Bear Awakening

Bear Awakening #20
Dates: September 23rd-25th, 2016
YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO

Retreater Fee: Only $40 for an entire weekend!

Carpools will be available, and drivers will be reimbursed for gas mileage.

What is Bear Awakening?

Bear Awakening is a three-day, uplifting, high energy retreat especially designed for and run by college students. The retreat begins Friday afternoon and ends in the afternoon on a Sunday. Nicknamed “BA”, this retreat revolves around a series of talks such as The Christian Adventure, Reconciliation, Faith, Prayer, Sin & Forgiveness, Love, and Hope. During the retreat, small groups are facilitated by two staffers, which forms a small community to discuss the talks and participate in shared activities. There is music, fun, time for prayer, and opportunities for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.

Beyond this, it is impossible to describe Bear Awakening to you–it must be experienced!!! The retreat exceeds expectations and often has been a turning point in many people’s lives. Plus, the weekend retreat is only part of the Awakening program. The next step is “Fourth Day”, weekly follow-up gatherings for people who have made an Awakening. These meetings are a very special time for fellowship, prayer, and support for our Christian journey.

Want to Register Now? Print out a Registration Form and bring it to the Campus Center, the Parish or any of the Bear Catholic staff.



The Fall of 2016 will mark the 10th Anniversary of the first Bear Awakening in Fall of 2006! If you are a past retreater interested in participating in the 10 year reunion, please send us an email.

If you are still an active student and would like to register as a staffer for the next Awakening Retreat, please contact us here.


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