Youth Ministry Gatherings

Join Catholic youth and youth ministry leaders at events to pray together, network, and to encourage young people to share their gifts within your community.

Life Teen Events and Trainings

View the Life Teen webpage on the AMS website to learn about events, conferences, camps, and more for adult leaders, for high school youth, and for middle school youth too.

Steubenville Youth Conferences

Now a Live Stream Event

Theme: Restored, “Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.” -Psalm 80:3 RSV

This summer, over 50,000 Catholic teens across North America had planned to attend one of 24 Steubenville Youth Conferences to encounter the God who calls us out of darkness and into his marvelous light. Lift your eyes to the glory of God. Be restored.

A live-stream event will be held July 17-18, 2020. Learn more about Steubenville Live online.

Ave Marie Youth Conference

Theme – Fearless: “The Lord is My Light and My Salvation – Whom Shall I Fear?”

Ave Maria University, Florida, July 10-12, 2020

Information and Registration

Scouting in the Catholic Church 2020 – cancelled

Scouting in the Catholic Church – Philmont Training Center near Cimarron, New Mexico –  scheduled for July 2020 has been cancelled, the 2021 dates will be forthcoming in the Fall.

Learn how Scouting can be an integral part of Catholic youth ministry.

Saint George Trek 2020 – cancelled

The 8-23 July 2020, Albuquerque, New Mexico has been re-scheduled for 2021 due to COVID-19 precautions.

The Saint George Trek is The National Catholic Committee on Scouting’s® high adventure Catholic leadership program for older Catholic Boy Scouts and Venture Crew members at Philmont Scout Ranch. The program brings Catholic high school youth from around the country together with selected priests, religious and seminarians for eleven days of backpacking in the context of a vocation retreat. Only two applicants per diocese are permitted. View the link above for more information and an application.

Holy Fire – Middle School

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry collaborates with dioceses around the country to offer a one-day gathering for Middle School youth and their adult leaders.

Information and Registration