High School Summer Theology Journey

"Engaging Stories: A Journey of Faith, Life & Action"

As high school juniors & seniors you can expect a week-long JOURNEY of faith, life, and action with your peers, accompanied by college mentors (Peer Ministers).



You will explore theology as an academic study, while cultivating your relationship with God, self, & others. (Afternoon sessions)

Faculty Development


Explore the possibilities for your life’s call with new friends as part of a diverse and engaged college community – learning from each other’s stories.

Academic Technology

Serve people – hearing their stories, addressing needs, working for Justice, while growing as a servant leader. (Morning sessions)

You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the moral dimensions of current issues.  There is also opportunity to create your own spiritual story!

  • Week-long experience on a college campus
  • Sleep in college dorms & eat plenty of good food!
  • Diverse teen community
  • Focus on Theology & local service opportunities
  • An incredible overnight retreat adventure
Free Time & Evening Activities will include
  • Sports in Field House
  • Movies
  • Spirituality Prayer Path
  • Music Night
  • Late night snacks!
  • Community Building Fun
  • Lawn Volleyball
  • Night Prayer
Register Here!

Your teen will be participating in a variety of program components throughout the week. All activities will be well supervised and safe.

We are striving for a 50/50 mix of young men & women.

Fully trained college-age Peer Ministers will facilitate the small groups and accompany teens on Service experiences.

Our university professors will be our presenters and facilitators.


This Summer Program is designed for high school Juniors & Seniors. Registration is limited to 40 participants. 3-5 teens per parish are welcome to attend.


June 21-27, 2020 (Sunday - Saturday)

Lewis University (see Directions)
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446



Room & Board are covered for each person from Sunday afternoon, June 21 (2pm) through Saturday, June 27 breakfast. There are three (3) meals a day and overnight accommodations will be in Lewis dorms.

Registration for this event will close on May 13, 2020 - or when 40 students have registered.

For Out-of-State Registration "Link"

(to apply for Travel Funds)
Contact:  Bethany Metke
(815) 588-7090