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Transforming the world through friendship with Christ.

ECYD is an international Catholic association of adolescents who make a pledge of friendship with Christ and with each other to build up a new world according to the Gospel. (ECYD Statutes #1)

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Upcoming events

who: boys ages 5-17 and their dads (all dads encouraged to attend. Boys ages 5-8 MUST be accompanied by their dad) (separate tracks according to ages)
when: May 24-26
where: Camp Brebeuf, Rockwood

N.B. This is an ECYD camp like the others throughout the year, but registration and organization is handled by Conquest Milton.

Girls Camp Brebeuf (registration link coming soon!)

who: girls ages 6-17 and their moms (all moms encouraged to attend. Girls ages 6-9 MUST be accompanied by their mom) (separate tracks according to ages)
when: May 31-June 2
where: Camp Brebeuf, Rockwood

N.B. This is an ECYD camp like the others throughout the year, but registration and organization is handled by Challenge Milton.

Sports and Virtue Day Camps

who: boys and girls entering grades 4-7

Oakville, July 2-5 (click for more info)

Georgetown, July 8-12  (click for more info)

With a combination of Faith, fun, and friendship, the SVC offers a formative and enjoyable summer activity. The day includes sports, crafts, virtue talks, chances for confession and mentoring with a priest or young adult. The boys and girls have separate tracks that allow them to get the most out of each activity. Both tracks come together to end each day in the celebration of the Mass which families are encouraged to attend.

 

ECYD National High School Conventions
ask Fr Jerek if this would be good for you!
Girls
July 21-27
Atlanta, GA
Boys
July 19-25
Indiana

Winter Recap!

Boys (grades 5-8)

Girls (grades 5-8)

Girls High School Retreat

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Challenge and Conquest

youth ministries

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ECYD Calendar of events

2023-2024

Save the date!

Fall Camp

  • Girls, grades 5-12

    • October 27-29

    • Mount Mary Retreat Centre

  • Boys, grades 5-12

    • November 3-5

    • Camp Brebeuf

Winter Camp

  • Boys, grades 5-8

    • January 19-21

    • Camp Brebeuf

  • Girls, Grades 5-8

    • January 26-28

    • Mount Mary Retreat Centre

Spring Camp

  • Boys, grades 1-12

    • May 24-26

    • Camp Brebeuf

  • Girls, grades 1-12

    • May 31-June 2

    • Camp Brebeuf

 

High School Retreat

  • Boys “Ignition”

    • December 29-January 2

    • Legion of Christ Novitiate, Cheshire, Connecticut

  • Girls

    • Feb 2-4

    • Mount Mary Retreat Centre

 

Christ the King Celebration

  • Everyone

    • November 26

    • St Thomas the Apostle, Waterdown

Sports and Virtue Day Camps

  • Boys and Girls, grades 4-7

    • July 2-5 (tbc)

    • Georgetown

  • Boys and Girls, grades 4-7

    • July 8-12 (tbc)

    • Oakville

Missions (see https://hamiltonmissionyouth.com/)

  • Monthly, grades 8 and up (dates tbc)

  • March Break, high school, March 9-16, tbc

  • Holy Week, grades 8 and up, March 28-31, tbc

National ECYD events

  • Boys National ECYD Tournament

    • February 16-19 (tbc)

    • Sacred Heart Apostolic School, Indiana

  • National ECYD/RC High School Convention (boys and girls)

    • July 20-27 (tbc)

    • location tbc

Epic Summer Camps

  • Captivenia, girls ages 9-17

    • July 15-27, tbc

    • Calgary, AB

  • Arcātheos, boys ages 7-17

    • July 29-August 10, tbc

    • Calgary, AB

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Challenge and Conquest Clubs in the GTA

MILTON

Challenge Milton

(grade 1-12)

https://www.challengemilton.ca/
President:Elizabeth Noronha
Contact: challengeinmilton@gmail.com
Venue and time: Queen of Heaven Catholic Elementary School, Every Friday


Conquest Milton

(JK-12)

https://www.conquestmilton.com/
President: Herbert Johnson
Contact: herbert_johnson@live.ca
Venue and time: St Peter Catholic Elementary School, Every Friday 7-9pm



OAKVILLE

St Michael's

(grades 5-8)
Challenge presidents: Anarella Barios and Alexandra Oyarzabal
contact: challengeoakville@gmail.com


Conquest president: Alex Volkel
contact: conquestoakville@gmail.com
venue and time: St Michael's Catholic School, every Friday 6:30-8:30

Mary Mother of God

(grades 5-8)
Conquest and Challange president: Susan Cloutier, ph# 905-599-3012
Contact: conquestandchallengemmog@gmail.com
Venue and time: St Andrew Catholic School, alternating Fridays from 6:30-8pm

St Dominic's

(grades 2-6)
Conquest and Challenge presidents: Michael Aguiar and Ale Briones
contact: oakvillejuniorclub@gmail.com
venue and time: St Dominic's Catholic School, alternating Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00



GEORGETOWN

Conquest and Challenge Halton Hills

(grades 1-12)
Challenge president: Michelle Medeiros 416-910-7040
Conquest president: Paul Medeiros 416-910-7339
contact: Conquest.challenge.hh@gmail.com
Instagram: @conquestchallengehh
venue and time: St Brigid Catholic School, Friday 6:30-8:30



STONEY CREEK

Our Lady of the Assumption (OLOTA) Conquest & Challenge

(grades 5-10)
President: Sunil Rodrigues 416-888-6617
contact: olotachallengeconquest@gmail.com
venue and time: TBD, Wednesdays 6-8

contact

Fr Jerek Scherber, LC

director of ECYD Ontario

416-570-0079

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