20,000 students and chaperones in Indianapolis Nov. 20–24 to encounter a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. There will be great entertainment on the main stage along with many opportunities for fellowship, workshops, live entertainment, prayer, Reconciliation, and Mass.

Summer Camps and Retreats

Youth and Young Adult Office of the Diocese of Fargo will be offering 2 1/2 day retreats this summer at the Franciscan Sisters of Dilligen (OSF) Retreat Center in Hankinson, ND. There will be a retreat for females (ages 13-17) from July 17-20, 2019. There will be a retreat for the males (ages 13-17) from July 21-25, 2019. Cost will be $160/student and up to 1/2 the price will be offered in scholarship for those in need. Theme for this retreat is "Who Am I?"

Summer Retreat Brochure inside page

Summer Retreat Brochure outside page

Please, make sure you open both inside and outside pages above to get all the information on this retreat offered through the Youth and Young Adult Department of the Diocese.


 SEARCH for Christian Maturity (ages 16-20s)


 Summer JMI Youth Camp--Franciscans of Mary Immaculate...  go to


Trinity Youth Camp (Grades 4-8)  Check back for their dates and places for camp for next summer! $250/ offered! For over 35 years, Trinity Youth Camp has offered Catholic Camps throughout North Dakota. If your child in this grade bracket has not experienced this exceptional Catholic camp, they are missing out!  Check back in January for their link and dates for next years camps!

 Young Disciples (summer camps for Grades K-6, teen and family nights available also) Check with Ashley at the Diocese for next years information!

Catholic Youth Advisory Council (CYAC)

Catholic Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) is an active leadership youth council that plans, promotes and presents Diocesan youth events during the school year! Youth members and their adult advisers live throughout the Diocese of Fargo.  They come together five times during the year to prepare, promote and present the Diocesan Youth Events. If you are interested in being on CYAC please contact Kathy Loney in the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Department of the Diocese of Fargo at 701-356-7902 and let her know you are interested.

Further information regarding joining CYAC:
A student will need to be in the eighth grade and be willing to participate in work crew for the spring event that year.  It is also important the youth think about who they can ask to be their adult adviser. It is important that the adviser be of the same gender as the student, be at least 21 and in good standing with the Catholic Church, have or are willing to participate in our Child Safe Environment program for the Diocese of Fargo (if they haven't already), can drive and participate with the student for each session (five a year) and both be willing to share and grow in their spirituality within the Catholic faith. If you enjoy brainstorming, collaborating with others, and making things rich in spirituality happen for the teens of the Diocese of Fargo, you are a candidate for CYAC. Contact Kathy Loney at (701) 356-7902.