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Youth Theology Institute

Youth Theology Institute Participatns around a camp fire

A life-changing experience

Our 2021 Institute will be held viturally July 14-16, 2021. We look forward to returning to an in-person Institute the summer of 2022!

St. Scholastica’s Youth Theology Institute is a weeklong experience 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

Woven throughout the Institute are opportunities to explore the natural beauty along Lake Superior. Lifelong friendships will be developed around the bonfire, while hiking and through other outdoor activities. All abilities are welcome.

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

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Contact Us

Mark Hakes

1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 625-4445

  • "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