Diocesan Youth Leadership Camp 2024


What is DYLC? 

DYLC is a 6-day camp (June 16-21, 2024), that’s focus is creating Missionary Disciples, by equipping the disciples you send with the tools and skills needed to go and make more disciples. Through sessions, activities and unique prayer experiences, we train those that come to go out and bring others to Jesus. A team made up of youth and adults, plan and present this weeklong camp. 

DYLC teaches basic leadership skills in the context of discipleship like communications and small group dynamics; but also emphasizes the importance of building trust and emphasizing servant leadership. 

As an applicant you should: 

•    Be attending and participating in Mass at least weekly

•    Be active in your parish (participants should have attended at least one retreat experience) 

•    Demonstrate potential leadership skills 

•    Be able to contribute to and process small group situations. 

•    Currently be in High School. (So upcoming Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and those graduating) 

Here's what you'll be learning

Camp teaches critical leadership skills you need to serve as leaders in your parish groups in addition to providing a significant faith experience.  Many other camps provide a significant faith experience but do not necessarily focus on the leadership component as much as DYLC. It is important for the committee to determine if you are ready to attend DYLC. So, please take the time to fill out each of the questions so we can discern why you should be one of our attendees!

Heads UP!

Applications should be carefully and completely filled out and are not complete until all necessary forms are received.  Incomplete forms will not be accepted.  You could be put on the waiting list because of incomplete forms.  Having forms completed establishes a commitment by you, your family and your parish.  

A Few More Details

There are only 56 spots so be sure to register ASAP!

Registration is $500.00 per attendee. Attendees are to pay their parish, and the parish will send a check to the Diocesan office. Any individuals or groups interested in offering financial support for DYLC attendees, such as relatives or the Knights of Columbus, should pay the parish directly and the parish will send a check to the Diocesan office for the balance.”

All applicants will be contacted by May 1, 2024 of acceptance to DYLC.

Pastors/Youth Ministers/Campus Ministers will need to complete the DYLC Recomendation Form