The next Youth 2000 retreat will be taking place in CBS Secondary School, Midleton, Co. Cork between 15th – 17th March 2019.
Youth 2000 is a Catholic organisation that provide spiritual retreats to young people age 16 – 35 across Ireland.
Date: 15th – 17th March 2019
Venue: CBS Secondary School, Midleton, Co. Cork (Click here for Google Maps location of venue)
Cost: Donation Only (This retreat costs Youth 2000 €25 per person)
Ages: 16 – 35 year olds only
This promises to be a special retreat!! A large attendance is expected (possibly over 100 persons).
Great CRAIC!!, Excellent Speakers, Inspiring Talks & Workshops,Fantastic music, Group activities, Youth Masses, Adoration, Reconciliation, prayer, Drama, Games & plenty of time to chill out, meet new people and find out what it means to be young & Catholic today!!
Meals will be provided for. Sleeping arrangements will also be provided but attendees must bring their own pillow and sleeping bag/quilt.
NOTE: Please bring suitable clothing for the March weather including: Warm coat, hoodies, hats, gloves, scarves, thick socks, warm pj’s, hot water bottle, etc
You may register when you arrive at the retreat.
What happens at a Youth 2000 Retreat?
At our retreats, you will find out all you need to know about your Catholic faith in a practical language that you understand. Youth 2000 retreats are the places to learn the basics of your faith and discover the great love that God has for you, a love that is tangible and results in a life that is more fulfilled.
Who runs them?
Young people for young people. We also collaborate with priests, religious and older people.
How do I book?
See the link for online booking on the retreat section of the website.
I am under 18, how do i book?
Complete the online booking facility (found on this page) but choose the under 18 option. At the end of this online process you will be shown a parental consent form, please print this off, get it signed by your parent/guardian and present it to the Under 18 registration desk when you arrive at the event. This applies for 16 & 17 year olds. We make exceptions for 15 year olds on occasion, please contact the National Office (01 675 3690).
How much does it cost?
There is usually no official cost at Youth 2000 retreats. However, for this particular retreat, we are charging €35 or £25 per person. This is only because there are island costs such as ferry, island staff, cooks, etc that must be paid.
Are there free buses to all your events?
No, there are no free buses to our smaller regional retreats. We only have free buses to our Christmas Retreat and our Summer Festival.
Where do I sleep?
In a warm room, either on a proper bed in a dormitory or an airbed in a room. Male and female areas are segregated as are over 18 and under 18 accommodation.
Are meals included?
Yes, all meals are included.
What is the schedule?
Our retreats run from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon(except our Summer Festival, see Summer Festival section) The retreat starts with registration on Friday evening at 8.00pm and the programme runs until about 10.30pm. The retreat programme starts at 9.30am on Saturday morning and runs until late. The retreat programme starts at 9.30am on Sunday morning and the retreat ends on Sunday
afternoon at about 3pm.
I can only come for part of it, is this okay?
Yes, you are welcome to join us at any stage over the weekend. Please book online anyway so we know you are coming.
I live locally, can I drop in and out?
Yes, please feel welcome to drop in and out. We encourage local people not to sleep on the premises as this frees up room for those who live further away.
I do not know anyone, is this okay?
Yes, please come along! The vast majority of newcomers do not know anyone and they have a great time. We are a friendly bunch and you will be made most welcome!
What do I need to bring?
Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel and all the usual things you would bring when going away. If you have a medical condition that requires regular medication, please bring your medication.
I have special dietary needs, can these be catered for?
Yes, we endeavour to do so as best we can. Please notify us on your online booking form. It would be a good idea to bring the additional, special foodstuffs you normally use with you too.
Who can I contact for further info?
The Youth 2000 National Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 675 3690.