Getaway Junior and Senior High Retreats


Youth Getaway Retreats give students time to unplug from everyday routines and reflect on who they are in God. Each retreat has a different theme but all include:

A welcoming environment

Connection with peers and new friends

Attentiveness to the presence of God

Upbeat music

Mass and personal quiet time

Large and small group discussions

Free time with fun, fun, fun!


I love everything about Dunrovin! It is a welcoming place to everyone who goes there. Letting people have fun while learning about God makes a world of difference. I love how nice the retreat center is and that everyone gets their own rooms and the food there is really good which makes the retreat experience even better.  -Amanda



Registration information


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$145 per student for Friday-Sunday retreats
$195 per student for Thursday-Sunday retreats (summer months)
Includes lodging, meals and program



Junior High Retreats (grades 6-8):

  • December 8-10, 2017

Senior High Retreats (grades 9-12):Getaway2

  • November 24-26, 2017
  • January 5-7, 2018


Each participant is responsible for transportation to and from the Retreat Center.


Due to the nature and structure of the retreat experience, students must attend the entire retreat.  If students cannot meet this requirement, they should attend another time that allows for the complete experience.  Space is limited and filled on first come, first served basis.


To inquire about attendance for an upcoming youth retreat, click below for our inquiry form, or email us at


Meet the Dunrovin Youth Ministry Staff

Our youth ministry staff has been leading weekend retreats for teens at Dunrovin for more than 20 years.

Tim Stanoch

Tim has been on the team of Dunrovin youth ministers since the inception of its retreat program. He works full-time as the Director of Communication and Finance at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Sauk Rapids, Mn.

Mary Howard

Mary has been leading Dunrovin youth retreats since 1993. She worked in full-time parish ministry for seven years in Hutchinson, Minnesota and currently works with senior citizens to help them maintain independent living at home. She graduated from Concordia College in Saint Paul where she studied Parish Education and Youth Ministry.

Jim Franzen

Jim served on the board of directors at dunrovin for 12 years. He has more than 30 years of experience leading youth retreats, having served full-time at parishes in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. He has degrees in Speech-Communications and Religious Studies from the University of Minnesota. He also has a degree in Law Enforcement and works full-time as a commander in a metro police agency.


Dunrovin Retreat Center is also available to rent if you are looking for a venue to hold your own youth retreats.

Call us today for info on youth programs or to reserve meeting space: 651-433-2486