What is the National Catholic Youth
The National Catholic Youth Conference is an exciting, biennial
three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic
teenagers and their adult chaperones. The schedule includes keynote
addresses, concurrent and workshop sessions addressing a wide variety of
topics. There are also opportunities for liturgy, reconciliation, prayer
and worship, recreation and special activities such as concerts, exhibits,
and the interactive thematic park.
Who attends NCYC?
NCYC is open to high school age young people and their chaperones. Most
participants are Catholic. Many youth participants are leaders in their
local parishes, schools and/or diocese, though many are just beginning to
connect to their faith. Some attendees may have participated in previous
national or international events such as the World Youth Day. Many are
experiencing this type of gathering for the first time.
The next NCYC will be
November 16-18, 2017.
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Interested in Being a Youth
Youth animators are young people chosen from a pool of
applicants to lead song, movement and prayer as part of the NCYC main stage
programming. No prior formal training is required, but selected youth
- Attend a face-to-face formation program in July 2015
- Rehearse on their own August to November guided by online videos from
the formation program
- Participate in on-site rehearsals starting Wednesday afternoon prior to
the beginning of NCYC
The July 2013 formation program costs approximately $300 per youth plus
travel expenses. The formation program fee includes two nights'
accommodations, meals and materials. Animators must also register for the
2013 NCYC through their local diocese and pay the delegation package price
plus travel (if not included in package), meals, incidentals and an extra
night's accommodations. Other potential expenses include those for a
chaperone, if required for travel.
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