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Diocesan Youth Activities

To register for any of the following opportunities, please visit or contact the Family Life Office at 402-488-2040 for more information.


Franciscan University Steubenville High School Youth Conferences

Steubenville Conferences are specialized to address the needs of today’s Catholic youth. With an exciting lineup of speakers, musicians and presenters, the High School Youth Conferences challenge Catholic youth to stand firm in their faith, to rely upon the awesome power of Jesus Christ as their guide, friend and Savior, and to show them that faith to the world.

Location:  Missouri State University
When: July 13 - 15, 2018
Cost:  $400 includes transportation by bus from Lincoln, conference fees, lodging, meals at conference.
Chaperones welcome (must be over 21).
Click here to register


TEC (Teens Encounter Christ)

TEC is a 3-day retreat program for high school juniors, seniors and college freshmen and sophomores. It provides one of the most valuable ways in which teenagers and young adults can be brought closer to Christ.

TEC #101 June 3-5, 2017 David City
TEC #102 October 7-9, 2017 Hastings
TEC #103 Nov. 17-19, 2017  McCook
TEC #104 Feb. 17-19, 2018 Wahoo
TEC #105 April 14-16, 2018 Camp Kateri, McCool Junction

TEC #106

June 9-11, 2018

 David City


QUEST is a retreat for young Catholics between the ages of 14 and 16 who are freshmen and sophomores in high school. It is woven around the theme of the Three Circles of Love: Love of Self, Love of Others, and Love of God. The name QUEST implies “searching for” and “seeking out”. As such, this retreat is designed to bring young people together and invite them to search for and seek out a deeper understanding and appreciation of themselves, others, and God.

QUEST dates for the 2017-2018 school year are: Click on the preferred date to register.

QUEST #33 November 4-5, 2017 St. Stephen Church, Lawrence, NE
QUEST #34 March 17-18, 2018 David City Aquinas School

The first QUEST Retreat in the Lincoln Diocese was held at St. Joseph Parish in Beatrice on April 27-28, 2002.
For more information about QUEST please contact the Family Life Office at 402-488-2040.
Or via email at



SKY Camp (Summer ‘Katholic’ Youth Camp)

SKY Camp is a three day (3 days, 2 nights) camp for students entering grades 6-9.

Camp activities include Mass, swimming, catechesis, skits, Reconciliation, campfires, basketball, crafts, archery, music, and a multitude of outdoor games. Each camper receives an “official SKY t-shirt” displaying the current year’s theme.

At SKY Camp everyone is on “God’s time.” All time telling devices are turned in at the beginning of camp (don’t worry you will get them back) allowing the campers the freedom of not having to worry about time.

Lay directors, Priests, Sisters, seminarians, adult and teen counselors staff the camps each summer. Additional volunteer staff includes cooks, musicians, lifeguards, and camp nurses. Registrations for these positions can be found in the parish office. For more information click here.