Who: Grades 9-12

What: A weekend retreat for spiritual growth and new friendships

Where: Camp Chrysalis in Kerrville, TX

When: March 8-10, 2024

Drop Off: Friday, March 8th

Check-in will begin at 6:30pm at St. Mark - dinner is NOT provided on Friday, please eat before you arrive!

Bus departs at 7pm for Camp Chrysalis

Pick Up: Sunday, March 10th

Bus departs Camp Chrysalis at 3pm 

Arrive for the 5pm Mass at St. Mark

Pick up teens from New Legacy after Mass around 6:15pm

Why: Our annual Spring Retreat gives our teens an opportunity to grow in faith-focused friendships, discover or renew a commitment to Christ through prayer and sacraments, and rest and recreate in the beauty of God's creation. This retreat fulfills the Retreat requirement for Confirmation at St. Mark and other parishes.

Registration Fee: Early Bird Price: $150 until 1/31/24

Price from February 1-25 is $175. The last day to register Sunday, February 25!



Spring Retreat Packing List

  • a pillow, twin bed sheets & blanket or a sleeping bag 
  • Casual and modest clothes – make sure your shirts and shorts are an appropriate length! The nights and mornings might be cooler. Pack accordingly.
  • Tennis shoes – required for hiking
  • modest swimsuit or swim trunks*
  • a sweatshirt or Jacket – the nights can be chilly and we will spend time outdoors
  • A nice pair of pants, jeans, or a skirt for Mass on Sunday - you will receive a t-shirt to wear!
  • PJs
  • Towel and shower shoes
  • Toiletries - shampoo, conditioner, body wash, tooth brush, toothpaste, brush, deodorant
  • Journal, bible, rosary, something to write with
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Any medication you need to take – talk to staff at check-in!
  • A snack to share
  • Optional: things to share during free time - frisbee, football, soccer ball, basketball, volleyball, deck of cards, board games

*Guidelines on Modesty for Swimming & Water Activities:

  • Guys must wear longer swim trunks, not speedos or super short swim trunks.
  • Ladies must wear a one piece or bring shorts and a shirt to wear over their two-piece. 
  • When out of the water both guys and girls must wear t-shirts to cover chests. 
  • Teens may wear normal clothes to go on the canoes, but will need to pack a change of clothes in case they get wet. 
  • We will follow Camp Chrysalis' policies for safety by wearing life jackets in the water and canoes. 

NOT NEEDED: phone, chargers, iPad, laptops, headphones, gaming systems - Phones will be taken from youth upon arrival at the retreat center

DO NOT BRING: alcohol, drugs, vaping devices, weapons – you will be sent home if these are found in your possession

If you have any questions about what to bring, please contact Megan Byers 210-494-1959 ext. 332