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2018 Dates:

NEW Jr. High Youth
July 15-21

NEW Sr. High Youth
July 22-28

Returning Jr. High Youth
June 24-30

Returning Sr. High Youth
July 29-August 4

Discover is a program that challenges formative middle and high school youth with careful theological and moral reflection prior to college life. In the midst of theological reflection and activity, students will have the opportunity to:

  • discover God in new ways, especially as incarnational and interactive;

  • discover who they are as children of God;

  • discover how to live out their faith;

  • and discover what they are called to do vocationally.

Through a weeklong session at Black Lake Retreat Center in Asheboro, participants will:

Your Faith. Your Passion. Your Vocation. Your Identity.

Do you like to CHALLENGE yourself?

Do you love seeing and DOING new things?

Do you LOVE adventure and learning?

Be a part of Discover at NO COST!

  • explore some of life's most important questions

  • grow in faith and sense of calling as we explore each person's sacred worth as a child of God.

  • learn and engage theological concepts alongside excellent college and graduate level faculty 

  • participate in exciting field trips to explore creation, serve others, and grow in knowledge and faith

  • challenge themselves in activities such as water sports and zip lining

  • get to know college-aged Teaching Fellows who will lead them through the week's programming

  • grow in community with other participants

There is no cost for the student to attend Discover. Participants are simply responsible for transportation to and from Black Lake Retreat Center. For more details please see our brochure below and feel free to contact us. 

What People Are Saying...

  • "My daughter had an amazing time this week! She came home confident, happy, amazed and appreciative of the week of DISCOVER. Thank you, thank you, THANK you for sharing your love with my little love! #‎catawbacollegerocks #‎catawbacollege"

  • "I just wanted to say thank you so much for allowing our son to participate in DISCOVER. This was an experience of a lifetime! He had so much fun that he is still talking about it.  He also met some new friends that he now chats with almost daily through social media. He wants to go back next year. I just wanted to tell you that it was greatly appreciated from all of you that helped to make this camp happen for the kids!"

  • "I really enjoyed my week at camp. I learned a lot from the guest speakers and the travel experience. Working with different student campers and counselors has broadened my life in so many ways. I am using the things learned at camp in my everyday life to grow in my relationship with Christ and love for others."

  • "Thank you so much for letting me go to camp DISCOVER this year! I had SO much fun! My favorite part was everything! My favorite meal was all of them!"

 Apply to DISCOVER!

More Information

Learn more about the program, applying, registration, and more below:


Contact Us

The DISCOVER program is headquartered on the Catawba College campus in Salisbury, N.C.

shannonaxtell.jpgShannon Axtell Martin '08, Director
(704) 637-4725

Mailing Address:
Catawba College
2300 W Innes St
Salisbury, NC  28144


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