Our 2018 summer program will begin on Tuesday, June 26 and ends on Sunday, July 1.
Our summer program will take place on the beautiful campus of Saint John's Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Participants will enjoy the beautiful architecture and 2700+ acres of lakes and wood
Participants for the youth track are students in high school or the first few years of college. Our youngest students are entering their 10th grade year of high school; our oldest students are entering their second year of college.
No! Reading music is definitely an advantage. While most of our participants are able to read music, we understand that not everyone can. Additional assistance will be available, as needed.
Yes! We will give you every opportunity to develop your skills on your primary instrument. However, singing is an important part of liturgical music, and we will all sing when we are not playing our instruments.
No! While our focus is on Catholic liturgy, we welcome members of all Christian denominations who wish to participate.
Any adult actively engaged in ministry is welcomed to attend (i.e. music directors, liturgists, catechists, directors of religious education, pastors, youth ministers, teachers, etc.). Please note that Advocate Track attendees must bring along at least one participant for the Youth Track.
No! While adults wishing to attend One Call must bring along a youth participant, there is no requirement that youth participants bring an adult. We strongly encourage both youth and adults from the same community to attend, however, as it adds a depth to the experience and provides more opportunities for engagement once you return home.
All youth participants must live on campus for the entire institute. Adult participants in the Advocate Track may opt to commute.
Because of the structure of our curriculum, participants must attend the entire institute.
The fee for the youth program is $600. This includes housing, meals, tuition, and materials.
The fee for the advocate program is $750 for resident participants and $500 for commuting participants. The resident fee includes housing, meals, and tuition. The commuting fee includes tuition and meals.
Program fees do not include airfare or other costs associated with travel to Minnesota.
We are unable to offer scholarships at this time. However, if finances are truly the only barrier to you attending the program, please let us know and we will work with you to share some ideas and opportunities. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief explanation of your situation and your contact information, and we will be in touch.
We will arrange for a shuttle to transport participants to Saint John's at the beginning of the institute and back to the airport at the end. Participants have the option to arrange their own transportation, if they choose. If you plan to take the shuttle, please do not purchase your air ticket until the departure and arrival times have been communicated. We don't want you to miss your ride!
One Call takes the safety of participants very seriously. All team members submit certification of safe environment training and verification of aptitude for ministry from their home diocese. Additionally, every team member undergoes additional safe environment training before the institute begins. Dorm staff complete an additional background check specifically designed for residential supervisors.
The Saint John's campus also has safety and security services. Life Safety Services is the campus security department. The campus also has its own first response EMT team and fire department. Summer programs have procedures for fire, severe weather, and other emergency situation.