Youth Theology Institute

Youth Theology Institute Participatns around a camp fire

A life-changing experience

St. Scholastica’s Youth Theology Institute is a 10-day conference where high school students ponder life’s big questions while enjoying the beauty of the northwoods and Lake Superior. Come explore your true calling, deepen your faith and listen with the ear of your heart.

Youth Theology Institute participants in a classroom listening to the instructor.

Live, study and reflect

During the Institute, you will study with theology professors, sing, pray together and live on the beautiful Duluth campus of The College of St. Scholastica. Come discover an alternative way to learn about yourself, your spirituality and your calling.

Three students canoeing during the Institute

Transform through adventure

Spend the last few days of the Institute along the shores of Lake Superior reflecting on new understandings, contemplating new questions and identifying tools to help you in your journeys. Lifelong friendships will be developed around the bonfire, on the ropes course and through other outdoor activities. All abilities are welcome.

Youth Theology Institute partcipants holding sparklers while on the north shore of Lake Superior

Space is limited, apply now!

Take the first step and submit an application. The registration fee is $100 and scholarships are available for any students that require assistance.

The St. Scholastica Youth Theology Institute is made possible by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.

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Contact Us

Mark Hakes

1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 723-6349

  • "It is beautiful to enjoy nature and be thankful for God's creation. I enjoyed learning the different ways God calls us. Nature is another way to see God."

    – Youth Theology Institute Participant