Retreats are opportunities to cultivate both deeper self-affirmation and acceptance of God’s unconditional love. Freshmen have big brothers as guides and mentors. The school year starts with the Freshman Retreat. The Sophomore and Junior retreats are organized through Theology class. During the first semester, overnight Junior Retreats take place. Sophomore days of reflection take place during the second semester. Because of the tested value of peer ministry, these retreats are led by trained Seniors who are part of the Big Brother Program and the Senior Retreat Team. Kairos is a four-day Senior Retreat. Sophomore and Junior Retreats are held at Christ the King Retreat Center and Kairos Retreats are held at Our Lady of the Sierras Retreat Center in Applegate, California.