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Bergamo Center Youth Retreats


Bergamo Center's Youth Development offers high school overnight retreats and 7th-8th grade day-long retreats. Trained teams of youth ministry facilitators coordinate and implement each retreat experience. Retreats continue to be one of the most effective ways to reach young people. Our youth department is prepared to develop a program that will address each group's individual needs including retreats on human dignity and peer-led retreats.

Youth HS Retreats at Bergamo

High School Overnight Retreats

High School students are given the opportunity to:



JHS Daylong Retreats at Bergamo

7th-8th Grade Daylong Retreats

Seventh and eighth grade students are given the opportunity to:


Youth Worlds Greatest Retreat at Bergamo

World's Greatest Retreat!

World's Greatest is Bergamo’s annual retreat for high school students. The theme is taken from scripture, Genesis 1:27 – “God created man and woman in his image and divine an image it was.” The retreat design is to follow that scripture and have retreatants discover that they are each a gift to the world. Since we are made in God’s image we must see each other as the world’s greatest gifts and treat each other with respect and with responsibility to make good choices. This retreat was created to be a showcase of new ideas and prayer experiences.

This retreat is open to anyone in the Southwestern Ohio. Retreatants have been from Dayton, Troy, Cincinnati, Celina, Centerville, Huber Heights, Beavercreek, Columbus, Vandalia, Sidney, Kettering, and Kentucky. This is a Catholic based retreat, but we invite anyone called by the spirit who has a spark in their heart for God.


Hear what the students have to say about our youth retreats:

I loved it! My leader was caring and helpful, witness talks were deep and relatable. I loved the prayers, games, and small group talks. - McAuley

I loved it. I am so glad to be closer to others. I felt like I was on the edge and this pulled me back. - Springfield Catholic Central

I am thankful to have the experience because it made me realize to love myself. - Mount Notre Dame

I thought it was great and I had an awesome experience with my classmates and also with God. - Moeller

I’m really glad the focus was finding God in each other rather than just finding God. - Carroll

It was a great atmosphere and I felt like it encouraged growth. -Hartley

This retreat was amazing. It had great leaders that we could trust and be ourselves around. - Seton

I can’t describe the immense amount of support in this retreat center. It’s soul cleansing. - Seton

Bergamo Youth Guest Guidelines

To inquire about youth retreats please contact:
Kevin Kozlowski: kevink@bergamocenter.org