High School Conference
We invite you to join us for a week on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Here, 70 of our own college students will lead you in an exploration of God’s call and the ways in which you can respond to this call with your own gifts. You will have a chance to immerse yourself in the spiritually and communally rich environment of the University. You will benefit from some of the best speakers from across campus and across the country whose stories, witness, and humor will challenge you to expand your imagination and deepen your faith. Whether you are in our large group setting as one of 360 teenagers from across the country or in the small group with 7 other teens your own age, you will find yourself in a vibrant and welcoming community that is committed to authentic prayer, good conversations, and real life issues. When you’re ready, submit your application to join us this summer! And check out the Emerging Leaders Scholarship along with our new two-week program called Saints & Scholars. Parents, we have additional information for you.
Notre Dame Vision is for all high school students. Everyone wants to know who they are and where they are going in life. Notre Dame Vision helps young people on this journey. Participants may come alone, with a few friends, or in groups of five or more. Notre Dame Vision is open to students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2017 or graduating high school in the spring of 2017.
Notre Dame Vision is a series of 5-day conferences that includes dynamic large group experiences, reflective small group time, profound liturgies, and excellent music. Speakers from all across the country will break open important themes throughout the week and help participants to relate them to their own lives. Sixty-five Notre Dame undergraduates will serve as Mentors, whether as musicians or small group facilitators.
The University of Notre Dame is the beautiful setting for these conferences. Participants will be housed in student dorms and will eat in the dining hall (one of the best in the country!). The campus is a great location - with idyllic lakes, walking paths, athletic facilities, and restaurants, Notre Dame is located 90 miles east of Chicago, in South Bend, Indiana.
There are four sessions in summer 2017:
Week 1: June 19–June 23
Week 2: June 26–June 30
Week 3: July 10–July 14
Week 4: July 17–July 21
In the summer, Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo oversees all Notre Dame Vision programs and activities, while Scott Boyle coordinates the Vision conferences along with Katy Patterson, and Megan Shepherd coordinates the Notre Dame Vision CYM conferences. Carolyn Pirtle coordinates the Notre Dame Vision LMM conference. Laura Taylor directs music for the entire program. Fr. Pat Reidy, C.S.C. serves as chaplain.