Freshman Overnight Retreat
Mandatory event for the Class of 2027

Event Paul LeBoeuf Peter Ferrari
Image of the backs of a crowd of freshmen with arms linked in the gym

About the Retreat

One of the highlights of your student’s Freshman year will be his Freshman Overnight Retreat, on August 26-27, 2023. Because the experience of the Freshman Retreat is so important for new students, participation in the entire retreat is MANDATORY for all Freshmen.

The retreat is led by a group of Seniors who have been trained as retreat leaders. This retreat occurs early in the school year because it is a significant opportunity for Freshmen to develop as a community of friends, to understand the traditions of Jesuit education, and to believe themselves to be a vital part of the Jesuit High School family. Parents and Guardians also have an orientation. 

Parents, whether or not you are able to attend, please RSVP so we will have an accurate count for lunch.

Parent RSVP – Yes or No

Event Details

Retreat Agenda

9:00 am – 9:20 am Class of 2027 check-in outside the Student Athletic Center – Please do not arrive before 9 am.

Parent check-in the Senior Quad (between Harris Center and Gym) under the Pergola
9:00 am – 9:30 am Parent Coffee 
9:30 am – 12:15 pm Morning Session 
12:15 pm – Adult Luncheon 
5:00 pm – Family Mass 

6 pm – 7:30 am – Evening and Overnight Activities

7:30 am – Pick-up you son in the Senior Quad (between Harris Center and Gym)


Packing List

What to bring:

A full stomach from eating a hearty breakfast before the retreat.

Sleeping bag and pillow placed into a large plastic bag marked with student’s name
A bed roll or air mattress to sleep on (optional)
Swimsuit and towel
A refillable water bottle
A change of clothes for Sunday
Student body card
An open and generous heart!
A positive attitude!

Dress code:

Students should wear casual, comfortable clothes with closed-toe shoes. No Crocs.

What to leave at home:

Books or homework.  The teachers will know that Freshmen are on retreat.
Electronic devices: cell phones, iPads, electronic games, ear buds, etc. – if students are using them, they will be taken and held for them until the end of the retreat.
Food or drink.  We will provide meals and snacks, and accommodate special dietary needs based on the information provided in Final Forms.


Arrangements for student’s dietary and health issues

Jessica Fuentes, Campus Ministry Admin. Assistant, 916 480-6060 ext 277 or by email at 

All other questions

Paul LeBoeuf, Director of Campus Ministry, 916 480-2193 or by email at