- Freshman Retreat Opportunities
- Sophomore Solidarity Retreat
- SEARCH Retreats
- Senior Retreat
- Senior Capstone Retreat
- Retreat Leader Application Forms
Two incredible retreat experiences are offered to Freshman.
1. Freshman Orientation with Link Crew
The first is with LINK Crew. In late August, the new students of Kennedy Catholic participate in a special welcome day. The upperclassmen help new students get to know each other and learn the traditions and customs of Kennedy Catholic High School, and experience the "family atmosphere" of which we are so proud. Throughout the year, Freshmen can expect to do monthly activities with their LINK Crew leaders.
2. Freshman Retreat
Freshman Retreat is all about building community among the Freshman class and allowing students to feel more connected to God, each other, and themselves. Freshman Retreat occurs in February and is rooted in Kennedy Catholic High School’s mission to “Graduate Leaders Following Christ in a school community that is accessible, diverse, and committed to pursuing the fullest potential of every student.” Because we feel strongly that this Freshmen Retreat touches on our mission to build students’ relationships with Jesus Christ through prayer, community, formation, and service, all freshmen students (of all faiths) are required to participate in the Freshman Retreat. This unique community event involves every single faculty and staff member, over 60 student leaders, and the entire Freshman class. It is one of the best things we do! .
Service | "Pack the Bus!"
Let's pack the bus and stand in solidarity with our community!
- In support of our partner service agency, we invite students to help "pack the bus" with donations for Catholic Community Services of Western Washington's Thea Bowman Apartments.
- We are collecting:
- new pillows
- bath towels
- cleaning supplies
- laundry baskets
- frying and sauce pans
- cleaning supplies
- other household items
Campus Ministry hosts three SEARCH retreats each year: late October, mid-December, and mid-March; Thursday through Saturday. These retreats are open to all Juniors and Seniors. SEARCH is THE Kennedy Catholic Experience. It is an exploration of self, community, and faith. It is a retreat and so much more. Over 95% of our graduates attend this retreat, with many returning on later SEARCH retreats as leaders. SEARCH has impacted thousands of students in it’s 40+ years (that’s 120+ SEARCH Retreats!) and continues to positively impact the spiritual lives of our students.
LOCATION: Lakeview Christian Camp and Conference Center
This popular 12-hour retreat is held at the University of Washington's Newman Center. Students are led through a day long reflection on their life thus far and look to the future of where they are headed in terms of their faith, community, and values. Multiple faculty members help coordinate this retreat. Both Campus Ministry and the Senior Class Officers help create the theme and activities for this memorable retreat. Contact our Director of Campus Ministry, Jenny Farrell, for more information.
Senior Capstone Retreat: this retreat is for students who desire a personal retreat as they anticipate transitioning from high school to college. This retreat will offer time for personal and communal prayer around the topics of discernment and God's call to be women and men for others. Contact Campus Ministry for more information.
Kennedy Catholic’s Campus Ministry has a comprehensive retreat program that strives to provide opportunities for our students to experience Christ through community, service to others, prayer and reflection, and personal growth. Peer retreat leadership is an aspect of all our retreats as we strive to graduate faithful leaders who follow Christ and feel called to help others become better disciples.
Leadership qualities that we seek:
- Well-rounded, inclusive, & authentic
- Aware of imperfections, but strive to live a life of holiness
- Open to growth and willing to be challenged
- Willing to reflect and share with others
- Passionate about helping others grow individually, in community, and in faith
- Look at your family commitments, school work load, sports, activities, and schedule before discerning which retreat you feel called to.
- Please note that you will be missing a day of school as a leader for any of our retreats in the fall.
- You must maintain a 2.5 GPA and be in good standing with the Campus Life Office.