Notre Dame Vision
Due to ongoing health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, the on-campus Vision conferences have been suspended for the summer of 2021. A new two-week opportunity will be offered virtually from June 21-July 2, 2021: The Vision Academy for Catholic Life and Leadership
Vision for High School Students
Notre Dame Vision is a 5-day experience on the Notre Dame campus designed to help participants discover and renew God’s call in their lives.
Connect with hundreds of other high school students as you learn from the witness of the saints and develop practices to live your faith. Immerse yourself in the Notre Dame campus and sharpen your spiritual vision to recognize God’s grace at work in your life.
With the rich insights of nationally-known speakers and the mentorship of active college students, in large group sessions and in small faith-sharing peer groups, Notre Dame Vision gives you the space and community to ask big questions about how God is calling you to use your talents in service to the Church and world.
Vision for Campus and Youth Ministers
Notre Dame Vision for Campus and Youth Ministers combines theological exploration, personal renewal, and a committed community of campus and youth ministers from across the nation to give you what you need to refresh and invigorate your ministry to young people.
Engaging keynotes, facilitated discussions, and collegial conversations address the various aspects of a life and ministry given in service to young people in the Church. The generous pace of the program also allows ample time for prayer, reflection, and personal renewal all on the beautiful Notre Dame campus.
*This conference runs parallel to Notre Dame Vision for High School Students, but Vision CYM participants do not have any chaperoning or ministerial responsibilities during the week. You are also not required to bring a high school group or individual in order to participate in Notre Dame Vision for Campus and Youth Ministers.
Notre Dame Vision Mentors-in-Faith
Notre Dame Vision Mentors-in-faith represent some of the most gifted servant-leaders from Notre Dame, Saint Mary's, and Holy Cross College. Mentors are selected from a competitive pool of applicants who demonstrate a willingness to serve and share their engaging personalities and personal stories of faith.
Undergraduates at Notre Dame, Saint Mary's, and Holy Cross College can apply to serve in the following roles:
- Music Mentor: Lead music for the program and work in small groups
- Small Group Mentor: Facilitate small group discussions and serve as dorm counselors
- Master Mentor: Return for a second summer and help lead new mentors
Mentors-in-faith receive extensive training before leading high school students. A 3-credit Theology class, pastoral skills workshops, faith formation retreats, and reflection groups are included in the training.