Retreats and Conferences

Retreats at Catholic Campus Ministry allow students to get away from the hustle and bustle of their college life. Our retreats provide an opportunities to step away from the demands of life and refocus on God. They provided spiritual activities, conversation and reflection as well as time for community and relationship building and all around general good fun. This is a great opportunity to relax, meet new people, and learn something new.

New Student Retreat

This retreat is focused on students new to CWU including freshmen, running start, and transfer students. Early in the academic year, this retreat allows students to start the year off right with their focus on God and building positive relationships with fellow catholic students. Click here to find out more about the new student retreat.


Fall Retreat

Our fall retreat focuses on keeping us rooted in our faith by focusing on a parable or other biblical topic. Every year a different guest speaker joins our retreat to give talk on the theme of the retreats. Small group discussion is led by the peer ministers who help students to have a deep and meaningful understanding of the topic. Fun and games are always provided. Click here to find out more about the fall retreat.


Winter Retreat (SEARCH)

The winter retreat, referred to as SEARCH, is full of surprises. It is a time to encounter the LOVE of Jesus. Click here to find out more about the SEARCH retreat.

Spring Retreat

This retreat is an annual casual camping retreat. Camping equipment can be provided if needed for under-equipped campers. Spring retreat is focused on a destination in which we can have fun, enjoy God’s beauty and spend time with great people. Spiritual focused talks are given as well as small group conversation. Destinations may include Silverwood Theme Park in Idaho, The Grotto in Portland and others. Click here to find out more about the spring retreat.


Ignite Conference

The annual Ignite Conference allows Catholic college students from across the northwest to come together and share their faith, ideas, and excitement for the future. The conference includes several keynotes and breakout sessions at the beautiful Palisades Retreat Center in Federal Way Washington. Click here to find out more about the Ignite Conference.