Young Adult hiking, rafting, & camping Pilgrimage

Young Adults


  • meet other young Catholics from across Michigan and build friendships
  • experience a weekend-long pilgrimage and be led by His light for your path
  • make room for a personal encounter with Jesus and grow in your faith
  • experience the beauty of northern Michigan in the summer
  • have an outdoor adventure hiking along a lake and through the woods, rafting down the Sturgeon River, camping, bonfires, and swimming in Lake Huron
  • pray at the Shrine of the Cross in the Woods
  • return refreshed and empowered by the Spirit



  • Two nights of camping at Cheboygan State Park on Lake Huron with meals for all of Saturday and breakfast Sunday.
  • Arrive Friday evening, July 26, when you can to setup your tents (dinner on your own). We’ll begin as a group about 7:45pm but it’s ok if you cannot arrive until later.
  • We will begin Saturday with about a 10-mile hike on the North Central Trail culminating with a Eucharistic procession to the Shrine of the Cross in the Woods, followed by 2 hours of rafting on the Sturgeon River then returning to camp for dinner.
  • We will have mass both mornings and an overall pilgrimage experience with the opportunity to meet new friends while growing closer to God.



  • Ages 18-39
  • Cost: $90
  • July 26th, 7:30pm - July 28th, 12pm
  • Registration deadline is July 1st, but available space will fill up sooner than that. Don't wait too long to reserve your spot.
  • Individual cancelations may be possible upon request through June 30. No refunds will be given after that time.
  • Transportation & Tents: You may be able to carpool with others from your area, and others may have tents large enough to share. But you are ultimately responsible to confirm your own transportation to the campground Friday and back home Sunday. You are responsible to bring your own sleeping gear, tent or confirm sharing with someone. Men and women must have separate tents unless they are married or related.