Opportunities for Youth

Retreat Opportunities 


Camp Breakaway



Break away from the everyday … Camp Breakaway is the diocesan youth summer camp held at Pyramid Life Center in the Adirondacks.  All youth entering sixth through twelfth grades are welcome to join in activities including swimming, kayaking, archery, fishing, hiking, discussion groups, prayer, Mass, Reconciliation, and more!  Middle school and high school students have their own presentations and activities as well as opportunities to gather all together.

St. Mary’s Church will be offering partial scholarships for parish youth to attend.

For more information, visit https://www.pyramidlife.org/breakaway2024/ or contact the Faith Formation office at 607-432-3920, ext. 204.




For over 30 years, the Journey Retreat Program has been helping high school students answer questions about relationships, faith, and more!  Held at the Dominican Retreat Center in Niskayuna several times a year, the weekend retreat is offered by a team of both students and adults who lead activities and offer support for the student candidates on their journey of faith.

For more information, visit https://journey-retreat.com or contact the Faith Formation office at 607-432-3920, ext. 204.